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Golden Gate Highlands National Park

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Highlands Mountain Retreat is AMAZING

We visited the park for a night, stayed in the Highlands mountain retreat and it was amazing. the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cairo, Egypt
Beautiful surroundings

The natural beauty is breathtaking. Roads could certainly do with some repair.Chalets are set in a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mookgophong, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the park for a night, stayed in the Highlands mountain retreat and it was amazing. the scene from upthere is breathtaking. it is quite a drive to the top of the mountain but we did it in a sedan car. the rooms are...More

Thank MohammedAhassan
Reviewed 1 week ago

The natural beauty is breathtaking. Roads could certainly do with some repair.Chalets are set in a perfect spot to enjoy the Sentinel rock and having it lit up at night provides a lovely view.

Thank JilSehl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While travelling to Clarens from the Central Drakensberg, my wife and I drove through the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. We were impressed with the peace and natural beauty of the area and would love to return sometime to spend more time exploring the area....More

Thank Dion P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the one place on earth that fascinates me more and more. The colors of the rock changes with every angel and every sun beam. Animals roaming freely. Clean and breathtaking.

1  Thank bronwynn193
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many hike trails in the area. Most are short walks from the Golden gate hotel. It takes about 30 minutes from the bottom to the top of the Golden Gate Brandwag. The majestic view from there over the Maluti Mountains are mesmerising. Sandstone...More

1  Thank 777SouthAfrica
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We live in Clarens and often take rides through the park. During the past 5 years the deterioration is really bad. When you drive past a weekend farm place the roof is off and never been replaced. Wintertime no firebrakes are made and the park...More

Thank Aaltjie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one awesome park that I can never stop going to. Great staff, beautiful surrounding, scenic walks and hikes, great landscapes and lots of game. Definitely must visit if ever in the Free State. AndCheap

Thank Napo L
Reviewed 17 July 2018

This national park has its own beauty – the majestic Maluti mountains, sandstone outcrops and formations, vast panes with game and blue skies. We drove on the scenic drives and enjoyed the splendour. Ideal to feed one’s soul.

Thank Kardoesie
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

First visit to the park, the amazing views and breathtaking mountains.Curio shop needs some TLC but the park is worth a visit.Talk to the guides,much local knowledge to share!Even spotted wildlife!

Thank Carla H
Reviewed 25 June 2018

A drive through this magnificent park is well worth it for anyone travelling to and from Clarens. It probably adds an extra 40 minutes onto your travelling time. But it is so worth it.

Thank 247meganr
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Phillip M
23 June 2018|
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Response from Sharon C | Reviewed this property |
There is no proper gate entry as it's on a public road, so you can drive through the park at any time. However, if you want to hike or picnic the San Parks Office is open Monday to Sunday.
18 May 2018|
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Response from sarahtheblue | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately this is a national park and no dogs are allowed.
20 November 2017|
Response from Mespey | Reviewed this property |
You can get to the hotel easily. Not sure where else you want to go.