Adventure Activities around Clarens Retreat
Clarens is not just another small town on the map that people hardly notice, or drive through and think ghost town, because picturesque as it maybe, there’s a lot to keep you occupied. The town is not only the art but the adventure capital too with all its Clarens activities that range from leisurely to extreme. Clarens is definitely the mecca of adventure and fun in South Africa. Here in Clarens you can have fun and excitement for days on end without ever getting bored.
If you are into adrenaline, Clarens is the place to be.
Clarens Golf CourseAll of the 18 holes meander along and across the tranquil river and its splendid series of cascades. The playing surface of the manicured Kikuyu fairways and Bent grass greens are framed by mature Willow and magnificent Lombardi poplar trees, characteristic of the area. This layout is a classic "risk and reward" design. With the fairways wide at the landing areas off the tees, one can easily reach the greens in regulation to your handicap. However, nearly every green hugs the water, so it’s a case of play safe to your handicap, or attack the flags to "go low".
Clarens SafariCome and enjoy the extraordinary veld of the Eastern Free State and Clarens area on an African Safari tour. See many of South Africa’s unique animal species, view the area from the top of a mountain, and visit a historical war site. This is an unique opportunity to get closer to nature while visiting exclusive places.
Clarens XtremeBring your family and friends to the CX adventure zone “IN TOWN” for a great time. They have almost all our adventures on site. Try one of the following or all, White water rafting, Quad bikes, Zipline, Abseiling, Paintball, Archery, Putt Putt, Rock climbing wall, MTB rentals or one of our day tours. CX is easy to find - 300 meters from the main entrance of town, just look out for the giant yellow CX sign.
Lionsrock Big Cat SanctuaryA lifelong Home for Big Cats - As part of FOUR PAWS’ work for wild animals in captivity, Lionsrock focus on the situation of big cats in zoos, in private captivity and in the entertainment industry and is also home to a variety of game including Wildebeests Blesbuck, Burchell’s Zebra, Duiker, Eland, Impala, Letchwe, Mountain Reedbuck, Red Hartebeest, Reedbuck, Springbuck, Steenbuck and Waterbuck. Furthermore, there is also a wide variety of bird species that have found refuge on the farm.
Hot Air BallooningHot Air Ballooning is a gentle experience that is suitable for all. From age 5 to our eldest passenger of 97 years this is an experience for everyone. It is an outdoor activity that is weather dependent. South Africa's calm early mornings have previously allowed them to fly with a high success rate. They fly 7 days a week and all year round.
Maluti ToursMaluti Tours offers a wide range of adventurous activities that can be enjoyed by the young and young of spirit alike. Choose from a variety of local activities in and around Clarens, or explore the enormous mountains of Lesotho on one of their day trips.