Clarens — South Africa, Clarens Accomodation

Clarens — South Africa

There’s a small village called Clarens and it’s not to be confused with the one in Switzerland, but rather the one I’m referring to is Clarens, South AfricaClarens, South Africa was established in 1912 and named after the town of Clarens in Switzerland where exiled Paul Kruger spent his last days. Paul Kruger, hero of South African independence from Britain, died in the town of Clarens, Switzerland. And it’s for this reason that a village in South Africa was given the same name. (more…)

BMW Motorrad Clarens

Clarens — Free State

Clarens, Free State is a small town that doesn’t disappoint with its surrounding terrain rich mountain area where you can enjoy the art scene or reflect in the abundance of nature. The quaint town has lots for you to see and eat with its many galleries, little shops and restaurants dotted along the towns pavement. Clarens, Free State is a great excuse for a quick getaway over the weekend, nothing hectic in the laid back atmosphere of the place. You can choose to relax or participate in the many activities the town is known for. (more…)

Clarens Tourism So Much To See and Do

Clarens Tourism So Much To See and Do

When looking up the synonym for the word tourism, travel, vacation industry, service sector, sightseeing and visiting the attractions are words that come up. And this is all and more that you can get up to in regards to touring Clarens You can travel to Clarens, a small town that sits in a valley, as Clarens is an easy drive from cities in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Free State and North West Province. (more…)


The 5 Best Clarens Self-catering Accommodation

The small town of Clarens is definitely not lacking when it comes to accommodation and housing all the many tourists that come through for a visit.

Here’s a list of the 5 Best Clarens self-catering accommodation according to the United Kingdom TripAdvisor site. TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site providing reviews of travel-related content from travel tips and recommendations from other travellers and the sites operate in 47 countries worldwide.

  1. Andes Clarens Guest house

A two bathroom and bedroom cottage that sleeps four people, not suitable for children but some pets are welcome. Towels are provided in this Clarens self-catering cottage that has air-conditioning, central heating, log fire, a terrace, microwave, fridge, toaster, cooker, satellite TV, safe and a shared garden. The property has parking and it’s suitable for people with restricted mobility as it accommodates wheel-chair users.

  1. The Nelsbells Cottage

There’s an upstairs and a downstairs, two bathrooms and three bedrooms that can sleep six people. Linen and towels are provided, children and pets are welcome and it is a holiday home with golf nearby, a private garden and a wraparound balcony. The open-plan living area is comprised of a comfortable lounge with a reading corner, a kitchen equipped with a kettle, fridge, gas stove, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, cutlery and crockery.

  1. Highlands Chalets

Is a Clarens self-catering accommodation with one bedroom that sleeps two people, the room has a north facing sliding glass door leading out onto the private patio garden that’s half paved and half lawn. It’s equipped with a portable braai, four garden chairs with cushions and a square garden table. There’s also a fridge, toaster, microwave, kettle, satellite TV, towels and linen provided and it’s also suitable for wheelchair users.

  1. Clarens Cottage 3

A guest house with one bathroom, two bedrooms that sleeps four people, children and pets are allowed, enclosed garden, fully equipped kitchen, open plan dining room and lounge leading off to an open patio with braai facilities, undercover parking in lock up single garage with open parking for additional vehicle, a limited DSTV package, electric blankets, fan and tea and coffee.

  1. La Bri Self-Catering accommodation

A six bedroom cottage that sleeps 12 people with three bathrooms and a private garden, children are welcome but no pets allowed. Towels and linen are provided, there’s a safe, microwave, log fire, cooker and satellite TV.


The Clarens Manor

A Manor was the term distinguished between town and country back in the day and the Clarens Manor is such a fitting accommodation found in Clarens, a small town in the countryside of the Eastern Free State.  Live that moment in time of fancy large country houses with land when you book a stay in the Clarens Manor. And don’t forget your family or group of friends as with any typical Manor this accommodation in Clarens can accommodate up to ten people.  (more…)


Clarens B&B — Cottage Pie

Just the name of this Clarens B&B, Cottage Pie is enough to make one enticed enough to want to book a stay in the accommodation. Clarens B&B is like a little hidden rustic jewel inside a forest. Due to the well-manicured garden filled with plenty of small and large trees, which some are overlapping and that gives this place it’s hidden in a forest look. (more…)

Clarens Activities — Birdwatching

Clarens Activities — Birdwatching

Birdwatching is definitely one of those Clarens activities, which much like quilting most wouldn’t partake in often, if not at all. But Birdwatching is a favourite past time in the town. Therefore when the opportunity presents itself why not try it, especially if you haven’t before. It’s really one of the many leisurely Clarens activities. (more…)

Knockout View, Clarens Accommodation, Self Catering

Knock Out View, Clarens Accommodation Self Catering

At first glance of Knockout View, Clarens accommodation self-catering you wouldn’t be blamed for thinking you stepped out on a dock where there are sail boats, due to the colour schemes of the property white and aqua. As well as the look of this Clarens accommodation self-catering, which from the outside resembles that of a sailor’s boat, reminiscent of being near the water, and we all know the calming effect that water can have, which all provides for a more relaxing feel of Knock out View. (more…)

Clarens Accommodation

Clarens Accommodation

Clarens accommodation comes in many types there are hotels, lodges, bed & breakfasts, self-catering, caravan parks, camping sites and backpackers to name a few. All catered towards housing their guests but are they just accommodations or is there a difference in the type of accommodation. Let us define the differences between each of the accommodations.


Accomodation in Clarens

Clarens is The Place To Be

Clarens has become a well frequented village as it offers some of the most tranquil surrounds and spectacular views known throughout South Africa. Hence it is known as the ‘jewel’ of the Free State situated in the foothills of the beautiful Maluti and Rooiberge Mountains. The small town and surrounding area is a popular weekend destination for residents of Johannesburg, Pretoria and Bloemfontein. Also due to how accessible the destination getaway is. Clarens is roughly a three to four hours’ drive depending which of the main cities, Johannesburg, Durban or Bloemfontein you coming from making it an easy getaway. (more…)