Clarens Accommodation

278 on Main

Welcome to 278 0n Main. Luxury accommodation right in the center of the picturesque village of Clarens in the Eastern Freestate. Close enough to all Restaurants, Galleries and Shops to be able to park your car and forget it but secluded enough for total privacy and peace and quiet. Can accommodate 6 couples in total. Each bedroom is unique and special in character and all have their own view of the mountains that surround the village. We pride ourselves on our understated luxury. Breakfast served in our Restaurant 278 - all day - and we are open for dinner Friday and Saturday evenings Children welcome No pets. THE MAIN HOUSE: DOWNSTAIRS: The Main house is completely self-catering with a beautifully fitted kitchen. Complete with a gas hob, electric oven, and microwave and frig freezer. Serviced daily. Large dining room with crockery and cutlery for 8. Comfortable lounge with sleeper couch. Radio tape and CD player. Morso fireplace. Wood provided. Books magazines and games. Two private double bedrooms lead directly from the living area. Both have outside private entrances and en suite bathrooms. This will suite a family or two couples. Tea and coffee on tap all day. Can be booked self catering or B& B. The Black and White bedroom and Chakaland bedroom are in the Main House. BLACK AND WHITE BEDROOM : Large and airy double bedroom with beds that can either be two singles or one king. On suite bathroom with large bath and shower. Bubbles and oils a to pamper yourself .Beautiful cotton percale linen and fluffy towels for that extra luxury. Mountain views as you wake up in the morning. CHAKALAND BEDROOM: Queen size bed, beautiful cotton percale linen and fluffy towels allow you to forget all your cares and relax. On suite with shower and private entrance. Wake up the those amazing mountains. THE TUSCAN SUITE: (DOWNSTAIRS) This suite has a separate entrance and can be booked alone without access to the main house or as part of the house for a larger group. Pure cotton percale linen and fluffy towels. Beautiful furniture and en suite with bath and shower. Tea and coffee facilities and bar frig. CRYSTAL SUITE ( UPSTAIRS ) Large white on white bedroom with Kingsize bed ( or two singles ) En suite with bath and shower. Magnificent mountain views as you soak in the bath! Private balcony. Tea and coffee making facilities and bar frig. Pure cotton percale linen and fluffy towels. Lounge area with TV (SABC 1,2,3 and E) RUBY SUITE ( UPSTAIRS ) Romantic in shades of red - bedroom with Kingsize bed ( or two singles ) En suite with bath and shower. Pure cotton percale linen and fluffy towels. Magnificent mountain views from outside balcony. Tea and coffee making facilities and bar frig. Lounge area with TV (SABC 1,2,3 and E) TOPAZ SUITE ( UPSTAIRS ) Earthy and relaxing - bedroom with Kingsize bed ( or two singles ) En suite with bath and shower. Pure cotton percale linen and fluffy towels. Magnificent mountain views from outside balcony. Tea and coffee making facilities and bar frig. Lounge area with TV (SABC 1,2,3 and E) ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA: Golden Gate National Park Quad Biking Dinosaur Trails Mountain Biking Walks and  Picnics Horse Riding Hiking Trails Fly Fishing Game and Bird spotting Star Gazing Abseiling Clay pigeon shooting 4x4 trails Shopping, Restaurants and Pub Hopping.  


Akzente is situated in the heart of Clarens, within walking distance of all the galleries, shops and restaurants, but still has a panoramic view of the valley and the mountains of Golden Gate and Lesotho. This self-catering accommodation consists of three flats, ideal for small groups or family gatherings. Kitchens are fully equipped with a fridge, two-plate stove, microwave, toaster, kettle and all the crockery and cutlery you need Each flat has its own balcony where you can sit and enjoy the breathtaking view while having breakfast or a braai. You can also watch your children play in the small garden playground. For the evenings or those rainy days there is a CD/radio and TV (DsTV bouquet) in each flat. All linen and towels are provided. Parking is available on the property. Downstairs: This ground floor flat can sleep four people. One room has a double bed, one room a single bed and one single bed is in the lounge. The bathroom has a shower only. There is a gas heater in the lounge and in the bathroom. Alda's: This spacious bachelor flat is on the ground floor and can sleep three people in three single beds (two can be converted into one king size bed on request). The bathroom has a shower only. There is under floor heating in the lounge and a gas heater for the bathroom. Upstairs: This flat can sleep seven adults and one child on two floors. On the first floor is one bedroom with a double bed, a bathroom with a bath (and shower in bath) and the open-plan kitchen/ lounge area. The loft has one room with two single beds and an open area with three single beds and a kiddie's bed, as well as a bathroom with a shower. Each bedroom has a wall panel heater and there is a gas heater for the lounge.


