Nestled deep in the Free State, in the heart of the Maluti Mountains, is the small and pretty town of Clarens. The tranquillity of this region has created the perfect haven for artists and writers to disappear in a fantasy world of their own, uninterrupted by the hustle and bustle of city life. As a result, the entire town is sprinkled with galleries that showcase the works of many of the local artists as well as those who come to visit Clarens for inspiration.
Known for its many trees and its breath-taking views of the surrounding Maluti and Rooiberg mountains, Clarens has been dubbed “The Jewel of the Free State”. The rugged starkness of the mountain faces meet with the greenery and fertility of the vegetation, all topped by the pure azure of the African sky. Continue Reading