If you’ve never visited Clarens, you’re missing out! Clarens is a picturesque holiday town in the Free State located near the red mountains. This little town is safe, secure and tranquil, with abundant attractions for visitors of ages. This little gem, also known as the Jewel of the Free State, is centrally located 284 km from Bloemfontein, 389 km from Durban and 336 km from Johannesburg. It is the ideal location for your next long weekend away.
There’s just so much to do in Clarens, like roaming around in art galleries, visiting historical sites, shopping in cheese and gift shops, having a drink in one of the charming pubs and enjoying delicious food in exciting restaurants. If you’re more of an outdoorsy person and enjoy spending time in nature, you can hike one of the many routes or go for a stroll to some of the clearest water streams nearby. Make sure to pack some snacks and enjoy a stunning picnic at any one of the beautiful spots on your way. Here are some of the activities you might enjoy while visiting Clarens.
Taste World-Class Beer at Clarens Brewery
Clarens Brewery is located in the centre of town and is the perfect place to taste tantalising craft beers manufactured from local produce. You can choose from a variety of brews such as Clarens Blonde, IPA, Red, Weiss, Stout and English Ale, as well as a range of ciders and grab some lunch while you’re there. You won’t regret it!
Experience a Clarens Xtreme Adrenaline Rush
Are you looking to have some fun? Why not go white river rafting on the Ash River? The Trans Caledon feeds the Ash River, and you can expect grade 3 – 4 waves year-round. You can expect the excursion to take around three hours with drinks and transport included.
Enjoy Mother Nature with Beautiful Hiking Trails
Clarens is a haven for nature lovers with ample hiking trails to explore. There are different routes available for different fitness levels, so make sure you thoroughly check them out before you start. Take the Maluti Trail for the best view of the Maluti Mountains at sunrise or sunset.
Explore on Horseback
If you want to feel like you’re back in the wild west, go horseriding at Bokpoort Cowboy Ranch. Experience the ultimate feeling of freedom by exploring the area surrounded by towering cliffs and rock formations on horseback. You can also sleep under the stars and immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings by booking a two-day tour.
Unwind at the Golden Gate National Park
Breathtaking scenery, rolling slopes, cliff formations and hiking trails is what you can expect by spending time in the Golden Gate National Park. The tranquillity of the fresh air and natural surroundings offer the ideal location to rest and unwind.
There are many Clarens accommodation options available to choose from. If you want a personalised experienced, a guest house in Clarens will be your best bet.