The quite town of Clarens is endowed with so many attractions which draw thousands of people from across the country every year. One of the locations which features prominently on the list for many pilgrims is the Artists Cafe. Located in the Windmill centre on Clarens square, this sandstone built family restaurant provides superb country cuisine under a great atmosphere.
This daytime establishment offers cozy indoor seating with a fireplace to cater for cold winter temperatures or you can opt for cool comfortable outdoor seating which gives you rare views of the mountains and activities taking place on Clarens square.
Artists Cafe boasts of the best breakfast, light meals, grills and sweet tooth.The breakfast menu caters for the Englishman, the French, the Early Birds and everyone in between. Light Meals include home made Quiche,Grilled line fish, Chicken Schnitzel and the famous Savory Pancakes.Grill meat is locally purchased, ripened and prepared to your liking.The Sweet Tooth is made of waffles and country sized pancakes which are baked fresh on offer.
Kids are not left out at this unique restaurant as there is a kiddies menu complimented by the shady playground with farmstyle, play on toys and a complete antique red tractor to climb on.You can certainly look forward to a healthy country style menu, mellow music, original art and fresh mountain air.
This venue also allows bookings for groups of 20 people and beyond and evening functions can be arranged with the ever friendly staff.
Art enables human beings to find themselves and lose themselves at the same time.Great art must have the ability to stimulate,titillate and activate your different senses.This is what pretty much forms Essential Art Gallery in Clarens.
This Gallery was established with the vision of celebrating human nature in its glory by exploring the naked form and capture the essence of sensuality. It is for this reason that artworks such as framed oils, unframed acrylics, clay sculptures and charcoal sketches are sourced from around the country and exhibited.
Some of the crafts currently in stock include Driftwood Fairies,Triple Heart Collage and Cherish Heart Collage.
Art has been part of the human culture for centuries now. Art is not only a social activity but a huge business sector providing gainful employment and income to millions of people. For a while now, the small town of Clarens has been known as the art mecca in South Africa. One establishment making a huge contribution is Johan Smith.
Established in 1999, Johan Smith is located right in the shadow of the Maluti mountains and houses a fine selection of paintings, ceramics, glass, bronze and other works of art. Some of the available art includes old masters paintings, paintings by contemporary artists, sculptures, hand made glass, functional art, ceramics, jewellery and books.The good news is that courier service is available for free deliveries once a month to Johannesburg, Pretoria and Bloemfontein.
You can also take advantage of the exhibitions which showcases art at its finest.