Guest houses

Andes Guesthouse
Business Name: Andes Guesthouse
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Nestled between Bethlehem and Clarens with rare and beautiful views of the spectacular Maluti Mountains,it is not surprising that this venue has been validated by many as the perfect wedding venue.

Andes guesthouse offers two luxurious guest rooms. Both  suites are tastefully and stylishly decorated with the added luxury of the fireplace, underfloor heating and air-conditioning. Each bedroom has a private lounge and an en-suite bathroom. Both rooms lead out onto a veranda overlooking the lush garden and views over the valley. A kitchenette with microwave, bar fridge and coffe/tea making facilities is available for your convenience.

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Business Phone Number: 058 256 1080
Business Address: clarens
south africa
Ararat Clarens- Ideal Getaway for Nature Lovers
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Short Business Description: Ararat Clarens is a guest house that is an ideal getaway for nature lovers. Set in the town of Clarens in the Free State.
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Ararat Clarens is a guest house that is an ideal getaway for nature lovers. Set in the town of Clarens in the Free State, this is a place that offers guests a welcome relief from the fast-paced lifestyle of the city. The town has become a thriving tourist trade.

Ararat Farm is in Clarens- an area that has become  well-loved by artists as well.  Lately more artists have moved to the area to establish an art trail to complement the cultural tours enjoyed by tourists in the town. Ararat Clarens is a farm venue was upgraded in August 2016. Since then it has grown exponentially and has attracted a number of guests. It offers guests an enjoyable experience, with luxury and quality underpinning the entire experience.

Honouring Paul Kruger, the area is named “Clarens” as an ode to the Swiss town he lived in on his self-imposed exile. As an area that has quite a bit of history in terms of the resistance wars that took place on the land, the town has survived all the upheavals. Known as a premier trout fishing spot in South Africa, the venue is only three hours from Johannesburg.

Since then it has grown to become a popular tourist spot. In the process this has created many more business opportunities for local entrepreneurs.

Owners of accommodation venues such as this have found new business opportunities by tapping into the various guests who visit the town looking for a calming, restful experience. The beauty of the surroundings has without a doubt added more ways to entice visits from tourists. The majestic mountains have also often attracted more photographers to the area.

Business Phone Number: 083 447 9925
Business Address: Clarens Golf and Trout Estate
Clarens
Free State
Baris Guesthouse- enjoy farm life in the Free State
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Short Business Description: A mere 10 kilometres from the town of Clarens, Baris Guesthouse is a unique accommodation venue. The family-owned and managed farm was converted from an old sandstone milking parlour to a guesthouse in 2015.
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A mere 10 kilometres from the town of Clarens, Baris Guesthouse is a unique accommodation venue. The family-owned and managed farm was converted from an old sandstone milking parlour to a guesthouse in 2015.

Now run as a self-catering guesthouse as well as a farm and restaurant, Baris Guesthouse is one of the gems of the Free State Province.

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There are 4 luxury self-catering units overlooking tranquil gardens on the property. Guests on the property can enjoy the peaceful surrounds of the area, such as clean, crisp air as well as the magnificent Maluti Mountain range near Lesotho. Three hectares of land on the premises also form part of a working farm, so guests can enjoy an eco-friendly experience while staying there.

Guests can also enjoy two easy hiking trails on the farm, while guests enjoying game tours have shared sightings of zebra, impala and wildebeest.

The luxury units are ideal for individuals or families to enjoy their stay while in Clarens, offering guests comfortable rooms with the basic necessities as well as more amenities required to make the stay a pleasant one.

The Farm Experience:

Guests at the Baris Guesthouse can enjoy a range of activities while on the farm. This included tastings of farm-made cheese.

The Baris Manger is the best spot for the best cheesecake and French-style crepes.

For cheese tastings, guests can call: 073 048 5785 or email estee@barischeese.com

Finding this guesthouse quite simple too.

Where to find the Baris Guesthouse:

Take the N5 to Harrismith. Turn right on Clarens Road (R712). Continue for 18km and turn right at the entrance.

