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

02 September 2013

The park was named GGHNP after the brilliant shades of gold cast by the sun on the park's sandstone cliffs, especially the imposing Brandwag Buttress, keeping vigil over the main rest camp, and is situated close to a small yet famous town of Free State, Clarens (about 20 kilometres).

Since its proclamation GGHNP has seen many phenomenal changes that make it what it is today. The Park boasts amongst others a Golden Gate Hotel & Chalets, Glen Reenen, Basotho Cultural Village and the magnificent Highlands Mountain Retreat which is situated 2200m above sea-level.

To celebrate this gigantic milestone, South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a whopping 50% discount to all its customers on all new accommodation bookings in GGHNP. The special, which runs from 1 July-30 September 2013 is an opportunity not to be missed as it offers tourists an opportunity to spend time in what is known as the jewel of the Free State at an incredible low price.

The following terms and conditions apply:

  • 50% discount on all accommodation and camping at Basotho Cultural Village, Glen Reenen, Golden Gate Hotel & Chalets and Highlands Mountain  Retreat.

  • New reservations only

  • Public only (Not Travel Trade)

  • Available through all public channels (web, reservation offices and at reception desks in Golden Gate)

  • Period of Stay: Monday 01 July 2013 to Monday 30 September 2013

  • Period for bookings to be made: Monday 01 July to Monday 30 September 2013

  • Excludes 9 and 10 August (Women’s Day long weekend) and 20-23 September (Heritage Day Long Weekend)

  • No discounts on conservation fees, wild card purchases, activities or meals excluded from accommodation rates

  • 1% Community Levy will apply on discounted reservation cost

  • Subject to standard deposit, modification and cancellation policies applicable to the booking channel used.

For more information please call our central reservation at (012) 428 9111 or Golden Gate at (058) 255 1000

Issued by:
South African National Parks (SANParks) Northern Region Communications
Tel: 012 426 5403

Divhani Maremba
SANParks Regional Communications Manager: Northern Region
Tel: 012 426-5403; Cell: 082 941 9980 


Victor Mokoena
Tourism Manager, Golden Gate Highlands National Park
Tel: (058) 255 0937; Cell: 082 977 5510