Fouriesburg Accommodation

Camelroc Guest Farm

Facing the spectacular sandstone hill with the outcrop shaped as a camel Caledon rivers and is close to Caledonspoort border post. Camelroc can definitely be recommended as a good base from which to explore the Eastern Free State as well as Lesotho. For those who prefer to stay at base and relax, one can opt to take walks into the mountain, have a swim in the pool and braai beside the cottage whilst enjoying the serenity and splendour of this Eastern Free State countryside. There are diverse activities to be enjoyed and places to be discovered in the area. Accommodation Camelroc has seven luxuriously appointed chalets sleeping from 3 to 8 persons. (the hikers cabin has been converted to a 2 bedroom chalet). In the main homestead one can be accommodated in their guest house, three rooms sleeping 6 are all en-suite and tastefully decorated with Oregon pine furnishings. Guests are welcome to enjoy the use of the thatched entertainment area around the pool or play table tennis on the patio. There is a netball ring in the garden and ample space to play ball games & volleyball. The Guesthouse, built from traditional sandstone, has a fireplace in the lounge. All the other rooms have heaters for the colder winter nights. The perfect halfway stop between the Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. Come and enjoy this country stay with its beautiful views of the countryside, bird life, small game, rock art and the poplars turning in autumn.

Fairview Estates

With and endless canvas of wide-open skies, majestic sandstone cliffs and rolling hills, this part of the Free State more than lives up to its reputation as the jewel of the Eastern Free State. Getting away from it all - Fairview Estates lies at the end of a 19km valley, described by some as the most beautiful valley in the Eastern Free State. This farm is situated between Fouriesburg and the very popular, proudly South African town of Clarens. The surrounding sandstone cliffs, together with magnificent views of the Maluti Mountains offer our guests the opportunity to experience the beauty of the Eastern Free State at its finest. Fairview Estates offer our guests four different accommodation possibilities: The secluded De Rust Farm Cottage, the converted grain silos called the Twin Towers, the interesting converted caravan on the wall of one of our dams called the Damn Caravan and Opstal the beautiful, stately sandstone house that dates back 100 years. Full DSTV premium package and flat screen tv in the Twin Towers unit. De Rust and Damn Caravan don't have tv's.Opstal sleeps a maximum of 12 people in 6 bedrooms (2 en-suite). All bedrooms are supplied with electric blankets and each one has an electric oil heater. Beds are dressed with white percale linen. All bedrooms are decorated with a tartan, houndstooth and check theme. Three Bathrooms: Good quality bathsheets are supplied. Kitchen: Fully equipped (kettle, microwave, fridge/freezer, bar fridge, gas stove, toaster, coffee machine, high quality maxwell and Williams crockery) Dining Room: Formal with a 10 seater antique dining room table. A Washing machine and dryer are available on request.Stoep: Enormous verandah with built in braai (cane furniture as well as 6-8 seater garden bench) as well as weber braai.Lounge: Spacious with fireplace. Lounge has 1 leather couch, 2 leather wing backs as well as fabric 3 seater couch-antique furniture finishes this room off. Lots of interesting artwork provide a feast for the eye.  There is also a 12 seater steel garden set under a willow tree.We have Immaculate views on horse paddocks with an extensive mountain backdrop.We offer organised horse riding lessons from professional Nadja Steil.Oh yes, and look out for our one eyed Alpaca, Bok Bok, with cria, La-Fawnda, providing some entertainment on the side... and then old Bles as the on-site pet - she is our shy, but good natured, sheep dog. This farm has a rich history with regards to the Boer War, as women of the area and their livestock fled from the enemy and took refuge in the overhanging caves, situated on Fairview Estates. Quite a few Bushmen drawings were also found on the sandstone overhangs on this farm. The 3500 hectares of farmland and mountains are there for hiking or just to discover your own little paradise - like the stream with a succession of whirlpools that continue for more than a kilometer - popularly known as the farms own Potholes. Guests from all over find it interesting to experience this working farm, especially with the mesmerizing, unique alpacas grazing freely on the farm. Fairview Estates also farm with Bonsmara stud cattle and we also plant maize and beans. As an extra bonus this farm experiences regular snowfalls during the cooler months right up to September. We recently started breeding appaloosa horses and the stud name is Manchado Appaloosa Stud. Lesotho's border is only 40 km away and guests frequently visit the interesting Katse Dam as well as Afri-Ski. Other popular activities in the area: Golfing and shopping in Clarens as well as white water river rafting. All of the above offer the elements for the ideal weekend breakaway. Fairview Estates gives you the freedom to touch the sky.

