Clarens Shops

Get your retail therapy fix in quaint and vintage Clarens.

In Clarens, you’ll find everything from pottery to art galleries and leatherwork to traditional blankets. The shopping is a million miles from a glitzy mall and that’s why visitors love it. You’ll find one of a kind vintage pieces to remember your trip and handmade goods to take home.  

Shop quality leather shoes, belts and bags at Groundcover. Visit the Clarens Unique Garden Products for wrought iron gazebos and outdoor furniture if you are looking for an addition to your garden. 

Ugly Duckling is a ‘shop that’s worth the stop’ for a collection of bric-a-brac, curios, rugs and furniture. Anja & Friends is definitely worth a visit for all sorts of beautiful lifestyle gifts and goodies – from vases to cups, bags, jewellery and unique beaded cutlery. For vintage clothing and antiques, visit the Mona Lisa Garment Gallery. 

Book-lovers will love to browse one of the cutest bookstores in the country. Bibliophile is a red corrugated iron building, reminiscent of the gold prospecting town of Pilgrim’s Rest. Inside, the warmest atmosphere welcomes visitors to browse the book selection. 

Arts & Crafts

Clarens is often referred to as the Art Mecca of South Africa. Given the fact that Clarens has over 20 art galleries and that many artists have chosen Clarens as their base, this is hardly surprising. Visitors are invited to do the Art Route, or simply enjoy strolling from gallery to gallery.

Blou Donki Art Gallery

15 Van Zyl Street

The Ugly Duckling

Market Street

Art and Wine Gallery on Main

279 Main Street

Mona Lisa Garment Gallery

Main Street | Across Protea Hotel


312 Church Street

Addy & Hoyle Art Gallery

277 Main Street

Supermarkets & Grocers

There is a small supermarket in town that stocks the basics. Bethlehem is the closest town if you need something that you can’t find.

Clothing Stores

Stroll around Clarens and browse the unique clothing stores including Mona Lisa Garment Gallery. Clarens is a great place to find good quality leather goods and vintage clothing.


Clarens Country Market is a seasonal market which operates from August to May. You’ll find local fresh produce and handcrafted goods every Saturday in the summer months.

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