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.


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.


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.

Ash River Lodge B&B

Commanding spectacular views of Mount Horeb & the Maluti's and a sandstone's throw from around 20+ restaurants, Ash River Lodge B&B offers accommodation for 22 guests. Clarens is the "Free State Jewel" and "art capital" of South Africa, and the stylish, understated elegance of the Ash River Lodge B&B; represented by the passionate and nature loving Mike Botha; offers: 7 x en-suite Bedrooms with Queen Beds 3 x en-suite Bedrooms with King Beds (or 2 single beds by arrangement) 1 x honeymoon suite with king bed, kitchenette, full DSTV & sitting room All rooms are en-suite, have private entrances & are equipped with coffee & tea facilities and more. Electric blankets for the challenging winter temperatures in Clarens. There are servers & additional seating in the room as well as outside seating to soak up the Clarens environment. We pride ourselves on unpretentious, comfortable and affordable accommodation. We have resisted a star rating, believing that word of mouth is a far better reference. You are welcome to relax on the sprawling 100sqm deck with magnificent mountain views & a central fireplace, make use of the communal lounge with full DSTV & large fireplace or choose a magazine or book from our extensive library. A full English breakfast and more is included in the rate. Please ask for our (now world renowned!) baked omelette. We also offer wheelchair friendly facilities. Fenced shaded carports are available. Clarens, offers a myriad of activities and sights in the immediate area: Choice of 20+ Restaurants, coffee shops & Pubs. Shopping to satisfy most tastes. Visit more than 20 art galleries with a wide selection of original art on show. Scenic Horse Rides 18-hole Golf course. Wellness Centre & various other Spa's Golden Gate National Park Hiking Trails Bushman paintings Quad Bikes Archery White River Rafting Fishing Basotho Cultural Village Etc.

