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.
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