Hiking trails

Hiking trails in the Free State

The quite beautiful town of Clarens in the Free State province is geographically set on a landscape which is mountainous with many hills in the area. It is therefore not surprising that one of the most loved social activities around this area and which continues to attract thousands of people is hiking.The hiking trails around Clarens are well marked and easily accessible. While there is no entry fee for hikers, mountain bikers though are required to get biking permits from Clarens Extreme. Below are some of the hiking trails worth sampling and experiencing when you visit or pass through the town of Clarens.

Trout Fishing

Trout Fishing

Trout is the name for a number of species of freshwater fish belonging to the genera Oncorhynchus, Salmo and Salvelinus. South Africa’s trout fishing is a delightful pastime. Trout in South Africa grows larger than you would expect because of the abundant food available. This activity can be great fun for you and for your friends and family as you escape from the pressure of the big city.The Free State province in South Africa is a trout fishing platform of note.

mountainous valley

A mountainous valley – Clarens

Clarens is a small town surrounded by its main attraction mountains. Especially since the village itself is situated in the foothills of the Maloti Mountain range of the Kingdom of Lesotho.

The never ending landscape of mountains such as the Rooiberge, the range encompassing Clarens and Maloti, also spelled Maluti is just some of the town’s tourism attractions.

Place the Free State province on top

The Free State should be on the top of your list of places to go and visit and I will offer you 10 main reasons why.

If you need some calm in your life, it is a little retreat from the city chaos. But tranquility is not all that it offers.
As the Free State has an amazing rollercoaster of activities that some you might even have on your bucket list!

afriski lesotho

Why not travel locally

Who needs the snow in Aspen when you can experience it right in your backyard, take a ‘sho’t left’for instance to the snowy slopes ski resort of Afriski in Lesotho.

And take the schlep out of preparing months of documents for visa application or spending a fortune on an air ticket, even if you opt to travel by air South Africa has a number of airlines flying through major cities and the price of a domestic flight is lower than that of international most often than not, all part of the reasons why it’s smart to travel locally.

White water river rafting

Ash river is located just outside Clarens and its a major attraction for local and foreign tourists looking for fun and excitement. This venue attracts multitudes because it has the perfect and unrivaled setting for white water river rafting in South Africa.

Clarens – A ‘jewel’ in the ruff

Visit Clarens, which today is one of South Africa’s best tourist towns.

It’s a place to breathe in the clean air and take advantage of its rivers and scenic mountains.

And activities that best suite those who seek the thrill of adventure or the beauty of nature hence it is known as the ‘jewel’ of the Eastern Free State, which might also have something to do with the art influence in the area as well.