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.