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 Post subject: Re: Golden Gate: ADVICE
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:36 pm 
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Hi Goronta!

We've never stayed in the Highlands Mountain Retreat before. But on our last visit (while staying at Glen Reenen), we decided to just drive up there to see what it looks like. We were driving with my father-in-law's Toyota Corola, and we did not manage to get all the way to the camp. The terrain is not too rough, but it is very steep. The old Corola'tjie lacked power... :tongue:

I just booked us in for the Highlands Mountain Retreat end April. We'll be going with our Honda CR-V this time. Will let you know how it went. Have no idea about the snow though... :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Golden Gate: ADVICE
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:25 pm 
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Thanks BB for your information
I will wait for your feed-back on how your faithful Honda managed the Mountain.
I should bring some snowshoes or ski in case ... :hmz: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Golden Gate: ADVICE
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Any feedback from people that have stayed at the Basotho Cultural Village? Might be staying there in April (not sure yet, so any info will be welcomed!)

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 Post subject: Re: Golden Gate: ADVICE
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:58 pm 
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Goronta wrote:
Hi 'mites

I'll be in Golden gate at the end of next july. :D
I'd like to book a log cottage at the Highlands Mountain retreat.
Do we need a 4x4 to reach the camp and in case of snow do they close sometimes the road ?
I think I will drive a 2x4.


Hi Goronta we stayed there once when the retreat was snowed in. You could not reach the cabins even in the best 4x4 x far. That one nearly went down the valley when the driver slipped in the snow.

We did not want to except alternative accommodation and together with the park workers dug out the snow using spades and hands to open the road. Its quite hard work but also some fun. Normally you should be fine in a 2x4, but in winter when the roads might be wet and icy its best to go up in a 4x4.

You always have the option to walk up and park below. I am sure folks staying with you will not be reluctant to help. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Golden Gate: ADVICE
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:13 pm 
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Thanks Son godin for the info.
I'm not sure S.O will be ready for a hike in the snow at the end of the day after a flight from Europe. :doh:
I have to open a round the table negociation as soon as tonight to start bookings :mrgreen:
Thanks again :thumbs_up:

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