Tired of busy traffic and the daily rush in Johannesburg we decided to head out to the Free State into the South African ‘outback’. At 2,5 hours drive we ended up in Clarens. It is an artist’s village, surrounded by the most beautiful mountains. There are lots of artists living there and they have their own galleries. It so relaxing just to stroll around from the one little shop or gallery to the next. In between the little shops you will find cosy coffee shops and restaurants.
Every shop is unique – from South African art and hand crafts to our wonderful South African wines. There is a very nice gallery with a wine tasting area.
You can go horse riding, walking and have the most wonderful drive through the Golden Gate National Park.
A real adventure was our trip the day after to Lesotho, where you get some of the true African feeling and taste back. Very nice and wonderful people and beautiful view and then back to our accommodation. A real Honeymoon Suite at the little paradise of Caledon Gardens where we had the most enjoyable evening since a long time.
A hidden gem of Clarens Accommodation and a real impressive Guest House, with lots of art, must better than a Bed & Breakfast, especially given the fact that they have a gourmet restaurant. A real romance’s treat. After this we were ready for the
next crazy week in town again !