Clarens Mountain Estate Accommodation

Nearby Accommodation

Wedge-Wood Cottage

Wedge-Wood Cottage is a charming 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, cottage on the Clarens Gold and Leisure Estate. Sleeps 6. The cottage is situated on a circle  opposite a peach orchard with uninterrupted views of Mount Horeb. There is a children's play area in close proximity. The cottage also has a splash pool that can be heated and also has jacuzzi jets on two sides of the pool. The pool is fitted with a heat blanket and pool net for safety. The cottage has a spacious airy open plan living and dining room (open beams) with granite custom built kitchen and scullery. The kitchen has gas hob/electric oven, washing machine, tumble drier, dishwasher, microwave and fridge/freezer. There is a wood burning fireplace in the living area as well as an air-conditioner with heating and cooling functions. Both bathrooms have underfloor heating and all beds have electric blankets. Two of the bedrooms have queen beds and the third has 2 singles. The en suite bathroom has both bath and shower and the other has a large shower The view patio has a 6 seater patio set, Weber braai and a fenced front garden. DSTV is provided Wood for the fireplace is not supplied. A housekeeping service is included in the rate Mondays to Saturdays. HEATING Wood burning fireplace, air-conditioner, underfloor heating in bathrooms, fan heaters in rooms and electric blankets on beds.

Waterford House

The charming artistic village of Clarens, situated in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains and just 3 hours by car from Johannesburg, is the picturesque location for The Clarens Golf Estate, which features an 18-hole golf course. There are also over 30 kms of river as well as numerous dams for the trout fishing enthusiast. Golden Gate National Park is a short drive from Clarens and the mountain kingdom of Lesotho is an easy day trip. Accommodation Situated in a quiet enclave on the Clarens Golf Estate, this luxury home is available for the discerning self catering guest. Built in traditional Free State farmhouse style, the house has sandstone cladding and green 'tin' roof and has generous covered patios with wonderful views of Mount Horeb. The large double volume lounge has a loft library/study accessed by spiral staircase. There is a separate and comfortable TV lounge with large plasma screen TV/PVR/DVD as well as an 8 seater dining room for relaxed holiday dining. A fully equipped designer farmhouse kitchen and scullery offer gas/electric stove, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier. There is also a guest cloakroom. Folding cottage pane doors allows access from all living areas to the enormous patio with traditional 'afdak', just perfect for summer living. There is a large wood burning fireplace in the lounge and under floor heating in all rooms to keep you warm and cosy in the winter. All beds have electric blankets. There are four en suite bedrooms, each with their own entrance and private patio areas. Two of the en suite bathrooms have showers only, one bath only and main has both bath and shower facilities. The house is fully equipped and serviced daily, excluding Sundays. Braai/potjie facilities are available and there is a double carport as well as additional off street parking. Note: Minimum 4 guests / maximum 8 guests Golf Course The par 72 golf course, designed and constructed by Golf Data, is bound to excite every level of golfer. Preferential rates for golf are available for guests staying at Waterford House. A golf cart is also available for hire. Attractions The village of Clarens offers an abundance of restaurants, coffee shops, art galleries and interesting shops for the browser. For those who enjoy more physical activities one is spoiled for choice - white water rafting, mountain bike and 4x4 trails, hiking, fly fishing, golf and quad biking. There are also a number of interesting historical and fossil sites in the Clarens vicinity. For those who need a bit of pampering there are also spa facilities within a few kilometres of Clarens.

Barrister House

Retreat from life in the fast lane to the tranquil ambiance of the picturesque Eastern Free State village of Clarens, preserved in the aspic of slow countryside living. In order to enhance the quality of your stay, Barrister House offers exceptionally well-appointed self catering accommodation in the Clarens Golf Estate, located on the slopes of the Rooiberg, overlooking the majestic Maluti Mountains. Barrister House is set in an elevated position with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountainous countryside, the village of Clarens as well as one of the dams on the estate, bordered by the soft, flowing elegance of mature weeping willows. Accommodation: Main House - The main house (upper level) consists of: Lounge and dining room open plan towards the well-planned, fully fitted kitchen. Separate scullery with washing machine, tumble dryer and ice maker. Lounge with gas fireplace, air conditioner, plasma screen TV and full DSTV. Dining room with 8-seater dining table and high back chairs. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The main bedroom, furnished with queen size bed en-suite to a full bathroom (luxury bath and shower). Sliding doors open on to Jacuzzi area. Second bedroom, furnished with queen size bed. Sliding doors open on to patio. Third bedroom, furnished with two single beds (convertible to king size bed on request). Sliding doors open on to private stoep area. Second bathroom consists of separate toilet, separate shower and separate luxury bath with basin. Elevated patio with soothing views equipped with built-in braai, 8-seater outdoor table & chairs and a relaxing Jacuzzi (available at additional costs). One automated lock-up garage and one under-cover carport. Flat (Additional unit if the main house is full - Not let out separately) Fully contained, downstairs flat with own entrance, consisting of: Very spacious air conditioned bedroom, furnished with queen size bed and two single beds. Large full bathroom (luxury bath and shower) with built-in cupboards.  Compact, well-equipped kitchen. Services & Facilities: Linen, electric blankets and towels supplied. Cleaning services can be arranged at an additional cost. No pets allowed. Smoking allowed outside only. Maximum 10 guests. Activities & Attraction: Golf White water rafting Horse riding Quad biking Mountain bike trails Hiking 4 x 4 Trails Historical & fossil sites Coffee Shops Restaurants Art galleries Craft Shops Spa facilities Golden Gate National Park Rock art Bird watching Game viewing Location: Less than 3 hour drive from Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Durban.

