Clarens is a holiday destination that is within easy driving distance from Bloemfontein, Johannesburg and Durban, and well worth a trip on the N1 from Cape Town, especially if you are after one of those delightfully long holiday road trips that will take you to one of the most magical places in the Free State!
Many people think of a holiday as something that consists of sea and sand, but really, depending on where you go for the sea and sand, you may end up trapped inside, with very little to do, while the rain falls and the wind howls – or the crowds are just too much for your sanity – nothing relaxing about an atmosphere like that!
A holiday in Clarens is a break that promises beautiful weather all year round, it is a mild climate that is made all the more attractive by the guarantee of comfort awaiting you on arrival at Clarens Eddies Self-Catering, which undoubtedly offers the best holiday accommodation in Clarens, so much so that year after year guests ensure that their booking for the next visit is already made before they head home!
If you look at an aerial view of Clarens, it is easy to see why this corner of the Free State offers such a mild climate. Nestled on the lower slopes of the Maluti Mountains at the Northern Tip of the world renowned Drakensberg Mountain range, and encompassed by the Rooiberge (Red Mountain), harsh weather conditions cannot disturb this rich, green valley!
Visiting Clarens Eddies between November and February will introduce you to summer weather that will not melt you, bringing with it cool breezes in the evening, and a few thunder storms that echo across the mountains with spectacular lightening shows awesome enough to outdo any manmade firework displays!
From June to August, winter in Clarens brings more beauty in the form of snow-capped mountains and richly coloured sunsets that are breath-taking, crisp breezes do battle with a sun that wins 99.9% of the winter battle, doing nothing more than calling for an extra jersey or two.
Cuddling up and being spoiled by the friendly team at Clarens Eddies as they ply you with extra warm blankets and heaters (not to forget about electric blankets!) definitely calls for a bit of snuggling up close to the fireplace and toasting more than just a few marshmallows!
The season really makes no difference to the awesome choice of activities that have also made Clarens the perfect holiday destination in South Africa, there is no shortage of stuff to do! Being surrounded by mountains is an obvious invitation for keen hikers to head for trails that lead to spectacular views as far as the eye can see, and it is this same mountainous area that has made Clarens a sought after destination for mountain bikers and cyclists!
Add adventure by taking a slow cruise above Clarens in a hot air balloon, take to the river in a raft, go horse riding or head out to the Afriski Mountain Resort for a spot of skiing!
The team at Clarens Eddies will assist you to make arrangements for everything from meals in an amazing variety of restaurants and pubs, to making sure you know exactly what there is to do in and around the picturesque village of Clarens – your happy stay is what has always driven this passionately local team to exceed all expectations where it comes to your comfort delivered with a standard of service that is internationally recognised!
Clarens Eddies is big on heart but small enough to ensure personal attention that will make your stay extra-special, with room for only sixteen guests in this sought-after self-catering accommodation on the doorstep to a world of adventure; be sure to get your booking in early!