The Clarens Golf and Trout Estate is nestled in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains on the edge of the Golden Gate Nature Reserve in the eastern Free State. It sits quietly in a valley with spectacular scenery and is just is 2½ hours by car from both Johannesburg and Durban. The estate features a country style 18-hole golf course and trout-fishing waters. The area is rich with fossils, and the surrounding sandstone mountains, often dusted with snow during the winter months, are full of geological wonders.
Your round of golf at The Clarens Trout & Golf Estate begins at the stylish clubhouse, strategically positioned to view the finish of both nines, as well as the magnificent Mount Horeb (Setlofe). According to Basotho legend, the mountain Setlofe is a shy maiden, betrothed to the warrior Matsa (Rhebokkop) who jilted her for another. This broke Setlofe's heart and even now, when she thinks about it, she draws her veil around her head and weeps. Thus, when Setlofe is shrouded in cloud, it will soon rain in Clarens.