The Clarens Country House

The Clarens Country House is nestled in a wooded corner of the secure Clarens Golf and Trout Estate, with wrap-around mountain views. The century-old stone house offers 4 luxury self-catering suites opening onto an enormous fully-glassed veranda - Oom Schalk se Stoep. The WildeAls and Ouhout apartments are en-suite doubles while the double-story Bosman Suite sleeps four and is perfect for two couples or a family. Quite separate is The Shepherd's Loft, which provides complete privacy for a romantic getaway. Each self-catering apartment provides serviced en-suite luxury with full bathroom and separate toilet, lounge and fully-fitted kitchenette. You'll find crisp linen, king-size or separate beds, fluffy towels, heated rooms, DSTV and a decanter of sherry on the sideboard. Complementary tea, coffee, biscuits and fresh farm milk in the fridge complete the welcome. Accommodating up to 10 guests, The Clarens Country House can be configured to meet the needs of couples, families or groups, with braai facilities available on the sheltered lawns. The units are equipped as following cooking facilities: Wildeals and Ouhout kitchens: Two-plate gas hob, Microwave oven, Fridge, Kettle,Toaster, Sink with washing up rack. 4 settings Knives/forks/spoons etc. Bosman kitchen: Electric stove, fridge, toaster, kettle, microwave oven, and all the crockery and cutlery for 6-8 settings. Shepeherd's Loft: Gas stove (with oven), kettle, fridge, toaster, etc (as with the above): enough for 4 settings. A Weber and a skottel braai are also available for those who wish to braai. The Clarens Country House offers discounted mid-week golf, residential detox courses, fine art aplenty in The Sheepshed Gallery and a world of eastern highland adventure, shopping and fine dining in the village of Clarens, just three-minutes away.


Arrarat is a newly built property situated in the stunning, Clarens Golf and Trout Estate, completed 2nd June 2016. This self-catering unit accommodates up to six guests. This property sits in a cul de sac on the most beautiful stand in the estate positioned directly above the fairway, with unobstructed views overlooking the golf course, fishing lake and Clarens. There are virtually no buildings around the unit, and no drive-through traffic due to cul de sac, so Arrarat offers a completely different privacy level to all of the other units on the golf estate, with a patio specifically designed to be much larger than others on offer in the estate so that you can take full advantage of views. The unit consists of two bedrooms with en-suite (Master has bath only with shower attachment, whilst 2nd room shower only), offering a king bed that can be split into two single beds (on request), two single beds, and a sleeper couch in the lounge. Roll out mattresses are permitted for large parties, if required. We also own a smaller unit that can accommodate up to five guests just outside the estate should you have a large party, so 11 guests can be accommodated in total. The second unit is called Amarola and can be viewed via the link on the right hand side under "Our other listings". There is an open-plan, fully-equipped kitchen, a six-seater dining table and chairs, and a lounge with a cast iron wood burning fire place (1st Bag wood we stock at our cost, with additional wood available in town), as well as a full Premium Package for DSTV with Explora Decoder (at the time of writing, we are the only self-catering unit in Clarens to offer this, as opposed to the limited commercial package). All appliances and linens are top quality, including duck down feather duvets and pillows. The unit also offers a built-in Jet Master braai, and club house access. We also offer use of full golf membership for a small fee, affording you 50% discount in total, as well as bicycles to rent and PS3, and Xbox consoles and games (Strictly by prior arrangement). Arrarat offers the following not to be offered in any other golf estate property; Full Premium DSTV package. Initial stock of wood for fire (Other units you shall purchase gas at your cost by prior arrangement), electric blankets, electric wall heaters in rooms, sunlight, Cremora, dishwasher tablets, LUXURY blankets, towels and fleeces, goose neck duvets and pillows as (opposed to microfibre). We have taken the view that rather than trying to offer bare minimum in order to maximise revenue, to offer our guests what we ourselves would enjoy from a getaway property, which prove to be very far apart when considering furnishings, linens and small conveniences. There is a 32inch flat screen TV with Blue Ray DVD player in master bedroom. There is a very large tree that offers cover for vehicles on the stand, as well as plenty of space for extra parking safely tucked away in cul de sac. Apart from the outstanding Golf Estate, Clarens has many great attractions in and around the area, including the Basotho Cultural Village, the Clarens Village Conservancy and the Golden Gate National Park. Activities would include, walking, cycling, quad biking, and horse riding on some of the most scenic trails in the world, as well as white river rafting, zip lining, archery, and much more.

