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17 October 2013:Clarens festivities

Clarens Bethlehem Road

Our photograph this week is taken on a farm just off the Clarens road to Bethlehem.  The photograph  features in the 2014 calendar produced by and sold in aid of Cluny Animal Trust.  (Photographer: Mary Walker)


 

Reflections

Perhaps more than anything else, when I lived in England I missed the pristine clarity and light of the Free State landscape.  Our photograph this week is taken on a farm just off the Clarens road to Bethlehem.  The sun has almost set, casting its rays horizontally against the poplars, pushing long fingers of shadow into the veld.  Even in the fading light, the sky retains its ethereal blue, flaunting its perfect reflection in a muddy pond.  The Free State doesn’t show off nature in half measures.  It exaggerates its smallest beauty.

These are the things I anticipated when I used to travel home from boarding school by train.  Waking in the morning in the Eastern Free State, the steam engine hammering its winding way across the veld, I always had a sense that I had arrived at the top of the world.  Pulling into Fouriesburg station, with its neat platform and bright potted flowers, I would drag down the window to feel the Free State air on my face and not regret for a moment leaving behind the warm pea soup air of Natal.  Read more


SPF:  Community Meeting – Monday 14 October 2013 Feedback

There was a very good turn-out for the meeting on Monday, which resulted in the compilation, signing and handing over of a memorandum to Capt. F.T.  Mohale on Monday afternoon, and  also subsequently delivered to Bethlehem Cluster Commander, Brig. Jan Tsotetsi. The memorandum demands that

– Capt Mohale re-establishes and confirms her commitment to liaise with the Clarens Police Forum of Sector 1;

– The Bethlehem cluster commander initiates a departmental inquiry into the lack of communication between Capt Mohale, the Sector Police Forum, and the residents of Clarens.

The Sector Police Forum are also taking steps to protect vulnerable residents: Clarens is being divided into various sub-sections and as soon as this has been finalised residents will be informed which sub-section they fall under along with relevant contact information.
Please note:  The SPF is also looking for volunteers to head up the various sub-sections. Phone: Johann Lehman  083 4479925


Clarens Community Vegetable growing project (Department of Agriculture)

Report back from Tsepiso Mosia
Tsepiso and the community gardeners all express their sadness at the passing of Daan Wybenga, who was not only loved and respected by all, but who served as an inspiration for all those interested in growing their own  vegetables.
The community gardens are growing well, and will be judged on Tuesday 22nd October, 2013.  Prize giving for the best gardens will take place on 29th October, 2013.  This worthwhile project does however need support, and donations of seed, or gardening equipment (which could be handed out as prizes) would be welcomed.
For further information please contact : Tsepiso Mosia ,Department Of Agriculture & Rural Development, Phone:  0710791332   E-mail:mosiatsepiso@yahoo.com


 

Plants Found in the Clarens Village Nature Reserve

Plant of the week: Albuca pachychlamys

 

Damien Coulson:

Greetings to all our Village plant enthusiasts. Welcome to this weeks’ “Weekly Plant of Interest”. We’ll be looking at a small geophyte that requires a keen eye and a bit of an adventurous spirit to locate.
Albuca pachychlamys (commonly known as Soldier-in-the-box in English, and mototse in sisotho), is a small monocotyledonous plant of approximately 250 mm in height, usually occurring singly. A. pachychlamys is widespread, growing in grasslands near rocky outcrops up to 2400 m A.S.L.

A. pachychlamys is a bulbous plant, with a brush of dark bristles topping the bulb and several thick tunics. Bulbs function as food storage devices for times when conditions are adverse, thereby acting as a protection mechanism in times when most other plant forms begin to deteriorate. The leaves are narrow (often less than 3mm wide).

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Garden Club News

The Clarens Garden Club will go on an excursion to an asparagus and peony farm on Wednesday 23rd October. We aim to be there at 9:30 for 10 am. Our hostess will be Marie Campbell..
There will be a tour of the farm showing us the peony fields and how the asparagus is grown and harvested. After that we shall visit the asparagus factory which is most interesting showing how machinery is replacing troublesome labour.
She has peonies for sale but only the flowers, not the plants. The peony flowers are R5 a stem.

The asparagus will be on sale at R30 per kg. available in various sizes. These products are exported to Marks and Spencer and sent to Woolworths in South Africa.

