This area, overshadowed by the 1 820 m high Hlohlowane Mountain, was first named Hlohlowane – “Ridge of the Battle” – by its Basotho inhabitants but, when they were driven out of the area in the early 1800s, the new inhabitants mispronounced the name, and it became Clocolan. The town is located in an area renowned for its fields of sunflowers, their huge heads diligently following the path of the sun during early autumn when they are in bloom. During spring the area is transformed into a sea of pink as the cherry trees start blossoming.
Adventure And Sport
Angling and canoeing: Angling and canoeing opportunities abound in the many dams in the vicinity, such as Stasie, Moperi, Lucretia and Steunmekaar Dams.
4×4 routes: The area around town has several 4×4 vehicle trails.
Hiking: Many of the hiking trails start at the Evening Star, an old restored mission building.
Holiday farms: There are various holiday farms in the district such as Breekopskloof Holiday Farm.
Sport: The town has facilities for rugby, cricket, squash, tennis and bowls. It also boasts its own golf course and an oval athletics track.
Archaeology And Palaeontology
San Rock Art: San rock art can be seen on De Hoek farm in the district.
Art And Crafts
Lethotheng Weavers: Visitors may buy articles from local weavers at Lethotheng Weavers and also observe them at their weaving activities.
Makoadi Rabbit Farm: Weavers using angora rabbit fur display their handiwork at Makoadi Rabbit Farm.
Pottery: Buy locally made pottery on the farm Evening Star.
Cherry Wine: If you are in town during spring, be sure to visit a cherry wine cellar. An opportunity to buy cherry wine and liqueur does not present itself every day.
Asparagus factory: Learn more about the history of this important local crop at Deemster’s Asparagus Factory.
Fauna And Flora
Arum Lily Farm: Visit Umpukane Flora where the lovely white, pink-throated and evergreen group of arum lilies, as well as the beautiful Lisianthus, are cultivated and exported.
History And Architecture
Old Mission Building: The old monastery and chapel built at the turn of the century on the farm Evening Star has been fully restored. The farm also offers Bed and Breakfast accommodation.
Stone Fort: The stone fort, 25 km from the town, was used by the British during the Anglo-Boer War.
Agricultural tours: Agricultural tours of the farms in the district are available on request. The town also holds an veteran tractor show every March