Mafube Mountain Retreat

Self Catering Guest Farm Accommodation Beautifully positioned in a semi-circle of mountains and surrounded by a wonderful wilderness area and with unimpeded views from every window, Mafube Mountain Retreat is a hiker's and nature lover's paradise. It is the perfect place for a weekend getaway, a family reunion, or a group holiday or retreat. Leave the rat race behind for a while and come and reconnect with your inner spirit as you marvel at God's unspoiled and spectacular creation. Explore the hiking trails and mountain paths. Take a walk back in time and stand where dinosaurs once roamed, leaving their footprints behind as evidence! Visit the waterfalls and caves, bird watch, fish or canoe or simply unwind, in a place where the silence sings. Clarens with its wonderful restaurants, shops, and art galleries and its 18 hole golf course is only a 20 minute drive away. We are 30 minutes drive from the Golden Gate National Park and only 16 kilometers away from the border post of the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. We have several options of Self Catering Accommodation: The Contemporary Chalet This cottage is a fully self contained architect designed chalet that sleeps 4 adults and 2 children. It is specially designed to be warm in winter and has a closed combustion wood stove in the living room for cosy winter getaways. It is fully equipped with a large open plan kitchen/ dining and lounge area. The kitchenette is fully equipped with a Solardom convection oven/microwave, a 4 plate gas hob, and a fridge. It has three bedrooms. The smallest bedroom has a queen size bed, and the larger two have twin beds that can be made up as king size for couples. Luxurious percale bed linen is provided. It has a shower, toilet and basin in the bathroom as well as a private outside shower where you can enjoy the stars with the mountains towering around you. It has its own verandah and private braai area and the most stunning views from almost every window. The Thatched Rondawel This large, unit has a loft area and an en suite bathroom and sleeps up to 5. It is open plan so is suited to families or singles where the need for complete privacy is not an issue. There is a spacious open-plan living and sleeping area on the ground level, with a king size bed, as well as a dining and a sitting area. It has a fully equipped kitchenette with a two plate gas hob, a microwave, a large fridge and a small oven. Accessible by a rustic built in wooden ladder, the loft area has twin beds and a single bed. An extra bed downstairs is optional at an additional cost. Bed linen and towels are provided. It has its own small verandah and braai/bonfire facilities. The Garden Unit This is a small new chalet with one bedroom and a lounge dining area with a kitchenette. The kitchenette is fully equipped with a gas hob, a microwave and a bar fridge. It has a bathroom with a shower, basin and toilet. There are twin beds in the bedroom that can be made up as a king size bed for couples and a third single bed in the lounge area. It is fully self catering with its own large verandah and braai facilities and has lovely views to the north and the west. Quality bed linen and towels are provided. The Lapa This is a newly built communal facility, which has DSTV, a Ping Pong table and a Dart board. It can be used as a venue for group functions or as a communal braai area. Nearby is the children's play area with a trampoline, swings and a paddling pool. Group Bookings The entire venue may be booked out for family reunions or Christian retreats etc and accommodates up to 15 people in beds.

Middenrif Self-Catering Guest Farm

Located 15km from Fouriesburg, with a view of the majestic Maluti mountains, lies the picturesque Middenrif Guest Farm. Once you turn onto the gravel road, you will experience the true tranquility of working farms. Huddled up in a valley, between ochre-orange sandstone cliffs, lies the house that was originally built in 1884 by MW Venter. A wrap-around stoep, and expansive lawn make for easy enthralling all day and late-night enjoyment of nature and farm life. The house is a fully equipped, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms self-catering farm house. The kitchen and bathrooms are equipped with modern day luxuries. The en-suite main bedroom is furnished with a double bed, as are 2 other rooms and sleeps 6 adults comfortably. The 4th bedroom has two single beds. 2 children under the age of 10 can be accommodated on matrasses, on request. Bedding and towels are supplied as well as electric blankets in winter. There is a fireplace indoors a Weber for an outdoor braai. An electric fence surrounds the house and the gate can be locked in the evenings. IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS: The farm is best reached with a 4 x 2 vehicle as the farm can only be accessed via a 10km dirt road. The closest chain stores or restaurant franchises are in Bethlehem, an hour's drive away. There are no other homes on the property, and the closest neighbours are not within walking distance. Cellphone reception cannot be guaranteed, no Wi-Fi or DSTV available.

