• Guest Rating: (14)
  • Accommodation Type: Self-Catering and Game Lodge
  • Sleeps: 284
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM Check-out: 10:00 AM
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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.
Health and 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.
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).

Cancellation Policy:

Cancelling or downgrading of a reservation 45 days or less prior to (or on) arrival will result in cancellation fees according to a sliding scale (based on the total reservation cost) which varies between 50% and 100%.
In the event of a non-arrival, the accommodation will be held until 9:00 the following day after which the reservation will be cancelled and the full amount paid for the reservation will be forfeited. Pay particular attention to deposit due dates provided and keep bank processing delays in mind when considering EFT as payment option. No extension of payment due dates will be granted.If the arrival date of the itinerary is postponed prior to or on date of arrival and then cancelled at a later stage, the fees that applied at the time of amendment will be enforced if the amount is greater than the new cancellation fees.

• Cancellation fees equal to 50% of the total reservation cost is payable in a case of cancellation made between 45 days and 30 days prior to arrival.
• Cancellation fee equal to 100% of the total reservation cost is payable in a case of a cancellation made between 29 days prior to and date of arrival
• 100% of the total cost for any non-arrival/no-shows• Reservation made within 45 days prior to arrival is payable within 24 hours from the day reservation is made.

Excluded from total is the Daily Conservation Fee
http://www.places.co.za/html/parks_conservation_fees.html

Check in Time is from 14h00
Check out Time is by 10h00

Facilities & Services available:
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool

Glen Reenen Restcamp is a Self-Catering and Game Lodge in Clarens Free State South Africa
Directions:

From Johannesburg take the N3 south towards Durban. At Villiers turn-off and follow the R26 through Villiers, Frankfort, Reitz to Bethlehem.

From Bethlehem take the road to Clarens (R711) and from Clarens proceed to the Park. About 320km.

Glen Reenen Restcamp about 12 km from the entrance gate.

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

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Rooms and Units Available at Glen Reenen Restcamp

Campsites (CK6P)

Camp Site (CK6P): Check in currently done at Golden Gate Hotel only, Extra vehicles are charged a fee per night, NB: Construction work near camp site till Sep 2020, PowerPoint.

Amount of similar units: 15
Sleeps 6 Adults

Family Cottage (FA4)(FA4B)

Family Cottage (FA4): Check in currently done at Golden Gate Hotel only, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, 1 bedroom with double bed, 2 en-suite bathrooms (w/c and shower), Barbeque facilities, DSTV (limited channels), Fireplace, Kitchen, NB: Construction work near camp site till Sep 2020, No smoking.

Family Cottage (FA4B): Check in currently done at Golden Gate Hotel only, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, 1 bedroom with double bed, Barbeque facilities, DSTV (limited channels), Fireplace, Kitchen, NB: Construction work near camp site till Sep 2020, No smoking, WC and shower.

Amount of similar units: 3
Sleeps 4 Adults

Family Cottage (FA4D)

Family Cottage (FA4D): Check in currently done at Golden Gate Hotel only, 1 bedroom with double bed, 1 stack bed (sleeps 2), Barbeque facilities, DSTV (limited channels), Fireplace, Kitchen, NB: Construction work near camp site till Sep 2020, No smoking, WC and shower.

Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults and 2 children

Family Cottage (FA6B)(FA6DZ)

Family Cottage (FA6B): Check in currently done at Golden Gate Hotel only, 1 bedroom with double bed, 2 bathrooms (w/c and shower), one is en-suite, 2 bedrooms, each with 2 single beds, Barbeque facilities, DSTV (limited channels), Fireplace, Kitchen, NB: Construction work near camp site till Sep 2020, No smoking.

Family Cottage (FA6DZ): Check in currently done at Golden Gate Hotel only, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, 1 bedroom with double bed, 1 stack bed (sleeps 2), 2 bathrooms (w/c and shower), one is en-suite, Barbeque facilities, DSTV (limited channels), Kitchen, NB: Construction work near camp site till Sep 2020, No smoking, Unit accessible to the mobility challenged.

Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 4 Adults and 2 children

Londawel (LD2)(LD2D)(LD2Z)

Longdawel (LD2): Check in currently done at Golden Gate Hotel only, 2 single beds, Barbeque facilities, DSTV (limited channels), Kitchen, NB: Construction work near camp site till Sep 2020, No smoking, WC and shower.

Longdawel (LD2D): Check in currently done at Golden Gate Hotel only, 1 double bed, Barbeque facilities, DSTV (limited channels), Kitchen, NB: Construction work near camp site till Sep 2020, No smoking, WC and shower.

Longdawel (LD2Z): Check in currently done at Golden Gate Hotel only, 2 single beds, Barbeque facilities, DSTV (limited channels), Kitchen, NB: Construction work near camp site till Sep 2020, No smoking, Unit accessible to the mobility challenged, WC and shower.

Amount of similar units: 10
Sleeps 2 Adults

Rondawel (HKB2)

Rondawel (HKB2): Check in currently done at Golden Gate Hotel only, 1 bedroom with double bed, Kitchen, NB: Construction work near camp site till Sep 2020, No smoking, WC and shower.

Amount of similar units: 7
Sleeps 2 Adults

Rondawel (HKD4)(HKD4Z)

Rondawel (HKD4Z): Check in currently done at Golden Gate Hotel only, 1 double bedroom & 2 single beds on a loft, Kitchen, NB: Construction work near camp site till Sep 2020, No smoking, Unit accessible to the mobility challenged, WC and shower.
Rondawel (HKD4): Check in currently done at Golden Gate Hotel only, 1 double bedroom & 2 single beds on a loft, Kitchen, NB: Construction work near camp site till Sep 2020, No smoking, WC and shower.

Amount of similar units: 7
Sleeps 4 Adults

Latest Reviews
I think once the renovations are complete the campsite will be stunning, will be back.
Hoppy Hopkinson Aug 2019
Our room was very neat and clean. Cleaning service every day. Everything was there that was needed. Comfortable beds. Refreshing.
Suzette Kleinhans Aug 2018
Lovely, peaceful, child friendly camp site
Hennie Hamilton Jan 2018
We enjoyed our stay. Longdavel was clean. Every day received clean towels. Staff very friendly.
Ina du Preez Mar 2016
Staff were pleasant. Nice and clean. Everything you needed except that we could not find a corkscrew. I really enjoyed staying here.
Tracy Carter Dec 2015