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Best trails in Golden Gate Highlands National Park, South Africa

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Looking for a great trail in Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Free State? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, views trails, wild flowers trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 3 moderate trails in Golden Gate Highlands National Park ranging from 1.3 to 1.5 miles and from 6,286 to 6,922 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Bordering Lesotho in Free State, Golden Gate Highlands National Park is a striking beauty. The park gets its name from the brilliant color created when the sun reflects off the enormous sandstone cliffs. Wildlife lovers flock to this park to see including wildebeests, blesboks, duikers, elands, springboks, and a myriad of birds. Like other South African parks, Golden Gate Highlands offers incredible flora, wildflowers, and unique plant types. It can get quite hot in the summer here, so dress accordingly. In the winter you might even see some snow! There are miles of walking trails in the park, but there are also driving loops. There are several campsites, cabins, and cottages. Please see park website for more information. There is a fee to enter the park. Pets are not allowed in the park.

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Map of trails in Golden Gate Highlands National Park, South Africa
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Top trails (5)
#1 - Brandwag Buttress Trail
Golden Gate Highlands National Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 55 m
#2 - Wodehouse Trail Loop
Golden Gate Highlands National Park
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 3 h 42 m
#3 - Boskloof Trail
Golden Gate Highlands National Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 49 m
#4 - Echo Ravine
Golden Gate Highlands National Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 57 m
#5 - Mushroom Rock
Golden Gate Highlands National Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 36 m