 


 

The Twitcher

After the drama of last week’s Twitch, the news of arrests in the murder of Daan Wybenga is good indeed and reminds us that criminals in our society are not fireproof, even if the courts have a habit of letting them walk all too soon.  So, we can turn our attention to matters ornithological again.
First, the matter of the Piet-my-Vrou: Yes, he is back – well a few of them actually, signalling in a plaintive way that summer is really here.  A member of the Cuculidae family, this entertaining little fellow is actually more formally known as the Red Chested Cuckoo.  His common (Afrikaans) name stems from his song, which will be familiar to everyone in the village, unless you don’t have a tree in your little corner of God’s green acre.  Usually solitary, the Piet-my-Vrou is highly vocal and lives in forests and plantations, eating insects to pass the time between romantic encounters.  As a model for Clarens residents this bird does not necessarily score big on propriety, as it is voraciously bigamous and uses the nests of other birds to lay its eggs.  Just a thought.  Read more


 

This weekend – Weather


This weekend – Live Music (Restaurants)

Friday 18th October 2013

Friends:   20h30 :     Slipstream

Street Cafe:  20h00 :  Fumadores  (Hensie & Denzl)

Saturday  19th October 2013  

Artichoke: 11h00  :  Fumadores

Street Cafe:  20h00 :  Fumadores


 

This weekend – Rugby fixtures


This Weekend:
Classic Clarens Festival 18-20 October

Lots of entertainment.

Friday: 18th October, 2013
19h00:
Start the weekend off with Kaya Mthethwa on friday evening.
Clarens Square:  Tickets: R35 (available at Hunters Pub, Village Grocer and Zama Zama)
alternatively

19h00:
Attend Black Tie Dinner at the Martie Lotz Hall, to honour Clarens Primary 100 years Tickets R80 include a 3 Course Meal and entertainment by Andre Schwartz, Cantus Choralis Choir  Dihlabeng, and Mariette Pitout. Tickets available at The Village Grocer or Clarens Primary.

Saturday: 19th October, 2013
Relax in the tea garden on the square while enjoying the following events:

  • 11h00: Mona Lisa’s Defele’ de Mode: everything from vintage delights to upmarket glamour
  • 12h30: “Forehands”  Hansie  Jordaan and Rene Human (2 pianos)
  •  13h30: Working on Fire: Traditional African Performance
  •  14h00: Moriteng Choir: (Winners of the 2013 Bloemfontein School Choir)
  •  10h00 – 16h00:  Tavern Tours.  Catch the bus from outside the municipal offices.  Taverns taking part this year include: Hunters Pub, Zama Zama and Tsmahantse
  •   Wine and Food Tent and a Health and Wellness Tent will also be on the square.
  •   Art route:  Pick up a map from one of the galleries and explore.

19h00 – 20h30  Saturday evening enjoy a classic concert with Pia Jesu Eleganza, Chris Coetzer, Andre Schwartz and Mariette Pitout.
(Tickets R120)
To Book Tickets Electronically – Email Clarensmarketing@gmail.com
Tickets are also available at Village Grocer, Mountain Odyssey and Clarens Destinations.


 

Bibliophile Bookfest 18-20 October


Classifieds

Looking for a house to rent, a job, or wanting to sell something? You might find it theClassifieds section on our website: www.clarensnews.com  We have a special appeal out this week to find the late Daan Wybenga’s cat a home.

Should you wish to place an advertisement in this section please email: editor@clarensnews.com
(Classified advertisements are free.)


 

Note from the editor

Our website is still “work in progress” and you can expect to see some changes every week.  The Adventure page has had a phenomenal reception – and even people who have lived in Clarens for years have commented that they didn’t know there was so much one could do in Clarens.  Please accept our most sincere apologies if we’ve left your company/adventure out, and be sure to contact us at editor@clarensnews.com so that we can put it right.

We are now working on a page for all the art galleries and artists in Clarens, and would like to include everyone who offers art courses as well. Please feel free to contact us: editor@clarensnews.com so that you can be sure we don’t leave anyone out.

11 October 2013: Light and shade

Clarens Caledon River

Our photograph this week is of the Caledon River, which is the boundary between Lesotho and South Africa. The photograph  features in the 2014 calendar produced by and sold in aid of Cluny Animal Trust.


