Things to Do in Golden Gate Highlands National Park

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Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Nature Reserves in Golden Gate Highlands National Park (5.8 km from Golden Gate Highlands National Park)

Famous for its golden sandstone cliffs and abundant antelope and zebra herds, Golden Gate Highlands National Park nestles in the rolling foothills of the Maluti Mountains. The park is named for the glowing golden cliffs lit by the sun, particularly the imposing Brandwag rock. Wildlife you are most likely to see include black wildebeest, eland,...

Rhebok Hiking Trail

Rhebok Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail in Golden Gate Highlands National Park (0.1 km from Golden Gate Highlands National Park)

The Rhebok Hiking Trail covers 31 km of spectacular mountainous terrain in two days and is only suitable for fairly fit hikers. The circular route passes numerous streams, rock pools, ravines and waterfalls. Eland and black wildebeest can often be seen grazing on the grassy slopes. The overnight hut is situated in an incredibly scenic spot next...

Basotho Cultural Village

Basotho Cultural Village

Galleries and Museums in Golden Gate Highlands National Park (14.6 km from Golden Gate Highlands National Park)

Visit a living museum with reconstructions of traditional homesteads from the 1700s to today. Resident guides show and tell how the Basotho ran their daily activities. Visitors can meet the local chief, sample traditional beer, join story-telling evenings, traditional games competitions and play a game of morabaraba. The village also offers an art...

Things to do near Golden Gate Highlands National Park

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

Clarens Craft Brewery

Clarens Craft Brewery

Popular Attractions in Clarens (21.4 km from Golden Gate Highlands National Park)

Enjoy a craft brew as you relax and take on the sights and sounds of Clarens. Clarens Brewery brews fine hand crafted beers and cider in the beautiful village of Clarens in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains.

Spruit Walking Trail

Spruit Walking Trail

Hiking Trail in Clarens (20.5 km from Golden Gate Highlands National Park)

The Spruit Walking Trail is a quick and easy route along a stream and into a ravine. Along the way it passes through a patch of indigenous Oldwood forest and a small poplar and cedar plantation. Duration: 30 minutes Difficulty: Easy Distance: 1 km

Bergwoning

Bergwoning

Four By Four Trails in Clarens (7.1 km from Golden Gate Highlands National Park)

Bergwoning 4x4 Trails are found 15 km from Clarens close to the Golden Gate Highlands National Park Mountains. The one trail is a self-drive 6 km family-orientated scenic trail, while the other is a guided adventure trail of 26 km lead by the owner, Thys Martiz. The family trail takes about 2 hours and the adventure trail takes from 4 to 7...

Angels Wing Hiking Trail

Angels Wing Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail in Clarens (7.6 km from Golden Gate Highlands National Park)

The Angel's Wing Hiking Trail bordering Golden Gate Highlands National Park is a spectacular privately run trail for hikers wanting a little creature comfort in the Clarens area. Two-day hiking options with a total hiking distance of 20 km leave from the cosy base camp called Ouma’s Kraal. The trail follows the old paths of eland herds, through...

Maluti Viewpoint

Maluti Viewpoint

Hiking Trail in Clarens (20.5 km from Golden Gate Highlands National Park)

Time this walk for late afternoon to view the sunset over the magnificent mountains surrounding Clarens. The Maluti View Walk forms part of the Scilla Walking Trail. Start at the Hill Street farm gate and continue up the slope to your left. Pretty fynbos, lichen, ferns and interesting succulents line the footpath. Duration: 30 minutes...

Scilla Walking Trail

Scilla Walking Trail

Hiking Trail in Clarens (20.5 km from Golden Gate Highlands National Park)

Start the Scilla Walk at the reservoir on Ridge Estate or at the T-junction on Hill Street and follow the signs. Aim to do this walk from late September to November when masses of blue Scilla flowers cover the sandstone cliffs. The mountain views are magnificent. Duration: 1 hour Difficulty: Moderate Distance: 2.5 km

Leucosidea Trail

Leucosidea Trail

Hiking Trail in Clarens (20.5 km from Golden Gate Highlands National Park)

The Leucosidea Trail is an easy 2 km hike via the Kloof Dam and along its streams and kloofs. Aim to do this walk is springtime when the wildflowers are prolific. The trail is named for Leucosidea sericea, the oldwood or cheche tree that are found on the mountain slopes and ravines around Clarens. Duration: 45 minutes Difficulty: Easy Distance:...

Clarens Mountain Biking

Clarens Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking Trails in Clarens (20.5 km from Golden Gate Highlands National Park)

It is said that Clarens is one of the most beautiful and terrain rich areas in South Africa for the Mountain biking enthusiast. There are guided tours that can be arranged for those who prefer or for those who seek the adventure of it there are plenty of trails and paths to follow, sometimes deep into the mountains where you encounter the true...

The Clarens

The Clarens

Golf Courses in Clarens (20.8 km from Golden Gate Highlands National Park)

Set among majestic mountains, river, willow and lombardi poplar trees, Clarens Golf Estate ensure your round of golf will be a memorable one. An 18-hole course, golfers will find the classic "risk and reward" design here.

Johan Smith Art Gallery

Johan Smith Art Gallery

Galleries and Museums in Clarens (21 km from Golden Gate Highlands National Park)

The Johan Smith Art Gallery opened its doors in November 1999. Situated on Clarens square, in the shadow of the Maluti mountains, it is an integral part of a visit to the picturesque Eastern Free State. The gallery houses a fine selection of paintings, ceramics, glass, bronze and other works of art.

Essensual Art Gallery

Essensual Art Gallery

Galleries and Museums in Clarens (21 km from Golden Gate Highlands National Park)

Essensual Art Gallery is a gallery with a difference, where the human form in all its glory is celebrated. Artworks from various artists are exhibited and a myriad of mediums are used. The art is sourced mainly locally and gives new, upcoming artists a chance to show their work.

Clarens Wellness Day Spa

Clarens Wellness Day Spa

Spa and Wellness in Cape to Karoo Road Trip (21.3 km from Golden Gate Highlands National Park)

Clarens Wellness Spa offers a variety of treatments including facial therapy, body and massage therapy, manicures, pedicures, waxing and tinting. There are also yoga classes and gift vouchers or day packages available. The surrounding sandstone cliffs and majestic Maloti Mountains create a natural beauty for a relaxing and tranquil atmosphere. ...

Body Bliss Day Spa

Body Bliss Day Spa

Spa and Wellness in Clarens (21.5 km from Golden Gate Highlands National Park)

Body Bliss Day Spa is located in the reception building of Kiara Lodge, a large resort situated in the picturesque village of Clarens. The spa offers a variety of treatments and day packages from Monday to Sunday. There is also a range of wonderful treatment products available for sale to the public. Other facilities in the resort include a...

Blou Donki Art Gallery

Blou Donki Art Gallery

Galleries and Museums in Clarens (21.6 km from Golden Gate Highlands National Park)

Bloud Donki Art Gallery is situated in the picturesque valley of Clarens. Here you will find the finest collection of paintings, ceramics, sculptures, photography, and functional artworks. The modern, trendy and stylish atmosphere creates an ideal setting for immersing yourself in contemporary South African art and enjoying the tranquility of the...

Outrageous Adventures

Outrageous Adventures

Popular Attractions in Clarens (21.6 km from Golden Gate Highlands National Park)

River rafting, quads and other outrageous activities