Mountain Villa

Mountain Villa at Clarens - Sleeps 6 The Mountain Villa is a situated on the Clarens Golf and Leisure Estate and has wonderful views of the Maluti mountain range. Overlooking Mount Horeb, this newly built villa has 3 bedrooms that can accommodate up to 6 guests. The main bedroom has a queen size bed, 2nd bedroom a double bed and the 3rd 2 single beds. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with a bath and shower. The main and second bedrooms have sliders that goes onto a large patio. Mountain Villa has an open plan lounge/ dining room/ kitchen from which sliders go onto a large patio with wood burning braai. The lounge has a LED screen TV with DSTV (Commercial Package) and a wood burning fireplace for those chilly winter nights. The kitchen is fully equipped with granite tops, a gas hob/electric oven, microwave and dishwasher. A laundry service can be pre-arranged at an additional cost. There is also a lockable garage and carport. All linen (including towels) supplied. Wood not supplied. A housekeeping service is included in fee Mondays to Saturdays. This establishment is not pet friendly Activities & Attractions nearby Golf (onsite) White water rafting Horse riding Quad Biking Mountain bike trails Hiking (onsite) 4x4 Trails Historical & fossil sites Coffee shops Restaurants Art Galleries Craft shops Spa facilities Golden Gate National Park Rock Art Bird watching Game Viewing Fishing

Paddocks 6

Paddocks Six is a brand new home in a new development still in progress. It is situated in the Swartland in Clarens. This beautifully furnished 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom home is a mere 10-minute walk to the village square with its various shops and art galleries. Paddocks Six can comfortably accommodate 4 adults and 2 children. The home comprises an open-plan kitchen and living area with a lounge and dinning area. The main bedroom is fitted with a double bed and a spacious en-suite bathroom fitted with a shower, toilet and basin. The second bedroom is fitted with a double bed and the third bedroom has a double bunk. The second bathroom also spacious is fitted with a bath, shower, toilet and basin. The kitchen is beautifully designed with granite tops and top of the range crockery and cutlery. A fireplace is positioned between the lounge and dining area and will definitely make a huge difference during winter months. There are braai facilities in an enclosed braai area with exceptional views of the


Amaluti is simply stunning; a tasteful blend of luxury, comfort, elegant décor, space, colour and glorious views to the Maluti Mountains. Its special ambience is both peaceful and relaxing. The open plan design and unique frameless glass walls enhance the stunning views by bringing the outside in. Situated in the secure Clarens Golf and Leisure Estate Amaluti is an easy drive from Gauteng, Durban or Bloemfontein. ACCOMMODATION Amaluti can be leased in different ways: The whole house, sleeping up to 8 adults and 4 children (or 10 adults) The upper level sleeping up to 4 adults and 4 children (or 6 adults) The lower level sleeping up to 4 adults The accommodation consists of four double en suite bedrooms; two upstairs and two down, each with its own colour scheme. The rooms have either king-size double beds or twin beds. All have luxurious linen, superbly comfortable mattresses, masses of soft pillows, down duvets, electric blankets and under-floor heating to ensure a good night's rest in even the coldest weather. The bathrooms, 'open plan' behind the bedrooms, have luxury fittings, a glass shower, a floating basin and matching 'Perfekt' bath, Beautiful Earth toiletries, luxurious cotton bath sheets and twin dressing gowns. Upstairs the 'Loft' or 5th bedroom is an open plan loft room situated above the lounge and living area, not as private as the other 4 bedrooms, but it has its own shower and toilet. It has twin beds which can be made into a king size bed if necessary. There is also a small sleeper couch. The open plan kitchen on the Upper or road level is spacious and fitted with all that a chef could want, including gas hob, electric oven, microwave, a wine chiller, deep freeze and fridge, dishwasher and H2O water filter. The serving counter gives ready access to the dining table that can seat twelve. Adjacent is the Bar unit. The upstairs living area has one seating area around the gas fireplace and TV (DStv), and another in front of the folding glass wall, providing spectacular, uninterrupted views. Downstairs the living area has a mini kitchen, two sofas, a second TV (DStv), and another lovely folding glass wall opening into the garden. The whole house has under floor heating and is an extra oil heater. Outside is a separate patio with verandah furniture and gas braai. There is a double garage and covered parking, for four cars. Amaluti is serviced daily by Siena Mokoena who cleans, wasesh up and make beds but does not cook or do private laundry for guests. CLARENS Clarens, known as 'The Jewel of the Free State' is beautiful at any time of the year. It is charming and friendly with exciting places to visit and things to do. There is something to please everyone; spectacular sandstone scenery in and around the Golden Gate National Park 20 kms down the road, an excellent golf course and a wide range of Historic Explorations and Outdoor activities which include a Fossil sites, a Dinosaur trail, Hiking, Fishing, Horse Riding, White Water Rafting and Quad Bike Trails to name a few. There are also numerous interesting Curio and Craft shops, first class Art galleries and many good Restaurants. Gavin will be delighted to assist during your stay. We regret that we do not allow smoking in the house, nor is it suitable for pets.

