Clarens might be a quiet, little town from the outside, but not-so-deep beneath the surface lies a lot to offer for explorers and/or adventure-seeking adrenaline-junkies. Whether it’s taking a hike through the surrounding Maluti Mountains or getting the ultimate thrill that is skydiving, it’s all up for the taking when you come and visit Clarens.

White River Rafting

onsidered to be one of the best white rafting experiences in the country, the Ash River just outside of town provides one of the most intense sensory thrills imaginable. Its white-water rapids and striking scenery, and birdlife makes it a must-do for anyone who considers themselves an adrenaline seeker. There are several establishments in and around town that offer half-and full full-day trips of rafting so take your pick! Plan thoroughly because bookings are essential.

Hot Air Ballooning

Experience the magic of lighter-than-air flight over the mystic Maluti Mountains which serve as shelter from winds and ensuring good flying weather on most days. Relaxing, yet thrilling, a hot air balloon ride is the type of thing that has to be done at least once by everybody. Enjoy breathtaking sunrise views, exquisite scenery, and perhaps even a glimpse of wildlife, if you’re lucky, from a whole nother level – literally.


Arguably the ultimate thrill and a firm favourite on many people’s bucket lists, skydiving in Clarens provides another dynamic to the daring activity. Taking in the Clarens beauty from 10000 ft and counting (backwards) is an experience like no other. Make sure you book a drop with Sky Adventures next time you’re in town.

Trail hiking

They say that hiking is nature’s therapy, and if that’s the case, there are more than enough ‘therapists’ to go around in Clarens. With trails ranging from short and easy to hikes with a high degree of difficulty, there is something for everyone, no matter your experience level. For a comprehensive take on the routes and trails on offer in Clarens, take a look here.


Ziplining is undoubtedly one of the world’s most exciting passtimes, and the easiest and safest way to seek adventure. Enjoy the unique activity of sliding on a steel cable from tree to tree while enjoying a different view of the landscapes around Clarens. This adventure in the sky is a must for parents seeking a thrill for their little ones, or even for themselves. If you want to make Ziplining a part of your trip to Clarens, get in contact with Clarens Xtreme today.

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