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Overview

The north eastern Free State's Maluti Mountain range rests gently against Golden Gate Highlands National Park. From here, the arresting Brandwag overhang radiates a glorious golden hue (leaving no question as to where the park aquired its name or why) as it stands sentry over Glen Reenen rest camp.


Hiking trails snake in and around the area, allowing the enthusiastic game or bird watcher ample viewing from the privacy of their own vehicle (or horseback, if they prefer).

Accommodation

Six rondawels are made available by the Glen Reenen Camp:

• Two double-bedroom units, accommodating four people each. One of these units is also wheelchair accessible

• A double bedroom unit which sleeps four. All rondawel units are equipped with kitchens, WCs and showers.

• Longdawel units are also available, the first being wheelchair accessible, with two single beds, with a matching, non-wheelchair friendly unit also available.

• A second unit comes with a double bed. These units come standard with barbeque facilities, kitchens, televisions, WCs and showers
 

Four family cottage units are also available for accommodation:

• Two double-bedroom units which sleep four, including two on a stack bed.

• A one bedroom unit, sleeping four, with two on a stack bed.

• An additional two bedroom unit which sleeps six, with a stack bed, two single beds, and a double. All family cottages are equipped with barbeque facilities, fireplaces, kitchens, televisions, WCs and showers.

• Farmhouse accommodation is also available, the unit sleeping six people in two bedrooms and a sleeper couch in the living area. High ground clearance vehicles are recommended for getting to and from the farmhouse. Included in the accommodation is a kitchen, lounge/dining room with a fireplace, WCs, a shower and a bath. 

Activities & Facilities

General activities in the Golden Gate Highlands national park include the Rhebok hiking trail (2 days and 1 night), for up to eighteen people per group. Advance booking essential here, and hikers are requested to provide all their own necessities. Additional shorter nature trails are offered, none of which require prior booking, and game viewing can be conducted at guests' own leisure, from the comfort of their own vehicle.

Holiday programs at Glen Reenen are facilitated during the April and December holidays, details being available from reception. Additionally, the park offers environmental education course, leisure sports such as bowls, tennis, table tennis and snooker at its fine hotel, as well as horse riding, and absailing and canoeing for guests using the Wilgenhof Environmental Education Centre. 

Important Information

Pets are not allowed inside of the park, and firearms must be declared, then sealed on arrival. Seals will be broken at the Glen Reenen reception office upon departure.

Vehicle repair, medical, post office and police services at Clarens or Bethlehem.

Hikers on day or night trails will need to bring a sufficient amount of their own water, as well as appropriate attire, keeping in mind the area is prone to sudden shifts in weather.

Wildlife

The Golden Gate Highlands National Park plays host to Black Wildebeest, blesbok, duiker, eland, and Grey Rhebok, as well as springbok, Red Haartebeest, and steenbok.

Birding in the high mountains of the area often yields Bearded Vulture, while other large birds in the lower lying areas of the park include Black Stork, Bald Ibis, Cape Vulture, Verreaux’s (Black) and Martial Eagle, Jackal Buzzard, Lanner and Peregrine Falcon, Rock Kestrel and Black and Alpine Swift.

Vegetation in Golden Gate is divided into grassland and woodland/forest. In the valleys and on the south-eastern sides of certain slopes, Leucosidea sericea (ouhout) woodland. There are also isolated patches of Protea woodland (Protea caffra, P. roupelliae and P. subvestita).The two dominant veld types are Highland-Sourveld and the Themeda-Festuca veld.

Directions

Golden Gate Highlands National Park:

• Equidistant from Johannesburg, Durban and Bloemfontein.
• Easily accessible via excellent tarred road.
• Public road runs through the park.
• Roads to Glen Reenen in the park are tarred.
GPS: -28.5077 (latitude), 28.6187 (longitude)

Reviews


The camp site at Glen Reenen was well managed and clean.