Mont Plaisir

Discover and enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of the Eastern Free State Mountains, close to the Lesotho border. Mont Plaisir, with a 360' view over the surrounding mountains, is a stately working farm with cattle, grain and asparagus, that offers luxurious self-catering accommodation. The Old Main House is a beautiful colonial style sandstone manor. The accommodation, except the Field Cottage, is set in a beautiful garden with lots of old trees, lawns and there are spectacular views. In the garden is a lapa with hammock, where you can enjoy the beauty of the sunset or gaze at the stars at night. The Field Cottage is situated in a field of the farm with spectacular views and lots of pure nature to enjoy. Mont Plaisir is a perfect halfway stop, in a safe and tranquil surrounding, between the Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. The Farm House: This is a large charming and beautifully restored self catering farm house, partly built from sandstone. It has a spacious lounge with fireplace and a comfortable large fully equipped kitchen. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms. All bedrooms have king-size beds and in two of them the beds can be split in two single beds. The beds have electric blankets. It will accommodate six persons, based on two persons per room, we can put in additional beds for children when required. It is beautifully located under large old trees in the garden. This unit is perfect for a larger family or for a group of friends who enjoy comfort and country charm. The Field Cottage: This is a very nice self catering unit and in our opinion our nicest unit. It is build from sandstone and thatch and will offer you full privacy and luxurious comfort. It is situated on a slope overlooking the valley and the mountains and you will see lots of birds and wild live. It has a spacious beautifully furnished lounge with fireplace. It has one bedroom with a queen-size bed and an en-suite bathroom (shower). In the lounge is a double sleeper couch. It has a comfortable fully equipped kitchen. There is a beautiful thatched veranda from which you can enjoy the sunset over the mountains. The beds have electric blankets. This unit is perfect for those who want to enjoy privacy and be in the middle of nature, but also can appreciate some extra luxury. The Rondavel: This is a nice romantic self catering unit, built from sandstone and thatch. It has one bedroom with a queen-size bed and an en-suite bathroom (shower). In the lounge is a double sleeper couch. There is a small but well equipped kitchen and in the lounge is a nice fire place. In the bedroom are a panel heater and an electric blanket on the bed. In the lounge is an extra panel heater. It is beautifully located under large old trees in the garden. This unit is perfect for a couple or for a couple with one or two children. The Chalet: This is a nice self catering unit. Set with the front to the west, it offers from the veranda a fully un-obstructed view and the most stunning sunsets over the White Mountains. It has one bedroom with a Queen-size bed and a three-quarter bed and an en-suite bathroom (shower and bath). It has a comfortable fully equipped kitchen and a nice lounge opening to the veranda. In the lounge is a double sleeper couch. This unit is very suitable for a family with some children. The beds have electric blankets and in the lounge are a nice fire place and a panel heater. The room in the Old Main House: In this historic sand stone mansion is a beautifully appointed bedroom with a queen-size bed and with a large en-suite bathroom with bath and shower. The room is situated at a beautiful stoep with built-in braai and has its own entrance. In the room are coffee and tea facilities. The bed has electric blankets. The stoep, the braai and a fridge are at your disposal. It is very suitable for a couple who prefer to dine out or just want to prepare a casual supper on the braai. Things to do on the farm or in the area: Horse riding: We provide hourly rides at the farm and lead rides for kids. All our rides are on the farm. On the farm is a walking trail and a fun 4x4 trail and mountain bikes are also available. We offer day tours (4x4) in the area and into Lesotho and we specialize in overnight tours into Lesotho. Close by there is hiking, 4x4 trails, rock art, fishing, white water rafting, lion reserves. We offer tours around the farm and during the asparagus season, September till December, we offer asparagus tours and you can cut your own asparagus for your supper. During winter we are the gateway for your snow fun at the Afri-ski resort just over the border in Lesotho.   Please Note: No personal electrical appliances may be used in the units (except for cellphone chargers)

The Fat Mulberry

Set in the tranquil farmland of the Eastern Free State, The Fat Mulberry offers luxurious self-catering accommodation with breath-taking views of the Maloti Mountains. Just outside of Fouriesburg town and close to the renowned Clarens and Afri-Ski, the Fat Mulberry is perfectly situated. With 5 stylish apartments, the Fat Mulberry is the idyllic option for all - business people, couples on a romantic getaway, and get-togethers of families and friends. We can accommodate up to 19 adults plus young children on mattresses or in cots. Each boutique-style apartment is individually decorated with beautiful and unusual furnishings. All the apartments have a fireplace and electric blankets for the cold winter evenings, and a choice of either 2 single or a king bed in the bedrooms. Wi-Fi, DSTV and braai facilities ensure that guests have all they need. The Maloti View Apartment The spacious and beautifully decorated Maluti View Apartment has 3 en-suite bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and an open-plan lounge & dining room with magnificent views out over the garden, farmlands and Maloti Mountains. There is also a pool table and kiddie corner with space for extra mattresses and a cot. The Family Apartment The stylish Family Apartment has 2 bedrooms and a bathroom with both bath & shower. The all-in-one kitchen, dining room and lounge leads out onto a lovely patio with views of the farmlands and Maloti mountains. Mattresses for young children also available The Honeymoon Apartment This elegant apartment has a spacious bedroom-lounge with a king bed and fireplace; a delightful farm style kitchen and a beautifully decorated bathroom with both bath & shower The spacious patio has braai facilities and stunning mountain views. Optional: twin beds & a mattress for a young child. The Top Deck Apartment This upstairs apartment has uninterupted views of the farm lands & mountains. Top deck has 1 en-suite bedroom and 2 bedrooms sharing a bathroom with both bath and shower; a spacious open-plan kitchen-dining room & lounge; and a small bed for young kids The Chameleon Room This little room is cosy and suitable for one person spending a night or two. Great for a business trip stop over. The Chameleon room has DStv, a small fridge, kettle, shower and a  fireplace for the cold months.  

The Old Country House and Cottage

Come and experience the crisp clean air of the Eastern Free State in the relaxed atmosphere of The Old Country House and Cottage in the heart of Fouriesburg. Spend the evening with friend and family in front of the coal stove and greet the morning sunrise with a coffee on the verandah. The Old Country House Spacious 3 bedroom house : Bedroom 1: king size bed with electric blanket, en-suite bathroom with shower and towels Bedroom 2: 1 queen size bed with electric blanket, 1 single bed, en-suite bathroom with shower and towels. Bedroom 3: 1 double bed with electric blanket, 1 single bed, separate bathroom with bath and shower and towels. Fully equipped kitchen, microwave, electric stove and oven, wood burning stove, toaster, dishwasher, kettle, double fridge, cutlery and crockery for 8 people. Open dining room to seat 8 people (square table). Living room with tv, dvd and optional DSTV, radio with cd player. Entertainment area , open private braai with boma. Stoep, old fashioned farm style with 5 peacock chairs, more seating ond sandstone wall. Garage, 2 undercover garages. Sleeps 2-8 people, house as a unit, max 8 people. The Old Country House Cottage 1 Bedroom with queen size bed with electric blanket. 1 Bathroom with shower and bath with towels. Kitchenette, stove with oven, kettle , toaster, microwave, combined fridge freezer. Cutlery and crockery for 4 people. Dining room table to seat 4. Open lounge, tv, dvd and radio with cd. Sleeper couch (bedding on request). Stoep, 2 chairs, braai. 1 Carport. Cottage is rented out as a unit max 4 people.