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Business Phone Number: 083 637 2786
Castello Catharina – Quality Guesthouse Accommodation
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Castello Catharina Clarens
Just a short stroll away from the Clarens CBD in the Eastern Free State Province of South Africa, Castello Catharina is a guesthouse offering guests an exclusive experience of the countryside and panoramic views of Clarens.

Guests get to enjoy clear starlit evenings from Castello Catharina as they escape from city life.

With 10 luxurious en-suite bedrooms, Castello Catharina offers a full spectrum of accommodation.

What guests can expect from Castello Catharina:

The guesthouse’s executive suites have an open fireplace and a balcony.

Views of the snow-laden mountains can be enjoyed from the private balcony, with the open fireplace providing all the warmth and comfort any guest needs. Those cold winter days can be experienced from the warmth of the executive suites at Castello Catharina.

Luxury and comfort.

Offering guests an exclusive experience of Clarens, Castello Catharina is luxurious. Guests can be assured of ultimate comfort while at the guesthouse. The bedding has quality linen which is serviced daily, while each suite is equipped with en-suite bathrooms.

English breakfast of the highest quality.

The venue strives to provide guests with an exceptional quality experience while on holiday. Their Full English Breakfast is known for getting rave reviews from guests.

Secure parking.

The hosts at Castello Catharina understand that safety is a major factor for many guests, which is why the provision of secure undercover parking has been prioritised.

Castello Catharina is the ideal accommodation for visitors as they enjoy activities in Clarens such as quad-biking, fly fishing or viewing the array of art galleries or even the unique dinosaur tour.

A credit card is required when making a booking. To contact the host, call: 058 256 1543 or 082 41 3621. Alternatively, guests can send an email to: catarinacastello@gmail.com

Castello Catharina Address:

29 Hill Street,
Clarens,
Free State,
9707

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Business Phone Number: 058 256 1543
Enjoy a tranquil experience at The Clarens Country House
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Short Business Description: At The Clarens Country House guests can enjoy the tranquillity of the Clarens Golf Estate. Guests can relax in the peaceful surrounds of the nearby Maluti Mountain range.
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For many people in the big cities of South Africa, visiting an area like Clarens in the Free State offers a welcome reprieve from their busy schedules. In an area like Clarens, guests can relax in the tranquil surrounds. The town also offers a range of activities to enjoy.

More about The Clarens Country House:

At The Clarens Country House guests can enjoy the tranquillity of the Clarens Golf Estate. Guests can relax in the peaceful surrounds of the nearby Maluti Mountain range.

Suites have separate bedrooms along with a lounge and kitchen area. Kitchen areas are well-equipped for guests to cook their own meals whenever they please. Sufficient cutlery and crockery is provided for guests.

Breakfast can be served in your suite. Should guests prefer, they can enjoy breakfast in bed.

Accommodation also includes a 4 bedroom luxury villa. Each bedroom is equipped with all the necessary amenities any guest could require for a peaceful and relaxing stay in Clarens.

Free WiFi is included. In the technology-driven age we now live in, having access to WiFi for communication and entertainment is no longer a luxury but more of a necessity. Guests staying at The Clarens Country House can keep up, as the accommodation venue provides access to Free WiFi.

Crisp clear night skies of Clarens are ideal for stargazers. The beauty of the natural surroundings in Clarens can be taken in even at night, as the clear night skies remain unpolluted, unlike in the cities.

The Peter Badcock- Walters Gallery opened at The Clarens Country House. An illustrated Herman Charles Bosman Collection hangs on the wall of the gallery.

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Business Phone Number: 082 4449 2082
Business Address: 213 Clarens Golf Estate
Clarens
Free State
9707
Get the best holiday experience from Kalm Guest House in Clarens
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Short Business Description: On the doorstep of Golden Gate Nature Reserve, Kalm Guest House is a top quality bed and breakfast accommodation venue.
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On the doorstep of Golden Gate Nature Reserve, Kalm Guest House is a top quality bed and breakfast accommodation venue.

In Clarens, where guests can enjoy a number of activities such as hot air ballooning, river rafting, fly fishing, golf course, horse riding, day spa, quad biking and mountain biking.

