Clarens Cherrie Picking Festival


 Clarens  – Jewel of the Eastern Free State 
Pick cherries at the Cherry Festival – Visit to the Golden Gate Highlands National Park

 Join our scheduled departures:
14-17 November 2024 (3 nights)

Space is limited, book soon to secure your spot

Minimum 6 guests per departure. Bookings close 8 weeks prior to travel.

Val:+27 83 441 4514 (WhatsApp preferred) | Carol:+27 73 168 8201 | Derek: +27 82 889 3516 | Megan: +27 82 652 5777

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 has made Clarens a popular getaway.

Clarens is known for its spectacular sandstone mountains and wonderful climate; it is one of the most picturesque spots in South Africa.

We will visit Clarens when the Cherry pciking festival takes place. This will allow our guests to attend the festival to enjoy picking a punnet of fresh cherries.

Highlights being:

  • Enjoy the town of Clarens and it’s beauty
  • A visit to Cherry Festival in Ficksburg
  • Enjoy a tractor ride to pick fresh cherries on the cherry farm
  • Visit to the Golden Gate National Park which boasts an abundance of wildlife and birdlife, and interesting rock formations; picturesque
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of the area
  • Visit a big variety of art galleries and craft shops

Your Total Investment – Hosted Retirement Retreat – Clarens  

  • 14 – 17 November 2024 : 3 nights – R 14,966.00 per person sharing

Includes: Road transfers including vehicle, driver, fuel, toll fees, waters and snacks, tea/coffee refreshment stop; Dedicated, caring Africa Memories Travel host; 3 nights’ accommodation; All meals, teas & coffees; access to the Cherry Picking Festival, access to the Golden Gate National Park, road transfers between the hotel and the respective activities

Excludes: All beverages consumed from the bar and on game drives; Laundry; Items of a personal nature; Spa Treatments; Travel insurance; Gratuities; Activities other than specified; Increases in prices beyond our control.


  • One transfer vehicle will transport guests and your Africa Memories Travel Host. Space inside the vehicle is limited and we have a trailer for your bags. Please be mindful of everyone’s comforts and it may not be possible to occupy more than 1 seat.
  • Transfer rates are subject to change without prior notice due to fuel prices and/or alternative outsourced hire vehicles.
  • Transfers are based on pick up from your home en route Upper Highway / Howick to your destination. Should pick-ups be outside of the direct route, a supplement may apply.
  • You do need to be physically able to get in and out of the transfer vehicle/s, boats, airplanes and game viewing vehicles and you will need to be able to walk with/without walking aids for short or in some cases longer distances to/from your room and the lodge and navigate uneven ground and steps. Your host can assist you where possible but please be aware that they are not carers and you do need to be physically ‘fit’.

Val:+27 83 441 4514 (WhatsApp preferred) | Carol:+27 73 168 8201 | Derek: +27 82 889 3516 | Megan: +27 82 652 5777

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