Aspen Guest House and Self Catering Cottage

Welcome to Aspen Guest House! Our motto, "We are different", is reflected in our locality, the views on and from the property the design of our rooms, the services we offer and your hostess. You hostess is Alae Grabe, and her two Great Dane boys Patrys and Portret. They live on the property in their own area but love to welcome every one!!! Alae moved to Clarens in 2003 to enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle. Although she is still practicing as a town and regional planner, she is most of the time at home to enjoy the house, garden and her quilting. Aspen Guest House can accommodate a total of 12 adults and a number of children. There is also a self catering cottage available. The main house offers four bedrooms; three rooms with double beds and a fourth room with a double bed, a cot and a day bed. Breakfast can be served in the rooms. We are situated between the mountain and the river. The property borders onto the mountain and has an open space to three sides. The small river running through town forms the one boundary-making the whole property the ideal place to escape and to relax. Entering Aspen is the beginning of an experience. The fire place in the entrance warms the house and your heart immediately. Our rooms are spacious and each is decorated according to a specific theme. With names such as Music, Writer, Nature, Artist and Quilters you can be sure that you are in for a unique experience. Simply request a specific room on each of your visits in order to experience each theme. What makes us different? The views on and from the property are so spectacular you need not go any where!!! Lots and lots of books to enjoy; Breakfast in bed; Fire place in lounge and reading corner; Rocks on the property; The spacious rooms; Creative décor in each room; Large property; Walking distance to town but away from town noise; The Lounge area; Braai areas; Various interesting corners; We are fun!!!! We are locate in close proximity to a number of walking trails The Lounge A communal lounge with a fireplace offers you a warm and homey environment. One large bookshelf, stacks of games, DSTV, and music centre, provide all that is necessary to ensure a comfortable stay. Bean bags and throws are scattered around to add to the warmth. Take a bean bag to bed at night to warm your hands whist reading a book or enjoying a warm cup of hot chocolate. Breakfast room Next to the fire place in the wide passage is the breakfast room. Enjoy a tailor made breakfast next to the fire. The Lounge Stoep Here you will enjoy many cups of tea and coffee. The view is breath-taking and can be enjoyed whilst consuming coffee and enjoying good conversation over a shared breakfast. The Outside Reading corners Under the rock is a beautiful spot to sit and enjoy the day without noticing the realities of life. The Braai areas A braai area has been developed for the guests. Although we do not offer supper you can book the braai area for the evening and we will supply you with all the cooking utensils necessary for a lovely evening outside. BED AND BREAKFAST ACCOMMODATION Music Room Enjoy the luxury and the nostalgic feeling of the music theatres of the past. The view from the bed is directly facing the mountain which is a stone through away from the stoep. This is the perfect place to take your breakfast basket and enjoy the morning at leisure. The room is decorated with photos of South African music icons, books on music and related subjects. Even the bathroom, with its unique shower reminds you of the days gone by. Remember to grab a bean bag from the lounge to warm your hands whilst enjoying a book in bed. Writers Room This is just the room to stimulate those creative skills. The subtle tones of blue create the perfect atmosphere for relaxing in. The stoep is large and is equipped with a day bed which is ideal for a day of reading. What more could you want? Remember to grab a bean bag from the lounge to warm your hands whilst enjoying a book in bed. Nature Room This room has a 270 degree view - starting with the river, pasting over the Horeb Mountain and ending against the mountain bordering the property. Relax on the daybed at the bay window with a nice book and forget about the reality. Remember to grab a bean bag from the lounge to warm your hands whilst enjoying a book in bed. The room has a cot for the little one and a TV to keep the kids attention whilst mom and dad enjoy the view and relax. It also has a small fridge and micro wave to provide in the needs of a little one. Artist Room The view of the Horeb Mountain is spectacular. This room reflects the life of artists in a humorous way. The stoep offers an extra space for your own relaxation. Remember to grab a bean bag from the lounge to warm your hands whilst enjoying a book in bed. Breakfast Who wants to get up and dress for a breakfast table on a Saturday and Sunday morning? Breakfast is served in your room!! Open your breakfast basket to discover a surprise for the day every morning. The basket is packed with a variety of treats and differs from day to day. Fresh scones, muffins, cheese, ham, home made jam, fruit juice and fresh farm are just a few of the delicious treats you can expect to find in your basket. There is enough food in the basket to sustain you for the rest of the day. SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION The unit is fully equipped from sheets and towels to the necessary cooking utensils, stove, microwave and fridge. Rooms are well equipped to tamper the winter cold. The self catering cottage comprises of two bedrooms (one king or twin size bed and one single bed) with a lounge, kitchen and en suite bathroom (bath and shower). The one bedroom looks out onto the mountains and the other onto the garden. The secured and private braai area is accessible from the kitchen. This unit is pet friendly. DSTV is available in this unit. Facilities: Individual braai / barbeque areas Kitchen (fully equipped) Microwave in unit Parking on site Private entrance Radio in room Tea/ coffee making facilities DSTV in room DSTV in room (bring card) Facilities surrounding the property The natural swimming pool The small river on the one side of the property has a beautiful area to cool off. It is the ideal place for kids to play while their parents cool their feet in the gentle stream. Hiking trails Two hiking trails are located adjacent to the property, one along the river and one up the mountain, offering all nature lovers the best of the Free State nature. For the business person Our offices are fully equipped with all the necessary equipment you may need in a business emergency. ADSL, scanner, etc are available for your convenience. Activities in the area: Activities in the area cater for a wide range of tourist preferences. From art gallery to book store from wine gallery to restaurants, from Golden Gate National Park to Quad biking. Variety of Art galleries Eating places Bookshops, Wine galleries, Interesting shops, Golden Gate National Park, Hiking trails Game drives, Big game, Dinosaur trails and Fly fishing.