 

Tartan Rainbow

Back in the early 1990s Desmond Tutu coined the phrase “Rainbow Nation” when referring to South African society.  No exaggeration there!  For a country so long isolated at the southern tip of Africa, an extraordinary range of nationalities, ethnic groups, language groups and races settled and took root in this land.
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Prof Daan Wybenga – A great loss

It is difficult to express the great sense of loss, sadness and anger  in the Clarens community at the recent murder of one of our most loved and respected citizens.  Those of us who had the privlage of knowing him will always remember him, and I’m sure that many will stop to rest and pause for thought on the bench he donated in memory of his wife (Scilla walk, Clarens Village Conservancy)  to think of them both. And yes – the view is beautiful from up there.  Our hearts go out to his family and friends.

Daans funeral service will take place on Thursday 17th October: 12h00: Gereformeerde Kerk, Bethlehem


 

Prof Daan Wybenga –  Obituary

Louw van Biljon:

Daan Wÿbenga, geagte, gewaardeerde en geliefde inwoner van Clarens sedert die vroeë 1990′s (saam met sy oorlede vrou Gretel), is nie meer met ons nie. Ek aanvaar dit moeilik – dit hoort nie so nie; Daan was ‘n dierbare mens wat sekerlik nooit iemand sleg behandel het nie.

Alhoewel ek Daan (en Gretel) ontmoet het kort nadat ek in Clarens aangeland het (1996), het ek hom nie goed geken nie. Tog ek het hom ervaar as ‘n effens verstrooide, maar wyse en saggeaarde man. Mens kon enigetyd by hom ‘inval’ – wat ek ook soms gedoen het – en heerlik aan’t gesels raak.

Alhoewel Daan ‘n lae profiel gehandhaaf het, was hy betrokke in die Clarens gemeenskap: hy het af en toe by Meriting hoërskool klasgegee; hy was ‘n stigterslid van Clarens Dorpsbewarea en het vir jare op die komitee gedien. Hy was ook ‘n stigterslid (saam met Gretel) van die ‘Klopse’, die afrikaanse sosiale groep wat maandeliks bymekaarkom om oor interessanthede te gesels. Aanvanklik was ‘Klopse’ aan’t huise by Daan en Gretel gehou. Helaas, sal dit nie meer kan gebeur nie…

Daan, jy gaan waaragtig gemis word.

For the english translation Press here


 

SPF:  Community Meeting – Monday 14 October 2013

The SPF (Sector) 1 Committee wishes to express it`s sincere condolences to the family of Prof Daan Wybenga on their loss.

The senseless way in which his life was taken leaves us confused and angry. In our small community, fractured as it may be at times, incidents like these must serve to draw us together in our bid to preserve our unique way of life.

We as the SPF are frustrated in the way the local SAPS reacted to our genuine efforts in keeping the community informed. While we respect the internal protocols we fail to understand and accept the reluctance of the Station Commander to embrace and understand the nature of the community she purports to serve. As we write this, unfounded rumours are still circulating around the events leading to Prof Wybenga`s death. In a Village populated with the elderly and infirm, we strongly believe that these and other factors should override SAPS sensitivities with regards to the dissemination of information.

A community meeting has been scheduled for Monday 14 October in the NG Church hall at 10H00. On the agenda will be:

  • The registering of all members of the community that are infirm, elderly, live alone or feel vulnerable. The aim would be to initiate regular patrols to these addresses and set up a more comprehensive block watch system.
  • The approval and signing of a memorandum to be delivered to the Station Commander. This memorandum will be brief and to the point.
  • A short briefing to the community with regards to the SPF initiatives with specific reference to the Reservist initiative and the recent actions taken by the Station Commander.

We hope and trust to see you there!

Regards

Johan  Lehman and the Team


The hills were alive … with the sound of music

On Tuesday morning, our serene mountains were filled by the joy and mystical sounds of a truly memorable and once in a lifetime impromptu jam session. Former university professor and now world-renowned holistic animator Dr. Bruce Copley and the intriguing one-man band Zirk Bergh, came together with local electric violinist Denzl Keenen, to have some fun and challenge each other musically.  Read more


 

Clarens Village Nature Reserve

Plant of the week: Merwilla plumbea

 

Damien Coulson:
Greetings to all our Village plant enthusiasts. This week  we’ll be looking at a bulbous perennial that has in recent years been much targeted and depleted in the Clarens Nature Reserve by domestic goats.