Madrid Farm Cottages

On the R712 about 9 km from Clarens and 8 km from Golden Gate. Turn off onto the Sunnyside Road and drive for about 3km on a dirt road. We have three self-catering cottages in the large garden on the farm "Madrid", which has been in the Mousley family for 144 years. The cottages are close enough to the homestead to be very safe but still out of sight of each other. Also in the garden is a Banksia rose which was planted soon after the first George Bennett Mousley arrived to take up residence during the early 1880s. The present generations farming here are the fourth and fifth Mousleys to take up the challenges involved in farming on this farm. Sunrise Cottage is a weathered sandstone cottage with the main bedroom opening out onto the patio and a second bedroom with en suite bathroom. The shower room opens off the small hallway between the two bedrooms. Optional King-sized or single beds. This cottage sleeps two extra guests on pullout beds with bases and good foam mattresses. Ideal for children or small adults. The lawn in front of the cottage is ideal for children to play under the watchful eyes of their parents relaxing on the patio. From here there is a lovely view across the garden towards the mountains. Sunshine Cottage is also built with old sandstone, having two double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms (one shower, one bath). Optional King-sized or single beds. This cottage was built in 2003 with stone from a redundant Lucerne shed and has its own fenced lawned garden with a view across an old orchard towards the mountains. Sunset Cottage is a plastered brick building, having one double bedroom and one bathroom with a bath. This very private cottage is ideal for a honeymoon or a couple breaking away for a weekend alone. From the stoep one can look across the lawn and rose-garden towards a ridge which protects the garden from the west wind. All the cottages have open-plan living areas with fully equipped kitchens, (stove with oven, microwave & fridge, kettle, toaster, dishcloths, dishwashing liquid & scourer incl.) and open fireplaces as well as private braai areas with views of the garden and mountains.  Bath soap and liquid hand washing soap is provided. Linen is provided (except swimming towels) as well as extra blankets, electric blankets , heaters and fans. Complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and creamer provided on arrival. The cottages are serviced daily. The fireplace will be packed each day but guests are requested to bring extra wood. Not available for sale on the farm. There are no TVs in the cottages. Guests are welcome to bring their own radios or CD players but are requested to consider other guests when playing their music. We do not have card facilities so guests are requested to make direct payments for the deposit and another just before arriving. The balance to be paid during the week preceding arrival. Smokers are requested to smoke outside. List of Facilities: Walks on the 1100 h farm & surrounding area. Bird watching in garden and surrounding veld. Tennis within walking distance. (1km) Swimming pool within walking distance. (1km) Mountain-biking on the bakkie trail up the mountain. Hikes at nearby Golden Gate.(8kms) Horse-riding in area. Quad-biking in area. River rafting in area. Golf, squash in Clarens (12kms). Dam & river fly-fishing nearby (5kms). Pubs & restaurants in Clarens. Art galleries & quaint shops in Clarens. Supermarket, butchery and bakery in Clarens. Clarens Wellness Centre and Day Spa in Clarens. About four hours from Katse Dam in Lesotho.

