Named after the eleven forest kingdom in J.R.R Tolkiens fabled Middle Earth, Lothlorien represents to us the impermanence and fleeting nature of beauty and all passing things. Tolkien was born locally in Bloemfontein and there is much in this landscape to remind one of the mood and magic in his novels.
The majestic town of Clarens in the Free State is a prime tourist attraction attracting thousands of visitors from within and outside the country every year. Located in the foothills of the Maluti mountains in the Free State province of South Africa and nicknamed the jewel of the Free State, Clarens is endowed with a unique landscape and countless adventure and fun attractions. But there is also one venue that provides peace and comfort to all visitors, this place is the De Ark mountain lodge.
This accommodation establishment has over the years gained a reputation for being a place where thoughts are cleared, perspective is gained and the worth of relationships is kindled amidst the beauty of nature and the soul soothing mountains.
De Ark offers a range of accommodation options such as the 4×4 sleeper chalets with fireplace, 2×2 sleeper chalets with fireplace,1×2 sleeper room attached to manor house as well as 1×2 sleeper chalet with fireplace. All the rooms and chalets are equipped with duck down duvets, electric blankets, heater, blankets as well as coffee and tea making facilities.
You can also look forward to enjoying facilities such as a swimming pool, private lounge with views for guests, secure parking, walking trails, biking and horse riding trails operated from Bokpoort. De Ark is certainly a top notch accommodation venue worth visiting whenever you are in Clarens.
Rebellie Game Farm is located between the art mecca of Clarens and the well stocked Golden Gate National Park.This facility can accommodate up to 35 people, with fully equipped units, all beds are fitted with electric under blankets.There is also DSTV but you need to bring your own card to activate the channels.
There are a number of extra activities you can engage in such as 4×4 mountain trails, road motobiking, mountain hiking and others.This is one venue you need to experience and appreciate.