Merwilla plumbea (commonly known as the Blue Scilla in English, Blouslangkop in Afrikaans and kherere in sisotho), is a small sized plant of approximately 1 m in height, sometimes occurring in “colonies”. M. plumbea is widespread in the eastern summer rainfall regions and grows on cliffs and rocky slopes from 1675 – 2100 m A.S.L. This striking plant is frost resistant and may be grown from seed.
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The Twitcher

One of the most important things about living in a community is that you are a part of it; for better, for worse; for richer, for poorer, to steal a line from the somewhat ironic litany of the Christian wedding vows.  This is true of Clarens, which, if I think about it, is a bit like a large, fractious family.  No matter how much we fight and snarl at each other, and we do, we tend to pull together when we are threatened or when our lives and futures are at stake.

Dismiss these platitudes at your peril however, for they have some force and conviction to them.

For example, the village of Clarens is about to initiate an October Classics festival, which will involve the translocation of thousands to see and hear great music and fine entertainment – and celebrate a bookfest; well, the four or five surviving Free State readers anyway.  While this is an early stage in Clarens’ development of arts and culture as a spectator sport, it promises much.  Imagine the reaction of the City Fathers of Grahamstown when some palooka first suggested an arts festival to swamp the town?  Yet look at their festival today, corporate sponsors and all.  The point is that, as stakeholders in Clarens Inc., we are potentially at the same point of lift-off, awaiting a trigger-finger to start a fire in the hold.  Well, a smouldering ember at least.

Yet in the same week, as we rush manically about trying to play catch-up against shrinking festival deadlines, one of our respected senior citizens is done to death for a cell-phone and elderly Toyota.

South Africa’s reality is our own and upon our doorsteps.  We can focus our attentions on the business of tourism and have a gay old time (sorry!) dancing the light fantastic around the square to raise money for Kgubetswana charities, but the truth is that we are as vulnerable as the rest of our benighted land.  Certainly, the incidence of crime in Clarens is somewhat lower than the rest of South Africa’s, as too is its severity.  But the hard truth is that we have just lost a friend, colleague and fellow-citizen to the madness of need and greed.  And surely, we will lose others over time, albeit at a fractional proportion of the country’s losses.  The victim of this murder was a gentle man who grew and gave away vegetables, who minded his own business and who gave a great deal more than he ever took.

So, as we gear up for a party celebration, we will be looking over our shoulders and wondering how this could have happened in our little village.  There will be anger, belligerence, threats and more.  Hopefully, the police will do what they are paid for and catch those responsible.  Calm heads will no doubt prevail, but there will be a sense of betrayal to deal with; a social compact broken and unwritten agreement dishonoured.  The question is whether we can rise above this jolt to our sense of security, and deal with being South African rather than merely Clarenites.  The answer is that we have to grieve and celebrate in equal measure – not just for the death of one man, but for the end of an era in which we all believed that we were somehow invulnerable here in the mountains.


This weekend – Weather


This weekend – Events

Saturday: 12 October 2013

Farmer’s Market (outside the Bibliophile). 10h00 – 14h00.

The Clarens MacNollie Challenge. (Read all about it at www.macnollie.co.za)  This is a fund-raising event for the SPF.  Proudly sponsored by Nissan Welkom, Nissan Bethlehem and UD Trucks/Welkom.
Those of you not taking part in the challenge can still be part of the fun.

Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting @ the Clarens Golf Club On Saturday 12 October 2013 From 13h00 – 15h00
Cost: R50pp for a Skill Game of 15 Shots
Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting, also known as Laser Clay Shooting or even Laser Shooting is a variation on the traditional sport of Clay Pigeon Shooting. Real shotguns are disabled and fitted with harmless infra-red laser equipment that can detect hits on specially modified reflective clays. A total of five people can shoot at the same clay at the same time. No risks! No injuries! No blue shoulders!  (No need to book – just arrive!)

Jordania Primary Golf Day:  Clarens Golf Estate

Harrismith Mountain race.  11h00 Harrismith


 

This weekend – Live Music

Friday 11th October

Artichoke: 18h00             Zirk Bergh

Music for Saturday has yet to be confirmed, but will be posted to our facebook page once we know who is playing where.


