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Hotels in Clarens

With such a wide range of accommodation to choose from in Clarens, whether a Country inn, Bed & Breakfast, Self-catering, Backpackers inn and Holiday farms, hotels in the area are only but a select few. Here’s a list of TripAdvisor’s Top Hotels in Clarens, TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site providing reviews of travel-related content from travel tips and recommendations from other travellers.

  1. Castle in Clarens

Of all the hotels in Clarens this hotel managed to make its way onto TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Castle Hotels in the World for 2015. And why not with its whimsical appeal of a fairytale come true Castle in Clarens also known as Rapunzel’s Tower is a magical storybook wonderland. Guests have access to the entire property with only two bedrooms available along with a ground-floor lounge, kitchen and balconies to watch the sunset over the Red Mountains.

  1. Protea Hotel Clarens

The 4-star hotel provides luxurious accommodation in the natural, rustic surroundings of Clarens, at the foothills of the Maluti Mountains, Lesotho, and in close proximity to the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. Rooms are furnished to blend with the natural landscape. All rooms contain a shower, air conditioning, hairdryer, and safety deposit box. Guests can take in the breathtaking scenery with sundowners on the terrace, enjoy fine dining or laze away the hours in luxury and comfort.

  1. Mont d’ Or Hotel, Conference and Spa

For a bit of old world French charm there’s hotels in Clarens such as Mont d ‘Or Hotel. Its four star rating is defined by its luxurious décor, Day Spa located on the hotel premises as well as the hotel’s restaurant, La Vue Parfeite. Dry cleaning facility, 18-hour attentive room service and classically furnished en-suite rooms all equipped with air-conditioning or an open fireplace and views of the Clarens Golf course, the village of Clarens, majestic Maluti Mountains and the picturesque countryside.

  1. Brandwag Hotel

Formerly known as the Golden Gate Hotel and Chalets, it’s an accommodation nestled in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains surrounded by sandstone cliffs of the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. Accommodation comprises of hotel rooms, a suite and chalets. And being that the hotel is situated in a National Park, the Brandwag Hotel offers a host of activities and leisure facilities including hiking and nature trails, game viewing and lookout points. While facilities include a restaurant and bar, coffee shop and curio shop, conference and banqueting facilities that cater for up to 150 guests.

 

Fishing in Clarens is Where It’s At

If one of your 2016 New Year resolutions was to go fishing or fish more often, then fishing in Clarens is where it’s at. As Clarens is a great area for fishing, as the small town and its surrounding areas are known to have some of the best fishing spots in South Africa. Fishing in Clarens would be like finding the fish that didn’t get away as you can find some quality sized fishes in the rivers, whether you’re trout or fly fishing. (more…)

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…)

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

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

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…)

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…)