Bana ba Hlokang

Bana ba Hlokang

Bana ba Hlokang, a project of Clarens Combined Churches in Action which has been providing meals on a daily basis to more than 206 orphaned and/or vulnerable township children at the Tsepong centre in Kgubetswana.
The children, aged between 6 and 17, are cared for at Tshepong Hall on a daily basis after school by 5 care workers who also make regular visits to these children’s homes.
Bana ba Hlokang is expertly managed by Thomas and Sarah Thaele, with a total of 11 staff members, all of whom work tirelessly and are dedicated to the welfare of all the children. The main focus has been enabling these families to grow their own food. In addition services such as Counselling and Play Therapy, Youth Choir training, HIV/AIDS programme, Educational programmes, including computer classes, Ballet and Dancing lessons, English reading and poetry, Sewing Centre and Social Worker assistance are offered.
As a result of COVID-19, the Tshepong Hall has been utilised to pack weekly food parcels for distribution to over 550 struggling families. Bana staff were actively involved in assisting the Clarens Community Lockdown Project with the packing, distribution and identification of the families most in need of assistance. Until schools are completely reopened for all classes and the daily feeding programme can be resumed, Bana staff will continue to assist with food parcel packing and distribution. Each Bana child’s family will be among those to receive a weekly food parcel, in place of the daily feeding programme.
CCIA is a registered Non-Profit Organisation (NPO 044-650) and Public Benefit Organisation
(PBO 930016906) who depends on donations, both financial and material (such as food, clothing and shoes), to care for our children.
Should you wish to donate to this very worthy cause, the bank details are below or you can contact Thomas or Sarah on 058 256 1268.
FNB, Combined Churches in Action, Current acc no 62772327047, Code 250655
Free your inner cowboy, or cowgirl, and come horse riding in Clarens

Free your inner cowboy, or cowgirl, and come horse riding in Clarens

Our countryside is magnificent and what better way to see it on the back of a beautiful horse. There are three options for equestrians, each unique in itself.
For a quick hour or two’s gentle guided ride head over to SANParks Golden Gate. Check out www.sanparks.org/parks/golden_gate
Bokpoort Mountain Lodge offers all-weekend, exclusive, ride as much and when you want when you book their newly refurbished lodge. Check-out www.bokpoort.com
Head over to Bergwoning Guest Farm for a unique 2-days, sleep-out excursion. This option is for the serious rider as it requires riders to bring their own horses. Call 082 396 7595.
NOTE: these farms and lodges are currently closed due to COVID-19 but are eagerly awaiting you.
Clarens weekly parkrun

Clarens weekly parkrun

Clarens’ inaugural parkrun was kicked-off on 30 March 2019 by Bruce and Jill Fordyce and local director Peet Pelser. The Clarens Village Conservancy upgraded the existing hiking trails resulting in a safe and scenic parkrun route.

The route attracts 110 athletes on average, plus the mascot Labrador tail-wagger!

Our Clarens parkrun is unique in a way that our single loop varies in altitude and reaches a maximum height of 1890m above sea level at the highest point, with spectacular views of the majestic Maluti Mountains.

The 5km, well, sign-posted course is a challenging mix of gravel and trail paths. You will encounter mud, leaves and puddles in summer, frost and ice in winter, volunteer marshals at key points, sprinters, joggers, walkers, dawdlers, kids, adults, grannies and grandpas, funky gear, big smiles and lots of puffing.

We’re also extremely grateful for the support of our local sponsors and volunteers.

#ParkrunClarens has had an enormously positive impact on our growing tourism industry and is a loyal supporter of the @ClarensTourismForum (CTF)

#Clarens #ParkRun #MyTimeInClarens#N3Gateway

Clarens caring is what makes us a community.

Clarens caring is what makes us a community.

Silverhope, at Dihlabeng Church, has been caring for the aged since 2007.
The activities include
  • Weekly bible study
  • Monthly celebration at church where a meal is served, with fellowship.
  • Christmas lunch is always a special get together with gifts galore.
  • Joy shared is doubled.
  • Cares shared are halved.

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