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Protected Area Golden Gate Highlands National Park

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Located in South Africa :: Free State  :: Clarens
Category: Protected Areas :: Protected Area

Description [ correction ]

In the north eastern Free State at the foot of the Maluti Mountains lies the 11 600ha scenically attractive park, deriving its name from the beautiful shades of 'gold' cast by the sun on the area's sandstone cliffs. View the different game, feast at the Vulture's Restaurant, take a guided walk through Cathedral Cave and enjoy the many lookout points and views. Winters have freezing temperatures sometimes. The Van Reenen Family Graveyard can be seen here. They are motorbike friendly. (Jul-18).

Contact [ correction ]
Address :  21km or 18min E of Clarens, Free State, South Africa
Postal :  South African National Parks, P.O. Box 787, Pretoria, 0001, Gauteng, South Africa
Contact :  Johan Taljaard
Tel :  +27(0)58 255 0012
Cell :  +27(0)82 233 9111
Fax :  +27(0)12 343 0905
Email :  Click Here
Host Website :  Click Here

Opening Times :  [ correction ]


Directions [ correction ]

Not available

Time Information [ correction ]
Best Time to Visit :  Spring and Summer
Reception Opening and Closing Times :  07:00-17:30

Rates and Payment [ correction ]
Payment Methods Accepted :  Credit Card, Debit Card
Fee/s :  Conservation Fees : SA Citizens R49pp, SADC Nationals R97pp, Foreign visitors R194pp. (Jul-2018)

General Information [ correction ]
Nearest ATM :  22km/Clarens
Nearest Bank :  22km/Clarens

Destination Information [ correction ]
Petrol :  Yes   Petrol Type :  LRP/ULP
Diesel :  Yes
Facilities :  General Dealer, Lodging, Camping, Restaurant

Facilities [ correction ]
Conference Facilities, Swimming Pool

Activities [ correction ]
Game Viewing, Picnics, Hiking Trails, Horse Trails
Game to View :  Black wildebeest. Eland. Blesbok. Springbok. Burchell's Zebra. Red Hartebeest. Mountain Reedbuck
More Activities :  Tennis. Abseiling.
Notes on Activities :  (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information [ correction ]
Closest Town :  Clarens

Nearest Police station is in Clarens +27(0)58 256 6000. Nearest hospital is Mediclinic Hoogland in Bethlehem +27(0)58 307 2000. Nearest doctor is in Clarens, Dr Sheehan +27(0)82 813 9315.

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“Golden Gate Highlands National Park Vital Information Climate Mild highveld summers with the possibility of thunderstorms in the afternoon and cold winters with occasional snow transforming the park into a white wonderland. The winter temperatures in Golden Gate can plummet to a mere -9 to -15 degrees C and that snow is a regular occurrence in the park. Golden Gate primarily falls in a summer rainfall area (Sept to April) and the annual rainfall is approximately 760 mm per year. In very wet years this figure can rise to 1250 mm. Day Visitors With a public bypass road running through the park day visitors are welcome to drive through the park. Fuel Stations: Petrol/ Diesel Vehicle fuel is available in all parks (or is available on the park periphery): South African legislation stipulates that fuel stations will accept legitimate petrol/fuel/garage/credit/debit cards or cash as a form of payment for any fuel purchase. Office Hours Monday to Sunday 07:00 - 17:30. Tips and Hints : Pets are not allowed. Firearms must be declared and sealed on arrival. Seal will be broken at the reception office upon departure. Vehicle repair, medical, post office and police services at Clarens (17 km) or Bethlehem (± 60 km). Remember to bring a hat, walking shoes, sun block, camera, binoculars and wildlife reference books. Hikers on day and overnight trails must always carry sufficient water. Take cool and light clothing for summer and warm clothing for winter. Area prone to sudden weather changes. **Visitors with reserved accommodation who arrive after 17:30 may collect the keys to their accommodation at the Security Office, Glen Reenen Filling Station.** Contact InformationFor enquiries e-mail Golden Gate Highlands National Park or phone us on the following numbers: Tel: +27 (0)58 255 1000 Fax: +27 (0)58 255-1100” - Brian Lipschitz, 2009/10/26

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