Holiday seasons and weekends make Clarens a hub of excitement that bears no resemblance to the neon lit frenzy one finds on holidays to major cities or beaches in South Africa.
We say the ‘hub of excitement’ with a completely different meaning to the pace that makes busy days in the city seem as if life is always on fast forward, without any chance of smelling the roses along the way.
We all know that living at a pace like this without rest builds up enough stress to warrant taking a step back from it all, and exploring the beauty of this village, affectionately called the Jewel of the Free State, is just the remedy.
This does not mean that you won’t have anything to do if you still have the energy to raise yourself from the inertia that the peace in this breath-taking valley encourages, because there’s plenty to do in and around this village.
For a start, if you need a comfy home away from home from which to explore places like the Golden Gate National Park, Afri Ski Resort and Mont -aux- sources, Clarens Eddies is the perfect place to lay your head in between outings.
You’ll also have the mountains of Lesotho right on your doorstep, calling you to take a perch on a donkey for an adventure in this beautiful part of the Maluti Mountains.
As far as having things to do in Clarens is concerned, you’ll be handed a list of over 30 activities to choose from, whether you want a chill experience or a high adrenaline rush. There’s plenty for everyone, from kids to adults and grandparents.
…and let’s not forget the 20 restaurants that’ll go a long way to expanding your waist!
But what about the accommodation at Clarens Eddies?
Clarens Eddies has its own art gallery that offers a taste of what the local artists are producing, and, since Clarens is considered an art mecca, the art flows over onto the walls of the self-catering units and rooms, bringing that original touch hard to find elsewhere.
Heaven! There’ve been no corners cut where it comes to making sure that when you lay your head down after a busy day hitting restaurants, art galleries and an eclectic mixture of shops, you won’t want to get up off these comfy beds.
Carefree packing is a must, if you’ve chosen to stay in one of the self-catering units! Bring the grub and other luxuries you’d like to cook up, without worrying about itty bitty things like dish cloths, dishwashing liquid or your morning coffee and tea.
Clean, clean, clean! Plus you don’t have to worry about packing your hairdryer, loo paper and air freshener, hand soap and shampoo, with a healthy dose of doom thrown in for good measure.
Nothing tacky here! Look forward to fluffy towels, fresh linen and warm blankets that show no signs of unravelling.
Entertainment & WiFi
There’s a flat screen TV waiting for you on the nights you choose to stay in, and, of course there’s high speed WiFi included, so that you can keep friends and family updated about the awesome holiday they’re missing!
Absolutely yes! We love braaing and a holiday without a braai is not a South African holiday!
There’s so much more what Clarens Eddies offers guests, aside from the warm welcome and caring attitude you can expect from the staff, which makes this the place of escape for families and for couples looking for more than just a touch of romance.
Last, but definitely not least, mosey on over to the recommendations uploaded to booking.com by guests, and you’ll get the best idea of why Clarens Eddies is home to guests who return year after year and weekend after weekend, from South Africa and around the globe!