Talking Trees

Talking Trees is the ideal accommodation choice in Clarens. Situated in Swartland, an older more established part of Clarens, Talking Trees is within walking distance of the village square (1 km), and also the surrounding hills for the more energetic. Enjoy quiet days and nights away from the hustle and bustle of the square on busy weekends. This self-catering facility has created peaceful comfort, which makes visitors, and travellers feel at home while they are away from home. Facilities Attention to detail gives Talking trees that "home away from home" feeling. Electric blankets ensure that the bedrooms are warm and cozy. Top quality linen (230 percale), duvets, and extra blankets are also supplied. The bedrooms are all supplied with hair dryers. Both bathrooms have both a bath and a shower with heated towel rails and there is a separate 3rd toilet. The house has a fully equipped kitchen with gas/electrical stove, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher. The open space living area with fireplace is equipped with full DSTV and WiFi. Safe parking is available inside a double garage with remote control door. Rooms Room 1 has a king size extra length bed, built-in cupboard, en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, toilet, bidet and heated towel rail. Room 2 has a king size bed, built-in cupboard, en-suite toilet only and own entrance door. Room 3 has twin beds that can be converted to a king size bed on request with a set of cupboards. Room 4 has twin beds and a built-in cupboard.

Clarens Retreat

Situated in the idyllic town of Clarens, approximately 3 ½ hours' drive from Johannesburg, Durban and Bloemfontein, Clarens Retreat offers stylish and comfortable self-catering accommodation whilst being nestled in-between the beautiful Rooiberge. Clarens Retreat changed ownership in May 2015. A number of refurbishment projects, including new beds, décor and replacement of all soft furnishings have been completed. The Retreat consists of four self-catering units. Retreat 1 ,2 and Retreat 4 are best suited for couples whilst Retreat 3 offers a spacious three bedroom unit which accommodates up to six guests. Being 240m away from the town square, the activity hub of Clarens, everything is within comfortable walking distance. Our facilities include: Couples Retreat (No 1 and 2) Queen Beds with hypo-allergenic bedding Fully Equipped Kitchenette Electric Blankets Under-carpet heating Bathroom with Shower Private Patio Barbeque Facilities Serviced daily FREE Wifi HD Television with Hotel Premium DSTV Channels   Family Retreat (No 3) 3 Bedrooms ( 2 with queen beds and 1 with two single beds) Hypo-allergenic bedding Electric Blankets Two Bathrooms with baths and overhead showers Fully Equipped Kitchen Dining Room Living Room with log-fuelled fireplace HD Television with Hotel Premium DSTV Channels FREE Wifi Patio with magnificent views Barbeque facilities Serviced Daily   Large Couples Retreat (No 4) Queen Beds with hypo-allergenic bedding Single Bed in open-plan unit Fully Equipped Kitchenette Electric Blankets Under-carpet heating Bathroom with Shower Private Patio Barbeque Facilities Serviced daily FREE Wifi HD Television with Hotel Premium DSTV Channels   Clarens is known both as the 'Adventure Capital' and the 'Jewel in the Free State'. People visit to enjoy an adrenaline rush, to take in the beautiful surroundings and art galleries - and sometimes both. There are hiking trails around the village. Golden Gate National Park is less than 20km away, whilst the more adventurous can bring their passports and visit Lesotho.


The property consists of a semi-detached chalet, which can accommodate up to five guests. The chalet has an open plan area, that consists of a King bed, with a single and a double bed upstairs. Please note that we do have another unit available in the Clarens Golf and Trout Estate that can accommodate a further 6 guests should you have a large party of people. The unit is called Arrarat and can be viewed via the link on the right hand side under "Our other listings". This unit has recently been upgraded August 2016, Freshly painted, has all brand new Weatherly's furniture, has a 50 inch TV, FULL Premium Package DStv (All other self catering units in Clarens offer "Commercial Package", top quality linen and towels including duck down duvet, Webber Braai, and a full interior make over so that you can now enjoy 4 star quality and comfort, and pay much much less. The chalet has a 4 seater dining table and chairs and a fully equipped kitchen for all your self-catering needs. Guests can also spend time relaxing on the patio while enjoying a braai, with a fantastic outdoor lounge area that awaits you. Guests looking for a relaxing and quiet holiday will not be disappointed when choosing to stay at Amarola. It is located in the scenic town of Clarens and is ideal for families visiting this part of the Free State. Guests can spend their days exploring this charming little town by visiting the many restaurants and curio shops on offer. Take a drive to the Golden Gate National Park, or enjoy activities such as fishing, hiking, horse riding, white river rafting, paint balling, mountain biking, zip lining, Golf on the world class golf course, four wheeling and much more.

