Clarens may be the epitome of peace and tranquillity, the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life, but this is definitely not all you can expect on holiday here.
There are so many outdoor activities to indulge in, aside from great food, art, wine and beer, that you’ll need a lot more than just a few days to make the most of everything on offer.
A weekend in Clarens is great, but all it’ll do is whet your appetite for more, which means that even before you leave, you’ll be booking a longer stay at Clarens Eddies B&B/Self Catering, with far more planned for the next visit!
Here are just a few ideas of activities you might like to add to your wish list for next time around:
Abseiling & zipline
If you don’t mind hanging mid-air on a zip line, or abseiling off a sandstone outcrop, then you’ll be quite at home adding these two!
Hot air balloon rides
You’ll have to get up with the birds if you want to grab a hot air balloon ride, since this is when the air is at its most stable. The view of Clarens Valley is one that is breath-taking as you float across the sky, leaving you with an experience that is unforgettable and incomparable with anything else.
Quad bikes & MTB trails
If you like your 2 wheels, then you have to experience the beautiful mountain bike trails in Clarens, or stick to 4 wheels for a quad bike experience unlike any you’ve known. The majesty of the foothills of the Maluti Mountain Range makes these trails irresistible to visitors.
If you’d rather settle for a quieter option, one with no engine, then horse riding is a must, provided you love these beautiful animals of course. If you’ve never sat on a horse, not to worry, there are beginner’s lessons available to introduce you to this beautiful experience. If you do know your way around a horse, then a pony trek through the Maluti Mountains and into Lesotho is just what the doctor ordered. There are even pony rides for toddlers laid on, so no one is left out of the equation.
Yep, skiing! Take a two hour drive to hit the slopes at Afriski Mountain Resort in the Drakensberg/Maluti Mountains, just check with the weatherman to make sure you come during the cooler months.
Cycling in Clarens is perfect for any biking enthusiast. The fresh mountain air coming off the Maluti and Red Mountain Ranges makes taking on the terrain-rich cycling routes a pleasure, with natural beauty as your ever-present companion.
For a bit of messy fun, grab your family and friends and head out to paint as many of them in as many colours as there are in a rainbow…that is if you don’t miss, in which case you’ll be the rainbow!
White river rafting
Come and enjoy a splash on the Ash. Best white water rafting in South Africa. The Ash river just outside Clarens provides year round rafting with 9 rapids, scenic vegetation and outstanding birdlife. White water rafting a great family, friends and corporate adventure from young to old (aged 6 to 106 years). Experienced guides will lead you down grade III and IV rapids in the pristine waters.
Something for all level of fitness. Guided walks available only 10 minutes walk from Eddies guest house
If you think this is all…you’d be dead wrong!
Dawn and her staff at Clarens Eddies know their backyard very well, and they’ll be more than happy to hand over and guide you through a laundry list of other activities to add to your personal ‘to do’ list.
Let nothing get in the way of booking your stay at Clarens Eddies. If you do, you’ll be missing out on making awesome memories to last a lifetime.