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.
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... …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
The Loft Room @ Craigrossie is a newly renovated space for two people on Craigrossie Game Farm, 8km outside of Clarens en route to Golden Gate. …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Wedge-Wood Cottage is a charming 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, cottage on the Clarens Golf and Leisure Estate and can accommodate 6 guests. The cottage is situated opposite a peach orchard with uninterrupted views of Mount Horeb. There is a children's play area …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
The Clarens Country House is nestled in a wooded corner of the secure Clarens Golf and Trout Estate, with wrap-around mountain views. The century-old stone house offers 4 luxury self-catering suites opening onto an enormous fully-glassed veranda... …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Rochester is a newly built property situated in the stunning, Clarens Golf and Trout Estate, completed 2nd June 2016. The self-catering unit accommodates up to six guests with unobstructed views overlooking the golf course, fishing lake and Clarens. …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
The Savoy offers affordable self catering accommodation in Clarens in the Eastern Free State. This self catering semi-detached chalet can accommodate up to five guests. The chalet has an open plan area, that consists of a King bed, with a single and a ... …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
JessHil is a quaint, self catering sandstone cottage in the picturesque town of Clarens. Clarens is well known as the Jewel of the Free State. JessHil comfortably sleeps 4 guests in two bedrooms with queen beds. …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Red Mountain House is situated in the heart of the beautiful village of Clarens. Our accommodation consists of 6 luxury double rooms furnished with turn of the century antiques and one standard room. …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
All rooms open onto a veranda from a private entrance, with luxurious bathrooms. We proud ourselves with the quality of our furnishings and linen and offer a deluxe hospitality tray in each room, which include sherry, homemade rusks and biscuits... …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Paddocks Six is a brand new self catering home (sleeps 6) in a new development. It is situated in the Swartland in Clarens and is a short 10 minute walk to the Clarens town square. …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.