We were able to do a different hike with the kids every day and they were intrigued by the treasure every time - mushroom rock, echo ravine etc. All delivered on its promise! Well marked trails, beautiful scenery, fresh air, friendly locals, and then there is Clarens nearby if you don't feel like cooking or braaing.
The National Park situated in Free State Province of South Africa is about 3hrs from Johannesburg. A definite must visit for tourists interested in Geological formations. The picturesque mountainous area has a number of adventure activities to undertake such as hiking, horse riding,canoeing, abseiling and game drives plus a visit to Basotho Cultural Village. The number of animals is however... 更多
Whilst we did not stay in the hotel as they were fully booked we did enjoy sundowners at the Golden Gate hotel. Revamped inside. Old fashioned on the outside but oh so appropriate for a mountain retreat. We booked into a chalet and were impressed for a San Parks chalet. They were clean from top to bottom and offered all... 更多
We decided to take a family weekend break to the Free State and stayed in the Chalets. The location is excellent, close to Clarens and a mere 2 hours to Afriski in Lesotho. Although the chalets are old they were extremely clean and well equipped. The chalet was a 4 sleeper and opened onto a braai area. The staff were... 更多
We spend two nights in a rondavel and longdavel at Van Reenens camp. The chalets were well equipped and very warm for the freezing weather. The only thing we found missing was Braai tongs. As some of our party were young and unfit we decided not to do the Wodehose hike. We looped the bottom three of Echo valley, Brandwag... 更多
The experience at the ticket shop was a strange one, not really sure what to make of it. But the hike up the mountain and the self game drive through the national park was a fantastic one. We always come to this park for hiking when we're in Clarens.
The mountain..Golden Gate says it all. We were there just before sunset..oh my word what a view...it actually looks like it was glowing a goldish colour.
Go ride the Golden Gate route and make sure you stop more often to take in the stunning views of this national park. Been there in the summer and winter and both seasons have their own beauty. Best time to take pics are early in the morning when the sun shines on the red cliffs. Take your time, stop often... 更多