Clarens, the jewel of the Free State, is only 3 hours from Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and the Natal Midlands, and offers the best of country cuisine, art, adventure, luxury and budget accommodation, shopping, pubs, brewery festivals, conferencing and wedding venues, golf, dinosaur walks, horse riding, white water rafting, hiking and biking, fishing and relaxation in central South Africa. Clarens is big sky country with breath-taking mountain views, blue skies year round and a constellation of night stars to charm you. Even the legendary Clarens winters are a reason to celebrate life and love in front of a blazing fire. A stepping-stone to skiing and adventure in Lesotho, Clarens has charmed generations of visitors with its big-hearted welcome. Challenge nature on well-mapped mountain trails, browse over 20 art galleries, ride the white water of the Ash River or while away a lazy afternoon in the brewery. Clarens has something for everyone – and a whole lot more.