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Experience Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Nestled in the rolling foothills of the Maluti Mountains of the north eastern Free State lies the Golden Gate Highlands National Park.

Where to stay - Featured accommodation

The Golden Gate Hotel & Chalets

With luxurious state of the art facilities, Golden Gate Hotel has a classy and modern decorating theme, 'African seasons', visible throughout the hotel and compliments the natural surroundings of the Park.
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Notices and visitor tips

  • The area is prone to sudden weather changes.
  • Remember to bring a hat, walking shoes, sun block, camera, binoculars and wildlife reference books.
  • Take cool and light clothing for summer and warm clothing for winter.
  • As outdoor lighting in camps is limited, a torch/headlamp is required when walking outside at night.
  • Hikers on day and overnight trails must always carry sufficient water.
  • Pets are not allowed.

Main Attractions

  1. Basotho Cultural Village
  2. Vulture's Restaurant
  3. Cathedral Cave
  4. Visit Clarens
  5. Brandwag Buttress

What to do - Featured attraction

Tour the Basotho Cultural Village

Be transported back in time when you visit the Basotho Cultural Village, which mirrors an 18th century Basotho village. Meet the chief, his wives and the traditional healer. An amazing architectural sight with stunning settings and decorations that are a feast of colour for the eyes.

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A weekend in the mountains

Rejuvenation is on offer at Golden Gate Highlands National Park. Spend time in the majestic Maluti Mountains, hiking, horse riding, exploring caves and much more in their indescribable golden glow. The vulture’s restaurant (bird hide) welcomes birders to a proper vulture feast. Basotho Cultural Village will transport you back in time and take you on an incredible journey where a chief offers you mqombothi (sorghum beer), his wives offer you the fruits of their labour and a traditional healer offers you insight into African spirituality.

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<strong>Longdawel</strong> (LD2)
Longdawel (LD2)
  • 2 single beds
  • Barbeque Facilities
  • DSTV (Limited Channels)
  • Kitchen
<strong>Rondawel</strong> (HKD4)
Rondawel (HKD4)
  • 1 double bedroom & 2 single beds on a loft
  • Kitchen
  • No Smoking
  • Wc and shower
<strong>Rondawel</strong> (HK2)
Rondawel (HK2)
  • 1 bedroom with double bed
  • Communal braai lapa
  • Kitchen
  • No Smoking

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