Overdue for a romantic weekend getaway?

There’s so little time left for romance in the hurly burly of busy lives we lead, and technology hasn’t made it any easier, either because so many take work home with them, or never really get to switch off.

There is no better way to completely shut down and relax than to order up and plan for a romantic weekend getaway far from the noise of daily life.

If spur of the moment grabs you, that’s great too, just make sure that you and your loved one get to enjoy an entirely undisturbed few days away.

A romantic weekend getaway in peaceful, scenic and beautiful Clarens will be just what the doctor ordered up, and it’s a choice off the beaten track that’ll give you the space and time to remember why you miss spending time together!

Peaceful and scenic is an understatement when it comes to the absolute beauty of the nature that colours this valley at the foothills of the majestic Maluti Mountains.

If you’ve both really had your fill of the madding crowd and are in desperate need of a downtime spoil on your weekend, add an awesome couple’s massage, or spend at least a morning being spoilt at one of the wellness spas dotted around Clarens.

This will more than get you ready for all that’s lying in wait for you on your visit!

If what you want is to breathe in pure fresh air and you’ve packed in your hiking boots, there are a myriad of hikes that are just the thing to recharge your batteries in surroundings that’ll take your breath away!

If you’ve managed to get a booking at Clarens Eddies B&B or Self-catering units, the friendly staff will help you to get a yummy picnic basket ready for the romantic moments you’ll spend gazing out at vistas that seem never ending.

Talking about Clarens Eddies, it’ll be good to know that if you’re looking for romantic, stylish, comfortable and affordable accommodation in Clarens, this is where you’ll come home to roost for the weekend…or longer!

With accommodation specials that are always up for grabs, you can make a real meal out of extending the weekend, so that you can really take your time about enjoying everything that makes this valley one that has turned many guests into owners of second homes in Clarens!

For you and your loved one, romantic may mean a hankering after adrenalin pumping activities, in which case you’ll be faced with more choices than time allows.

It would include bungee jumping, zip lining, white water rafting and quad biking, to mention but a few of your choices if you’re both adrenaline junkies!

Climbing into the basket of a hot air balloon does romance no harm, and there’s little that can compare to the astounding beauty you’ll coast above on a gentle breeze.

Stepping out of your cosy room at Clarens Eddies and taking a short stroll into quaint Clarens Village Square, with its old world ambience, will definitely add to the romance. Besides which, good food, wine and art come together here like a perfectly performed symphony.

Not even the bustle of the village square during holidays and on the weekends can detract from the tranquillity and peace that’ll make it hard for you to return to ‘real life’.

No matter what your idea is of a romantic getaway, there’s no doubt that if you live in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Bloemfontein or Durban, the hop-skip-and-jump to an unforgettable weekend away is right here waiting for you, in a corner of South Africa known as the Jewel of the Eastern Free State!

Don’t even hesitate to contact Dawn and her team to book your romantic home away from home at Clarens Eddies. Do it now and they’ll make sure you never forget time spent in their beautiful village, in style and in comfort!

Here’s why it’s easy to come to Clarens for a weekend & stay for a week!

Pop in for a weekend and stay for a week, or, spend a week and stay for a month. Either way, Clarens will envelop you in its arms to the same extent that this beautiful valley is held in the arms of two majestic mountain ranges.

At the foothills of the Maluti Mountains, bordering on the Kingdom of Lesotho, with the ochre sandstone Red Mountains in the distance, everything that grows here speaks volumes about the richness of this valley.

This is beauty that no money can buy, but spending a little on a visit more than makes up for not owning any of it, unless of course you decide that you can’t leave and end up buying property here!

The russet shades of autumn that give way to snow-capped mountains are no less spectacular than the spring blossoms awakening in riotous colour everywhere you look in and around Clarens.

Clarens is also the perfect holiday destination for the whole family, with something to do for everyone. 

If you’re bent on bringing mementos back from Clarens for yourself or for loved ones, the craft markets, curio shops and art galleries in abundance will more than sate your appetite.

There are so many treasures to be discovered here, among the sandstone buildings that date back close on 100 years ago that you’ll be browsing and shopping until you drop!

The younger generation will find that there’s so much for them on offer in this ‘little’ town that it may be difficult for them to make a choice from the seemingly endless list of things to do in Clarens.

If you enjoy a round of golf while the kids are kept busy elsewhere, Clarens Golf Estate offers one of the most beautifully kept courses in South Africa, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Mount Horeb, which has its own legend worth looking into.

Fly fishing and trout fishing in Clarens is considered world class, made perfect by the still waters that can be found on the Caledon River. Whether you’re a master at fly or trout fishingor a beginner, these waters are a great place for you to get your feet wet.

If you’re determined to land the big fish, then the Ash River is a must-do for trout fishing. It’s situated 14km from the town of Clarens in the direction of Bethlehem and has fast, fiercely flowing water, which can also be dangerous once melting snow begins to give it added power! Definitely only for the experienced fisherman!

Once you’ve worked up an appetite, mosey on over to restaurants and cafés that spill out onto the pavement and relax in the shade of an abundance of trees as you get plans into place for the next adventure.

Before you get to do any of the activities on offer in Clarens, you’ll want to find accommodation that offers great value for money.

This applies to families wanting comfortable self-catering accommodation, or cosy rooms for couples wanting to share in the romance that makes Clarens a sought after holiday destination.

To get the best of everything in the accommodation you choose in Clarens, you have to check out the awesomeness of all on offer at Clarens Eddies B&B or Self-Catering units.

This is affordable accommodation done in style and comfort, a rare combination for any holiday!

For more of what’s on offer at Clarens Eddies, give owner Dawn or her team a call, you’ll find a refreshingly transparent attitude that doesn’t try to sell you on what isn’t there! 

Besides which, once you’ve read just a few of the glowing independent recommendations by guests, Clarens Eddies will be the only place you’d want to rest your head as you enjoy all that Clarens has to offer.