When looking up the synonym for the word tourism, travel, vacation industry, service sector, sightseeing and visiting the attractions are words that come up. And this is all and more that you can get up to in regards to touring Clarens You can travel to Clarens, a small town that sits in a valley, as Clarens is an easy drive from cities in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Free State and North West Province.And many city dwellers are known to enjoy a lot of leisurely time in the town, which has grown into a tourists destinations that’s even been named one of the top 10 towns to visit in South Africa (S.A.) The town’s service sector has also grown with plenty of accommodation homes to cater to visitors from hotels, lodges, holiday farms, country inns, B&B’s, to Backpackers inns. And a Town Square to explore with plenty of cute little shops along the pavements that include arts and crafts places, home-industry shops, furniture stores, boutiques, art galleries, side walk cafes and restaurants.
Sightseeing is a huge part of Clarens tourism especially in regards to the towns biggest draw card, its mountains as Clarens is situated at the foothill of the mighty and majestic Maluti Mountain. And all you can do as you drive into the town is slow down, take in the fresh air and views, to better understand why Clarens is nicknamed the ‘jewel’ of the Free State province.
The many events that the town is known for also form part of Clarens tourism. Annual events such as Clarens Country Market, the popular Clarens Craft Beer Fest and Cherry Festival held in nearby Ficksburg. The festivals attract tourists who book their accommodation in advance at this period of special events to enjoy and partake in the town and its festivities.
Clarens tourism is also formed around its attractions, like maybe an early morning hot air balloon ride over the mountains or historic attractions of the Titanic Rock. And doing what the town’s water is acclaimed for, White water rafting in the crystal clear waters of the Ash River known for its exciting grade 3 and 4 water rapids all year and Trout fishing in the best spots in S.A.