What is there to do in the area?
There are lots of attractions in and around Bethlehem.
Bethlehem is the perfect location for a weekend breakaway, only 25 km from the quaint village of Clarens where you will be spoilt for choice with a host of galleries, craft shops and restaurants to explore, while the more adventurous in the family can indulge themselves in the many outdoor pursuits on offer.
About 40km from Bethlehem you will find the Golden Gate National Park. The dramatic sandstone rock formations are the defining feature of Golden Gate. Named after two towering, almost perpendicular, rock formations that face each other and divided by a valley, Golden Gate National Park is a photographers paradise. Hiking trails, afford the opportunity of coming across some of the wildlife which include the black wildebeest, blesbok, springbok and eland. The rare bearded vulture, uncommon bald ibis and black eagle are just some of the highlights for bird watchers.
Bethlehem is also 80km from Harrismith and makes it the perfect overnight stop between Johannesburg and Durban. The nearby Sterkfontein Dam Nature Reserve is a yachtsman’s paradise due to the prevailing winds in the area. Bethlehem is an ideal place from which to explore the scenic countryside and return to comfortable accommodation.
Other activities or entertainment nearby includes:
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