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Golden Gate Highlands National Park

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Address: South Africa
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WOW - JUST BEAUTIFUL

The outcrops of rock just take your breath away! The drive from Clarens to the park is just so scenic that you can't stop taking pics!!! The roads are great inside the park and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Joanne T
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The outcrops of rock just take your breath away! The drive from Clarens to the park is just so scenic that you can't stop taking pics!!! The roads are great inside the park and the scenery is out of this world. Wish we'd packed a picnic and spent more time inside.

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Clarens, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the most beautiful Park!!! Wow but getting so neglected. The roads have potholes, Eastern entrance shocking! Building been in progress for years. As a resident of Clarens and frequent visitor I am so disappointed in Management of the Park. The signage bad and old and faded. Vulture Restaurant not in operation for months. The path full of weeds... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We drove through the park on our way to Clarens. What a magnificent park. So many beautiful landform structures. There are a few lookout areas to stop, but there are many areas along the road where you can also pull off on the side of the road to appreciate the scenery. If you need to have a scenic route to... More 

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Vereeniging, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

It's so nice - you'll visit twice. That's exactly what a friend and I did on a roadtrip to this part of the country. We were awestruck by the green nature around us, the winding roads up the mountains and most of all - THOSE STUNNING VIEWS! This is good to visit on a cloudy day too - we got... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Our camp site had sufficient ablution facilities, super clean and spacious. The camping grounds are luscious green, clean, shaded, very well maintained and safe. There is a convenience shop just across the road. More braai facilities (for wood or charcoal barbecue) needed. The few ones there are sufficient and clean with braai grids. The view on the mountains behind the... More 

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Shepperton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We visited the park twice, once to do the game drives and once to hike. The entry fee for 2 adults and one child was 440R, which is expensive compared to other SA parks. There are several hikes ranging from 45 mins to 2 days and you can combine some of the shorter ones.

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East London, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

One passes through The Golden Gate Highlands National Park en route to Harrismith from Clarens. I would recommend that you take a day to explore this beautiful National Park whether it be from Harrismith or the Clarens side.. There are two or three scenic routes that one can take off the main road. These roads consist of single lane tar... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Awesome to relax in nature. Good fun and beautiful views. Good exercise for all. Beautiful bird sounds.

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Krugersdorp, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing views and breathtaking scenery. Would highly recommend this to any nature lover. Wonderfull drive through of this gem of a place.

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Thank petri12348
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The trip from Clarens to Harrismith through this park is probably the most scenic drive you will find in the Free State! The park is beautiful and there are many spots to stop and have a picnic, do some bird spotting and take a hike. Do not forget to stop at the Vulture Restaurant if you have never seen a... More 

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