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BEST TIME TO GO? All year round, but it usually rains in summer which makes certain routes quite challenging. HOW MUCH TIME DO I NEED? At Golden Gate and Moolmanshoek you need a weekend for each. Add an extra day or two to explore Clarens. WHERE CAN I STAY? There are tons of accommodation options in Clarens, from self-catering and guest houses to hotels. Visit www.safarinow.com/Clarens. In the Golden Gate National Park there are also various options. In the Glen Reenen rest camp it costs between R200 and R235 per camp site for two people and R82 per extra person up to six people. There are also family houses, farm houses and rondavels which can accommodate two to six people at a base tariff of between R800 and R1 615 per night. A rondavel in the Basuto cultural village is R810 per night. A log cabin in the Highlands Mountain Retreat costs between R1 300 and R2 475 per night (base rate). Visit www.sanparks.org/parks/golden_gate. Accommodation at Moolmanshoek’s lodge costs between R800 and R1 310 per person per night, breakfast and dinner included. To camp in their informal camp site (not caravan friendly, bush trailers and tents only) is R100 per person. Take note, if you camp you do not have access to the public spaces at the lodge. For all the aforementioned, a once-off conservation fee of R75 per person applies. Contact 051 933 2220 / 3729, email@example.com, www.moolmanshoek.co.za. At Di Bus Stop there are four huts and a farm house. Accommodation is between R190 and R290 per person per night and there is also a 4x4 bush camp where you can camp (totally self-sufficient as there are no amenities) for R75 per night. Contact 082 396 7595, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.dibusstop.co.za. HOW MUCH ARE THE ROUTES? To explore Golden Gate with Will of Africa costs R850 per person per day. The price includes your food, camping, guide and radios on the route. The package is for a weekend in the park and includes three routes from grade 2 to grade 4. Maximum 10 vehicles. Contact email@example.com or willofafrica.co.za/adventures/ At Moolmanshoek the routes are only open to guests staying on the farm. The Kiepersol and Langesnek routes cost R250 per vehicle and the Kloof route R300 per vehicle. Minimum four vehicles per group. The route at Di Bus Stop is R250 per vehicle and is a grade 2 to 3. It takes about an hour and a half to two hours to complete.