Welcome to Golden Gate Highlands National Park


There are quite a few animals in the park, though, including grey rheboks, blesboks, elands, oribi antelope, Burchell’s zebras, jackals, baboons and numerous bird species, including the rare bearded and Cape vultures as well as the endangered bald ibis. The park is popular with hikers on long treks, but there are also shorter walking trails.


Top experiences in Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Golden Gate Highlands National Park activities

$1922 Multi-day & Extended Tours

13 Days Drakensberg to Cape

Itinerary: Day 1: Umhlanga Rocks (Durban) Arrive in Durban and make your way to the joining hotel in Umhlanga Rocks, a holiday resort village on the coast. Your welcome meeting will be at 18:00.  Meals: N/A Day 2: Umhlanga Rocks (Durban) to Golden Gate Highlands National Park Your tour will depart after breakfast. The journey takes you past Pietermaritzburg and Bergville before reaching the Drakensberg mountain range and the Golden Gate Highlands National Park in the early afternoon.  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Day 3: Golden Gate National Park to Lesotho (Malealea Lodge)Travel to Lesotho, a small landlocked country in South Africa and home to the friendly Basotho people.  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Day 4: Malealea Lodge Sleep in or wake up early to enjoy most of the fresh mountain air and one of the many optional activities.  Meals: Breakfast Day 5: Malealea Lodge to Graaff-ReinetJourney to Graaff-Reinet, the fourth oldest town in South Africa. It’s a long drive but a comfortable bed awaits.  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Day 6: Graaff-Reinet to Addo Elephant National ParkFrom Graaff-Reinet you head south, travelling through the open semi-desert Karoo landscapes with its distinctive flat-topped hills or “koppies” and picturesque wind pumps in the distance.  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Day 7: Addo Elephant National Park to Tsitsikamma National ParkAfter an early morning game drive, you will head to Tsitsikamma.  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Day 8: Tsitsikamma National ParkYou have the day free to enjoy some optional activities.  Meals: Breakfast Day 9: Tsitsikamma National Park to Mossel BayToday you take a short drive along the Garden Route, so named for the ecologically diverse vegetation found in the numerous lagoons and lakes along the coast.  Meals: Breakfast Day 10: Mossel Bay to Stellenbosch This morning we continue to Stellenbosch, the second oldest European settlement in the Western Cape.  Meals: Breakfast Day 11: Stellenbosch to Cape TownCelebrate a great holiday with a wine tasting at one of the numerous wine farms that Stellenbosch is known for.  Meals: Breakfast Day 12: Cape TownAfter breakfast, we depart for the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve at the tip of the Cape Peninsula.  Meals: Breakfast Day 13: Cape Town Our last goodbye, a healthy breakfast and the end of another incredible tour.  Meals: Breakfast

Golden Gate Highlands National Park in detail