Jorgen Erik Larsen

The staff was very helpful and friendly. The ablution block and camp site was very clean and tidy. The Scenery was breath taking beautiful. And Sheppard thank you so much for assisting with our booking, will be emailing you again for bookings at other SAN parks

Robert Godley

The camp site is maintained in a neat and tidy fashion. However, the showers had a problem with water pressure. Showers only trickled making for an unpleasant experience.

Rigard Geyser

Loved it - very comfortable. will be back for a longer stay.

Sharonne Dewing

Baie goed ons het dit vreeslik baie geniet omgewing baie mooi en diens was baie goed. Sal weer kom. Dankie

le roux helen

Very enjoyable stay. The campsite was under beautiful pine trees-very quite surroundings and clean and tidy. Will definitely visit again. Regards, William Watson

william watson

Die kampterrein is baie mooi. Lekker groot staanplekke. Die bobejane is egter 'n probleem. Dit is ongerieflik om elke keer alles weg te pak as jy 'n draai wil ry of wil gaan stap. Die dame by die kantoor was baie vriendelik en Jacques by die besprekings was uitstekend Baie dankie vir 'n lekker bly.

Saartjie van Zyl

We had a most enjoyable visit. We were very pleased with the good condition of all the animals we saw. We would love to return to the park, and will probably do so at some stage again. Pity we live so far away.Thank you for a wonderful experience! Most definitely the highlight of our Christmas!

Deborah Van de Venter

Very happy with the premises .

Michelle Viviers

We had a great time in this clean, friendly camp.

Dot Liebetrau

The north eastern Free State's Maluti Mountain range rests gently against Golden Gate Highlands National Park. From here, the arresting Brandwag overhang radiates a glorious golden hue (leaving no question as to where the park aquired its name or why) as it stands sentry over Glen Reenen rest camp.


Hiking trails snake in and around the area, allowing the enthusiastic game or bird watcher ample viewing from the privacy of their own vehicle (or horseback, if they prefer).

Six rondawels are made available by the Glen Reenen Camp:

• Two double-bedroom units, accommodating four people each. One of these units is also wheelchair accessible

• A double bedroom unit which sleeps four. All rondawel units are equipped with kitchens, WCs and showers.

• Longdawel units are also available, the first being wheelchair accessible, with two single beds, with a matching, non-wheelchair friendly unit also available.

• A second unit comes with a double bed. These units come standard with barbeque facilities, kitchens, televisions, WCs and showers
 

Four family cottage units are also available for accommodation:

• Two double-bedroom units which sleep four, including two on a stack bed.

• A one bedroom unit, sleeping four, with two on a stack bed.

• An additional two bedroom unit which sleeps six, with a stack bed, two single beds, and a double. All family cottages are equipped with barbeque facilities, fireplaces, kitchens, televisions, WCs and showers.

• Farmhouse accommodation is also available, the unit sleeping six people in two bedrooms and a sleeper couch in the living area. High ground clearance vehicles are recommended for getting to and from the farmhouse. Included in the accommodation is a kitchen, lounge/dining room with a fireplace, WCs, a shower and a bath. 

General activities in the Golden Gate Highlands national park include the Rhebok hiking trail (2 days and 1 night), for up to eighteen people per group. Advance booking essential here, and hikers are requested to provide all their own necessities. Additional shorter nature trails are offered, none of which require prior booking, and game viewing can be conducted at guests' own leisure, from the comfort of their own vehicle.

Holiday programs at Glen Reenen are facilitated during the April and December holidays, details being available from reception. Additionally, the park offers environmental education course, leisure sports such as bowls, tennis, table tennis and snooker at its fine hotel, as well as horse riding, and absailing and canoeing for guests using the Wilgenhof Environmental Education Centre. 

Pets are not allowed inside of the park, and firearms must be declared, then sealed on arrival. Seals will be broken at the Glen Reenen reception office upon departure.

Vehicle repair, medical, post office and police services at Clarens or Bethlehem.

