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Golden Gate Highlands National Park to host a weekend of African Spirituality

Date: 2016-08-23

<p>SANParks is most renowned for the protection of the biodiversity of flora and fauna in its 22 parks; lesser known is that it also has as its primary mandate, the protection and promotion of South Africa&rsquo;s cultural heritage. Several of the parks under SANParks&rsquo; management have significant spiritual, cultural and historical status with several boasting archaeological and heritage sites.</p>

Media Release: Bus accident on R712 in Golden Gate Highlands National Park claims nine lives

Date: 2016-08-22

<p>South African National Parks (SANParks) has received with sadness the news of the bus accident which happened on the R712 road that passed through Golden Gate Highlands National Park on Friday 19 August 2016, in which nine people lost their lives.&nbsp;</p>

Media Release: Northern Region Rangers gather to commemorate World Rangers Day at Marakele National Park

Date: 2016-07-29

Rangers from the three national parks in the Northern region of South African National Parks(SANParks) came together at Marakele National Park today (29 July 2016) to commemorate World Rangers’ Day.

Media Release: Another round of snowfall hits Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Date: 2016-07-25

Golden Gate Highlands National Park has today received another round of heavy snow following the snow that fell last month. According to Victor Mokoena, Acting Park Manager of GGHNP this snow is much heavier than the previous one. 

Media Release: Another round of snowfall hits Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Date: 2016-07-25

Golden Gate Highlands National Park has today, 25 August 2016 received another round of heavy snow following the snow that fell last month. According to Victor Mokoena, Acting Park Manager of GGHNP this snow is much heavier than the previous one. 

Media Release: Golden Gate Highlands National Park shines at Achievement Awards Evening

Date: 2016-06-23

Golden Gate Highlands National Park scooped almost all the awards at the Regional Achievement Awards evening held at the Golden Gate Hotel last night. The regional achievements awards are held each year to honour those employees and business that have done well throughout the year.

Media Release: Regional Achievements Awards for SANParks Northern Region Parks

Date: 2016-06-21

Parks in the Northern Cluster of South African National Parks (SANParks) consisting of three national parks (Mapungubwe National Park & World Heritage Site, Marakele National Park and Golden Gate Highlands National Park) celebrated their employees at an Achievement Awards function that took place on Monday 20 June 2016 at Golden Gate Hotel in the Free State. 

Golden Gate Highlands National Park nominated in the Lilizela Tourism Awards 2016

Date: 2016-06-17

Our very own Golden Gate Highlands National Park (GGHNP) has received four nominations in the Lilizela Tourism Awards 2016. Please follow the links below to vote for GGHNP. The closing date for voting is 19 June 2016.

Media Release: Golden Gate takes time out to celebrate World Environmental Day

Date: 2016-06-07

Golden Gate Highlands National Park in the Free State gathered learners from Clarens Primary School to celebrate World Environment Day on Friday, 3 June 2016. This day aims to inspire more people to take action to prevent the growing strain on planet earth’s natural systems from reaching breaking point. 

Media Release: A Clarens Creche gets a boost from Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Date: 2016-01-25

On Friday 22 January 2016, children and staff members from Medi Care Creche in Clarens were all jubilant after a generous donation of equipment and educational toys from Golden Gate Highlands National Park (GGHNP).

Media Release: Northern Region Rangers receive EMI Grade 5 certificates

Date: 2015-11-25

South African National Parks (SANParks) is on a mission to ensure that its Rangers are Environmental Management Inspectorate (EMI) compliant - this was confirmed at a Certificate Award ceremony for over 50 Rangers that are responsible for the Northern Region Parks (Golden Gate, Marakele and Mapungubwe).

Conservation wins at The Old Mutual Wild Series - Golden Gate Challenge

Date: 2015-10-27

The Golden Gate Challenge (a three day trail run) brought to you by the Old Mutual Wild Series took place from October 22 to 25. The race had over 180 participants, showing the popularity and success of the unique Old Mutual Wild Series events. The stage distances of 27km, 29km and 17km traversed through restricted parts of the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, rarely seen by the public. The Golden Gate Highlands National Park is home to one of Southern Africa's few remaining populations of the Bearded Vulture, a critically endangered bird found in high altitude landscapes. 

Media Release: Kudu's Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed upon Mr. James Mokoena

Date: 2015-10-19

Mr. James Mokoena was the recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs. Edna Molewa during the annual South African National Parks (SANParks) Kudu Awards that were held at the CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria friday night, 16 October 2015.

Media Release: Golden meals at Golden Price in Golden Gate Hotel

Date: 2015-10-13

Scrumptious breakfast and supper that cater for a variety of people and events complimented by a great ambiance and spectacular view under the Brandwag buttress is on offer every day at the Golden Gate Hotel situated in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park.

Media Release: Marakele National Park to host 2015 SA National Parks week launch

Date: 2015-09-09

Marakele National Park situated just outside Thabazimbi, Limpopo Province, will be in the spotlight as the host of this year’s launch of South Africa National Parks Week. The event which will be officiated by the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, will be held on Sunday, 13 September 2015.

