The dramatic sandstone rock formations are the defining feature of Golden Gate. Named after two towering, almost perpendicular, rock formations that face each other and divided by a valley, Golden Gate National Park is a photographers paradise. Hiking trails, afford the opportunity of coming across some of the wildlife which include the black wildebeest, blesbok, springbok and eland. The rare bearded vulture, uncommon bald ibis and black eagle are just some of the highlights for bird watchers.
Attractions & Activities at Golden Gate Highlands National Park.
- hiking trails
- bird watching
- horse trails
Summary of Wildlife & Flora:
Birdlife: bearded vulture, bald Ibis, black eagle
Mammals: black wildebeest, blesbok, springbok, eland, oribi
Vegetation: highveld grasslands
- just over 65 km southwest of Harrismith, 20 km east of Clarens on the R712.
De Molen Farm is situated in the Rooiberge Mountains between Clarens and the Golden Gate National Park, a few hundred metres off the tar road. The farm was established in 1872 and holds a 3 star rating from the South African Tourism Grading ...
Royal Coachman lodge offers luxury self-catering accommodation next to a 2.6ha dam well stocked with rainbow and brown trout (river fishing is also available on the property in the Little Caledon)
The Loft Room @ Craigrossie is a newly renovated space for two people on Craigrossie Game Farm, 8 km outside of Clarens en route to Golden Gate.
Rehoboth Lodge and Meerkat lodge are self-catering lodges, situated five minutes away from Clarens, on Bethel Estate farm. Rehoboth lodge sleeps 6 guests, Meerkat lodge sleeps 2 guests and has a sleeper couch for 2 children. Both lodges have spectacular v
Bethel Self Catering Lodge is the original sandstone farmhouse set on Bethel Estate, 4km from Clarens village. Beautiful trees and a sloping lawn down to the Little Caledon River and a view swooping up Mount Horeb in front through to the Golden Gate Valle
Schaapplaats Farm is an old farm dating from 1860 after the Basotho wars. The farmhouse built in 1880 is of sandstone with poplar poles for roof timbers and reeds and thatch for the roof. All other building equipment, for example the...
Barrister House offers exceptionally well-appointed self catering accommodation in the Clarens Golf Estate, located on the slopes of the Rooiberg, overlooking the majestic Maluti Mountains...
Wedge-Wood Cottage is a charming 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, cottage on the Clarens Gold and Leisure Estate. Sleeps 6. The cottage is situated on a cul de sac opposite a peach orchard with uninterrupted views of Mount Horeb. There is a children's play area in
The charming artistic village of Clarens, situated in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains and just 3 hours by car from Johannesburg, is the picturesque location for The Clarens Golf and Trout Estate, which features an 18-hole golf course. There are
We have three self-catering cottages in the large garden on the farm "Madrid", which has been in the Mousley family for 144 years. The cottages are close enough to the homestead to be very safe but still out of sight of each other. Also in...