6 Things To Do in Harrismith

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Harrismith Cafés & Eateries / Bistros & Pubs

The Hound and Hare

If you are a fan of pub grub then you might want to plan a trip to Durban if you live in Jozi or vice versa if you live in Durbs. You don’t need more of a reason to stop halfway and drop in at The Hound and Hare in ... more

Harrismith Cafés & Eateries / Casual Dining

Smileys Slow Food Restaurant

Smiley's Sunday buffet itself is worth the visit to Verkykerskop. Good old traditional boere food, cooked to perfection. Enjoy handsome cuts of roasted meats with potatoes, rice and a wide selection of ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Saturday from 07h30 to 17h00 (Breakfast and Lunch)
Sunday lunch from 12h00 until close
Tuesday to Saturday from 17h00 to 20h00

Harrismith Hiking Trails

Bald Ibis Trail

Start: 25km outside of Harrismith at base camp Finish: base camp Duration: 2 days with a total of 27 km Fitness: moderate, although the first day can feel strenuous Our tip: the trail's markers have ... more

WHEN?
Booking is required.

Harrismith Cycling / Sports & Leisure

Aansluit MTB Trails

Where: Aansluit Landgoed, Verkykerskop, Harrismith, Free State Level: intermediate Type of route: rolling terrain and stunning views; 30 km worth of track Best: all year round; the area is given to summer ... more

WHEN?
Please enquire.

Witsieshoek Hiking Trails

Maluti Cave Hike

Start: base camp at Tseki, Phuthaditjaba (Witsieshoek) Finish: Tseki Duration: two, three, four day options Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: the dirt road approach to Tseki can complicate things if it ... more

WHEN?
Daylight hours.

Harrismith Cycling / Sports & Leisure

Platberg Nature Reserve MTB Route

Where: on Platberg Mountain, a landmark on the border between KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State; closest town Harrismith Level: difficult, children definitely won’t manage the route Type of route: a combination of ... more

WHEN?
Best during daylight hours.

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Clarens Extreme Sports

Wild Rides Quad Biking

Wild Rides Quad Biking offer quad biking experiences in the Maluti mountains, only 10 km from Clarens. Quad Biking trips range in length from one-and-a-half to two hours depending on the participants' skills ... more

WHEN?
Various times by appointment.

Ficksburg Horse Riding / Extreme Sports

Franshoek Polo School

As one of the more established polo clubs in South Africa, Franshoek offers a unique polo experience. Practice chukkas are usually played three times a week and, for the spectators, sipping ice cold champagne ... more

WHEN?
For booking and availability of tuition please contact us.

Ficksburg Arts & Crafts / Wheelchair Friendly

Art Workshops

Take part in 4 days of creativity and fun in one of South Africa's most scenic locations. The venue is Malutizicht Lodge located between Fouriesburg and Ficksburg in the beautiful Eastern Free State. The art ... more

WHEN?
Art Workshops take place throughout the year. Please enquire for dates.

Fouriesburg Horse Riding

Horse Riding at Mont Plaisir

Enjoy the adventure of horse riding and discover the beauty of the Eastern Free State on horseback at Mont Plaisir Guest Farm. We offer a variety of possibilities for both the experienced rider and the ... more

WHEN?
By arrangement only, please enquire.

Clarens Cultural Villages / Living Museums

Basotho Cultural Village

A visit to the Basotho Cultural Village which nestles at the foot of huge sandstone mountains, will give you a deeper insight into the lifestyle of the South Sotho from the 16th century to the present. On ... more

WHEN?
Guided tours of the museum are conducted from 09h00 to 16h30 (weekends until 17h00), seven days a week.

Clarens Extreme Sports

River Rafting in Clarens

Exciting grade 3 and 4 white water rafting all year round, 365 days a year! Not rain dependant. The Ash river just outside Clarens in the Eastern Freestate is fed by the Trans Caledon Transfer Tunnel, which pumps ... more

WHEN?
By arrangement.

