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Clarens & Surrounding Accommodation

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Clarens - Jewel of the Eastern Free State

When it comes to accommodation in Clarens there is an overwhelming choice given that the area is relatively small. One could almost say that throwing a stone in any direction would probably hit a Bed and Breakfast in Clarens. For those seeking a little more independence from a regular B&B there is vast selection of self catering accommodation in Clarens. If pampering is your thing, why not consider a Hotel in Clarens.

Visitors to the quaint village of Clarens are spoilt for choice with a host of galleries, craft shops and restaurants to explore, while the more adventurous in the family can indulge themselves in the many outdoor pursuits on offer. Clarens has become an artist''s haven, possibly lured here by the unique golden light cast by the sun on the cliffs of the Golden Gate Highlands National Park.

Even the ancient inhabitants of the Clarens countryside were inspired to express themselves artistically as is evident from the many Bushman paintings in the surrounding sandstone cliffs.

It is a destination for the whole family. Dad can go golfing or trout fishing while Mum browses the shops at her leisure or enjoys a spot of tennis. The teens can go horse riding, river rafting or play paintball games while the younger children hunt bones on the Dinosaur trail. Grandparents can indulge in the more leisurely pursuits of bowls, game watching and bird spotting.

The exploring doesn't stop with Clarens. There are a number of towns in close proximity which have their own "hidden gems" - just waiting to be explored. The closer you look the more you will find.

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Titanic Rock is situated just 2kms north of Clarens on the R712. This uniquely shaped rock in Clarens was named by a resident after the Titanic ship tragically sunk on 15 Apr 1912
Looking towards Clarens from the Clarens Golf & Trout Estate. The yellow grass is typical during the winter months, turning to a lush green after the summer rains
Outside the Purple Onion in Clarens, situated in the town 'square" in central Clarens. Legend has it that the man's wife went off shopping leaving him to wait in the car. He died years ago, which will come as a shock when she gets back!
The Addy Hoyle Art Gallery in central Clarens provides art-lovers with an opportunity to "find" that perfect piece
Golden Gate Highlands National Park, enroute to Clarens
The Wine Gallery in Clarens provides the perfect opportunity to find that perfect bottle of wine - what else!
Blue Donkey Art is situated in the main town square in Clarens
So much stuff to explore in Clarens. Everywhere something cute or inviting!
The Enslin Vorster Studio Museum, a stone's throw from the Clarens square
Clarens - a better backdrop you'll never see. Every angle a photo-opportunity made in heaven
The south-east corner of the town square in Clarens
NG Kerk in Clarens is just a stones-throw from the Claren town square
Golden Gate Highlands National Park, en route to Clarens
Looking down on the town of Clarens in it's beautiful setting
Basotho Cultural Village - Golden Gate Highlands National Park. Well worth a visit if planning to come to Clarens
Basotho Cultural Village - Golden Gate Highlands National Park
South African National Monument, Surrender Hill (top left) is a reminder of the defeat the Boers suffered against the British during the Anglo-Boer War (1899 - 1902)
Surrender Hill monument, a reminder that this area is steeped in history. Can be found beside the Clarens-Fouriesburg road in the Eastern Free State
The plaque at the site on Surrender Hill. Prisoners captured at Surrender hill were exiled to Ceylon, Bermuda and St Helena and were only allowed to return to South Africa if they pledged their allegiance to the British Crown. Few did!
Ground woodpecker Geocolaptes olivaceus foraging. Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Free State
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Looking southwest along the R711 route between Clarens and Fouriesburg, eastern Free State
View over Bethlehem, looking west, in the Free State
Dutch Reformed Church, Church Square, Bethlehem
Strapp's Shop, 18 Church Street, Bethlehem - declared a National Monument in 1981
Town Hall, 20-22 Muller Street, Bethlehem
Typical surrounding landscape near Bethlehem, Free State
The Dutch Reformed Church in Fouriesburg. Tiny town, with a big church
The Dutch Reformed Church in Fouriesburg
Roadside view on route to Fouriesburg from Clarens in the Eastern Free State
JenLee's Country Shop & Bistro, on the outskirts of Fouriesburg, offers one the opportunity to an eclectic sensory overload
JenLee's Country Shop & Bistro. Located on the outskirts and main entrance to Fouriesburg. The pancakes, cake and coffee are great, and there's a petting zoo and pony rides for the little ones
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