Clarens is about more than soulful art, great food, hospitality, history, culture, craft beer and gin!
Natural beauty overwhelms the senses in this quaint village, held lovingly against the breast of the majestic Maloti Mountain of the Kingdom of Lesotho.
There is romance in this mountainous valley, an aura of magic that surrounds the 100 year old history that has shaped this vibrant village to become a major attraction for artists and photographers.
Creativity is the norm in Clarens, and this is what attracts thousands of visitors from all around the world every year, hungry for the energy and beauty of this place and its people.
If you haven’t visited Clarens yet, then put it on your bucket list, it deserves a place of honour there!
As for hiking, well, take your pick of trails. If you want easy you’ll find it, and if you want tough, it’s all out there calling your name.
If you’ve hit the jackpot and booked your accommodation in Clarens at Clarens Eddies B&B/Self Catering, then you’re already well on your way to some of the finest hiking ever.
Only 10 minutes walk from Eddies guest house many hiking trails start.
You can choose the level of difficulty according to your fitness level. Some of the trails is at the foot of the mountains while others take you to the top of mountains. Spectacular view on the surrounding Maluti Mountains in Lesotho and the South African red mountains.
Eddies guest house offers free guided mountain walks
Every morning, the guest house owner, do a 2 hour free guided walk for Eddies guests.
Golden gate national park hikes
There are many different trails. The hikes vary from 30 minutes to 3 days walks. Some very easy, others requiring a high level of fitness.
Sentinel, 35 meter chain ladder in the Drakensberg
Only one and a half hours drive from Clarens this popular trail starts and takes you right to the spectacular Tugela Falls. The view of the Amphitheatre Drakensberg peak is breath-taking.
Summit Mount Horeb in Clarens.
This is a 5-6 hour hike and promise great views. A high level of fitness is required.
There are just so many hiking trails in Clarens that the list can be quite dizzying. There’s no way that any keen hiker will leave without having been fully satiated!
The majority of the trails in the Clarens Conservancy meet up or cross each other, which means that whether you’re taking a slow walk or a serious hike, there’ll be a trail perfect for you.
If you can’t make up your mind about where to start, Dawn Trevelyan of Clarens Eddies B&B and Self Catering will be very happy to send you out on a different trail every day, armed with valuable inside information.
The love Dawn and her hospitable team share for Clarens ensures that you’ll know where all the very best places, some off the beaten track, are to be found.
Clarens Eddies B&B/Self Catering is tucked away quietly just down the road from Clarens Village Square, making it a prime location for anyone looking to explore, which also means that if you’re planning a visit, getting your booking in sooner rather than later is a really good idea!