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Media Release: SANParks distances itself from job scams in the GGHNP

Date: 2014-06-02

Golden Gate Highlands National Park (GGHNP) managed by South African National Parks (SANParks), would like to distance itself from the job scam happening in the Qwaqwa area.

30% discount at Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Date: 2014-05-30

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a special 30% discount on bookings, made online, for accommodation and camping at Golden Gate Hotel & Chalets, Glen Reenen Rest Camp and Basotho Cultural Village in Golden Gate Highlands National Park. 

Media Release: SANParks contributes towards the future scientists

Date: 2014-04-29

On Friday, 25 April 2014 South African National Parks (SANParks) handed over a science laboratory to Setsoto Intermediate School in QwaQwa, in the eastern Free State. The school is one of the beneficiaries of SANParks’ CSI initiatives that aim to benefit those communities that live adjacent to the park and was chosen because of its proximity to Golden Gate Highlands National Park.

20% discount to online bookings at Golden Gate Hotel & Chalets

Date: 2014-03-12

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a special 20% discount on midweek (Sunday - Thursday) bookings, made online, for accommodation at Golden Gate Hotel & Chalets in Golden Gate Highlands National Park. 

Hotel system implementation at Golden Gate Hotel and Chalets

Date: 2013-12-02

We would hereby like to inform our SANParks Clients and Wild Card Members of a system change for Golden Gate Hotel and Chalets.

Media Release: Parks in SANParks' Northern Region get ready for Mandela Day 2013

Date: 2013-07-17

The SANParks’ Northern Region (Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site and Golden Gate Highlands National Park) has heeded the call to action and will be joinining the world at large in celebrating 67 minutes of Mandela day. Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first democratically elected president gave 67 years of his life fighting for the rights of humanity, and on this day (his birthday) every global citizen is asked to selflessly donate 67 minutes of their time to those less fortunate.

Media Release: 50% discount on all accommodation to celebrate 50 years of GGHNP

Date: 2013-09-02

On 13 September 1963, Golden Gate Highlands National Park (GGHNP) was officially proclaimed by the government as a national park and 2013 marks 50 years since that proclamation.

Excellence in the Northern Region Parks awarded at an event in Golden Gate

Date: 2013-06-28

The South African National Park’s (SANParks) Northern Cluster parks, consisting of three national parks (Mapungubwe National Park & World Heritage Site, Marakele National Park and Golden Gate Highlands National Park), Achievement Awards took place on Thursday, 27 June 2013 at the Golden Gate Hotel in the Free State. This is one of the initiatives driven by the annual Kudu Awards in an attempt to award excellence throughout SANParks.

Wild Card Members: 10% discount at Namaqua Flowers Beach Camp

Date: 2012-08-28

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Media Release: Heaviest snowfall in six years in Golden Gate

Date: 2012-08-07

Golden Gate Highlands National Park, managed by South African National Parks is covered in a blanket of snow and it is continuing to fall. According to Gerrit Potgieter, Hotel Manager: Golden Gate and Chalets, “this is the heaviest snowfall we have seen since 2006. The snow is continuing to fall and is really thick.” 

Vote for Clarens in the Town of the Year competition!

Date: 2012-07-27

Golden Gate Highlands National Park is collaborating with Clarens in an effort to win the national title as Town of the Year, which will benefit the park greatly.

Clarens, the Freestate winner in Town of the Year competition!

Date: 2012-07-13

The town of Clarens, situated in close proximity to the Golden Gate Highlands National Park has been voted as the Freestate winner in the Town of the Year competition, hosted by Rapport and Kwêla.

Clarens turns 100

Date: 2012-05-29

The Jewel of the Free State, as the town of Clarens has come to be known, will mark its big 100-years since establishment, with the consulting agency handling the weekend-long affair promising fireworks and never-ending celebrations.

 

Visitor Survey: Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Date: 2012-04-23

The Golden Gate Highlands National Park visitor survey has been developed to provide information to determine the impact of biodiversity on visitor experiences at the Golden Highlands Gate National Park. Your input will help conservation of biodiversity and improve visitor experiences. The information on this questionnaire will be treated confidentially.

