Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3, A4i, A4ii (1998)
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Area: 32,720 ha

BirdLife South Africa
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2013 near favourable high high
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Site summary
These two parks are situated in the Rooiberg Mountain range in the northeastern Free State, along the border with Lesotho. Two Southern Bald Ibis Geronticus calvus breeding colonies occur within the IBA and also Blue Crane Anthropoides paradiseus and Grey Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Golden Gate Highlands National Park. Downloaded from on 26/09/2023.