Golden Gate Highlands National Park in the Free State has opened its first interactive interpretation centre at the Glen Reenen reception.

The centre, which was launched on Friday, offers an exhibition which includes birds, geology, palaeontology, history and rock art from the area and its surrounds. Guests can also learn about the discovery of dinosaur eggs in South Africa and the fauna and flora found in the park.

South African National Parks and the SANParks Honorary Rangers have been working on the project together since October 2017.

“We are confident that the centre will provide the most ideal platform to educate visitors, especially children, about dinosaurs and many other aspects within the study of Archaeology. We trust that this project will enhance the visitor experience in Golden Gate by opening up the wonderful attributes of the park,” says SANParks Managing Executive, Property Mokoena.

SANParks Honorary Rangers member Des Bothma has also welcomed the launch of the centre, saying it fulfils the organisations’ mandate to promote the conservation and preservation of South Africa’s national heritage.

The centre is free for all visitors and can comfortably fit 30 people for group tours.

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