Hikers on day or night trails will need to bring a sufficient amount of their own water, as well as appropriate attire, keeping in mind the area is prone to sudden shifts in weather.

The Golden Gate Highlands National Park plays host to Black Wildebeest, blesbok, duiker, eland, and Grey Rhebok, as well as springbok, Red Haartebeest, and steenbok.

Birding in the high mountains of the area often yields Bearded Vulture, while other large birds in the lower lying areas of the park include Black Stork, Bald Ibis, Cape Vulture, Verreaux’s (Black) and Martial Eagle, Jackal Buzzard, Lanner and Peregrine Falcon, Rock Kestrel and Black and Alpine Swift.

Vegetation in Golden Gate is divided into grassland and woodland/forest. In the valleys and on the south-eastern sides of certain slopes, Leucosidea sericea (ouhout) woodland. There are also isolated patches of Protea woodland (Protea caffra, P. roupelliae and P. subvestita).The two dominant veld types are Highland-Sourveld and the Themeda-Festuca veld.

Golden Gate Highlands National Park:

• Equidistant from Johannesburg, Durban and Bloemfontein.
• Easily accessible via excellent tarred road.
• Public road runs through the park.
• Roads to Glen Reenen in the park are tarred.
GPS: -28.5077 (latitude), 28.6187 (longitude)

The camp site at Glen Reenen was well managed and clean.

Jorgen Erik Larsen

The staff was very helpful and friendly. The ablution block and camp site was very clean and tidy. The Scenery was breath taking beautiful. And Sheppard thank you so much for assisting with our booking, will be emailing you again for bookings at other SAN parks

Robert Godley

The camp site is maintained in a neat and tidy fashion. However, the showers had a problem with water pressure. Showers only trickled making for an unpleasant experience.

Rigard Geyser

Loved it - very comfortable. will be back for a longer stay.

Sharonne Dewing

Baie goed ons het dit vreeslik baie geniet omgewing baie mooi en diens was baie goed. Sal weer kom. Dankie

le roux helen

Very enjoyable stay. The campsite was under beautiful pine trees-very quite surroundings and clean and tidy. Will definitely visit again. Regards, William Watson

william watson

Die kampterrein is baie mooi. Lekker groot staanplekke. Die bobejane is egter 'n probleem. Dit is ongerieflik om elke keer alles weg te pak as jy 'n draai wil ry of wil gaan stap. Die dame by die kantoor was baie vriendelik en Jacques by die besprekings was uitstekend Baie dankie vir 'n lekker bly.

Saartjie van Zyl

We had a most enjoyable visit. We were very pleased with the good condition of all the animals we saw. We would love to return to the park, and will probably do so at some stage again. Pity we live so far away.Thank you for a wonderful experience! Most definitely the highlight of our Christmas!

Deborah Van de Venter

Very happy with the premises .

Michelle Viviers

We had a great time in this clean, friendly camp.

Dot Liebetrau

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01 Nov 2015 — 31 Oct 2016R 220R 76R 386 people
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01 Nov 2015 — 31 Oct 2016R 240R 76R 386 people
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01 Nov 2015 — 31 Oct 2016R 870--2 people
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01 Nov 2015 — 31 Oct 2016R 970R 220R 1104 people
01 Nov 2016 — 06 Dec 2016R 995R 240R 1204 people
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01 Nov 2015 — 31 Oct 2016R 1,500--4 people
01 Nov 2016 — 06 Dec 2016R 1,495--4 people
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01 Nov 2015 — 31 Oct 2016R 1,500--4 people
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01 Nov 2015 — 31 Oct 2016R 1,500R 380R 1906 people
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- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds - 1 bedroom with double bed - 1 stack bed (sleeps 2) - 2 bathrooms (w/c and shower), one is en-suite - Barbeque Facilities - DSTV (Limited Channels) - Kitchen - No Smoking - Unit accessible to the mobility challenged 

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01 Nov 2015 — 31 Oct 2016R 1,500R 380R 1906 people
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