The Rose House

The Rose House is situated on a 580 hectare farm between Fouriesburg and Clarens on the S 325. The main sandstone house was built in 1923 from local sandstone and has recently been restored. The Rose House sleeps 14 in en suite accommodation, all with verandahs overlooking the garden, vineyards or farm fields. We offer peace, quiet, good food and no television. The winters are cold and snow can be experienced so heaters, wood fires, thick duvets, electric blankets and red wine are provided. At Afriski in Lesotho, you can spend the day skiing or snowboarding from June to the end of August. There are wonderful walks or hikes, both on the farm or nearby. Horse riding can be arranged. Over 120 bird species have been sighted within our Pentad. In 2008 we planted 3 500 Shiraz, Pinotage and Pinot Noir vines and have made our own wine for the past 2 years. We recently opened The Rose Hip, our small lunch venue restaurant in a converted barn. From The Rose Hip we sell preserves, jams, sauces, cordials and dressings all made on the farm from produce we grow or that is grown for us. Evening meals are served on request in the dining room of the main house. Boutique Vineyard and cellar available to book. Fouriesburg, just 8 km away has quaint shops, a good butchery, bakery, galleries and churches. The NG Kerk marks the spot where Paul Kruger and his men camped during the basotho Wars. In the church grounds there is a rare example of an octagonal Rice Pattern Blockhouse. During the Anglo Boer War, Fouriesburg was declared the official capital of the Orange Free State Republic - a proclamation which has yet to be rescinded! The town is situated in the Brandwater Basin, surrounded by sandstone cliffs and mountains, wheat, sunflower, potato, mealie and sugar bean farms. Fouriesburg is the asparagus capital of the country. Clarens is 25km away and is renowned for its art galleries but also its extreme adventure activities such as white water rafting. The Eastern Free State is renowned for its cherries and a trip to the area is not to be missed in early summer. Don't miss the Clarens Craft Beer Fest on the 3rd weekend of February or the Fouriesburg Polar Plunge - a swim in the dam in aid of charity at the end of June. Wetsuits are permitted!  

Wyndford Holiday Farm

A quality, affordable holiday for the whole family, complete with three delicious home-cooked meals a day. Immensely charming and magical, Wyndford Holiday Farm offers a forgotten way of living that promises to renew your connection with your self, the people in your life, nature and God. Situated in the Eastern Free State Wyndford is surrounded by the unique formations of the Rooiberge. Six kilometers of Clarens and Rosendal. Go pony-trekking in the mountains, take a hike along the river, feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your face, breathe fresh air, pet a bunny, read a book under a tree or make new friends to play games with around the fire at night-time, even Mom gets a break: no cleaning, cooking, dishes or laundry! Wyndford has been growing since the 1920's. As a result our rooms are not uniform. Accommodation ranges from Swiss style Chalets with TV, to simpler, but still luxurious double rooms, to rondavels, family suites with interleading rooms (all en-suite) as well as basic but comfortable rooms with shared ablutions facilities nearby. So, bring the baby, grandpa and the teenagers and spend some quality time together, building unique memories to last a lifetime. Activities at Wyndford include: Tennis Swimming pool Horse rides Guided hikes Mini golf Bowls Snooker Pool Table tennis Evening entertainment Bird watching Sight seeing tours Darts Volley ball

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The Barbet Country Cottages

The Barbet Country Cottages is perfect for family getaways or large groups, with four lovely cottages to choose from, each with their own wonderful characteristics and style. The Barbet Country Cottages is situated on a large farm, 17 km from Clarens along the magnificent Maluti route, a beautiful, scenic drive, including our very own 'God's Window', overlooking the vast Maluti Mountain ranges. The views from the Barbet Country Cottages are astounding. The farm is home to Blesbok, Reebok, Duikers, as well as many other forms of wildlife. Birdwatchers will enjoy the many species of birds, including the paradise flycatcher, hoepoe, raptors and, of course, the crested-barbet. Mountain bikers are also welcome to come and enjoy our purpose built trails from 4km - 30 km in distance. Unwind with the breathtaking mountain views, relax in the champagne air and enjoy quiet reflection or invigorating walks. Choose between our 4 cottages. The Willows is a two bedroomed cottage, named for its serene setting alongside the willow trees with a wide, sweeping view of the Maluti Mountains. The cottage is well appointed, with two en-suite bathrooms (one containing a romantic slipper bath and the other a walk-in shower) and a fully equipped, modern, open-plan kitchen. Enjoy sundowners on the private verandah. A wood burning fireplace ensures that the whole cottage is kept warm throughout the colder months and the easy flow from lounge to dining and kitchen area will ensure that your stay in this delightful cottage will be memorable and one which will entice you back again and again. The Nest, is a romantic 2-bedroomed cottage (sleeps 4), nestled under thatch with an open-plan kitchen and corner bath with shower. The Nest has its own private thatch roofed veranda with inspiring views, which one can enjoy while having a braai. The kitchen, lounge, bathroom and main bedroom are fitted with under-floor heating for your comfort in the winter. You will love it. The Nest is also equipped with full DSTV. The Cottage, is a 3-bedroomed cottage (sleeps 6 + 1 on request), partly under thatch with a cozy sunroom that is fitted with a fireplace. The cottage boasts a large, fully equipped kitchen and two bathrooms (one fitted with a bath). The Cottage is perfect for families and has a lovely view overlooking the farm lands beyond. The Annexe is a thatched roofed, couples (sleeps 2) bungalow with a spacious, fully equipped kitchen. With a stylish interior and cozy finishes, this newest addition to our cottages offers our guests a unique experience. With a lovely view of the mountain from its braai area, the Annexe provides the perfect spot for a relaxing time away. The Annexe is also equipped with full DSTV. All cottages have: Fully equipped kitchens Beds fitted with electric blankets Extra blankets Linen and towels supplied Daily servicing on request Braai area (wood supplied on request) The Annexe and The Nest are Equipped with full DSTV Other facilities: Lapa - great for braai's, potjies and bonfires Mountain Bike Trails (4km - 30 km purpose built trails) Swimming Pool 4x4 River

