Top things to do

Top Choice International in Clarens

Clementines Restaurant

The food at this souped-up country kitchen tastes just as good as it looks on the gourmet international menu, featuring everything from rainbow trout with almond butter to tender ostrich fillets. Professional servic…
Brewery in Clarens

Clarens Brewery

Finely crafted local brews such as English ale, stout and IPA go down very well at this exposed-brick bar across from Clarens Sq. You can sample the range – which also includes a number of ciders and a gin – for fre…
South African in Clarens

Highlander Restaurant & Scotch Bar

A solid choice in town with longer hours than most other establishments, this high-spirited pub serves delicious wood-fired pizzas, burgers and sandwiches, but also less common and surprisingly delightful items, suc…
Coffee in Clarens

Highland Coffee Roastery

A wonderful little coffee stop and espresso bar on Clarens' main square that imports beans from all of the world's best coffee growing regions, and roasts them in house in small batches. It's an excellent place to g…
Beer in Clarens

Clarens Craft Beer Festival

The town fills up with beer enthusiasts on the last weekend in February for the annual Clarens Craft Beer Festival – one of the country's largest. Tickets sell out and accommodation gets booked months in advance, so…
Portuguese in Clarens


This stylish place on the square serves Portuguese and Mozambican dishes like trinchado (braised beef), peri peri chicken, spicy prawns and egg tarts.
Books in Clarens


A quaint bookshop with a huge range of titles and jazz and world music CDs.
Art in Clarens

Art & Wine Gallery

Offers a fantastic selection of regional wines and paintings.
Arts & Crafts in Clarens

House of Woven Art & Clarens Gallery

There are some lovely works of art in here that combine bright watercolours to accentuate the earth, sky and trees. It also sells imported rugs and woven mats from Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and Iran.