Seeing South Africe

“FLY GIRL stops into Clarens and Golden Gate Highlands National Park, South Africa.

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Clarens is a small town situated in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains in the Free State province of South Africa and nicknamed the “Jewel of the Eastern Free State”.
Clarens is an artists’ haven with many well-known artists either living in or frequenting the village, with many art galleries scattered around the village square and the town. The tranquil village ambience combined with scenic views and a mild climate makes has made Clarens a popular getaway for city dwellers from Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Durban, among other places. Clarens is known for its spectacular sandstone mountains and wonderful climate; it is one of the most picturesque spots in South Africa and has recently been acclaimed as the best Trout Fishing waters in South Africa.
The Golden Gate Highlands National Park with its sandstone formations and cliffs is 17 km from Clarens

“The apartheid museum – So much segregation and sadness. The majority of the population here in South Africa is black and as I sit here in the king size bed I’m struggling with the fact that this town is predominantly white. I also know the folks that are going to come clean up my room are black and it seems like all the help around this town is black it’s such a huge conflict of interest for me.” Fly Girl”


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