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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...

Northern Region Rewards Excellence

Date: 2007-04-23

In an effort to recognise the skills and dedication of our employees, the Northern Region of SANParks held the 1st Regional Achievement Awards in Golden Gate Highlands National Park on 12 April 2007.

Nominations for the 2007 Kudu Awards Begin

Date: 2007-03-07

If you know of individuals or organisations who are making a significant contribution to conservation in South Africa, please read more about the SANParks Kudu Awards, download the Award Categories and fill in a nomination form...

Working for Wetlands, Changing Lives

Date: 2006-10-31

Working for Wetlands is an Extended Public Works Program (EPWP) funded by Department of Environmental Affairs And Tourism (DEAT) through South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) aimed at wetlands rehabilitation and restoration. Central to the program is job creation, entrepreneurial skills development, training and social up-liftment...

KZN HRs Funding New Hide at GG, (one putt at a time...)

Date: 2006-10-11

The SANParks (South African National Parks) Honorary Rangers of KZNatal held their annual golf day at the Maritzburg Country Club recently...

It's Snowing Again!!

Date: 2006-08-02

Just as we thought that winter was coming to an end at Golden Gate National Park, and that the snow that we had earlier this year was all we could expect for the season, yesterday’s rain showers turned much colder and whiter! It's snowing again, and more snow is expected over the next few days, making this week / weekend the perfect time to come and visit our winter wonderland...

SANParks takeover Management of Protea Brandwag Hotel

Date: 2006-07-31

South African National Parks is taking over the management of the Golden Gate Hotel, formally known as the Golden Gate Protea Hotel, with effect from Tuesday, August 1 2006.

Draft Park Management Plan

Date: 2006-07-27

Here is the draft management plan for Camdeboo National Park The management plans are also in the process of discussion with stakeholders at scheduled park-specific meetings. Details regarding the time, place and venues for these meetings can be obtained from park management. For more information, visit :

Fire Management Programme at Golden Gate

Date: 2006-07-27

Golden Gate Highlands National Park has been busy implementing its 2006 Fire Management Programme over the past few weeks. This involves securing fire breaks early in the burning season to prevent accidental fires that are initiated outside the park from causing damage within the park. Fire breaks are also made around infrastructure of the park to protect against the loss of assets and human lives should a fire break out...

A White Winter at Golden Gate National Park

Date: 2006-07-24

Visitors to Golden Gate National Park may be in for a wintery surprise. Instead of the characteristic warm and mellow shades of gold for which the park is famous, the area may transform into an ermine covered winterscape of dancing white light, with snowfalls predicted in many areas of South Africa’s highland areas.

Inaugral Big Birding Weekend at Golden Gate

Date: 2006-06-01

Golden Gate Highlands National Park will be hosting its first ever Big Birding Weekend in November 2006. The weekend is the result of collaboration between the park and the Honorary Rangers from the Free State, Vaaldriehoek and Bankenveld Regions.

Media Release: Golden Gate National Park playing a pivotal role in the battle for water preservation

Date: 2005-02-01

THE importance of water preservation will once again come under the spotlight tomorrow (February 2) as World Wetlands Day is celebrated by countries globally.

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

Date: 2005-02-02

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.

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