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Amohela to Sunday

Amohela to Sunday

Where are the hills, they asked!We are done with the hills. Today, Sunday 25, is about our nature reserve.They climbed up to the Sky Contour; swerved onto Route 2030; joined the Caracal Contour; went down in the Porcupine Trail and descended towards the dam to enter...

They let them loose at 07:00 in freezing temperatures

They let them loose at 07:00 in freezing temperatures

SATURDAY 24/4 - The Big Mountain riders started at 06:45. Rumour has it the temperature measured at -3°C!SATURDAY 24/4 - The Small Mountain riders started at 07:30. On Saturday, 24 April, The Amohela Classic 2021 race started and finished at the Clarens Golf Estate....

Published

Published

Sam Basch, regular contributor to SAfrea Chronicle, recently published the following photo article about our village. The photos are superb!

We just want to have some fun

We just want to have some fun

Clarens Villagers celebrated Halloween, 31 Oct, with a Fun Run which was organized by the CVC. It was the first run to be had since the covid lockdown. It was a welcome occasion indeed as was the soft drizzle. Both humans and dogs enjoyed themselves thoroughly....

A new route got added to the Kloof Dam Walk

A new route got added to the Kloof Dam Walk

By popular demand! We finally listened! Demands for a shorter route circulating closer to the water edge kept pouring in so we added a new loop to the Kloof Dam in the Clarens Nature Reserve. This route complements the extensive network of trails in the reserve and is...

The Iris Family

The Iris Family

Image: Joan Keyter Rodney Moffett (Research associate, Dept. of Plant Sciences, UFS) contributing with a series of articles regarding the more interesting plants in the Clarens Village Conservancy. SOME OF THE MORE INTERESTING PLANTS IN THE CLARENS VILLAGE...

Why are our snakes a little more active, nowadays?

Why are our snakes a little more active, nowadays?

They are feasting before the big fast! During winter they do not eat at all or if they do, very little. This explains why they are stuffing themselves now and why we are seeing them more often prior to winter. They are hunting to build up fat reserves and then they...

Gladiolus saundersii, Welcome

Gladiolus saundersii, Welcome

Saunders' Gladiolus, also known as the Lesotho Lily, is not often seen in our immediate area, on the contrary! Rodney Moffat, an honorary research fellow of the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of the Free State, now living in Clarens, says he often sees...

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