Clarens is part of the Highlands Route in the Free State province. Clarens itself is encompassed by the Rooiberge while the Maluti Mountains and the kingdom of Lesotho stretch toward the south east. Being roughly 300km from Bloemfontein, Durban and Johannesburg, property for sale in Clarens is popular among families and nature lovers who enjoy escaping the city for a weekend of relaxation. For this reason, this area is fondly known as the “Jewel of the Free State”. 

Property for sale in Clarens offers the best of both worlds – a charming village-like atmosphere and scenic views of the surrounding landscape of sandstone cliffs. Frequented by art lovers and artists alike, the village square is dotted with various galleries, curio and coffee shops and quaint restaurants. Clarens property is varied and while many of the older houses in the valley are made from or clad in sandstone, you can also find various modern options with up to 5 bedrooms. One of the perks of this small city is its lush vegetation – you’ll find more trees here than most other towns in the Free State, including willows, poplars and an array of fruit trees. Surrounding areas include Bethlehem and Ficksburg, home of the annual Cherry festival held during November. Also just 35 km away is the Lesotho border post where you can take a trip across to Afri Ski, a resort in the Maluti Mountains.

There is also the option of vacant property for sale in Clarens, varying in size from 798 m² to 3011 m², all boasting views of surrounding mountains. A number of guest houses compliment the buzz and popularity of this sought after Eastern Free State town, providing an attractive investment. Take a look at our available Clarens properties for sale below.

Explore Clarens

Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Just under 17km away, this park lives up to its name with magnificent sandstone formations and cliffs; a unique geological feature known as the Clarens Formation. Here you can enjoy both walking and bird viewing amongst the beautiful scenery. 



Tee off for 18 holes at the Clarens Golf Course, designed by Golf Data to seamlessly integrate a river, a series of dams and even waterfalls. 

Outdoor adventures

Outdoor adventures

Take your pick from abseiling, hot air ballooning, horseback or 4x4 trails, archery and paintball. A firm favourite in this area is white water rafting on the Ash River just outside of town.



Venture to the foot of the sandstone mountains to discover the Basotho Cultural Village. Immerse yourself in the life and culture of the Sotho people as you learn cooking, dancing and art techniques during your time at the Chief’s village.

Living in Clarens

Areas near to Clarens



Kids can be educated at Clarens Primary and High School in Malherbe Street or Clarens Combined School. The little ones can make themselves at home at Magrietjie Nursery School and in the neighbouring town of Bethlehem; you’ll find even more schooling options. 


To complement the more practical shops, you’ll find a host of stores in the town square offering food, artworks, wine, books and trinkets. Don’t miss out on a visit to the Windmill Centre. 


Clarens Medical Centre tends to the whole family’s needs while Bethlehem’s Mediclinic is 35 minutes away. For your day-to-day needs, pop in to the local pharmacy. 


Buying a property for sale in Clarens means you’ll benefit from a pleasantly mild climate. The most rainfall happens in January with max temperatures of 25°C while July’s the coldest month, bringing with it chilly evening temperatures.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius