"The Jewel of the Free State" Clarens by cleocat
Clarens Travel Guide: 31 reviews and 58 photos
Visiting the Free State is not very high on many tourist's itineraries.
It's very cold in winter and quite hot in summer. Though the summer seems to be shorter than in the other SA provinces. If you ever in the area it is worthwhile making a stop in Clarens. It is named after the Swiss town Clarens.
It is a small town where you will still find some dirt roads in the residential areas. A few years ago a house would have cost you next to nothing but today you are looking at a million plus.
It's a four hour drive from Gauteng and alot of Gautengers bought weekend houses.
The tranquil atmosphere, great restaurants, 4x4 tracks and tons of artist's shops and galleries lure the
- Pros:Scenery; tranquil; art; crafts;
- Cons:It's cold in the winter
- In a nutshell:Clarens stole my heart
It is part of a small complex of art and craft shops. The patio of the restaurant links all the shops. While having your... more travel advice
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