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Clarens, a beautiful South African countryside for a getaway

Clarens, a beautiful South African countryside for a getawayA lot has been said about Nelson Mandela’s South Africa and it’s time you took the next step to explore the beautiful Provinces!

South Africa is not only loved, it’s also called “home” to many people across the continent. Despite some of the controversy that may exist, the truth is that there are many things you can appreciate about South Africa that will never exist anywhere else on the African continent and the world at large.

Cape Town – South Africa may have more than a few reasons why you should travel there but Clarens is just a beautiful haven for a getaway.

Clarens, a beautiful South African countryside for a getaway
Beautiful countryside, Clarens

To get away from the hecticness that sometimes envelops in Joburg, Clarens is just a short three-hour drive away and offers a plethora of awesome things to do to keep you entertained while you’re there. It’s close enough for a weekend escape and relaxed enough to zone out there for a week. A trip you’d enjoy better on the pothole-less road coupled with fresh air.

This is a heads up for tourists wanting to visit a country with various sceneries. One amazing thing about South Africa itself is the fact that the country is marked by several distinct ecosystems. For instance, the Inland safari destination Kruger National Park is populated by big game. The Western Cape offers beaches, lush Winelands around Stellenbosch and Paarl, craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, forest and lagoons along the Garden Route, and the city of Cape Town, beneath flat-topped Table Mountain.

For Clarens, a holiday destination will have more to offer just like any other well-structured province in South Africa. A friendly and welcoming environment while calling all beer drinkers! You can sip away on some fantastic brews at the well-known Clarens Brewery with items ranging from German sausages and meatball rolls to cheese platters and hot chips served with mayo… yum!

If you love the outdoors, it’s definitely recommended that you take a hike while in Clarens. It’s a stunning town with plenty of trails to choose from – if you’re up for a challenging, adventurous hike, the Cannibal Trail is for you. With overnight facilities in a cave, historic rock art and more, it’ll stick in your mind for years to come. Clarens, a beautiful South African countryside for a getawayWhy not go on a horseback riding adventure? Just 4kms out of Clarens, Bokpoort offers just that – in fact, it’s what they specialize in or better still you can make your holiday destination to South Africa’s Clarens by taking it to the EXTREME if you thrive on adrenaline. Clarens, a beautiful South African countryside for a getawayClarens Xtreme offers all kinds of heart-pumping activities like white water rafting, quad biking, paintball, abseiling, MTB trails and much more.

The Basotho Cultural Village is a must-see in the Clarens area as well. Experience authentic Basotho culture. Visitors to the village will be taken on a tour, to taste traditional food and traditionally-brewed beer and will find out how arts and crafts are created. They also offer accommodation should guests wish to experience Basotho hospitality.

Clarens, a beautiful South African countryside for a getaway
Photo of Samcilla with Sotho Chief at Basotho Cultural Village

 

 

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