Sojourn to Golden Gate

A quick working visit to beautiful Golden Gate Highlands National Park last month provided a few leisurely hours to enjoy the reserve’s exceptional scenery. Heavy skies and regular downpours provided some much needed relief from the drought that has even this mountain paradise in its grip.

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41 thoughts on “Sojourn to Golden Gate

    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Thank you Shikha, and welcome!

      Golden Gate Highlands National Park is located in South Africa’s Free State Province.

      Our blog is dedicated to South Africa’s wild places, and you are most welcome to visit them with us!

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        1. de Wets Wild Post author

          Ek kan my net indink hoe jul paaie gepak moet wees daardie tyd van die jaar!

          Dit klink asof dit daar ook goed gereen het Tina, het juis gister fotos gesien op Twitter van die Swart Umfolozi rivier wat sterk loop. Ons sal beslis kom verslag doen!

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Oppad soontoe het ons n ou boer raakgeloop net na n lekker wolkbreuk oor sy plaas getrek het, en die spruit wat deur sy plaas loop in vloed afgekom het (so 300m breed geloop!). Ek sal nooit die geluk op die oom se gesig vergeet nie!

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      I admit that I’ll also much rather spend my time in Golden Gate than in Clarens, but there’s no denying that the folks there have turned Clarens into a formidable leisure and lifestyle brand and are reaping the rewards of their hard work!

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  1. Pat

    I like your Golden Gate better than the one in San Francisco! Beautiful country. That Crested Barbet is an adorable little one. I like the way he wears his colors. Those colors and the mussed look probably make for good camouflage.

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Thanks Pat! Golden Gate Highlands National Park is one of our favourite destinations, and we’re glad to know the photos convey a bit of what makes it so special! And we also like the Crested Barbets very much, they are often very confiding and not shy at all!

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