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.

Bethel Lodge

Bethel Lodge is the original sandstone farmhouse set on Bethel Estate, 4km from the village of Clarens. Beautiful trees and a sloping lawn down to the Little Caledon River and a view swooping up Mount Horeb in front through to the Golden Gate Valley in the East. The house sleeps 6 in luxurious rooms with glorious views through the morning sun light. There is a spare room (no view) if extra accommodation is needed. All the beds have electric blankets. The main room is en suite and the other 2 share a bathroom and 2 toilets. The living area is huge and can easily allow visiting friends to be entertained. There is a large wood panelled games room for pool, darts, cards or breakfast on chilly days. The room is sun drenched in the mornings and a great place to warm up. Afternoons can be enjoyed in the wind protected verandah on the north side and braaiing is easy ,even on gusty days. The house is self catering but serviced at 8.30am everyday. Activities Fishing Hiking Golf Rafting Quad biking Trail riding Horse riding The village has many restaurants, some with live music and all offering


Casamori was built 5 years ago by Carlo Di Mezza and is considered a jewel in the small town of Clarens. This beautiful self catering house is situated in a quiet part of town, but yet conveniently close to the town square. Casamori has two double bed rooms and one room with two single beds. These rooms are all carpeted with under-floor heating. One of the master bedrooms also have an en-suite bathroom. In addition there is a loft with two single beds and electric blankets. All the rooms are spacious and comfortable. A dressing table is also provided for in each room as well as in the loft. There is also a sleeping couch for two extra people. The lounge and dining area is spacious, stylish and modern with a wooden floor. This lovely area is kept warm and cosy with a Morso heating stove. The open plan kitchen is fully equipped and to add to your convenience a dishwasher is also provided for. There is an enclosed breakfast courtyard. Casamori has an established and well maintained garden, with beautifully large poplars. The garage building comprises of one-and-a-half garage. Additional Facilities: Full DSTV CD Player Webber Casamori is the perfect place to enjoy a family weekend away.

Clarens Cottage 2

This charming cottage is situated in the town of Clarens, known as "The Jewel of the Free State". It is within walking distance from the village square with its various shops and art galleries. The cottage is tastefully decorated and perfect for 4 guests. The main bedroom is fitted with a double bed and an en-suite bathroom with a bath, toilet and basin. The second bedroom is fitted with 2 single beds. The second bathroom has a shower, toilet and basin. The open-plan kitchen is equipped with fridge-freezer, microwave, cutlery and crockery. The dining and lounge area leads out onto a patio with braai facilities. Clarens offer the best trout fishing in the country and attract anglers and fly-fishers from far and wide. The mountains are an attraction of their own and offer incredible hiking trails and abseiling where the beautiful landscape can be enjoyed.

Clarens Manor

Clarens Manor offers luxurious self-catering accommodation ideal for family and friends. The home features large entertainment spaces, elegant furnishings, and modern amenities - all nested in lovely surrounds. Spend refreshing winter evenings by the fire or warm summer days on the patio with a new built-in braai and stunning mountain views. Very near and convenient to shops and restaurants. The manor boasts 5 double bedrooms, all with designer en-suite bathrooms. In total, there are 4 Queensize beds and 2 single beds, all of which are fitted beautiful with cotton linen and include electric blankets for those chilly Clarens winter nights. The bathrooms include soap, lotion, and fluffy towels. The living space conveys family comfort with a blend of elegance and modern appeal. The large handmade kitchen is ideal for entertaining with both solid oak work tops and Ceasar stone finishes, featuring an nespresso coffee machine, large oven, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge-freezer. There are 2 lounge areas. The formal lounge includes leather couches, while the casual lounge has soft and comfortable couches gathered around a stove and a flat screen TV with DStv access. Clarens Manor has been designed for entertaining with a solid teak covered deck and private suntrap court yard complete with a fire pit and Weber braai. Otherwise, step into town, just 100m away, and have access to a variety of shops and restaurants. The house will be serviced Saturdays from 9h00 - 13h00 and Sundays from 10h00. R400 cleaning fee is payable direct to the owner.

