48 Hours in Clarens: Arts, Culture and Adventure
by Zama Ndlovu
There’s a reason why Clarens is named the Jewel of the Free State. Nestled on the foothills of the mountainous magnificence of the Maluti Mountains, the over 100-year-old town welcomes you with its splendid trees and picturesque old buildings or bright lights if you arrive after 9 pm on a Friday night. Simply put, Clarens is a lovely unpretentiously artistic town built for the long weekend.
The destination is between 3-4 hours’ drive from Durban, Johannesburg and Bloemfontein, so if you leave on Friday after work, aim to avoid your local traffic times as this will add to your trip.