Best national parks in Free State

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Explore the most popular national parks in Free State with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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#1 - Golden Gate Highlands National Park
Free State, South Africa
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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.Show more