Clarens is located in eastern Free State and has become a well-known tourist attraction in recent years. This small town is recognised for its mild climate, mountains, art and history.
While Clarens is known to have four seasons a day, it seems the majority feel that spring and autumn is the best time of year to visit. In spring you can expect a magnificent display of colourful blossoms while in autumn you will be anointed with the season’s colours – shades of oranges, browns and reds. It comes as no surprise that Clarens is a nature lover paradise and very popular with photographers and artists.
Another feature of this beautiful town has to be the mountains. In springtime, it offers an unforgettable sight of light green willows and colour full blossoms of the many fruit trees.
The weather can change swiftly from one extreme to the other during the warmer summer months. In winter it can get extremely cold and temperatures can go as low as 10 degrees below zero. You can even expect light snowfall during June and July.
In conclusion: Autumn is the best time to visit Clarens and here’s why:
Not only is it beautifully colourful outside but it seems the town comes alive with flea markets, food stalls, concerts and shows to celebrate their culture and history. Events such as the towns Lifestyle cook-off, the country market, and the surrender hill marathon is held as well as the Clarens Craft Beer Festival.
Not adding Clarens to your bucket list would be a huge mistake. This little town has so much to offer any visitor. And while you’re there, and looking for Clarens accommodation, why not book your room with Clarens Eddies. They are centrally located and offer anything and everything you might need to make your stay memorable.