When staying at Kalm Guest House guest get to enjoy a complimentary breakfast.

Two rooms are available for booking at this venue.

Yours at a rate of R820 per person
Whose at a rate of R1200 per person
Your Room has a Queen bed and single bed
Whose Room has an extra length queen bed

A 50% deposit is required to secure the booking.

What each room has to offer:

En-suite shower – giving guests a luxurious stay

Fireplace- to keep guests warm during those freezing winter months in Clarens

Built-in braai – ideal for entertaining and enjoying delicious meals

Electric panel heating – perfect for adding an extra layer of warmth during cold winter months. The rooms can always be kept warm. In addition to this, electric blankets are provided for guests.

The venue offers guests all the equipment they need for their stay. This included a fridge, kettle, toaster and microwave.

A coffee machine is also provided for those with a love of caffeine.

A hairdryer is an added extra homely touch, along with the ironing board with iron.

An iPhone docking facility is a unique touch from the venue’s host Karen. Guests can enjoy playing their own music while in their room.

Free WiFi is guaranteed, so guests don’t have to miss out on the latest news online or any business emails.

A private garden area is the perfect place for guests at Kalm Guest House to enjoy a moment of solitude.

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Business Phone Number: 058 256 1232
Business Address: 484 Swart Street
Clarens
Free State
9707
Golden View – Oak on Church Holiday Home
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Short Business Description: Golden View is an accommodation that is in a lush garden with a towering oak tree. The guest house has two bedrooms. As a luxury self-catering venue, Golden View offers guests a pleasant and comfortable experience while visiting Clarens.
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Golden View is an accommodation that is in a lush garden with a towering oak tree. The guest house has two bedrooms. As a luxury self-catering venue, Golden View offers guests a pleasant and comfortable experience while visiting Clarens. The town has history of more than one hundred years and has developed into a tourism hub in recent years. More businesses are operating from town, while offering guests an unusual experience.

Guests can breathe in the clear, crisp air while taking in the views of the snow-filled mountains during winter. Night skies are starry and gorgeous.

Located less than 50km from Clarens Town Square, Golden View is a spacious house that can take up to eight people in total. The town offers guests a number of options when it comes to entertainment and guests are really spoiled for choice.

Child-friendly venue

All children are welcome at Golden View. Guests are encouraged to specify this when they are placing their bookings.

Secure parking is provided

People who have booked don’t have to worry about their cars potentially being stolen. The place is fully protected so there is secure parking.

Has a fully-equipped kitchen

Guests are free to prepare their favourite meals here. With the cutlery and crockery available, guests have all they need. The kitchen area is a great way for guests to enjoy group settings.

Pets are welcome as long as guests arrange ahead of arrival

Guests have the option to bring their furry friends along.

Staying at this venue promises to be a pleasant experience throughout the year. With above-average heating during the below-zero temperatures of the winter months, guests are assured of a cosy stay too.

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Business Phone Number: 084 803 8904
Lake Clarens Guest House- spacious, quality accommodation
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Specialising in providing comfort and hospitality for guests, Lake Clarens Guest House is a 4 star-rated establishment.

Having hosted Royalty and Hollywood stars such as Brad Pitt and Jane Seymour, Lake Clarens Guest House offers peaceful and exquisite surroundings, set in the beauty of the Maluti mountain range.

The Guest House offers local and international visitors a simple yet exquisite experience in Clarens, an area that has become well-known as a tourist hub. South Africans looking to escape the fast and strenuous pace of city life can also head to Clarens for relaxation.

What guests can expect:

Rooms are tastefully decorated in this spacious venue. Guests can expect stylish décor plus all the amenities required for a restful stay while on holiday.

Underfloor heating is provided throughout the house. During the notorious cold spells in this area of the Free State, guests will appreciate extra warmth. While enjoying stunning views of the Mountain range, often capped with snow during the winter season, guests can do this from the comfort of their rooms.

5 star-rated breakfast is served from 08:00 to 10:30. Guests can enjoy a hearty breakfast while enjoying their stay at this establishment, before heading out to the centre of town where they can find a range of activities such as a unique dinosaur tour, a tour of art galleries and adventure activities.

