The Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Magnificent golden-hued sandstone cliffs.

The Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Located in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains, the national park covers some 12,000 ha and takes its name from the magnificent golden-hued sandstone cliffs, which characterise the area. It has many walks and hiking trails, pony trails, rock art and small game species (including eland, red hartebeest, black wildebeest, blesbuck and zebra). Some famous landmarks such as Oribi Basin, Brandwag Rock and Cathedral Cave are well worth a visit.

Golden Gate is also a birders paradise with more than 100 species of birds frequently spotted on walks. Some very rare finds include the bearded vulture and the bald ibis.