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.

De Molen

De Molen Farm was established in 1872 and is situated in the Rooiberge Mountains between Clarens and the Golden Gate National Park, a few hundred metres off the tar road. Accommodation consists of: Fisherman's Cottage, which sleeps 4 guests, has 2 bedrooms en suite with showers in the bathrooms, a kitchenette and open plan cosy lounge area with open fireplace and outside veranda. Hideaway Cottage, ideal for a couple, boasts a large bedroom and bathroom, open plan kitchenette, dining room and lounge with open fireplace and mountain view. Single bed placed in main bedroom could be used for a young child. Oak Tree Cottage, quaint and compact, and under thatch roof. Rondavel- style and suitable for a couple. Bathroom consists of shower only. Kitchenette only suitable for preparation of breakfasts or light meals, ideal for those who prefer to explore the cuisine in town. Small patio overlooking mountain view. The Old Milkshed, sleeps up to 7 guests. It has 3 bedrooms. The main bedroom has a King size bed and a single bed in the same room. The second bedroom has a double bed. The third bedroom has a bunk bed that can sleep two adults or children. The bunk bed can be made into two single beds. There are two bathrooms, one has a shower and the other has a bath. Neither are en-suite. The open plan area is very spacious and includes a modern kitchen, dining room and lounge. The wooden deck patio has a stunning view of the mountains. There is a braai facility and we supply the wood. You may be fortunate enough to see lambs pronking around in the field near to The Old Milkshed or a herd of Ngunis and calves grazing in the meadow. There is a private entrance and you will probably feel as though you are on your own farm. However the main farm house and other cottages are within 50 meters behind the Old Milkshed. Owners request no smoking in the establishment and no pets as the farm owners have their own pets on the premises. The farm does not have TV facilities, however there are numerous bars and lounges available in the town of Clarens for these purposes. Romantic open fireplaces and electric blankets for chilly evenings, fully furnished and equipped (including linen and towels), serviced daily, self catering. Hiking and Mountain Bike Trails, gentle walks, picnic areas, river fishing only for catch and release, caves to explore, 7km of the Little Caledon River. Nestled in 360 degree panoramic mountain view. Explore the Maluti Drakensberg Mountains and the delights of Clarens, the art capital of the Free State. Restaurants, pubs, art galleries and coffee shops 5km from the farm. Other attractions include the Cherry Festival, Asparagus Festival, Clarens Golf Estate, Golden Gate National Park, abseiling, white river rafting, horseriding, quad-biking and bushman paintings all within close proximity of De Molen.

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.

Hannics Retreat

Located near the Maluti Mountains and Golden Gate, Hannic Retreat is situated in Clarens - just a few minutes walk from the town centre. The cottage offers a three bedroom home with the main bedroom being full en suite which is heated. There is a second full heated bathroom with a separate toilet. Two of the bedrooms have queen size extra long double beds with wooden cottage pane doors leading onto the veranda while the third bedroom has two three quarter beds. All beds have electric blankets and each bedroom has under carpet heating. The lounge, dinning room and kitchen are open plan with a gas fired log fireplace and DStv in the lounge. The kitchen is fully equipped for six people and includes a combination fridge/freezer, a microwave oven as well as a stove having four plates and an oven. If required, at an additional fee service can be provided. Adjacent to the lounge is a lock up garage and a laundry. Double wooden cottage pane doors lead from the lounge onto the veranda, which also serves as an entertainment/relaxing area with braai facilities. While having sun downers one can enjoy the view of the mountain where Titanic rock is situated. The centre of the village is a seven minute stroll away where one will find a number of art galleries, a variety of shops offering a wide range of interior décor and souvenirs The village also offers a number of restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Visitors have a variety of activities available and they include, horse ridding, quad biking, hiking, trout fishing, golf, abseiling, mountain trails and nature reserve which also has some bushman paintings. In the winter there is also the possibility that snow may be seen on the high lying areas. Alternatively one can go on scenic drives to Golden Gate (17km), Sani pass. Last but not least the village with its friendly people offer an ideal country laid back environment for a break away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolitan centres.

