No exploration of South Africa is complete without a visit to Clarens. This little village in the mountains of the Eastern Free State, on the edge of the Golden Gate National Park looking down over the Drakensburg is the beginning of a great adventure into tranquility. Often called the jewel, it is actually the Heart of the Eastern Free State.

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Tourism and Information

Have you found your place to stay in Clarens? See some of the best guesthouses hotels, farm stays in the area and book online at CLARENS ACCOMMODATION.

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Clarens is coming into winter now and the snow is round the corner. The rest of the seasons have their own beauty, and the village is always busy – LATEST POSTS

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There are many flavours to be explored in Clarens, from boerekos to high cuisine, Italian and oxtail, curries and Portuguese and of course great pub grub.

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Here in the rustige heart of South Africa you will find Activities to thrill your heart from horse riding and hiking to white water rafting, 4×4 trails and abseiling.

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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…


Cecile Nijland - Clarens 3
Mark Van Vuuren, Sunset
Surrender Hill
Rainbow Valley
Mushroom Rock St Fort
Golf Estate Dam
Golden Gate Snow
Clarens Village Conservancy
Clarens in Autumn
Mabel Grace - Autumn 2
Hannes de Kock - Clarens Autumn 1
Clarens Country House

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