Klein Switzerland in the Drakensberg, South Africa

After roughing it just a little bit in Lesotho we went back into South Africa. It’s amazing how the scenery immediately changes although the areas are right next to each other. I guess it’s like going from The Netherlands into Belgium. Although you don’t expect it to be different you immediately notice that it’s not the same..

Clarens is a cute little village that unfortunately is already getting a lot of visitors, I guess I’m not the only one that enjoys the vibe… It had been a while since I had been there and boy, is there a lot of development going on! So perhaps you should  try to go before it really becomes a popular tourist destination. How to describe Clarens? Hm, beautifully situated, surrounded by mountains, lot of art galleries, lovely restaurants with fresh farm style food, worthwhile at least a lunch stop!

Continuing from Clarens we drove through the Golden Gate National Park. This is one of the most stunning routes in South Africa and not over-run by tourists, yet. Drive past the impressive Sterkfonteindam and then end up in the absolutely wonderful Klein Switzerland Hotel. I normally don’t really like the bigger hotels but this is a very pleasant exception with EXCELLENT service, very spacious and beautiful rooms, super friendly staff and my Dad and I had one of the best fillets of beef EVER! WHAT a treat!! This is a great place to take the ENTIRE family because you can be sure everyone has a good time. There are lots of activities for kids or you can just relax on your deck and enjoy the stunning Drakensberg views. Highly recommended!!

View from the rooms

View from the rooms

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