Nestled in the luscious green fields on the foothills of the Maluti Mountains, you will find the stunning treasure that is the Golden Gate National Park in Clarens. This dream in the Free State is the epitome of relaxation and natural beauty and will surely keep you going back for more.
Did you know that the name “Golden Gate” is derived from the beautiful orange sunsets that are cast upon the breathtaking Maluti Mountains? Surely, there is nothing more magical about this place! However, there is more, believe it or not!
This sunset paradise boasts a huge variety of some of South Africa’s most beautiful and unique flora and fauna. Trust and believe us when we say, there is so much to see and do at Golden Gate!
There is a long list of accommodation options for you to choose from in and around the national park!
- Golden Gate Hotel & Chalets;
- Glen Reenen Rest Camp;
- Highlands Mountain Retreat;
- Basotho Cultural Village;
- Noordt Brabant Guest House; and
- Wilgenhof Environmental Education Centre.
Although the places to stay are in and around the park, activities can mainly be found within the beautiful park.
- Game drives;
- Hiking and nature walks;
- Horse riding;
- Swimming; and
- 4×4 trails.
Besides the exciting activities to choose from, the park provides lovely facilities for you and your family to enjoy!
- Conference facilities;
- Picnic sites; and
- Braai facilities.
- However, please note there are NO ATMS
Besides the beauty that is the nature reserve, there is clearly so much for you to do when you visit as a day visitor or if you plan on spending a night or two at the reserve (because you can’t get enough of it)! SAN Parks have really done a number on Golden Gate and we consider it a winner!
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