Villa Callista

Clarens is known for its picturesque mountain scenery in close proximity. The chalet with newly upgraded interior including under floor heating provides a cosy and comfortable retreat for all seasons and during occasional snowfalls. This fully equipped chalet is near the centre of Clarens. Only suitable for a couple - one double bed. Spacious bathroom with bath and shower facilities. Fully equipped kitchen with fridge, combination microwave, stove, kettle and toaster. TV with SABC channels. DSTV with limited channels available. Under tile heating throughout, including the bathroom. Paved patio with small garden, wooden table, bench and braai. 1 undercover parking bay in front of the chalet. Chalet situated in security area. No smoking in chalet (smoking allowed on patio or garden). Available activities in area: Abseiling Bird watching White river rafting Quad bike trails 4x4 trails Rock art Trout fishing Mountain climbing Horse riding Game reserve Shops, restaurants 20 km from Golden Gate Highlands National Park.

Mystic Mountain

Mystic Mountain is a self-catering Guest Lodge in the heart of Clarens, Free State. Walking distance from shops & restaurants, yet secluded enough to have peace and quiet. This beautiful log house sleeps 6 guests, has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, free Wifi, a lounge with Large TV and full DSTV viewing. The big kitchen is fully equipped and has a gas stove, electric stove, microwave oven, fridge, kettle, toaster and braai facilities. Enjoy your morning coffee or sundowner on the stoep with an endless view of the Maluti Mountains. There are also braai facilities and a lock up garage and ample parking on site. Golden Gate Highlands National Park is 15 minutes away.

Forever Clarens Self-Catering Units

Forever Clarens Self-Catering Units are centrally located and less than 200 meters from the Clarens Central Town Square. It offers four individual units that can accommodate from a romantic two sleeper unit to a full family unit for up to six people. Various activities are in close proximity including numerous hiking trails, trout fishing dams and for the golf enthusiasts the Clarens Golf & Trout Estate. Top quality restaurants, bakeries and delis are within walking distance. The convenience of staying at Forever Clarens enables our guests to experience first-hand, the many delights which Clarens has to offer while also providing a tranquil and relaxing setting with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Forever Inspired is our romantic unit with the most spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. The unit is a tastefully furnished, L-shaped, open-plan and can accommodate up to two (2) guests. The unit features a sleeping area with a queen bed that flows into the sitting area, a spacious and modern bathroom with a free-standing Victorian-style bath, a kitchenette and a private outside "braai" area. This unit is popular for honeymooners. Forever Hopeful is an upmarket, tastefully furnished unit that can accommodate a up to two (2) adults and one (1) child / two (2) small children. It features a bedroom with a queen-size bed, a bathroom that is fitted with a bath and shower, a living area with a TV and a sleeper couch as well as a kitchenette. An additional charge applies for children using the sleeper couch; R250pp over weekends and R200pp during the week. Forever Blessed is a fully furnished unit that can accommodate up to four (4) adults and two (2) children. The unit features two (2) bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom, a large, modern kitchen, an entertainment area with an indoor "braai", and an open plan dining- and lounge area. The unit has been newly renovated and all rooms are modern and tastefully furnished. The bedrooms include queen beds with electric blankets for those chilly Clarens winter nights. Two additional single beds have been added to the common area accommodate two children at an extra cost. Forever Family is the original main house on the property with an anthracite coal stove for a warm atmosphere. It is a spacious, homely family unit. Facing northeast, you can view the sunrise from your bedroom, lounge or the indoor "braai" room. There are three (3) bedrooms, with a queen-size bed in the main bedroom, room two (2) offers twin beds, while room three (3) is ideal for a family as it accommodates a double bed as well as a single bed. Beds are fitted with electric blankets. The house also offers two (2) full bathrooms (one en-suite), a kitchen with a scullery, an open plan lounge and dining area with an 8 seater table and an indoor "braai" room.

