User Reviews – Golden Gate Highlands NP

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Tjeerd de Wit   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: March 2015 Reviewed: Jan 18, 2016

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Overall rating
3/5

Quite small
Interesting rock formations
Nice walking trails

Jaco Beukman | www.go-nipper.com   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: December 2010 Reviewed: May 25, 2015

Email Jaco Beukman | www.go-nipper.com  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Overall rating
3/5

Regarding highlands I prefer the central Drakensberg area with massive cliffs instead

Johan B van Niekerk Visited: March 2015 Reviewed: May 3, 2015

Overall rating
3/5

Lovely surroundings especially if you stay in the log cabins in the mountain. I still want to go up there in the winter

Harry and Grace Mateman   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: April 2012 Reviewed: May 14, 2012

65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Overall rating
3/5

Beautiful mountain scenery, but not many animals or birds to see.

Ronel van Zyl   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: April 2010 Reviewed: Apr 11, 2012

Email Ronel van Zyl  |  35-50 years of age

Overall rating
3/5

Love the sandstone cliffs and beautiful backdrop of Drankensberg mountains.
Wildlife is not often seen after the fences have been lifted.

Yamada Clan   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: October 2011 Reviewed: Dec 6, 2011

35-50 years of age

Overall rating
3/5

No important wild life present and scenic not that interesting after you've done Royal Natal national park. But when passing thru worth a short 1 day stay and do some short hikes.

Pierre Lombard   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: April 2010 Reviewed: Dec 4, 2011

Email Pierre Lombard  |  50-65 years of age

Overall rating
3/5

This is a small but beautiful park.

Johan Gray   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: October 2011 Reviewed: Nov 11, 2011

35-50 years of age

Scenes of natural beauty
Overall rating
3/5

Easily accessible, natural scenery, in the midst of a much larger environment. Options to camp or staying in the local hotel exist. It is a central point for various activities such as hiking, drive outing to watch game, the scenery and other close-by attractions. There are as much as seven hiking trails that you can do from the camping spot. If you are fit you can do most of it in one day, beautiful scenery, bird life in abundance and small game. Do not forget your camera, binoculars and bird or plant book. A day pack is all you need.

Other short excursions from the park as central point is the cultural village close by, the small town of Clarens and even a quick dab into the neighbouring country of Lesotho. This time of the year the landscape is turning green with the summer rains against the backdrop of the beautiful mountains. There are opportunities for taking some of the most beautiful sun rising or setting pictures.

Staying here for a day or a few days replenishes the energy and strengthens the love for nature. The amenities are clean and suitable to take a breather on a long trip, reorganize.

Fuel is easily available at the local fuel station close to the camping terrain. Roads are well maintained and easily accessible even by normal car or motorcycle. No need to a 4x4, except if you plan to go further into Lesotho and the Drakensburg areas. There are also a few 4x4 routes close by. It is about 350km from Johannesburg.

Average User Rating

  • 3.9/5
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