Ridge Rd Country House

Create your own "Year in Provence" in this beautiful stone French style farmhouse with natural rock pool. It has featured in Elle Decor, Country Life and many more. Sleeps 12 very comfortably. Every window frames a magnificent view. Ridge Road is 9 kilometers from Clarens on the newly tarred Fouriesburg Rd- R711. It is perched on a sandstone ridge overlooking a stream and small dam, surrounded by 28 hectares of indigenous grassland and mountain views. The multi level stone and Oregon pine house designed by artists Simon Addy & Lyn Hoyle is tucked behind a sandstone outcrop and not visible from the main tar road. The driveway to the house is only 500m. There are 6 bedrooms - 2 luxury en suite with king size beds, 1 luxury en suite with either a king size beds or 2 singles, 1 luxury en suite with queen size bed and 2 large rooms sharing a bathroom. These 2 rooms are flexible & can be either 2 single beds or a king. All have crisp white 100% cotton percale linen, fluffy white towels, electric blankets and wall heaters. The open plan downstairs incorporates the kitchen with AGA and under floor heating, TV lounge, reading Lounge, entrance hall and studio. Due to the multi levels and natural rock pool we regret Ridge Road is not recommended for small children and frail adults. Babies and children over the age of 6 are accommodated. Bed Configuration Room 1 - En suite - king or 2 singles (shower) plus underfloor heating Room 2 - En suite - queen (shower) plus separate entrance Room 3 - En suite - king (slipper bath) Room 4 - two singles or king (shared shower) Room 5 - two singles or king (shared shower) Room 6 - En suite - king (shower, steam & spa bath) plus fireplace and separate entrance Ridge Road Features: Dam with covered brick shelter and braai area Secluded natural stone swimming pool with balau decks Covered patio braai area Under floor heating & AGA stove in fully equipped kitchen Double lock-up garage and parking on site Sunny reading lounge TV lounge with DSTV bouquet (sports & movies) DVD player Private entrances to 2 of the rooms Spring water on tap Tea/coffee in every room

Ridge Rd Cottage

A charming Karoo style cottage built on solid rock. The enclosed garden, newly planted with Olive trees, lavender, herbs and Karoo fynbos together with a 'sinkdam' styled swimming pool and covered patio & braai area makes for a very relaxing experience. Read a book, languishing on the outside couches enjoying the mountain views with a glass of wine or..sit in the lounge enjoying the company with a glass of wine or..sit in the pool or.. go for a walk or.. just relax!!!! You're in the country. The Cottage is on Ridge Rd Estate, 9 kilometers from Clarens on the tarred Fouriesburg Rd- R711. It is surrounded by 28 hectares of indigenous grassland and mountain views. The gravelled driveway to the house is only 400m. There are 3 bedrooms - all luxury en suite with queen size beds. All have crisp white 100% cotton percale linen, fluffy white towels, electric blankets and wall heaters. The open plan living area has the kitchen, dining table and lounge with large TV (DSTV Bouquet sports & movies) and fireplace. Large aluminium sliding doors give access to the incredible view plus being North facing, loads of sunlight. The pool is fashioned after the traditional 'sink dam' with an infinity edge mirroring the views. Due to the open pool & ponds that feed the dam we regret the Cottage is not recommended for small children or toddlers. The Cottage features 'Sinkdam' pool with infinity edge & ponds Covered patio braai area Enclosed garden Parking on site Sunny lounge with DSTV bouquet (sports & movies) Private entrances to all rooms Spring water on tap It is not serviced but that can be arranged on request Bed Configuration Room 1 - En suite - queen with bath plus separate entrance Room 2 - En suite - queen with shower plus separate entrance Room 3 - En suite - queen with shower plus separate entrance

