Travellers Nicola Ashe and Edge Davis
Destination Clarens, Free State
Dates 30 December 2013 to 3 January 2014
Your reason for visiting this destination We wanted to celebrate New Year’s in the countryside, away from the city.
Our Little Black Book
The best hotel We stayed in a self-catering cottage inside the Clarens Golf Estate.
The best place for lunch and a drink The Clarens Brewery.
The first thing travellers should do upon reaching this destination Walk around the beautiful town square and investigate all the quaint shops and amazing art galleries.
The best place to shop The town square – there are shops all around it and you can visit them all in an afternoon.
The best way to get around Walking is the best way to discover a small town.
If you want to feel like a local you should… Stop for a pint (or two) at The Clarens Brewery.
Watch out for… Electric Thunderstorms – they happen late afternoons, most days, so have a brolly handy. They are breathtakingly beautiful though.
Don’t leave without… A case of Clarens Brewery beers or fresh apple ciders – simply delicious.
Insider tips The best coffee in the whole town is from Highland’s Coffee.
Pack a picnic and head into the Golden Gate National Park for the most amazing landscape views and cloud formations.
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