Clarens News

All about Clarens!

Clarens is in the heart of the Free State, equal distance from Durban, Gauteng and Bloemfontein – the perfect getaway in the mountains for family and friends, romantic weekends or team building events. 

The mountains surrounding the village are pristine and covered with hiking and cycling trails, there are plenty of sports events, and it is the perfect road for a weekend motorbike ride.

Only 35km from the Caledonspoort border post, it is also the gateway to Lesotho, the Mountain Kingdom.

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What to Eat

Italian, German, Fine Country Dining, Portuguese and Traditional, Clarens has a host of flavours to discover! DINNER TIME


With no franchises, Clarens has lots of interesting little shops full of handcrafts and art pieces made locally. EXPLORE ART


Where to Stay

Self Catering, Bed and Breakfast, Luxury or Farm Stay, your perfect nest in the mountains is waiting for you. BOOK ONLINE

Latest Posts

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Clarens Village Conservancy

The mountains around the village are part of the Clarens Village Conservancy, and are protected by locally employed Rangers who help preserve the natural beauty of the area, clearing MTB and Hiking paths, and most importantly, maintaining the indigenous nature of the area…

Golden Gate National Park

Just 30km down the road from Clarens the Golden Gate Highlands is South Africa’s highest National Park, well known for its scenic beauty as well as its wildlife and birds. Visit the Vulture Dining Room or the Basotho Cultural Village or experience the pristine beauty of the area by hiking their stunning mountain trails…