Malutizicht Lodge

Malutizicht is a privately owned 283 Hectare estate in the Witteberge between Ficksburg and Fouriesburg in the Eastern Freestate highlands. The lodge, nestled below massive sandstone cliffs, consists of a beautifully renovated double storey English Cottage with four charming en suite bedrooms and a majestic, renovated sandstone farmhouse with 5 comfortable en-suite bedrooms and huge covered veranda for exceptional summer living. There is also a one bedroom chalet with one en-suite bedroom with living room and verandah. There is an indoor pool with bar and entertainment area. All units have modern, well equipped kitchens and big open log fires in the well appointed lounges. All units are self catering and serviced on a daily basis. The lodge offers a variety of walks and mountain hikes, several scenic mountain bike routes, and fishing for trout, black bass and carp in three large dams. A good variety of birds occur, from waterfowl to montane species in the beautiful indigenous kloofs, which can be accessed by foot or 4x4. The lodge is conveniently situated to the Caledonspoort and Ficksburg border posts for day trips to Lesotho, 1½ hours from the ski slopes and 3½ hours from Katse Dam. Various wild trout streams can be reached within 1 to 2 hours. Malutizicht Lodge, is 3½ hours from Gauteng and 4½ hours from Durban. Guest Reviews Thank you once again for a wonderful weekend.  Wonderful place. Lloyd Family - Springs. A bit of heaven. The most wonderful experience from the venue, landscape, friends and art experience.  Thank you so so much. Dini Condy - Johannesburg. Asia (dog) was an excellent hiking guide! Thanks so much for a wonderful and relaxing Easter weekend. Di McCullough - Cape Town    

Sediba Lodge

Sediba - A Sotho word for Clarens. Nothing has been spared to make your stay a most enjoyable and memorable experience. Our happy customers return again and again, a testament to what Sediba has to offer. Sediba consists of South Lodge (twin beds, sleeps 6) three bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom, lounge, dining area and kitchen. North Lodge consists of two bedrooms (twin beds, sleeps 4) Both Lodges have open fireplaces, heated towel rails, electric 'all night' blankets, "Weber braais" and covered patios. The lodges are spacious, well appointed, fully serviced and offer home from home comfort. The view from all the windows and doors is stunning and both Lodges are within a few metres of a well stocked trout dam. The 'Rooiberge' mountain range and sandstone cliffs offer a breathtaking backdrop. The third Lodge, "Sediba Mountain Lodge" is appointed in the same up-market design and overlooks the trout dam and game park. This luxurious lodge commands superlative views, sleeps 4 in two separate spacious bedrooms (twin beds in one and kingsize bed in the other) They have en-suite bathrooms, underfloor heating, kitchen, diningroom and lounge, and a large open fireplace. Sediba Lodge is a haven of peace and tranquillity, a safe retreat, where one can walk in the 300 hectare game park, through riverine forests. Perhaps spend some time fishing, perhaps sit on the patio and watch the zebra, or wildebeest, or maybe a reedbuck, graze on the mountain slopes. Sip a glass of wine and admire the bird life. The only night sounds to be heard are the cry of the jackal, the hoot of an owl or the occasional scuffle of a porcupine digging up roots. We guarantee that the stars here are brighter than anywhere else! If you can tear yourself away from Sediba, Clarens and Golden Gate have much to offer the visitor. Clarens has a profusion of Art Galleries and craft shops, and good restaurants. If its excitement you are looking for then try the white river rafting, or 4x4 quad biking. Take a more leisurely drive through Golden Gate National Park or go on a dinosaur walk, or visit historical Boer War sites. There is a golf course, horseriding, bushmen paintings, squash and tennis courts available. Clarens is a beautiful little town, with much to see and do. Important: The definition of 'guests', includes children, in North and South Lodge, and we regret that we cannot sanction additional guests to the number stated above.

San Rock Guest House

San Rock Guest House is located in the picturesque town of Clarens. The spacious house of a 500 square meters with a 3000 square meter landscaped garden exceptional self-catering accommodation for up to 12 guests. The guest house offers beautiful views of the sandstone cliffs in the area. San Rock Guest House offers 3 self-catering units with kitchens, braai facilities, and private entrances. San Rock Guest House's features bathrooms and bedrooms with underfloor heating as well as rooms with durable carpets and ceiling fans. Luxury linen and towels are provided. The bathrooms are equipped with electric shaving points. Unit Description: Main House: Sleep Six (6) This house offers an open plan kitchen with a gas stove, dishwasher, microwave oven, oven and a fridge/freezer. The living area contains comfortable couches, a TV with full DStv and a dining area with a table and seating for 8 people. The living and dining area also boasts a double fireplace and it leads to a covered outside area with a built-in braai and ceiling fan. The views over the garden and the sandstone ridges are breathtaking. The spacious and modern en-suite room on the first floor has a large, private balcony area and a beautiful bathroom with a bath, shower and toilet. There are 2 extra rooms with three-quarter beds on the top floor and each of these rooms has a bathroom with a bath, shower and toilet. All the bedrooms are equipped with ceiling fans and have views of the sandstone cliffs. There are extra guest toilets on the top floor and at the main entrance. Loft: Sleep Two (2) The Loft is separate from the main house and offers an open-plan layout with a king-size bed, modern sleeper couch, living room, full of DStv channels and-suite modern sandstone bathroom with bath, shower and toilet and fully equipped open-plan kitchen. The Loft has a private balcony area with braai facilities. The Loft offers breathtaking views of the famous Mt. Horeb that is regularly covered with snow during the cold winter months. The bathroom has underfloor heating and an electric shaving point. The lounge and sleeping area have durable carpets and are equipped with underfloor heating. Luxury linen and towels are provided. Secure parking is provided. Guest Suite: Sleep Two (2) This guest suite features a bedroom with full DStv channels, an en-suite sandstone bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and a kitchenette with microwave oven, a basin, a crockery, cutlery and a bar fridge. The Guest Suite has double doors leading to a private outdoor area with braai facilities. From the suite, guests can enjoy beautiful views of the garden and sandstone cliffs. The bathroom has underfloor heating and an electric shaving point. The lounge and sleeping area have durable carpets and are equipped with underfloor heating. Luxury linen and towels are provided. Secure parking is provided.

