For Capetonians, for instance, Clarens is nothing more than a wishful thought as far as weekend getaways go, but, for those living in Jo’burg, Bloem or Durban, it’s literally just around the corner!
For many people, the only way they can keep up the hectic pace of city life and all that comes with it, is to have the right weekend hideaway close to home.
Clarens is the answer, on your doorstep. Within 3 or 4 hours, depending, you’ll be welcomed at the gateway to Clarens by the imposing Titanic Rock, so named by a resident in the year the Titanic sank.
This is the sight that welcomes thousands of weekend and mid-week visitors year after year, in every season, and it’s just the beginning of the magic that awaits in Clarens.
There’s magic in the glory of the natural surroundings, in the art, the food and in the people, making this a break that could well pull you in and make you part of an interesting, eclectically inclined community, without much effort.
Even if all you want is to hibernate for the weekend you’ll have to eat, and it’s there that you’ll find yourself so charmed by the locals that the hibernation idea may be put on the back-burner, till next time, maybe.
Clarens holds something for everyone, no doubt about that, and it’s this that calls visitors back time and again, whether they arrive from overseas or from Jo’burg!
For the very young
There’s a lot of fun to be had for the smaller kids in Clarens, but we’ll just give putt putt a nod here, or perhaps a hot air balloon adventure. Add in exploring bones and teeth left by Dinosaurs and you get the idea. Simply put, they’ll have a ball, and there’ll be no complaining that they’re bored!
For the youthful
Ah, youthful energy! Well, there’s plenty room for anyone with excess energy and a love of adrenalin-fuelled excitement to go around. If you or yours are in this category, well, then you have an incredible choice of activities in Clarens!
Ziplining, 4×4 trails, abseiling, white water rafting, horse riding, MTB trails…and on and on. This keeps anyone busy enough in healthy fresh air to get back to the rat race with batteries completely recharged!
For the Golden years
Clarens is definitely a place of peace and tranquillity that anyone in their Golden years can sink their teeth into. Visiting a multitude of art galleries, restaurants, local makers of hand crafted beers, cider and gin are great starters for lazy days spent exploring Clarens Village Square.
Of course there’s also the Clarens golf and trout fishing lure on offer, or beautiful walks that take you to vistas which demand a picnic basket properly accompanied by a good bottle of wine!
Definitely! Whether or not you only catch a glimpse of each other amid busy schedules, you’ll find romance in its fullest in Clarens. Book a room or intimate self-catering unit at Clarens Eddies and prepare for a feast of romantic outings. Perhaps a pony trek in the Maluti Moutains, a hot air balloon ride you’ll never forget over a valley more magnificent than you’ve ever seen?
Or a couples day at a Clarens spa? Fine dining or el fresco? A jaunt to Golden Gate National Park or a simple picnic at any one of the most exquisite viewpoints of the valley and surrounding mountains? This and more is all there for the taking.
What to do next?
That’s simple! Book affordable accommodation at Clarens Eddies Self-Catering and B&B, and get ready to enjoy world class service excellence in style and comfort! Booking is essential if you want to enjoy the best of what Clarens has to offer right on your doorstep!