Riverwalk Bed & Breakfast

RiverWalk is situated in the tranquil village of Clarens, away from the hustle and bustle of the Square, but within walking distance of the major art galleries, restaurants and shops. Situated in a cul-de-sac which guarantees peace and unsurpassed tranquillity, with spectacular views of the mountains and wooded area's. Guinea fowl roam wild on the property and a little stream runs at the end of the perimeter, with willows and poplars to add the real Clarens touch. Five of the seven rooms opens onto a veranda with private entrance, the other two rooms are loft rooms and share a small lounge and patio area. All rooms have luxury en-suite facilities with superior toiletries and fluffy towels. We proud ourselves with the quality of our furnishings and linen and offer a deluxe hospitality tray in each room, which includes sherry, homemade rusks, biscuits, chocolates and filtered water. Breakfast is served on the second level in a Dining room and veranda area with spectacular vista's of the area. The veranda is an ideal spot for a sundowner or informal braai. Bedrooms Room 1 - Ground Level Queen size bed with en-suite bathroom which includes an angular bath and overhead shower Room 2 - Ground Level Twin Beds or a King size bed with en-suite bathroom which includes an angular bath and overhead shower Room 3 - Ground Level Queen size with en-suite bathroom which includes an angular bath and overhead shower Room 4 - Ground Level Queen size bed, this room has a separate small lounge area with en suite bathroom, which includes an angular bath and overhead shower Room 5 - Second Level Twin beds or a King size bed, small lounge area, with an en suite bathroom that includes an angular bath and overhead shower. This room has a small room attached with a ¾ bed, with separate toilet and handbasin (Share bath with larger room), Ideal for a family with a child over 12 or 3 singles. Room 6 - Loft Queen size bed with ensuite shower Room 7 - Loft Large room with twin beds or a King Size bed, with ensuite bathroom, which includes a slipper bath and free standing shower NO CHILDREN OF 12 YEARS AND YOUNGER ALL ROOMS ARE NON-SMOKING All rooms are equipped with: Hair dryer TV with SABC- and selected DSTV channels Electric Blanket Bar Fridge (Not Rooms 6 & 7) Hospitality Tray containing Coffee, Ceylon Tea, Rooibis, Sugar, Milk, Rusks and Biscuit Other facilities: Breakfast is served from 07:30 till 09:00 during the week and from 08:00 till 09:00 Braai facilities on the Verandah (by arrangement) Complimentary Wi-Fi Meeting facilities for 10 delegates Facilities nearby: Clarens abounds with an array of Restaurants One of the largest concentration of art galleries in South Africa Medical Emergencies Abseiling Quad Biking River rafting Big Game Viewing Golf, Tennis and squash (less than 1 km) Fly Fishing Horse Trails Hiking Trails Golden Gate National Highlands Park Lesotho Border Post - 38 Km AfriSki - 100km

Iona Cottage

This cottage is set on its own erf in the Swartland of Clarens. Surrounded by mountains, Horeb is visible to the east of Iona. To the west, there is a huge convex cliff which juts out to the left of Iona. To its right, directly opposite the cottage, and part of the range, is a section of concave cliffs. After heavy rainfall, a waterfall flows from the right hand corner of these cliffs which is both visible and audible from the garden of Iona. Eagles nest in these cliffs. They are often seen and heard across from Iona. Why the name 'IONA'? In his book "Civilisation", Kenneth Clark describes the island of Iona off the west coast of Scotland as secure and sacred, with a feeling that 'some God is in this place'. He adds that 'Iona gives one more than anywhere else... a sense of inner peace and freedom'. This statement is applicable to Clarens. The Cottage A rose garden and several walnut trees surround the self-catering cottage. The property is fenced in on three sides with a high sandstone wall to the south. The kitchen is fully equipped with all required necessities. The sitting room-dining area is furnished with comfortable settees, a dining table and chairs. There is a queen size, extra length bed in the main bedroom which is on suite. The second bedroom has two single beds with access to its own bathroom. Amenities Heating in each bedroom. Electric blankets Gas heater in the lounge "Family DSTV" Package Braai facilities Car port Nearby activities Call on the friendly information centres in Clarens for expert advice. And then come home to Iona to relax after the outing.


JessHil is a quaint, self catering sandstone cottage in the picturesque town of Clarens. Clarens is well known as the Jewel of the Free State and has proven itself to be a preferred tourist destination for both local and international holiday makers. JessHil Cottage is ideally situated at the end of Lake Clarens Drive and overlooks a dam with donkeys, geese, swans and other feathery friends. JessHil's surroundings offer privacy but is also within a very short walking distance to the many galleries, shops and restaurants. JessHil Cottage is a free standing establishment with plenty of open space to enjoy. JessHil comfortably sleeps 4 guests in two ensuite bedrooms with queen beds. Open plan area with tv room, fully equipped kitchenette and dining table Fridge/freezer to keep your goodies cold and a dishwasher so all may remain relaxed. An inside fireplace to snuggle up to during cold months. An outside wooden deck (covered) with built in fireplace offers many hours of relaxation whilst feasting on the beauty of Mount Horeb and surrounds. The birdlife is abundant so ensure to pack in your binoculars. Clarens has something to offer everyone ... whether you prefer a leisurely stroll through town or to up the beat on the many, clearly marked walking trails. For the more adventurous: horseriding, paintball, zipline, quad biking, white water rafting etc. to quench the adrenaline thirst. You will once again experience old time charm but with touches of everything modern you've become accustomed to. Your stay at JessHil Cottage... a gift to body, mind and soul.