 

This weekend – Rugby fixtures

 

Absa Currie Cup Premier Divison 15:00 Golden Lions v Griquas Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Absa Currie Cup Premier Divison 17:05 Free State Cheetahs v Blue Bulls Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Absa Currie Cup Premier Divison 19:10 Sharks v Western Province Growthpoint KINGS PARK, Durban

Coming Events Classic Clarens Festival 18-20 October

 

Lots of entertainment.Start the weekend off with Kaya Mthethwa on friday evening.

Saturday:  Relax in the tea garden on the square while enjoying a Vintage Fashion Show :   with Phoebe from Mona Liza Garment Gallery; “Forehands”  Hansie  Jordaan and Rene Human  (2 pianos); Working on Fire; Moriteng Choir, and

 

Saturday evening enjoy a classic concert with Pia Jesu Eleganza, Chris Coetzer, Andre Schwartz and Mariette Pitout. 

Note from Clarens Tourism Forum: There are still a few tables left for the Classic Clarens Festival’s Food & Wine tent on the Village Square, at R500.Please contact JCM Events on clarensmarketing@gmail.com if you are interested.


Coming Events: Bibliophile Bookfest 18-20 October

To see the full program of events:

Read more

 

 

 

 

 

 


Classifieds

Looking for a house to rent, a job, or wanting to sell something? You might find it in our Classifieds section. Should you wish to place an advertisement in this section please email: editor@clarensnews.com (Classified advertisements are free.)


Note from the editor

Our website is still “work in progress” and you can expect to see some changes every week.  The Adventure page has had a phenomenal reception – and even people who have lived in Clarens for years have commented that they didn’t know there was so much one could do in Clarens.  Please accept our most sincere apologies if we’ve left your company/adventure out, and be sure to contact us at editor@clarensnews.com so that we can put it right.We are now working on a page for all the art galleries and artists in Clarens, and would like to include everyone who offers art courses as well. Please feel free to contact us: editor@clarensnews.com so that you can be sure we don’t leave anyone out.

4th October 2013: Spring Fever

Clarens - Lesotho Highlands Water Project

Water – Lesotho Highlands Water Project

Sir Evelyn Baring, the British High Commissioner to Basutoland, was the first to formally suggest that the surplus water of the Mountain Kingdom could potentially supplement the shortages in neighbouring South Africa.  His vision set in motion the processes that would lead to one of the most significant engineering projects on the African continent.

Our photograph this week (which features in the Cluny Animal Trust Calandar for 2014)is taken in a quiet residential part of Clarens against the sandstone cliffs of the Swartland.  Some of our newcomers to Clarens, and many of our visitors, might be unaware of the close proximity of this small town to a segment of this distinguished engineering feat, and of the role that the area played in the project execution. Read more


 

Community Braai Challenge – 29th September 2013

 

Oh what a day it was!! 16 Teams entered, R15000,00 was raised for local charities and the Clarens community responded – with aplomb!!  The SPF, Tsusanang Care Group, Cluny Animal Trust and Mr & Mrs William Soko will each receive R3750.  Read more

List of Winners, Prizes, Donations and Results

To see the list of winners, prizes, donations and results :  Press here 

 


 

Classic Clarens Festival 18-20 October

 

Start the weekend off with Kaya Mthethwa on friday evening.

Saturday:  Relax in the tea garden on the square while enjoying a Vintage Fashion Show :   with Phoebe from Mona Liza Garment Gallery; “Forehands”  Hansie  Jordaan and Rene Human  (2 pianos); Working on Fire; Moriteng Choir, and

 

Saturday evening enjoy a classic concert with Pia Jesu Eleganza, Chris Coetzer, Andre Schwartz and Mariette Pitout.


 

Bibliophile  Bookfest  18-20 October 2013

The Bibliophile has, once more, put together an exciting program for the Bibliophile bookfest.

Writers dinner, Film Premiere, authors, supper theatre – and lots more.

To see the program:  Read more


Plants found in the Clarens Village Nature Reserve

Plant of the week: Gymnosporia buxifolia

 

Damien Coulson:

Greetings to all our Village plant enthusiasts. Welcome to this weeks’ “Weekly Plant of Interest”. We’ll be looking at a woody plant species that is part of the spike-thorn family.

