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.
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.
- Barbeque Facilities
- DSTV (Limited Channels)
- KitchenImportant 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.
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:
out of 5
based on 13
reviews. - View all Guest Reviews
Our room was very neat and clean. Cleaning service every day. Everything was there that was needed. Comfortable beds. Refreshing.
Rating: Reviewed by Suzette Kleinhans on 13 August 2018
Lovely, peaceful, child friendly camp site
Rating: Reviewed by Hennie Hamilton over a year ago
We enjoyed our stay. Longdavel was clean. Every day received clean towels. Staff very friendly.
Rating: Reviewed by Ina du Preez over a year ago
Staff were pleasant. Nice and clean. Everything you needed except that we could not find a corkscrew. I really enjoyed staying here.
Rating: Reviewed by Tracy Carter over a year ago