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Golden Gate Highlands National Park

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The most magnificent mountain scapes and spectacular formations. Wild herds of zebra and a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Midrand, South Africa

The park is beautiful, with breathtaking views all around. We didn't see a lot of animals, expected... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ladysmith, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

The most magnificent mountain scapes and spectacular formations. Wild herds of zebra and a multitude of buck. Take a jacket as the peaks are extremely windy. The shades and colours of exotic spices layered - rock formations in turmeric, cinnamon, coriander with a side of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Sharonwaddington
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The park is beautiful, with breathtaking views all around. We didn't see a lot of animals, expected to see a bit more wildlife, but the entire scenery was otherwise beautiful. We'll definitely pass by here again

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jurietab
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful, breathtaking. The views are captivating, clean air & being close to nature, no noise, absolute bliss

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sumein_Kriek
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular views, but the Lake District in Cumbria is infinitely better. The drive is devoid of development and few animals, so it is a pretty desolate place. Wouldn’t resh back.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank William P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just go off on one of the trails, they are great. Liked the Holkrans trail the most and Brandwag view is spectacular.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BarryJV
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not our fist visit driving through Golden Gate. This has become a must when ever we go to Clarens. The Park is clean and the few animals we saw were beautiful and looked to be in good condition. You just wonder how awesome...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lee-Ann J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The sandstone mountains and the vast green landscape filled with wildflowers, with some game viewing is an absolute must to see.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank abcdef493
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning drive and so breathtaking - Worth a visit - spectacular views, totally on awe - count our blessings - the most beautiful country by far

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Juanitav167
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nice and interesting scenery in the Drakensberg. Quite similar to Utah/Arizona. Worthwile a trip.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank swissgolftraveller
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Took a few International clients around the park, saw Black Wildebeest and other antelope species. Took a hike up Mushroom Mountain and had a lovely picnic at the campsite.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank William F
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3 November 2018|
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Response from 777SouthAfrica | Reviewed this property |
These cabins are extremely basic and many things don't work. We booked 5 cabins for a family weekend. It was a nightmare. TV'S didn't work, some of the stoves didn't work, some of the fridges didn't work. In desperate need... More
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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.