Host Bruce Weyer also ensures that guests flying by helicopter are provided with a courtesy car.

To contact Lake Clarens Guest House, call: 058 256 1436 or 082 551 3248. Alternatively, email Bruce at weyer@intekom.co.za

With a 24 hour reception, Lake Clarens Guest House is easily accessible.

 

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Business Phone Number: 058 256 1436
Business Address: 1-3 Lake Clarens Drive
Clarens
Free State
9707
Luxury accommodation at the Upper House Guesthouse in Clarens
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Short Business Description: Luxury accommodation in the area can be found at the Upper House Guesthouse in Clarens.
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Holiday experiences in South Africa can be full of adventure, exciting and intriguing. For people travelling around the country, top of their travel requirements is often quality accommodation.

Whether seeking basic accommodation, or luxury accommodation tourists have access to a wide number or choices.

The good news is that this country has an array of options including beds and breakfast, self-catering villas, luxury hotels and studio apartments.

The demand for such accommodation spikes in areas with high tourist volumes. One such area is Clarens in the Free State.  As a town established in the early 1900s, Clarens has quite a few attractions. Tourists from South Africa as well as those from beyond South African borders have come to enjoy what the town of Clarens has to offer.

The quaint town has a number of activities, such as fly fishing, abseiling, quad biking, 4×4 trails, hiking trails, biking trails, bird watching, game drives and cultural tours.

Luxury accommodation in the area can be found at the Upper House Guesthouse in Clarens.

With options to book online, the Upper House Guesthouse in Clarens is easily accessible. Check in time is at 2pm and check out time is 10am.

This guesthouse offers a luxury and tranquil stay and is only a few minutes from the village centre.

Pricing for suites is per person sharing, while pricing for the cottage is per unit.

Self-catering accommodation includes:

Church Annex, which sleeps two at a rate of R795 per person sharing

Upper House 2, which sleeps two at a rate of R795 per person sharing

Willow Cottage, which sleeps four at a rate of R3060 per unit

Suites are serviced daily and guests are provided with secure parking as well as full DSTV.

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Business Phone Number: 083 608 1441
Business Address: 390 Church Street
Clarens
Free State
9707
Luxury self-catering units offered at Mooigezicht Guest House in Clarens
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Short Business Description: The Mooigezicht Guest House in Clarens is a great quality accommodation venue situated in this small town in the Eastern Free State.
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The Mooigezicht Guest House in Clarens is a great quality accommodation venue situated in this small town in the Eastern Free State. With over 100 years of history, Clarens is a picturesque town with a unique history to it. Visitors can learn more about how this town came into being through the informative cultural tours as well as its dinosaur tours. They can learn about the Basotho culture and buy art pieces from the various art galleries in the town.

This guest house provides guests a relaxing experience with all the luxury that guests could ask for.

What does the Mooigezicht Guest House in Clarens have to offer?

Offers a family unit and Mooigezicht Studio

The accommodation venue provides guests with an option of a family unit or a studio. Each type of venue is uniquely designed to offer guests a cosy, comfortable stay.

The host at Mooigezicht Guest House is Marlene Willemse, who offers guests a friendly welcome and quality stay at the accommodation.

Within walking distance from the village, Mooigezicht Guest House is close enough to all of the activities offered by the town of Clarens. Adventure activities include river rafting, paintball, abseiling, archery, art classes, 4×4 trails, clay pigeon shooting, dinosaur trails and game viewing.

With a braai area and free WiFi, this venue offers guests easy ways to enjoy all of the amenities that the venue has to offer.

The open-plan kitchen is ideal for guests to prepare any meal they want to, without having to travel too far.

Family Unit:

Fully-equipped kitchen
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
Rooms can be secured online
Fully-fenced garden
Braai area

Studio Unit:

Own entrance that is separate from the main house
Open-plan kitchen with a fridge
Double bed with shower

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Business Phone Number: 082 084 2863
Business Address: 174 Main Street
Clarens
Free State
9707