Media Release: Ancient Dinosaur Nursery - The Oldest nesting site ever found.

Date: 2012-01-24

An excavation at a site in South Africa has unearthed the 190-million-year-old dinosaur nesting site of the prosauropod dinosaur Massospondylus — revealing significant clues about the evolution of complex reproductive behaviour in early dinosaurs. 

News Release: SANParks shine at PMR Africa Awards

Date: 2011-08-30

On Friday 26 August, Golden Gate Highlands National Park scooped three awards at the Professional Management Review (PMR) Awards held at the Bains Game Loge in Bloemfontein.

It’s snowing in Golden Gate!

Date: 2011-07-26

Snow has descended upon our Golden Gate Highlands National Park and what a sight it is!

Drakensberg Boys Choir to perform at Golden Gate on 10th September

Date: 2011-08-03

Golden Gate Highlands National Park (GGHNP); together with the Drakensberg Boys Choir and the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Honorary Rangers will be hosting a musical festival at Golden Gate Hotel and Chalets from 9th -10th September 2011.

Winter Wonderland at our very own Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Date: 2011-06-09

Visitors to Golden Gate Highlands National Park on the 9th of June 2011 were treated to nature’s spectacular unveiling of winter in the Free State. The snowfall yesterday and this morning turned the park into a white wonderland.

Media Release: Golden Gate Highlands NP to celebrate World Wetlands Day

Date: 2010-01-26

South African National Parks (SANParks) and Golden Gate Highlands National Park will be participating in an intergovernmental celebration of World Wetlands Day on Tuesday, 2 February 2010.

Media Release: Fire at Basotho Cultural Village Rest Camp in Golden Gate razes 9 units

Date: 2009-09-08

In the early hours of this morning (Tuesday, September 2009) a fire raged at the rest camp of the Basotho Cultural Village in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park.

Golden Gate’s Brandwag Hotel undergoing revamp

Date: 2009-07-01

The Brandwag Hotel in the Golden Gate National Park is currently being revamped and is set to offer an even higher level of comfort and entertainment to its guests.

Media Release: Golden Gate Highlands National Park – to attract more tourists to the Free State

Date: 2008-12-05

In a move poised to boost the fledgling economy of the Free State province, Golden Gate Highlands National Park – already a popular domestic and international tourism destination – is set to attract even more visitors this year.

Brandwag Hotel Upgrade

Date: 2008-04-18

Please note that the Brandwag Hotel will be undergoing extensive upgrading between the 12th of January 2009 and the 31st of March 2010.

HR NEC and Chairpersons Meet in GGHNP

Date: 2008-02-21

On Friday 15 February the Honorary Rangers National Executive Committee met in one of South Africa’s most spectacular parks, the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. The Chairpersons from the various regions met there on Saturday 16 February.

Renovation of Ablution Blocks At Glen Reenen Rest Camp

Date: 2008-01-24

Please note that as part of the ongoing efforts to improve facilities, Glen Reenen Rest Camp in Golden Gate National Park is busy renovating ablution blocks for their camping area. Park management would like to apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause to guests.

Bookings Open for GHNP Big Birding Day 2008

Date: 2008-01-24

Bookings are open for the Golden Gate Highlands National Park (GHNP) Big Birding day that will run from the 18-20 April 2008.

First Braille Brochure for SANParks

Date: 2007-12-11

SANParks Northern Region (Mapungubwe, Marakele and Golden Gate) has published SANParks first ever braille brochure for visually impaired visitors.

Branding Survey: Complete and Win!!

Date: 2007-08-15

Complete this SANParks branding questionnaire by the 17 August 2007 and stand a chance to win a 2-night midweek break for 2 (two) adults and 2 (two) children in one of the South African National Parks.

A Lighter, Whiter Golden Gate

Date: 2007-06-27

Golden Gate Highlands National Park has been blanketed in a soft layer of snow, as a series of cold fronts sweep across South Africa. This highlands park welcomes the annual winter snow fall, as the characteristic warm and mellow shades of gold for which the park is famous, transform into an ermine covered winterscape of dancing white light...


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