Africa | Golden Gate National Park includes the vast colourful sandstone formations, which shine golden-yellow in the evening sun, and from which the area derives its name.  This particular one is called Mushroom Rock, located near the nice town of Clarens. | Caption and Image © Andre Roberge

Africa | Golden Gate National Park includes the vast colourful sandstone formations, which shine golden-yellow in the evening sun, and from which the area derives its name. This particular one is called Mushroom Rock, located near the nice town of Clarens. | Caption and Image © Andre Roberge

Clarens, Free State http://www.n3gateway.com/the-n3-gateway-route/clarens-tourism-forum.htm

Clarens, Free State http://www.n3gateway.com/the-n3-gateway-route/clarens-tourism-forum.htm

The Little Artistic town of Clarens  - 3 hours drive from Johannesburg. Free State - Eastern Inland. www.goclarens.co.za

The Little Artistic town of Clarens - 3 hours drive from Johannesburg. Free State - Eastern Inland. www.goclarens.co.za

Dubbed “the jewel of the Free State”, CLARENS is a haven for artistic and food-loving types. Nestled in the foothills of the Maluti mountains and a stone’s throw from Golden Gate National Park, which lies on the border between the Free State, Kwa-Zulu Natal and the mountain kingdom of Lesotho, Clarens would be a serious contender for the title of “South Africa’s favourite town”.

Dubbed “the jewel of the Free State”, CLARENS is a haven for artistic and food-loving types. Nestled in the foothills of the Maluti mountains and a stone’s throw from Golden Gate National Park, which lies on the border between the Free State, Kwa-Zulu Natal and the mountain kingdom of Lesotho, Clarens would be a serious contender for the title of “South Africa’s favourite town”.

Clarens – A Real “Artist” Town...and yes, I visited Clarens.   Clarens is surrounded by majestic sandstone grandeur.

Clarens – A Real “Artist” Town...and yes, I visited Clarens. Clarens is surrounded by majestic sandstone grandeur.

Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Free State, South Africa BelAfrique - Your Personal Travel Planner - www.belafrique.co.za

Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Free State, South Africa BelAfrique - Your Personal Travel Planner - www.belafrique.co.za

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