Clocolan Arts & Crafts

Lethoteng Weavers

Lethoteng Weavers in Clocolan was started as local women attempted to eke out a living by producing saleable merchandise. Today, Lethoteng Weavers is a successful business that produces beautiful hand woven wall ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Friday from 08h30 to 16h30. Saturdays on request only.

Clarens Art Galleries

Visit the Blou Donki Art Gallery

Situated in the heart of the picturesque village of Clarens in the Sindmill Centre you will find the Blou Donki Art Gallery. The Blou Donki Gallery with its modern, stylish and trendy ambience, showcases artwork by ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 17h00.

Clocolan Farm Stalls & Markets / Cafés & Eateries / Cafés & Coffee Shops

The Cabin Farmstall & Deli

Travelling through the beautiful province of the Free State? Make a note to stop at The Cabin farm stall which is found 5kms from Clocolan. The Cabin serves up a wide variety of delicious food, including a curry ... more

Clarens Cafés & Eateries / Bistros & Pubs

Dine at Clementines

Slightly off the beaten track, the little red and green corrugated iron building that is Clementines Restaurant & Bar is something of a landmark in Clarens. Located opposite the Post Office in Chiurch Street, the ... more

WHEN?
Open Tuesdays to Sunday for Lunch from 12h00 to 15h00 and Dinner from 18h00 to Late.

Clarens Extreme Sports

White water river rafting on the Ash River

The Ash river just outside Clarens in the Eastern Freestate is fed by the Trans Caledon Transfer Tunnel, which pumps water from the Katze dam high up in the Maluti Mountains in Lesotho. The crystal clear water ... more

WHEN?
By arrangement

Clarens Farm Stalls & Markets / Cafés & Eateries / Cafés & Coffee Shops

Purple Onion Deli & Coffee Bar

Stop off for a coffee at the Purple Onion Deli - reputed to have the best view in Clarens from their patio with coffee and atmosphere to match! The Purple Onion Deli in the Windmill Centre offers a wide ... more

WHEN?
During School Terms:
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 08h30 to 16h30.
Friday and Saturday from 08h30 to 17h00.
Sunday from 08h30 to 15h00.
Closed on Tuesday.
During School Holidays:
Monday to Thursday from 08h30 to 16h30.
Friday and Saturday from 08.30 to 17h00.
Sunday from 08h30 to 15h00.

Clarens Art Galleries

Essensual Art Gallery

Essensual Art Gallery in Clarens is not your typical art gallery - be prepared to step into a sensual world of art where the human form is celebrated in various artworks, styles and subjects. You will not ... more

WHEN?
Thursday to Tuesday from 09h00 to 17h00.

Clarens Bistros & Pubs / Nightlife & Theatre / Cafés & Eateries / Brewery

Clarens Brewery

The Clarens Brewery was inspired by and established on a platform of adventure, fun and a passionate approach to brewing craft beers. The team here share an incredible knowledge of different beer- and cider-brewing ... more

WHEN?
Thursday to Monday from 10h00 to 18h00
Sundays from 10h00 to 14h00.

Clarens Art Galleries / Wine Tours & Tasting

Art and Wine Gallery on Main

Anton Grobbelaar opened one of the countries most exciting Art Galleries, the "Art & Wine Gallery on Main" in Clarens. The first and only Art and Wine Gallery in South Africa brings a piece of the Cape within a ... more

WHEN?
Gallery hours Monday to Sunday from 09h00 to 17h00.

Harrismith as a destination

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Also in the neighbourhood

Bethlehem, Clarens, Clocolan, Ficksburg, Fouriesburg, Ladybrand, Marquad, Memel, Phuthaditjhaba, Reitz, Rosendal, Senekal, Sterkfontein, Swinburne, Van Reenen, Verkykerskop, Vrede, Warden

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