Geography and history
Clocolan is a small town located in the Thabo Mofutsanyana region of the Free State Province in South Africa. The ancient Kwena people first inhabited these lands and the Basotho people followed. In the early 1800s the Basotho were driven out by looters and brigands who mispronounced the original name of the area, Hlohlowane. This name means “ridge of the battle”, but the invaders could not pronounce it and named the area Clocolan. It has a population of around 2 000 residents who mainly speak Afrikaans and Sotho.
Clocolan has many forms of visitor accommodation available for those who wish to stay over. From bed and breakfasts and self-catering to guest houses and camping sites, this town has no shortage of places to overnight. Please see our accommodation directory for a full list of places to stay in the area.
Activities and attractions
Clocolan has activities and sights to excite the history, nature and art enthusiasts.
Things to do in Clocolan include the following:
- Deemster Asparagus Factory
- Evening Star (Several hiking trails)
- Lethoteng Weavers (Local crafts factory)
- Little Gallery
- Makoadi Rabbit Farm
- San Artwork
There are several businesses in the Clocolan area. Tourists are ensured that their every essential need will be met with shops, products and restaurants in the area. Please go to our business directory if you would like more information on all the businesses the region.
|Clocolan Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||Tel: + 27 (0)51 943 1207 / 943 0|