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Sep 1, 2008 - Golden Gate Highlands National Park and Basatho Cultural Village

Only ½ an hour from Clarens is the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. Darren and I had been here 10 years ago and stayed in the park itself. This time we just did a day trip – which was really just a drive through on the main road. These mountains are mostly sandstone and are part of the Maluti mountain range, which also runs through Lesotho. They glow golden from the daylights, hence the name. In the park is the Basatho Cultural Village, which is an open air museum of the Basatho living styles from the 18th century. It is an artifical...

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