After a week that consists of bumper to bumper traffic, technology overload and pushing the envelope during office hours, there’s no doubt that you’ll benefit from a weekend in Clarens to recharge your batteries, leaving you ready for the next round in the hurly burly craziness of daily life.
Clarens is an experience that’ll satisfy all your senses. Everywhere you look you’re surrounded by the sheer beauty of this village at the foothills of the Maluti Mountains, and ringed by the Red Mountains (Rooi Berge), giving your eyes a dramatic break from the usual sights in the city.
If you love the sounds of birds waking you up and sending you to sleep, instead of being subjected to the urban sounds you start the day with, then your ears will be deeply grateful to you for the break.
Your taste buds will think you’ve brought them to taste bud heaven as you explore coffee shops, bakeries and restaurants that each bring a different flavour and style to their menus.
This awesome mixture of eateries in Clarens may just have you letting out another notch in your belt. Take a gander at the top ten restaurants in Clarens here, updated in August 2019.
The Clarens Brewery does more than hand crafted beer, cider and gin, there’s also a delicious m enu on hand that’ll have you staying longer than you may have planned!
So where does your sense of touch fit in? Well, you’ll be scrounging around in gift shops for something special to take back home, and you’ll definitely feel your wallet shrinking as you reach in to buy stunning artwork produced by the local artists who make Clarens the art mecca it is.
When last did you breathe in fresh, pollution-free air filled with the fragrance of nature? Spending a weekend in Clarens will fill your lungs with all the good stuff you need before you head back to the grindstone!
If you’re feeling low on energy, then nothing will get the blood pumping like white river rafting, horse riding, abseiling, hiking, cycling or any of the other adrenalin-charged activities that make Clarens an awesome break from the city.
If you prefer a gentler experience of Clarens you should know that the Clarens golf course is one of the most beautiful courses in South Africa, with the best trout fishing and fly fishing to add to the less strenuous activities to enjoy in Clarens.