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Golden Gate Highlands National Park lies in nestled in the rolling foothills of the Maluti Mountains of the north eastern Free State.

The imposing Brandwag rock keeps vigil over the rest camp.

Glen Reenen Restcamp is about 12km from the entrance gate and road divides Glen Reenen Rest Camp in two parts. The reception office, cottages as well as the shop, petrol station are on the one side of the road. The other part accommodates the camping sites.

Gate Times
The gates in Golden Gate do not close. The road running through the Park is a public road which does not allow for the installation of any boom gates. Gate control is done at both receptions (Golden Gate Hotel and Glen Reenen Rest Camp) on arrival.

Visitors with reserved accommodation who arrive after 17:30 may collect the keys to their accommodation at the Security Office, Glen Reenen Filling Station.

Accommodation at Glen Reenen Restcamp
Accommodation is in the form of Rondavels, Longdavels and Guest Cottages with either one double and two single beds or two single and one stack bed, bathroom (shower) and kitchen with basic equipment.

Also with:
- Barbeque Facilities
- DSTV (Limited Channels)
- Fireplace
- Kitchen

Important Notice
1. Accommodation rates do not include Conservation Fees which are payable at the entrance gates.
2. Please ensure that you are familiar with the Rules & Regulations of National Parks before making a booking.

Other Accommodation options in Golden Gate Highlands National Park:
- Highlands Mountain Retreat
- Golden Gate Hotel
- Basotho Cultural Village Rest Camp

Alternatively Clarens Accommodation options range from guest houses to self catering apartments.


R278.00 per unit

  • Glen Reenen Restcamp
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Facilities & Services:

  • Self-Braai / Barbecue
  • Hiking / Walking Trails
  • Swimming Pool

Glen Reenen Restcamp Activities:

Short nature trails (varying from 1 hour to 5 hours): no bookings required.
Game viewing at leisure in own vehicle.
Holiday programmes are conducted during the April and December holidays.
Bowls, tennis, table tennis and snooker (at the Golden Gate Hotel).

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Health & Climate:

Mild highveld summers with the possibility of thunderstorms in the afternoon and cold winters with occasional snow transforming the park into a white wonderland.

The winter temperatures in Golden Gate can plummet to a mere -9 to -15 degrees C and that snow is a regular occurrence in the park.

Golden Gate primarily falls in a summer rainfall area (Sept to April) and the annual rainfall is approximately 760 mm per year. In very wet years this figure can rise to 1250 mm.

Glen Reenen Restcamp Guest Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 
  4.1 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. - View all Guest Reviews

I think once the renovations are complete the campsite will be stunning, will be back.
 Reviewed by Hoppy Hopkinson on 12 August 2019

Our room was very neat and clean. Cleaning service every day. Everything was there that was needed. Comfortable beds. Refreshing.
 Reviewed by Suzette Kleinhans over a year ago

Lovely, peaceful, child friendly camp site
 Reviewed by Hennie Hamilton over a year ago

We enjoyed our stay. Longdavel was clean. Every day received clean towels. Staff very friendly.
 Reviewed by Ina du Preez over a year ago