For individuals looking for tranquil surroundings while relaxing and recharging, the scenic town of Clarens offers an ideal location. Located in the Eastern part of the Free State, this is a town with a history extending over a century. The area is laden with a rich history of battles over the very land on which it is found – something which can be revisited through the cultural tours offered.
Those looking for more excitement can depend on the adventure trails offered in Clarens. They can enjoy quad-biking, fly-fishing or even river rafting. Those with a love for a more leisurely experience can look forward to the various culture trails.
Coming back to a relaxing place to stay is pivotal after enjoying all that the adventure trails have to offer. This is where Clarens’ idyllic venues come in.
Woodlands Retreat is a luxury self-catering accommodation in a secluded, peaceful area of Clarens.
Founded by Roy and Sherrene, this is a unique venue in Clarens. In creating the venue, the hosts aimed to create an eco-friendly, organic environment. Using rain water for the vegetable garden and recycling of grey water has enabled the building of wetlands.
With free, secure on-site parking, guests are assured of the safety of their vehicles while on holiday.
Woodlands Retreat features elegantly-furnished rooms, which are spacious and serviced on a daily basis.
There are four suites:
An attraction for artists, photographers and lovers of nature, the town of Clarens has become increasingly popular as a holiday site. Endowed with more trees than most other Free State towns, Clarens is known as the Jewel of the Free State. It is ideal for connecting with the peaceful surrounds of nature.