Ongeag Guesthouse

Ongeag Guest House is a spacious, fully equipped double-storey sandstone house, surrounded by the mountains of Clarens. For nature and hiking enthusiasts, Clarens is the place to get away from busy city life. Wide balconies integrate the warmth of the house with splendid views of the surrounding scenery. The house is designed to make the most of natural lighting and its interior decoration reflects the calming hues of its surroundings. The house has three well-appointed bedrooms. The large main bedroom sleeps four (a queen size double bed, a double sleeper couch) and is en suite. The bathroom is tiled with under floor heating. Large windows provide this room with warm natural light, and two balconies afford an uninterrupted scenic view. It has under carpet heating and airconditioning. The second bedroom has a double bed, and is fitted with a sitting and study area. It also has access to the upper balcony with eastern views of the Red Mountains as well as the Maluti Mountains. Access to the en suite bathroom of the main bedroom is through the upstairs passage. This room also has airconditioning and under carpet heating. A third bedroom en suite is situated downstairs and can sleep three ( a double and single bed). This bedroom has access through cottage pane sliding doors to the lower balcony. Both the bedroom and bathroom are tiled with under floor heating. This room is also airconditioned. An airy fully equipped open plan kitchen has the following: Dishwasher Washing machine Tumble drier 4 plate stove and oven Fridge/Freezer Microwave oven Toaster Kettle Coffee machine Kitchen utensils Ample cutlery, crockery, glasses. The combined lounge/dining room and living area has an open fire place, DStv and under floor heating, and opens through wide sliding door onto the lower balcony. There is a choice of either using the portable braai on the lower balcony or the sandstone braai in the garden. Double lock up garages with an internal staircase to the living area completes the picture of this heavenly home. Facilities nearby on offer: Golf Horse riding Quad biking Walks and trails Dinosaur trails Bushmen paintings Selection of restaurants Medical facilities Art galleries Tennis and squash courts Fishing

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.

Neethlings Place

Clarens is ideally situated - close enough for a weekend getaway, far enough to escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life - only 3 hours from Joburg, Bloemfontein and 4 hours from Durban. Neethlings Place is only a stone throw away from the popular village of Clarens. A solid sandstone construction with a large patio offers magnificent views of the Maluti Mountains. The oversized outside table is perfect for a relaxing breakfast or festive braai on the gas braai. There is a fully equipped kitchen with adjacent dinning room comfortably seats 8 people. It also boasts an open plan living area, gas fireplace, full DSTV and bar area. Neethlings Place offers 5 bedrooms, 4 x double beds and 1 with 2 x single beds. 3 full bathrooms (two of which are en-suite) and 1 guest toilet. Each of the bedrooms is tastefully styled to make you feel right at home. The whole house sleeps a maximum of 10 people. Attractions The village of Clarens is known as "The Jewel of the Eastern Free State" and 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 biking 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.

Casamori

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.

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.

Mount Horeb Manor

Mt Horeb Manor, an upmarket Bed and Breakfast/ guesthouse, provides guests with an unforgettable stay in the charming town of Clarens. The Clarens Town Centre is famous for its fine arts, crafts, dining and craft beers - appealing to all types of travellers and is located within a short walking distance of Clarens Town Centre in the Free State. The guest house is tastefully decorated to offer each guest a luxurious, exclusive and unforgettable stay topped with warm, friendly service. Enjoy a relaxing and peaceful experience at the manor, and tour the Clarens Town Centre, filled with fine art, local craft, handmade craft beers, and a host of delicious eateries, offering you the perfect escape. The Manor boasts spectacular views of Mount Horeb and the Maluti Mountain range. There are three exquisite rooms, each with its own character and personality which creates an atmosphere of relaxation amid pure luxury. Each room at the manor allows guests to take in the postcard views of Mt Horeb and the Lesotho Maluti Mountains while they relax, unwind and reconnect with the finer, priceless things in life. Come breathe in the crisp mountain air, admire the panoramic views of the sunrise over Mount Horeb and stand in awe of the majestic sandstone formations leading to the Golden Gate National Park and the Lesotho Maluti Mountains.

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.

