Art Workshops

The Eastern Free State is well known for its talented artists and impressive art selection. For those interested in learning to draw, paint or create, art workshops are available throughout the year. For more information on these, visit our Events page.

Dinosaur Tours

Join us on a Clarens Dinosaur Tour and learn all about the amazing animals that lived around Clarens and Golden Gate before and during the age of the dinosaurs. Get the opportunity to look at and learn about their fossil remains and walk in their footsteps. Fun for all!

Tours, which are generally between 2 and 2.5 hours in duration, start in Clarens with a comprehensive talk, followed by a visit to a dinosaur footprint site. Own transport is required for the trip out to the dinosaur footprints.

For more information, contact Gideon at 0834694696.

(Photo: a couple of Massospondylus vertebrae poke out of the Elliot mudstones in the Clarens district. Photo by GH Groenewald)

Bethlehem Museum

The Bethlehem Museum is housed in the first Mission Church. The church was built in 1906 and houses a number of historical items, including an old steam engine, farming implements and period furniture that portray the lifestyle of past residents of the town. The museum grounds and buildings are available for suitable functions.

7 Muller Street, Bethlehem

The museum can by visited during museum hours or by appointment.

Entrance fee: R5

Museum hours: Wednesdays 14:00-16:00 | Saturdays 10:00-12:00 | Sundays 15:00-17:00

For appointments contact: Pieter Olivier 082 293 0680 | Danie Eistedt 082 336 2353

Sandstone Route

Bethlehem was proclaimed a town on 27 February 1864. The three founding fathers, F.P. Naude, J.C. Muller and D.J.J. Malan established the town on the farm Pretoriuskloof.  Take a Historical Mid-Town Walk through Bethlehem and visit the historic sandstone buildings on the route. The walk takes you to 30 historical buildings and sites in Bethlehem. For more information, contact Pieter Olivier on 082 293 0680.

Clarens Wellness Day Spa

While enjoying your stay at The Crown Guesthouse, take a day trip to Clarens Wellness Day Spa for a relaxing treatment.

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Clarens Xtreme

Looking for something fun and exciting to do? Clarens Xtreme has got you covered! From white water rafting, abseiling, quad bikes and zipline to archery, Putt-Putt and MTB trails.

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