Titanic View

Cottage 1 Sleeps 2, Queen bed & en-suite shower, TV & DSTV, Aircon Kitchen with oven & microwave, small fridge, toaster, kettle Small Lounge & dining area and Balcony with beautiful garden & mountain view Under cover parking with remote Small Weber Braai in courtyard area Cottage 2 Two bedrooms - Sleeps 4, TV & DSTV, Aircon Main Bedroom - Queen bed, en-suite bath & shower Second Bedroom - 2 single beds (can be converted into KING- please advise with booking) NOT en-suite, but has own bathroom with bath, shower, basin & toilet Kitchenette – Bar fridge, microwave, Toaster, kettle, 2-plate stove Small Lounge & dining area with terrace into garden and fish pond Outside parking with remote Small Weber Braai on terrace Lovely Garden views Cottage 3 (was called the Cottage) Spacious Sleeps 2 - Two single beds can be converted into King bed and en-suite shower, TV & DSTV, Aircon Kitchen with loose convection oven & microwave, small fridge, toaster, kettle Small lounge & dining area Outside parking with remote Small Weber Braai under roof Main House (Minimum 4 people) Spacious 4 x bedrooms - sleeps 8 Magnificent Garden & Mountain views from Stoep & Lounge area Kitchen Lounge & fire place Stoep & braai area Outside parking with remote Room 1 - King bed, en-suite bath & shower, TV & DSTV, Aircon, Balcony with garden & Mountain views Room 2 - Queen bed, en-suite bath & shower, TV & DSTV, Aircon Balcony with garden & Mountain views Room 3 - 2 x single beds (can be converted into KING- please advise with booking) NOT en-suite, but has own bathroom with shower, basin & toilet Room 4 - 2 x single beds (can be converted into KING- please advise with booking) en-suite, but has own bathroom with shower, basin & toilet Whole Titanic View Self Catering - sleeps 16

Sir Henry's Guest House

Come and experience the exclusive charm and secluded enchantment of Sir Henry's Guest House in Clarens, where gracious hospitality and refinement are the keynotes of this superb establishment. Here you will treasure the experience of an unhurried world of genteel hospitality and abundant comfort. Each of the 7 superior rooms, with their own patios, have a view over a lush garden on to Mount Horeb. Every room has a very unique atmosphere and feel, so diverse that it would be difficult to properly describe in a couple of paragraphs. Space and comfort will never be in short supply. The Clarens Valley in the Eastern Free State Highlands is situated 20 km's from the Golden Gate National Park, 40 km's from Bethlehem, and on the Northernmost point of Lesotho. Clarens is known for its spectacular sandstone mountains and wonderful climate and is one of the most picturesque spots in South Africa. Sir Henry's is only about a 10min walk (800m) from the Clarens "square", the epic entre of excitement in our village. The "square" is where most of the famous art galleries, restaurants and shops are located. Explore and enjoy Clarens and surroundings from Sir Henry's and make your stay with us a memorable one. Accommodation Room 1 Standard Double Room with Double Bed. Fireplace & Heater. Shower & Double Hand basin. Lounge area, separate from bedroom, Tea & Coffee making facilities in room with Outside Patio. Room 2 Semi-Deluxe Double Room with Queen Bed. TV/dstv, Fireplace, Under floor Heating. Shower with Single Hand basin. Lounge part of the bedroom, Tea & Coffee making facilities & Outside Patio. Room 3 Standard Double Room with King Size Bed. Fireplace & Heater. Bath & Single Hand basin. Lounge area (is part of the bedroom). Tea & Coffee making facilities with Outside Patio. Room 4 Deluxe Double Room, Queen Extra Length Bed. TV/dstv, Fridge, Fireplace & Under Floor Heating. Shower, Bath & Single Hand basin. Spacious Lounge area part of the bedroom. Tea & Coffee making facilities. Outside Patio. Room 5 Deluxe Double Room with Queen Size Bed. TV/dstv, Fridge, Heater, Fireplace & Under Floor Heating. Shower, Bath & Single Hand basin. Lounge area Separate from bedroom. Tea & Coffee making facilities. Outside Patio. Room 6 Deluxe Double Room, Queen Extra Length Bed. Under Floor Heating. Shower, Angular Bath & Double Hand basin. Lounge area (part of the bedroom). Tea & Coffee making facilities. Outside Patio. Room 7 Semi-Deluxe Double Room with King or 2 Single Beds. Under floor Heating. Shower & Single Hand basin. Lounge area (part of the bedroom). Tea & Coffee making facilities. Outside Patio. Paraplegic Friendly Room.