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Ambleside Self-Catering Guest House

Ambleside self-catering guest house is accessibly located with walking distance from the town of Clarens. surrounded by exquisite mountain views this venue is ideal for adventure lovers and those who seek serenity and tranquil from the busy life. Surrounded by mountains such as Drakensburg, Clarens Kloof guest are guaranteed to have a time of their lives.  (more…)


Clarens Grand Villa

This luxurious home is air conditioned and has a private pool. It features a garden and barbecue facilities which are ideal for enjoying meals outside while absorbing the scenic views outside. The patio shutters can open completely on good weather days. The indoor fireplace provides warmth for the guest during cold winter nights. Wood will be provided and the fireplace stacked for the guest. The villa has an open plan self-catering kitchen which has a gas oven and stove, a top quality coffee machine, double fridge, additional bar fridge for the drinks available in the bar area.  (more…)

The Crooked Cottage

Clarens, a town in Eastern Free State province of South Africa houses one of the state of the arts cottages known as The Crooked Cottage – a beautiful self-catering lodge located in the peaceful village of Clarens.

The cottage boasts of remarkable views and a significant climate which entirely makes Clarens a pleasant place where families can chose as the right destination for a holiday and weekend getaway.

The lodge is five-minute walking distance from the village. People or families who wish to spend their time away from their homes and enjoy the comfort of their big bedrooms, a full ensuite bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and a living area with a fireplace leading onto a large deck with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains.

Authorities at this cottage do not grant in-house services but worth noting is that arrangements can be made in form of request. The cottage has entertainment in form of local TV channels which are available. Additional channels can be availed to clients upon request and people can bring their decoders to the cottage.

Between the high sandstone Rooiberge and the Maluti Mountains, the attractive tiny town of Clarens is fittingly defined as The Jewel of the Free State. Clarens is positioned in the hills of the Maluti Mountains in very close closeness to the Golden Gate National Park and the mountain kingdom of Lesotho.

All year round, especially in autumn when the leaves turn gold, the scenery in Clarens is a magnet for artists and photographers. Clarens boasts excellent restaurants which are situated around the Village Square. Other activities include fly-fishing with some of the best fly-fishing opportunities, hiking and for the more adventurous, abseiling and white-water rafting.


Address: 4 Barika Cl, Clarens, 9707

Phone: 082 852 6151

Kiara Lodge

Kiara Lodge is an upmarket accommodation tucked between the magnificent Maluti Mountains and the Golden Gate Reserve in Clarens – a resort town in Free State province, South Africa.

The position of the lodge makes it easier for guests to have full access of the surrounding beautiful sceneries. The lodge is a good place for travellers and tourists who wish to spend their time away from the busy life in noisy towns.

Kiara Lodge is located in a quiet place which is a 14-minute drive from Clarens. Guests can enjoy a number of activities at this stunning place such as an outdoor swimming pool, spa and wellness centre and a children’s playground.

The spacious lodge features a total of 13 apartments making it possible for a group of families to travel together without fear of accommodation problems. Topping to the list of items that every traveller who is away from the comfort of their homes would love to see is a fully prepared kitchens, lounges with selected DStv, and daily housekeeping, apart from Sundays and Public Holidays. Adding to this list is a swimming pool, a restaurant, children’s play areas, and parking on the premises.

Some of the interesting cultural activities around Kiara Lodge is the Basotho Cultural Village, the Clarens Village Conservancy and the Golden Gate National Park. It’s like killing two birds with one stone, guests who visit this place can engage in a number of activities where there can see the value of their money.

Worth mentioning is that the apartments have a balcony with BBQ facilities. Every bedroom in each of these apartments has an en suite bathroom and the main bathroom includes a bathtub. The kitchen features an oven, microwave and stovetop.


  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises

Tel: (0861 269 846)


Fairview Cottages Clarens

Good accommodation is the foremost thing any traveller would list down if they wish to travel. No one would ever dream of booking into a hotel, cottage or motel with the worst services.

When booking for accommodation, people consider aspects such as security, surroundings, internet and maybe proximity to the nearest central business district. Fairview Cottages is one such resort booking you should consider if you decide to travel in the Free State province of South Africa.

Located in Clarens, a small town situated in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains, Fairview Cottages have an upmarket barbecue facilities, a fancy garden and free WiFi. The fancy place is 20.9 km from Golden Gate Highlands National Park and 19.3 km from Langtoon Dam. It’s more like a home, the cottages have a kitchen, state of the art flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and a private bathroom.

There is much to admire from their guest rooms taking into account that they have featured small but necessary items such as an electric tea pot in the kitchen and a microwave.

There is an outdoor experience with a terrace and a path that allows guests to cycle.

As a resort area whose primary purpose is to cater for different people across the world, management at Fairview Cottages deemed it necessary to employ staff that can accommodate guests who speak English, Afrikaans and German. The front desk is manned for 24 hours and the staff are well-trained to help guests at any time of the day.

Worth-mentioning is that the cottages are 183 metres away from the Clarens Tourist Info making it easier for guests who require information about the tourist places in Claren.

Most importantly the village of Clarens is known as the Jewel of the Free State because of its its natural beauty.

Guest House

309 Van Zyl Street

Clarens, Free State

Call 082 458 0257