Spend your Valentine's Weekend at Golden Gate Hotel and Chalets

Date: 2015-02-11

Spend a romantic weekend away at the Golden Gate Hotel and Chalets. Two packages have been created especially for you:

Media Release: Fall in love with SANParks Online Discount

Date: 2015-02-03

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a 25% discounted rate for new reservations made through the SANParks online booking system for selected Parks and Camps for bookings from Thursday 12 February to Sunday 15 February 2015. 

The Northern Region invites you to "Go Wild" with us this festive season

Date: 2014-12-11

South African National Parks’ Northern Region invites you to come and experience the diversity and uniqueness of this magnificent region with three different National parks located in very different areas. Savannah grasslands at Golden Gate Highlands National Park, mountainous landscapes at Marakele National Park and being able to view three countries and two rivers collide at Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site, are some of the experiences that will make your festive season, one to remember for a long time.South African National Parks’ Northern Region invites you to come and experience the diversity and uniqueness of this magnificent region with three different National parks located in very different areas. Savannah grasslands at Golden Gate Highlands National Park, mountainous landscapes at Marakele National Park and being able to view three countries and two rivers collide at Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site, are some of the experiences that will make your festive season, one to remember for a long time.

Annual Birding Weekend in Golden Gate Highlands National Park takes place in February 2015

Date: 2014-12-11

Registrations are now open for birders to participate in the Sasol Golden Gate annual birding weekend which takes place from 6-8 February 2015. This event organised by the Free State Region of the Honorary Rangers, raises funds for SANParks conservation projects within Golden Gate Highlands National Park.  

Media Release: Registrations open for the Working for Water QwaQwa/Golden Gate Half Marathon

Date: 2014-11-07

South African National Parks (SANParks) together with the Department of Environmental Affairs and Setsing Super Spar will host the Working for Water QwaQwa / Golden Gate Half Marathon on Saturday, the 15th of November 2014 at Basotho Cultural Village inside the Park. The marathon will end at Setsing Super Spar in QwaQwa.

20% discount to online bookings at Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Date: 2014-09-22

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a special 20% discount on bookings, made online, for accommodation at Golden Gate Hotel & Chalets, Glen Reenen Rest Camp and Basotho Cultural Village in Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Media Release: SANParks distances itself from job scams in the GGHNP

Date: 2014-06-02

Golden Gate Highlands National Park (GGHNP) managed by South African National Parks (SANParks), would like to distance itself from the job scam happening in the Qwaqwa area.

30% discount at Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Date: 2014-05-30

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a special 30% discount on bookings, made online, for accommodation and camping at Golden Gate Hotel & Chalets, Glen Reenen Rest Camp and Basotho Cultural Village in Golden Gate Highlands National Park. 

Media Release: SANParks contributes towards the future scientists

Date: 2014-04-29

On Friday, 25 April 2014 South African National Parks (SANParks) handed over a science laboratory to Setsoto Intermediate School in QwaQwa, in the eastern Free State. The school is one of the beneficiaries of SANParks’ CSI initiatives that aim to benefit those communities that live adjacent to the park and was chosen because of its proximity to Golden Gate Highlands National Park.

20% discount to online bookings at Golden Gate Hotel & Chalets

Date: 2014-03-12

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a special 20% discount on midweek (Sunday - Thursday) bookings, made online, for accommodation at Golden Gate Hotel & Chalets in Golden Gate Highlands National Park. 

Hotel system implementation at Golden Gate Hotel and Chalets

Date: 2013-12-02

We would hereby like to inform our SANParks Clients and Wild Card Members of a system change for Golden Gate Hotel and Chalets.

Media Release: Parks in SANParks' Northern Region get ready for Mandela Day 2013

Date: 2013-07-17

The SANParks’ Northern Region (Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site and Golden Gate Highlands National Park) has heeded the call to action and will be joinining the world at large in celebrating 67 minutes of Mandela day. Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first democratically elected president gave 67 years of his life fighting for the rights of humanity, and on this day (his birthday) every global citizen is asked to selflessly donate 67 minutes of their time to those less fortunate.

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

Date: 2013-09-02

On 13 September 1963, Golden Gate Highlands National Park (GGHNP) was officially proclaimed by the government as a national park and 2013 marks 50 years since that proclamation.

Excellence in the Northern Region Parks awarded at an event in Golden Gate

Date: 2013-06-28

The South African National Park’s (SANParks) Northern Cluster parks, consisting of three national parks (Mapungubwe National Park & World Heritage Site, Marakele National Park and Golden Gate Highlands National Park), Achievement Awards took place on Thursday, 27 June 2013 at the Golden Gate Hotel in the Free State. This is one of the initiatives driven by the annual Kudu Awards in an attempt to award excellence throughout SANParks.

Wild Card Members: 10% discount at Namaqua Flowers Beach Camp

Date: 2012-08-28

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