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Unread post by Stoffel » Wed Aug 22, 2007 5:02 pm

The N3 will be your route Lobby. Once you are on the N3 you have different options - via Bethlehem/Clarens or Harrismith.

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Unread post by Senyetse » Wed Aug 22, 2007 5:12 pm

Here's a map
Dec '11 - Storms River
June '12 - Berg-en-Dal

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Route to GGHNP

Unread post by GVI Golden Gate » Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:33 am

Hey there,

I have found that the quickest way to get from Jo'burg to GGHNP is to take the N3 south but then hop off onto I believe the R26 that takes you down through Reitz towards Bethlehem, from here go towards Clarens and then it is a simple 17 km to the park. I have done this route and the route going through Harrismith and found that the road conditions are fine and it shaves off about 30min from the drive. Hope that helps.

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Golden Gate chalets

Unread post by Pamelaw » Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:27 am

Hi there,
Can anybody give me an accurate description of the self-catering accommodation at the Brandwag Hotel. I've heard mixed things. First of all, do they all have a view of the mountain, how close is one to neighbours etc. There are very few images available and this is always mildly worrying. We are travelling to Golden Gate from the UK over New Year and I am nervous that the accommodation is going to be very disappointing. Any images would be most welcome. Also what facilities are there at the hotel eg. horseriding, bowls etc.
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Unread post by gwendolen » Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:40 am

Texasboer in Golden Gate

TB wrote:I spent 10 wonderful days at Golden Gate as my first "assignment" of my volunteer work for SANParks (South African National Parks) as photographer. The beauty of this park was almost unreal - the lush green grass, the golden and red sandstone formations and blue sky was something that photos cannot give justice. It has to be seen to be truly appreciated. The photos have the SANParks logo on as per our agreement, and are used here with their permission. ENJOY!

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Re: Golden Gate chalets

Unread post by DuQues » Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:18 pm

Brandwag hotel will be undergoing extensive upgrading between the 12th of January 2009 and the 31st of March 2010.
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Golden Gate NP getting more ground

Unread post by reinette » Thu May 22, 2008 1:26 pm

I just heard on the 13:00 news that the Golden Gate NP and the Kwa-Kwa park is merging, making it a much bigger conservation area.

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Unread post by reinette » Thu May 22, 2008 4:56 pm

I've found the news bulletin on the Afrikaans stations website, here is a rough translation:
The Golden Gate National Park and the QwaQwa National Park in the north-east Free State is going to merge. The merging – following talks between the Free State Department of Tourism and SANParks – wil from a new 34000ha conservation area. The aim is to make sure for better conservation of this beautiful mountain area and to enhance tourism in this area. The LUR for tourism, environmental- and economical affairs, Neo Masthela, said this new park will be managed as one unit.

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Golden Gate accomodation

Unread post by theamari » Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:54 pm

Hi there,

can someone help, please. I want to book accommodation at Glen Reenen, but the booking form on the site only mentions Golden Gate. Back in the old days it was two different camps. Is this still the case or does is now go under one camp?
And one more question, on the booking form it gives two Rondawel options, one HKB2 and HKD4? What is the difference? Do they explain the codes somewhere? ...and as far as I know only Glen Reenen has Rondawels?

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Re: Glen Reenen confusion - Please help

Unread post by DuQues » Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:06 pm

Welcome to the forums Thea! :yaya:
theamari wrote:and as far as I know only Glen Reenen has Rondawels?

GR has rondawels and longdawels, have a look here.
A photo of one is of course available:
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Rondawel (HKD4)
- 1 double bedroom & 2 single beds on a loft
- Kitchen
- Wc and shower
Base rate: R440.00, Adult share rate: R116.00, Child share rate: R58.00
Base rate number of people: 2, Max number of beds/people: 4

Rondawel (HKB2)
- 1 bedroom with double bed
- Kitchen
- Wc and shower
Base rate: R440.00, Adult share rate: R116.00, Child share rate: R58.00
Base rate number of people: 2, Max number of beds/people: 2

If you have a look at this page you can click through to the description and photos of the in- and exterior.
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Unread post by theamari » Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:04 pm

Thank you very much for all the info, it is much appreciated!

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Golden Gate GPS Coordinates

Unread post by Hotrod » Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:29 am

Greetings from a new joinee. I know it is a bit late (I am leaving tomorrow morning 13 June 08 ) but does anyone have GPS coordinates for Golden Gate.
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Unread post by DuQues » Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:07 am

Hi and welcome to the forums!

Let's see, we have:
Eastern Entrance Gate S28.47954 E28.79098
West Gate S28.50125 E28.57871
Fuel Stop S28.50586 E28.61777
Causeway S24.13958 E30.99173
picnic spot S28.503 E28.5925
viewpoint S28.50219 E28.61389
Protea Hotel S28.50537 E28.6104

All waypoint coordinates are in the hddd.ddddd° format, the datum is WGS 84.
Not posting much here anymore, but the photo's you can follow here There is plenty there.

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Re: Golden Gate NP getting more ground

Unread post by DinkyBird » Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:01 pm

Just back from Golden Gate and there is now a check point at the entrance to the SANParks part of the park, and one at the end of what was the QwaQwa park. No border between. There are still farms - well cows at least, on the QQ side though.
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Golden gate new accommodation units

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