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Activities On Your Holiday – Visit Clarens And Enjoy Family Fun

Interprovincial borders are open for travelling once again, and the Jewel of the Free State is eager to accommodate tourists and travellers to our beautiful towns.

Whether you’re in town for one of our numerous annual festivals, making Clarens a pitstop on a longer journey, or chose our town as your complete holiday destination, there are enough family-filled activities to go by and to keep everyone in the family entertained. Read down below to find out to make the most of your stay in Clarens.

Entertainment In Clarens For The Whole Family

If it’s adventure you want, you don’t need to look any further than CLARENSXTREME. The adventure zone is situated in town, and most of their offerings are available on-site. Between their white-water rafting, quad biking, ziplining, abseiling, paintball, archery, to name just a few, you won’t be left wondering what’s to do in Clarens. There are also less radical activities, kid-inclined, such as putt-putt, bungee-trampoline, and mountain biking.

Horse Riding 

One of the best ways to take in the beauty the unspoilt nature and vast open spaces of Clarens is on horseback. Between Bokpoort Guest Farm and the Golden Gate National Park, you’re spoilt for choice with the number of trails on offer. Whether you’re a novice or experienced rider, any of these places will accommodate you with the peace of mind of experienced guides. So, come and saddle up and forget about life for a while with horse-riding in Clarens, partner.

4×4 routes

For 4×4 enthusiasts, Clarens offers a number of quality and challenging 4×4 routes. Between the Rebellie Game Farm and Lesoba Guest Farm, you’ll have more than enough options that will be suited to your skill level – and the whole family can join!

Fly Fishing   

Feel like fishing? Well, you’re in luck because Clarens has a wide range of fly fishing opportunities available. From gurgling rivers to perfectly still dams, Clarens is a fly fisherman’s paradise. Enjoy the seclusion, picturesque landscapes and tranquil waters teeming with trout, bass, and indigenous yellowfish, fly-fishing in Clarens is the perfect way to reconnect with nature.

Clay pigeon shooting

Experience the thrill of an exploding clay disc when you and the family try out clay pigeon shooting at the Bokpoort Guest Farm. Young and old can enjoy this unique activity where no prior experience is necessary, nor is any athletic or fitness ability, just a good attitude and a desire to have fun!

Guided Hiking Tours in Clarens and Drakensberg

For many of us, hiking is one of life’s best simple pleasures. You pack a bag with water and snacks, and you forget about the world. And when you have the spectacular backdrop that is the Drakensberg, it makes it that much more enjoyable. Like most of the things on this list, there is plenty of choice in hiking trials to go and explore in Clarens.

Bibliophile Book Store

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Widely regarded as the cutest bookshop in the country, a trip to Clarens wouldn’t be completed without a stop at Bibliophile. Whether you’re a bookworm or a non-reader, the small, red corrugated structure is inviting from a distance. The warm and cosy ambience welcomes you as soon as you enter and you might want to keep a tight hold on the credit card as it’s easy to get carried away with the selection of books in copious genres on offer…