Gymnosporia buxifolia  (commonly known as the Pioneer Spikethorn in English, Gewone pendoring in Afrikaans and Sephatwa in sisotho), is a medium sized plant of 2 – 3 m in height and is widespread throughout Africa. Gymno is Greek for naked and spora means seed. Buxifoliarefers to the shape of the leaves (similar to the Boxwood Buxus). G. Buxifolia grows in a wide variety of habitats including forests and grasslands – often among rocks. This tree grows alone or in dense intermingled clumps at altitudes of up to 2100 m A.S.L.

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 The Twitcher

Sorry to be absent without leave last week.  Your faithful correspondent had to attend the funerals of seven cattle, all victims of vehicle accidents on the roads of Clarens.  Just amazing that motorists don’t recognise the cows’ right of way while grazing contentedly around the village.  Quite different in the Sub-Continent where vehicles, from richly decorated buses to scooters carrying families of nine and more, simply stop and wait while the Holy Cows go about their business.  Ah well. . But talking of the village, much to report:  Read more

 

 


 

Ubuntu Monday

UBUNTU MONDAY 7 October at CORNELIA FARMHOUSE

THIS IS A BIG TRAVEL FOR SOME YOU but we can organize lifts…call DEAN  058 2561729 or 072 1339615


Working on Fire – Letter of thanks

Hi there

May I please through your publication thank all the firefighters that converged on the farm “Ararat” last Saturday when we had rather devastating out of control fires. They were absolutely fantastic and were really fighting hard well into the early hours of Sunday morning.

Unfortunately  I don’t have their names as there was no time for ‘socialising’.

On behalf of the owners, Quartus and Cobie Botha, thank you very much!

Kind Regards,

Linky van der Westhuizen


 

This weekend – Weather

We’re beginning to think that spring is rapidly passing by – the last few days have felt more like summer, and this year’s new spring babies are growing-up fast, as can be seen with this foal, born at Bokpport about three weeks ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


This weekend – Live Music

Friday 4 October 2013
Grouse & Claret:  20h00 onwards:  Rick and Denzl
Street Cafe:  20h30 onwards:  Drywater (From Bloemfontein: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOrvABp5oGU
Friends: 20h30 onwards Van Smith

Saturday 5 October 2013
Street Cafe: 20h30 onwatds:  Drywater
Friends: 20h30 onwards: Van Smith

Slipstream is playing at the Bethlehem Expo on Saturday at 17h00 and at the Blue Barley at 20h00.


 

This weekend – Rugby fixtures

Absa Currie Cup Premier Divison | FIXTURES

All times CAT (SA, GMT+2
October 2013  Absa Currie Cup Premier Division/ Fixtures
4 Blue Bulls v Sharks Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria 19:10
5 Griquas v Free State Cheetahs GWK Park, Kimberley 14:00
5 Western Province v Golden Lions Newlands, Cape Town 14:00
October 2013  Super Rugby Championship

 

5 South Africa v New Zealand Ellis Park, Johannesburg 17:00
6 Argetnina v Australia Estadio Gigante de arrovito, Rosaria 00.40

MORE Coming Events : Visit the Clarens News website to find out about all the other events coming to Clarens.There’s lots happening this month.Classifieds  Looking for a house to rent, a job, or wanting to sell something? You might find it in our Classifieds section.Should you wish to place an advertisement in this section please email: editor@clarensnews.com (Classified advertisements are free.)Note from the editor AT LAST  : The Adventure Page is on the website.We have all been working hard at collecting information on all the adventures on offer in Clarens. Our aim is to build a website which reflects Clarens and everything it has to offer, but,  we need your help to achieve this. Please check that we have the adventures you have to offer listed on the website.  email: editor@clarensnews.com if you’re not listed, or if you have a problem with the way we’ve listed you.


 

This weekend – Other things to do

Saturday:
Farmer’s Market outside the Bibliophile. 10h00 – 14h00.

Sunday:  Hot air ballooning.  Special – for this Sunday only.
R1850 per person (which includes breakfast)  phone:  Megan 082 4692072

The Bethlehem Expo is happening this weekend.  To see the program press here


 

Note from the editor

AT LAST  : The Adventure Page is on the website.

We have all been working hard at collecting information on all the adventures on offer in Clarens. Our aim is to build a website which reflects Clarens and everything it has to offer, but,  we need your help to achieve this. Please check that we have the adventures you have to offer listed on the website.  email: editor@clarensnews.com if you’re not listed, or if you have a problem with the way we’ve listed you.