Rhebok Hiking Trail
Golden Gate National Park, near Clarens, Free State Province
Some of the most spectacular mountain scenery to be found in South Africa is to be found in the north eastern Free State around Clarens. The Golden Gate National Park is situated close to this picturesque little town and contains the most majestic part of this area. The park stretches up to the Lesotho border and consists of 11,600ha of mountain grassland (it is hoped soon to be enlarged by the inclusion of the QwaQwa National Park). The Rhebok Trail stretches out into this area and allows the hiker to experience the spectacular scenery which includes the rich coloration of the sandstone cliffs that give rise to the parks name. Wildlife in the park includes Eland and Black Wildebeest.
Directions to Golden Gate
The Rhebok trail is not an easy trail and should not be attempted by any group without an experienced hiker to lead them. Fitness is required along with being well equipped for any eventuality. Warm clothing is essential even in summer. Hikers should start their hike early and should carry plenty of water, especially during the dry months. Be prepared, however, for a hiking experience of note!
Bookings for the Rhebok Trail should be made through
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