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*All distances listed are as the crow flies, and not actual travel distances.
Pick up any flyer for the Golden Gate Highland National Park and it’s sure to be emblazoned with an iconic photograph of Brandwag buttress when the weathered sandstone cliffs give off a golden hue in the late afternoon sun. However, this is not the golden gate to which the name refers: these are two smaller bluffs, approximately 75m high and facing each other, that gives the park its name.
The 12000ha Golden Gate Highland National Park is home to several species of buck, the largest being the eland, along with baboon, small cat species, zebra and a range of smaller mammals, many of which are nocturnal. Raptors are to be seen high up on the cliffs or circling the air while South Africa’s national bird the blue crane is a regular visitor.
The scenery in the park is remarkable, specifically the mushroom shaped formations along the Rooiberg Mountains. The park offers a range of hiking trails... Show more
For those who are a little adventurous and enjoy the company of other travellers, you can decide to stay at a Backpackers. Often having to share a room with others as well as costs, it is incredibly inexpensive. Often the best choice for those who may be just passing through or will be occupied for the majority of their day. It comes with the most basic amenities and is often formed as part of a bar or similar establishment. Not recommended for those who want privacy, this is best suited for those who wouldn’t mind meeting various other interesting travellers.