Ou Kliphuis

Charming self-catering flatlet attached to one of the oldest houses in Clarens, probably about 100 years old. Recently renovated, the "Ou Kliphuis" is built of sandstone, solid blocks weighing between 50 and 100 kgs each, requiring two men to pick up and lay a single block whilst building. A slow process! The blocks have been chiselled by stone masons of the past, a dying skill and are therefore difficult to source and match. For the renovations some of the sandstone had to be brought in from Lesotho and other stone came from dismantled barns on local farms. The house is diagonally opposite the Dutch Reformed Church Hall and was initially called "Saal Maar Af" indicating the saddle must come off. In other words a place to rest the horses. It is in the Main Street of Clarens, but at the quiet end. However, all shops and restaurants are within easy walking distance. As you enter the property you see Mt.Horeb in all its majesty, with its arms outstretched, guarding our quaint village.There is a beautiful garden for guests to enjoy.  The flatlet can accommodate only one couple sharing a double bed. There is a small kitchenette with a microwave oven, an electric frying pan, toaster, kettle, crockery, cutlery,coffee, tea, Rooibos and Ceylon, fresh milk and biscuits. There are also braai facilities with an outdoor sitting area. The bathroom is spacious with a shower and heated towel rail and a fan heater in the bedroom plus an electric blanket. There is secure parking off the street with a gate that can be locked. Activities in and around Clarens: Hiking Golf Bowls Tennis Running Horse riding Quad biking White water rafting Dinosaur trails Game viewing at Golden Gate Abseiling Visiting Katse Dam in Lesotho Skiing in Lesotho in winter Archery Hot Air Balloon Rides 4x4 Routes Visit Basotho Cultural Village

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

EarthRise Mountain Lodge

Creating Social Impact - What your stay with us means As you move around the EarthRise Mountain Lodge and Rustlers Valley Farm you will get a sense of what has been achieved since the reconstruction and development work commenced just over a year ago. From the outset our emphasis on social change meant inviting and engaging with local community members and family based enterprises as far as possible in the renovation project. In every aspect of the work thus far - from the buildings, the furnishings, the fittings, the landscaping, the water supply, and much more there are wonderful human stories, achievements and lessons behind them. Beyond the reconstruction phase, the Trust, in consultation with the Naledi Village Development Committee, Afrigrow and the Seriti Institute, created a strategic partnership pursuing a holistic approach towards food security and nutrition, sustainable livelihoods, land rights and community wellbeing.  We will happily share with you the why and the how of our vision to create a vibrant, inclusive, locally-driven economy sustained by a community working together building a positive future for our children. The primary school and crèche established by the community is earmarked for special attention in order to create a safe sacred space for teaching and learning.  Work on an upgrade in the partnership with all stakeholders has commenced.  This is a labour of love and work in progress for all stakeholders committed to creating a brighter future for our children. The lodge will be modelled and structured along the lines of a local social enterprise embedded in the community that lives on farmland surrounding the lodge.  A portion of the lodge's income will go towards supporting the social and community development objectives of the Earthrise Trust on the adjacent Rustlers Valley Farm.  Therefore, as an esteemed guest of the EarthRise Mountain Lodge you will be directly contributing towards local development. Your support and constructive ideas are most welcomed. Should you wish to be part of a new journey, demonstrating what is possible when we learn, share, work, build and solve problems together, then please feel free to initiate contact with Jappie Lephatsi, the Lodge Manager, Analeigh Ross, the Assistant Manager or Anton Chaka, the Chair of the Naledi Village Development Committee.  

The Courtyard Café

The Courtyard is situated in the beautiful Free State town of Clarens. We have 4 rooms upstairs above the bakery and café and a self catering cottage. Room 1 Has a King sized bed which can be split into 2 singles. It has a small far fridge stocked with milk and water, as well as a tea tray, hairdryer, fan and TV with B&B DSTV. The bathroom has a shower only. Room 2 & 3 Are identical and have a queen sized bed each. They each have a small far fridge stocked with milk and water, as well as a tea tray, hairdryer, fan and TV with B&B DSTV. The bathrooms have a shower only. Room 4 Is a mirror of Room 1, except that it has a queen sized bed rather than a King. It has a small far fridge stocked with milk and water, as well as a tea tray, hairdryer, fan and TV with B&B DSTV. The bathroom has a shower only. All rooms have fold away patio doors which open out onto views of Golden Gate and the Lesotho mountains. There is secure parking at the back of the building and the rooms are serviced daily. Self Catering Cottage Small 2 bedroomed wooden cottage on the property. The full bathroom is ensuite to the main bedroom; the second bedroom is rather small, and has a set of bunkbeds. It is thus better suited to a family with children rather than 2 couples. The cottage is self catering with a stove, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster kettle and cutlery & crockery. The living area is open plan with a small kitchenette, dinette and lounge area with sliding doors which open out onto a small raised patio. Breakfast is available off the menu from our café on the ground floor.

Red Mountain House

Red Mountain House is situated in the heart of the beautiful village of Clarens. Built in a neo-Colonial style, the Red Mountain House complex was opened in June 2003. Enjoy an in-house shopping experience at 'Something Else' where a wide range of African curios, gifts, crafts and local art are on sale. Accommodation is on the first floor of the complex, each room adjoins a balcony, the ideal place to sit and admire the views of the surrounding mountains or village square while enjoying a sundowner. Our accommodation consists of 6 luxury double rooms furnished with turn of the century antiques, four-poster beds, fine percale linen and Persian carpets. Each room has a sitting area with an open fireplace and comfortable Morris chairs, where complimentary drinks and chocolates await your arrival. Fully tiled bathrooms are en-suite with a shower, bath and wall heater. For your comfort, under-tile heating takes the chill from cold winter nights while ceiling fans cool those balmy summer evenings. BUDGET HELPER SPECIALS - CONTACT US FOR DETAILS We are offering a range of discounts leading up to the end of the year.

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

JessHil

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.

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

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.

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.

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.