Highland View Self Catering Cottage

Highland View is a cozy self-catering double storey cottage in Clarens. North and East facing verandahs and an upstairs balcony, offer generous views of the surrounding picturesque scenery. The upper level of the house offers three comfortable bedrooms on a dark sprung wooden floor. The main bedroom has a queen size bed, an en suite shower, basin and toilet, with under-floor heating, and a private balcony for watching early morning sunrises over the Maluti Mountains. The second bedroom, north facing, has comfortable twin beds. A double bunk bed in the third bedroom completes the picture and is ideal for the kids to have their own space. On the lower level of the house, the lounge, dining area and kitchen are all open plan. The lounge has as a TV and DVD player with SABC and e-TV channels available. DVD's can be rented in the town. The kitchen is fully equipped for six people and includes a combination fridge/freezer, a microwave oven, as well as a glass top hob and under-counter oven. A second bathroom, with bath, shower and toilet is situated downstairs. All floors, including, the lounge, bathroom and kitchen, are tiled and have under-floor heating. At the rear of the house, there is a laundry available to customers on request. A unique feature of the house is that all the east and north facing doors fold back, to combine the generous patio space with the interior of the house. Sundowners and peaceful summer evenings can be enjoyed in this way, with a Weber provided for braaing. The Clarens town square, surrounded by its galleries and top quality restaurants, is literally a minute's stroll away. The cottage is situated conveniently enough to be close to town without having to use one's car, and yet far enough away to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the scenery Clarens has to offer. Under cover parking is provided for two vehicles. An airy fully equipped open plan kitchen has the following: 4 plate stove and oven Fridge/Freezer Microwave oven Toaster Kettle Coffee plunger Kitchen utensils Ample cutlery, crockery, glasses. Tea, Rooibos, Coffee, Creamer, and Sugar Fireplace in the lounge Full DStv Visitors to Clarens have a variety of activities to chose from and they include, white water rafting, horse riding, quad biking, hiking, tennis, squash, trout fishing, art courses, golf, abseiling, mountain trails and nature reserves which also have some bushman paintings. Enquiries for all these activities can be made at the local information centres in Clarens. In the winter, Highland View will provide uninterrupted views of the snow-covered Maluti's.

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.

La Poste Apartment

A romantic open plan apartment for two in the heart of Clarens. Views across the Clarens roof-tops to the mountains beyond. Private patio overlooks charming courtyard. Walking distance to restaurants, galleries, shops and village square. Whatever takes your fancy! If you're with friends the adjoining apartment - THE LOFT - can be booked as well and the patio dividers opened to join the balconies. The pictures tell it all- 54 square metre apartment- very cosy, very comfortable, crisp 100% cotton percale linen, king size bed, white fluffy towels, electric blanket, heaters, fireplace, bespoke furniture, slipper bath. Go out to eat at any of the 14 restaurants within stumbling range then cuddle on the leather couch in front of the telly watching a DVD or favourite program. Relax & soak in the deep slipper bath with a glass of red. In the morning take a brisk walk around our picturesque village and then a leisurely breakfast -either order in from the restaurant below or buy croissants and something special from our many delis. Then on to lunch or horse riding or abseiling or hiking... ...So many options!!!!!!! La Poste Features: King size bed 100% cotton percale linen & white fluffy towels Slipper bath TV with DSTV bouquet (sports & movies) DVD player Fireplace Private Balcony Kitchenette -Bar Fridge, microwave, toaster etc Tea/coffee Restaurant that will deliver to your door.