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“Golden Place to visit”

Golden Gate Highlands National Park
Ranked #1 of 71 things to do in Free State
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Essex
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76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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“Golden Place to visit”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We were taken to Golden Gate National Park by my sister in law and hiked to the top of the Brandberg, what an experience! It is not an easy climb but well worth it both from the point of view of the exercise and the view from the top. There are various treks you can undertake but you must check in at the visitor centre first where the very friendly and helpful staff will give you a map and tell you everything you need to know. Then cross the road, go through the campsite and have the time of your lives. A drive through the part after our hike was another highlight and, while ther was not that much game, we saw zebras, wildebests, baboons and antelope of various types.

Visited July 2012
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“There's more to the Free State than you think!”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

A lot of the Free State is flat and dull. If you drove through on the N1 between Cape Town and Jo'burg you would never know how lovely the Maloti mountains are with the late afternoon light tinting their sandstone cliffs gold and orange. The Glen Reenen campsite provides comfortable accommodation mostly in rondavels equipped for self catering. Many walks start from the camp and there are two scenic circular drives nearby.

Visited October 2012
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“Golden Gate”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

Great weekend getaway, peaceful. Accomodation is average, but what more do you need when your in one of South Africa's most beautiful nature reserves.

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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“Wonderful stay at Glen Reenen Rest Camp, Golden Gate.”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

The staff at the Golden Gate National Park were excellent, well informed, enthusiastic and very accommodating. The grounds were well maintained and the bathrooms were clean. It is so great to have such excellent service in one of the most beautiful places in South Africa. A definite must see for everyone. Wonderful easy hikes well worth the R27 park fee.

Visited July 2012
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cape town
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24 reviews
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“South African National parks”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

We stayed in one of the chalets in the Park. The staff and the venue was of a very high standard. The National park is absolutely beautiful. It is a place I would recommend all tourists to visit in South Africa.

Visited July 2012
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