There are numerous, short and scenic hikes suitable for all fitness levels in the Clarens Village Conservancy (CVC). A hiking/MTBmap is available for purchase at a number of the local businesses including our humble establishment, Gypsy Guest House. To truly experience Clarens’ charm pack a picnic lunch and head out to the Kloof dam. Only a 10 minute walk and well worth it. The perfect place to swim and cool off in summer.
For more challenging hiking trails head out to Golden Gate for anumber of hiking options. A Map of the routes are available at the parks reception office opposite Glen Reenen Campsite.
Climbing Mount Horeb - For a more serious climb talk to your host, Henry to organise a local to guide to show you to the top of this Clarens landmark. Where you can enjoy a full 360 degree view of the area.
Clarens Safari- offer a two hour game drive, which can also be aCultural and Historical Tour. The drive take you through a Game Farmjust outside Clarens there are someinterestinghistorical sites which can be interpreted for you by a knowledgeable guide.
Maluti Tours- Tours and transfers to Lesotho are handled expertly by this highly professional team where you can do pony trekking historical tours and skiing as well as a visit to the massive Hyro-Power scheme at Katse Dam.
Alien Adventures- offers Guided trips to the Fertility Caves/ Motoloung and various other off the beaten track excursions in the area.
There are numerous Art Galleries, too many to mention, just have a look around or you can pick up a copy of the Art Route Map available at any of the local galleries. There are also quite a fewartists who offer Art lessons in Clarens.
Outrageous Adventures- Offering White Water Rafting, Abseiling and now even a Pipe Car track!
For your exclusive Gypsy discount let us organise yourbooking, to find out more chat to your Host Henrywho is also a River Guide! For the best white water rafting experience available anywhere in South Africa you have to try the Ash River. Up to Grade 4 rapids on one of the top 10 cleanest rivers in the world.
Setethuthu Tours- For the best quad-biking tour around.
Bok Poort- Horse Riding and Clay Pigeon Shooting.
Clarens Extreme- Kids activities such as Zip Line, Paint ball and Mini golf to name a few. To keep your kids entertained all day go check out their adventure centre on SiasOosthuizen Street.
After all those activities you will certainly have worked up an appetite. There are a number of wonderful restaurants and Pubs to choose from. The local recommendations include
Gostos (Portugeuse cuisine), Vitos (Italian), Friends for some epic Burgers! Mozaic is the best choice for excellent wood fired pizza. Clementine’s is more of a fine dining establishment. For amazing coffee, Highland Coffee is a must. They freshly roast the finest coffee beans and certainly know the art of brewing the perfect cup. Then of course if you are looking for the perfect drinking hole, the Grouse n Claret is a local favourite and I’m sure you already heard of the famous Clarens Brewery. Then later evenings Friends is where most locals like to party.