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.  

This cottage accommodates up to six guest and houses 3 bedrooms. The main bedroom and second bedroom are adequately furnished with queen sized beds. The third bedroom has two single beds. All bedrooms are equipped with electrical blankets, a bath and basin as well as a separate toilet.  

The living area is also suitably furnished with comfortable couches and a fireplace to keep the guest warm during winter nights. There is also a flat screen TV with DSTV channels to keep the guest entertained. The kitchen is fully furnished with a microwave, stove, fridge, kettle, cutlery and cookware. The kitchen allows guest to make meals as they wish. The patio is furnished for guest who want to enjoy meals outside. There is also a braai area overlooking the garden. There is undercover parking and additional street parking is available. 

Additional information  

  • Check in: 1400-1700 
  • Check out:1000 
  • Children of all ages are welcome  


  • Braai  
  • Indoor fireplace 
  • DSTV 
  • Parking on premises  
  • No internet 
  • Nearby activities 
  • Clarens brewery  
  • Clarens wellness day spa 
  • Art and wine gallery on main  
  • Basotho cultural village 
  • Rebellie 4×4 trails 
  • Angels wing hiking trail 
  • Bergwoning 4×4 trails 

475 Clarens

Fit for couples who seek a romantic getaway, this bed and breakfast is expediently located near stunning mountain views of Mount Horeb. Equipped with free WIFI and ample space for parking this accommodation houses two rooms. the venue is just 300 meters from Clarens Wellness Day spa and close to other facilities in the town square.  

The first bedroom has a queen size bed and it’s called Deft room. The second room (Clarens room) also has a queen sized bed. Guest are provided with electric blankets and heaters in all of the rooms to keep warm and wad off cold. Both these rooms provide privacy where guest have their own courtyard gardens and braai areas.  

Summer permits guest to enjoy the stunning roses in the garden and spectacular water features. Mount Horeb also gives guest a beautiful scenic view. Both rooms are connected to the original 100-year-old farm house, however they have their own private entrance. 

475 Clarens also serves Continental breakfast to its guest. There is a furnished patio where guest can enjoy their meals barbecue facilities are also provided. Full package DSTV channels are available for guest’s entertainment. This accommodation is not suitable for self-catering as there is no stove or over. However small quick meals and braais are possible. The linen in the rooms is changed on a daily basis. 

Additional information 

  • Children are allowed 
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose 
  • Check in:1400-1900 
  • Check out:1030-1100 


  • Hiking 
  • mountain tracks  
  • Bird watching  

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.  

This grand villa sleeps a family of eight to twelve adults in four extra-large rooms. All of the rooms comprise a king size bed and double sleeper couch perfect for parents travelling with their Kids. There is underfloor heating and air conditioning. two of the bedrooms’ leads out to balconies while two others are enclosed with pretty flowery gardens. All bedrooms are equipped with electric blankets to add extra warmth in cold winter nights. The rooms are identical in style but are designed individually. Guest can also enjoy a hot bath in the Jacuzzi. 

Additional information  

  • Self-catering  
  • Children of all ages are allowed 
  • No smoking indoors 
  • No loud music and parties 


  • Jacuzzi/hot bath 
  • One side of the automated garage maybe used 
  • Lots of safe secure parking in the driveway 
  • Swimming pool 

Clarens – Kwela Town of the Year

Clarens, also known as the “Jewel of the Eastern Free State”, is a little Village in the mountains, on the Edge of the Golden Gate National Park looking down over the Drakensburg and is the best place to find peace and tranquillity. Clarens was established in 1912, named after a town in Switzerland where exiled Paul Kruger spent his last days.

Clarens is honoured to be nominated for Kwela’s South African Town of the Year Award.

With an easy three to four hours’ drive from Johannesburg, Clarens has become the long weekend attraction for those after an arty, sleepy hollow with just enough entertainment not to be dull. With a wide variety of options available, you’re sure to find the perfect Clarens accommodation. If you’re looking for a buzzing night scene, an assortment of high-end restaurants and bars, a place to see and be seen, Clarens is not for you. It’s is not the type of place you visit to be blown away by modern-day amenities and is rather somewhere you visit to escape – a small town proud of its heritage and natural beauty.


You don’t need a car in Clarens, with most bed and breakfasts a short two-kilometre walk from the quaint town centre. However, if you plan on discovering the grand Golden Gate National Park on the outskirts of town, you’ll need a set of wheels. No matter where you’re travelling from, the introduction to Clarens and its surrounding beauty is splendid. Sitting in a valley surrounded by sandstone cliffs, green and golden forestry and a number of streams, Clarens is the epitome of a small-town escape.

Clarens is an artists’ haven with many well-known artists either living in or frequenting the village, with many art galleries scattered around the village square and the town. The tranquil village ambience combined with scenic views and a mild climate has made Clarens a popular getaway for city dwellers from Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Durban, among other places. Clarens is known for its spectacular sandstone mountains and wonderful climate; it is one of the most picturesque spots in South Africa and has recently been acclaimed as the best trout fishing waters in South Africa. The mountains around Clarens are part of the Clarens Village Conservancy and are protected by Employed rangers who help preserve the beauty of the area.

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