Golden Gate: ADVICE

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Check the birding info on the web page - here's an extract of what you can expect to see at Golden Gate;
Bearded Vulture, Black Stork, Bald Ibis, Cape Vulture, Verreaux’s (Black) and Martial Eagle, Jackal Buzzard, Lanner and Peregrine Falcon and Rock Kestrel. Black and Alpine Swift Grey-wing and Redwing Francolin, Mountain, Mocking Cliff- and Buff-streaked Chat, Sentinel and Cape Rock-Thrush, Orange-breasted Rockjumper, African Rock Pipit, Ground Woodpecker, Wing-snapping (Ayre’s), Wailing and Lazy Cisticola, Gurney’s Sugarbird, Malachite, Greater Double-collared and Southern (Lesser) Double-collared Sunbird and Drakenberg Siskin

I'm not sure how to create a link but here's the url;
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Pjw wrote:hi All
i haven't been to Golden gate for many years and can't remember if there is a swimming pool at Glen Reenen? Does anyone know if there is one?

Thanks


Hi Pjw,

Please have a look here

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I'm staying at Glen Reenen this July - a first visit to the park which has been on my bucket list for years.

I am booked into a HKB2 bungalow. I've looked at the description and it doesn't mention aircon or heater, nor can I see any aircon or heater in the photos. Given that I am hoping for snow(!) a warm bungalow becomes pretty important, especially as I am now rather old! Can anyone tell me if there is aircon or heating in such a bungalow?

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pnm wrote: Mon May 29, 2023 9:12 am I'm staying at Glen Reenen this July - a first visit to the park which has been on my bucket list for years.

I am booked into a HKB2 bungalow. I've looked at the description and it doesn't mention aircon or heater, nor can I see any aircon or heater in the photos. Given that I am hoping for snow(!) a warm bungalow becomes pretty important, especially as I am now rather old! Can anyone tell me if there is aircon or heating in such a bungalow?

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Good morning Pete,

According to Glen Reenen Housekeeping Manager, the camp has no aircon facilities.
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Thanks, Lion Queen. We'll go prepared with hot water bottles.

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I love my hot water bottles :D

Enjoy your trip, I do hope you'll get the snow you're wishing for.
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pnm wrote: Mon May 29, 2023 9:12 am I'm staying at Glen Reenen this July - a first visit to the park which has been on my bucket list for years.

I am booked into a HKB2 bungalow. I've looked at the description and it doesn't mention aircon or heater, nor can I see any aircon or heater in the photos. Given that I am hoping for snow(!) a warm bungalow becomes pretty important, especially as I am now rather old! Can anyone tell me if there is aircon or heating in such a bungalow?

Many thanks

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lion queen wrote: Mon May 29, 2023 9:40 am
pnm wrote: Mon May 29, 2023 9:12 am I'm staying at Glen Reenen this July - a first visit to the park which has been on my bucket list for years.

I am booked into a HKB2 bungalow. I've looked at the description and it doesn't mention aircon or heater, nor can I see any aircon or heater in the photos. Given that I am hoping for snow(!) a warm bungalow becomes pretty important, especially as I am now rather old! Can anyone tell me if there is aircon or heating in such a bungalow?

Many thanks

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Good morning Pete,

According to Glen Reenen Housekeeping Manager, the camp has no aircon facilities.
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Hi everyone,
we are going to visit Golden Gate in November.
I have been to Basotho Cultural Village many years ago and liked the tour through the museum village.
Does anybody know if they still do the tours and if it is still good.
I heard they closed it down due corona and didn`t reopen it.
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sabine71 wrote: Fri Oct 06, 2023 10:04 pm Hi everyone,
we are going to visit Golden Gate in November.
I have been to Basotho Cultural Village many years ago and liked the tour through the museum village.
Does anybody know if they still do the tours and if it is still good.
I heard they closed it down due corona and didn`t reopen it.
Hi sabine71,

The park confirmed that the museum tour is still available to book.

Please see Golden Gate Highlands NP Activities
Museum Tour
A depiction of the architecture and life style of the Basotho people from as early as the 16th century to the present day. This tour is conducted seven days a week, and takes 45 minutes.
You can contact the Basotho Cultural Village on 058 721 0302.

Enjoy your trip.
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