Activities on the property include any of the following

A return day-trip into Golden Gate National Park

Game viewing at the lodge

Reading your favourite book in the lounge or on the patio

Capturing breath-taking moments of the stunning landscapes on camera

Hiking (10 km) along the hiking trails

Go for a dip in the crystal-clear natural mountain pool on the hiking trail.

Find the Bushman paintings along the hiking trail

Mountain bike to Clarens & back (18 km) or simply go for a ride on the farm tracks

Do a game viewing horse-ride (adjacent to De Ark)

Order a sunset picnic basket from the lodge and sip on a glass of bubbly while watching the sun set (and perhaps then, pop the BIG question)

Walk to "Diamantkop" (Diamond hill) and see where it got its name

Walk to "Proteakop" and see a rare sight! (Hint: fynbos usually grows in the Western Cape and not in the Free State)

See if you can spot "rosehip" growing wild – the fruit that contains the most vitamin C.

Listen to sheer silence while staring at "Clarens Cathedral" – the mountains visible from "Diamantkop"

Average Temperatures


(November-March): 18 – 26 °C
(Thunderstorms during late afternoons)


(April-October): -5 – 20 °C
(Very dry conditions)

Approximate Driving Distances

(From De Ark) Cities & Towns

Clarens Town: 9 km
Johannesburg: 311 km
Bloemfontein: 273 km
Durban: 348 km

Places of Interest

Golden Gate National Park 17 km
Basotho Cultural Village 34 km
Casino 40 km
Museums 9 km