Experience a weekend of sublime music matched by the scenic beauty of Golden Gate Highlands National Park. Book now for the Golden Classics 2018, taking place from 30 November to 2 December.

Situated just 320km from Johannesburg, Golden Gate Highlands National Park’s mountain wonderland is a world apart. From 30 November to 2 December this idyllic setting plays host to some of South Africa’s most acclaimed musos for the much-anticipated Golden Classics 2018.

You can look forward to two exclusive open-air concerts – jazz and classical – with Golden Gate’s stunning scenery as backdrop. On the music menu? Jazz artists Lindiwe Maxolo and Nduduzo Makhathini will take to the stage on Friday 30 November, while baritone Aubrey Lodewyk and soprano Caroline Nkwe will be accompanied by the Gauteng Opera Company for Saturday 1 December’s showcase. For Saturday’s performance the Free State Symphony Orchestra will be under the baton of musical director Kutlwano Masote.

Weekend itinerary

Friday 30 November 2018

After checking in, enjoy a sundowner boma braai and the intimate jazz event.

Saturday 1 December 2018

Following a hearty breakfast, the morning is spent at leisure. There is so much to do and see in this picturesque corner of the Free State: choose from hiking, birding, horse rides, sightseeing in nearby Clarens, golf and much more.

In the late afternoon shuttles depart for the open-air concert venue. The Golden Classics concert takes place under the stars, followed by time to mingle and enjoy refreshments.

Sunday 2 December 2018

Enjoy breakfast overlooking the iconic Brandwag Buttress and explore the park before heading home.

Package options

Concert & accommodation

  • Two people sharing for two nights @ R7,100
  • One person for two nights @ R3,615
  • Two people sharing for one night @ R4,000
  • One person for one night @ R2,030

One-night packages valid for Saturday 1 December 2018 only. Packages include concert(s), accommodation, breakfast and dinner.

Classical concert & dinner

Saturday night performance and dinner per person @ R1,350 (accommodation excluded)


A limited number of packages are available and bookings close 19 October 2018.

Book online or send an email to [email protected] for more information.

Pictures courtesy of SANParks