It’s winter in South Africa and while it can be tempting to hibernate until spring, taking a vacation might actually be a good idea. And you don’t have to drive all the way to the coast to have a good time either.
There are many alternative options when it comes to taking a short winter break. Typically, you’ll want to go somewhere that offers something to do for every member of the family. Somewhere with beautiful scenery – which isn’t too hard anywhere in South Africa. We are truly spoilt for choice with regards to nature in South Africa. Everywhere you look, you’ll find a photo opportunity.
One destination that stands out from the rest is Clarens. A short drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, you’ll find this little charming town, also known as the Jewel of the Free State.
Why Clarens Is the Best Winter Break Destination in South Africa
There are many reasons why South Africans love visiting Clarens. Located at the foot of the Maluti Mountains, the views are simply spectacular. This little town has some of the best restaurants you’ll find anywhere in South Africa. And it’s worth mentioning that Clarens brewery offers some of the best craft beer and ciders you’ll ever taste.
As for adventures, there are too many to do in one trip. If you’re an adventure seeker, you’ll be pleased with the selection:
- River Rafting
- Quad Biking
- 4×4 Offroading
- Horse Riding
- Hot Air Baloon Rides
If you appreciate unique art, Clarens will blow you away! Make sure to stop by Blue Donki Art, Tobias Art, AddyHoyle Art Gallery, Bushmen Art at Schaaplaats Farm any many more for a one of a kind experience.
If you’ve been looking for an epic destination for your winter getaway, Clarens is the place to go. Book your Clarens bed and breakfast with Clarens Eddies to enhance your experience even more! Luxury at affordable prices will ensure a holiday to remember! Make your booking today!