What to do in Clarens on your next holiday

Holiday. What a magical feel-good word it is! It’s that much needed break from the hum drum frenetic life we live on a daily basis, the one thing that keeps us sane in-between, and we have to have it!

No matter what you’d like to do on your break, whether it’s for a weekend, a week or two, there’s something on the list for you to do, which bears the kind of spotlight on activities in Clarens that are highlighted below.

Important to remember though, is that you book your accommodation at Clarens Eddies for the most comfortable, most central spot from which to start the adventure.

So, back to the awesome list of activities to line up for your holiday.

For adrenaline junkies

We all know that getting the blood pumping out in nature is the best cure for stress, and Clarens offers you the best of it all, such as:

Zipline and abseiling adventures

Sailing through the air or hanging mid-air takes on a different flavour when you do it in the beauty that nature offers in Clarens, and there are adventure companies that’ll make sure you have the best experience possible while you get the blood flowing!

Quad biking

A must for anyone who loves the open air on four wheels! There are guided quad biking tours to be that’ll take you to heights and views that only this stunning valley has to offer, and the locals who’ll guide you know every kink in these mountains, so you’ll get the best of it all!

You can expect the same exhilaration on a mountain bike in this area, perfect for it!


If you love your two wheels then cruising along or speeding it up on your cycle will be the best yet, and cycling in Clarens is a must for anyone ready to imbibe the fresh air, sights and sounds along the way.

White water rafting

Let the professionals take you down the Ash River for an adrenaline rush as you tackle 9 rapids along the way. Important though, is to make sure you aren’t too distracted by the scenery and prolific bird life along the way, you might get wetter than expected!

For the more laid back

Horse riding

Even the little ones get a helping hand to clamber up onto one of these beautiful beasts, under close observation of horse whisperers in the vicinity to Clarens Eddies.  The terrain is perfect and you have a choice of two farms, one 5km and the other 12km outside Clarens, and the Golden Gate National Park that offer horse riding tours.

There’s also the adventure of going on a pony trek through the Maluti Mountains, a perfect way to drink in the rich natural beauty that abounds in the area.

Putt Putt

A bit of healthy competition on a putt putt course is a great way for the family to enjoy a fun timeout, or, to pit your swing against that of your partner in romance.

Hot air balloons

There really is nothing like getting up at the crack of dawn to float gently across this breath-taking valley, giving you a bird’s eye view of all the reasons why this stunning valley is called the Jewel of Africa. Romance is definitely in the air if you sweep your loved one up for an unforgettable experience of natural beauty.

Ready to make your booking at Clarens Eddies?

Let it be said that this is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the long, long list of activities lined up, so, just to make sure you really get the idea, you will definitely find loads of things to do in Clarens.

In fact, you’ll have to keep coming back before you ever get to the end of the list, so make that booking now with the friendliest team in the village!