Clarens in the Eastern region of the Free State in South Africa is a town that is becoming well-known for its art trails, cultural tours, hiking trails and various adventure activities at the foot of the popular mountain range known as the Maluti.
The town has attracted a number of artists and business owners who have established thriving businesses servicing local and international visitors.
As a result of the high demand for accommodation for tourists, there has been a spike in development of more guest houses, cottages, self-catering units, studio apartments and luxury hotels.
Paddock’s 9 Clarens is situated a mere 21km from Golden Gate. Close to Clarens Extreme, activities within a 3km of range of the accommodation include hiking, horse riding and golf.
Guests who have booked can check in at 2pm and check out time is at 10am.
More about Paddock’s 9 Clarens:
Free, secure parking
Guests at this accommodation can rest assured that their cars are safe on the property. Secure parking is available for every car.
Children are welcome
Even though some accommodation venues aren’t willing to accommodate children, at Paddock’s 9 Clarens, all children are welcome. Bedding can be arranged to accommodate them too.
Three bedroom villa
This villa sleeps six. The two single beds and two queen beds provide ample space for guests to sleep comfortably without any concerns about not having enough space.
The kitchen is fully-equipped for self-catering. Rooms also have heating, a fireplace, marble floors, electric blankets for those cold winter nights and a flat screen TV so guests won’t miss out on any entertainment needs.
Not far from the city centre
At just 0.69lm from the city centre, Paddock’s 9 Clarens is ideally located in internationally sought-after getaway destination in the country.
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The stresses of city life often result in people taking on too much strain. From crazy deadlines and schedules that leave no breathing room for relaxation, many people find themselves facing a tough time on a daily basis. Having the chance to get away from it all at times can be a welcome relief. While there are vacation options available such as the Durban coastline and the beaches of Cape Town, more people are looking for alterative venues to visit, at a fraction of the cost.
The Free State is centrally located and easily accessible enough for many people looking for a new place to enjoy a vacation.
The town of Clarens has attracted more people through the years and has created more buzz about its tourism sector. This has also led to ripple effects on the accommodation sector.
Chalet 4 – Larola is an affordable holiday apartment that doubles as a bed and breakfast. Guests who book here are offered a quality stay in this one room establishment. The bathroom has both a bath and shower. Heating is available in the room, so guests are assured of a cosy stay.
They won’t have to worry about the safety of their car either. Secure on-site parking with a parking garage is provided by the hosts at the venue.
Just 600m from Clarens Extreme, the venue has braai facilities, making it easy for guests when entertaining or just enjoying a meal with the family. In addition to this, guests have access to a well-equipped kitchenette with a microwave and toaster.
21km from Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Chalet 4 – Larola has peaceful garden views from the patio.
Tourist information is just a nine minutes’ walk from the chalet.
Saints Rest Holiday Home in Clarens is a luxury self-catering accommodation venue that offers guests a relaxing, comfortable stay while on holiday. Enjoying the lush environment is something guests can look forward to, while on hiking trails or through exploring the area on mountain bikes.
Host Sophia is available to welcome guests and ensure that their stay is thoroughly enjoyable.
In the town of Clarens, guests have a number of activities to enjoy. Whether visiting the art gallery trail in town or the cultural tours which teach about the Basotho culture, guests have a lot of options.
Activities such as golf, abseiling, quad biking and horse riding can also be enjoyed, along with fly fishing and trout fishing. Part of the scenic Highlands Route, guests staying at Saints Rest Holiday Home can also look forward to events such as:
Annual Beer Festival in February
LUSH Music Festival in April
Pinotage on Tap in November
With so much to take in, guests fortunately look forward to guest accommodation that is comfortable and not too far from the town centre.
One accommodation venue offering a cosy stay is Saints rest Holiday Home.
With four luxury double bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms, the venue has a large, open-plan lounge.
With a fully-equipped kitchen and dining area, the venue is located on a secure, gated golf course. Just 17km from Golden Gate Highlands National Park, the venue also has secure children’s play areas are around the course.
The venue accommodates eight adults, but bedding can be brought in for children.
A South African town that has become the epitome of an getaway from the brisk pace of the city while allowing visitors to indulge in a vast array of activities while overlooking the stunning Maluti mountain range is Clarens.
The area has also become somewhat of a photographers’ haven, mainly owing to its stunning scenery.
Situated in the Eastern region of the Free State Province, Clarens has become known as an area of South Africa where visitors can enjoy taking in the awe-inspiring views. In the winter time, snow-capped mountains can be viewed from the windows and balconies of the various accommodation venues. Those with a love for adventure can also enjoy skiing or exploring the mountain trails.
With all of the traffic that the town has acquired in recent years as a tourist destination, it’s no wonder that the range of places to stay when visiting the town has expanded to meet this demand.
Options in this area include:
Bed and Breakfast
Zwartmodder Clarens is a leading provider of stylish venues to stay. Just 600 metres from the town centre, it features two individually decorated units. As a self-catering venue, guests are provided with everything they require to prepare a meal of their choice.
Room 1 sleep two
Room 2 sleeps five
Both units are equipped with coffee and tea-making facilities as well as a fridge.
The rooms are tastefully designed and are quite stylish. Rooms also have comfortable bedding as well as luxurious bathrooms to meet all the comfort needs of guests.
Guests at Zwarrmodder Clarens can also treat themselves to a range of fun activities in the centre of town nearby. From visits to nearby art galleries, to cultural tours to the dinosaur tour, guests can enjoy an assortment of activities for entertainment.
Only three hours from Johannesburg, Clarens is an ideal getaway spot for many city-folk looking to escape their busy lifestyles in the city. Situated in the eastern region of the Free State, Clarens has become more popular with visitors from South Africa as well as from beyond the South African borders.
As a tourist area, Clarens has become well-known for its adventure activities, cultural tours and art galleries.
Accommodation in the area also offers guests ideal getaways. Guests can enjoy scenic views of the mountain from their rooms. As a sought-after country getaway destination, Clarens offers guests a unique holiday spot.
One such place is Thaba Lapend Mountain Escape. The name derives from Sesotho, meaning “reside against the mountain”.
A luxury self-catering accommodation, Thaba Lapend offers three self-catering open-plan chalets.
These chalets are tastefully decorated, offering guests convenience and comfort. Rooms are designed to ensure that guests have all everything they need for a peaceful stay while on holiday.
Guests’ self-catering needs are taken care of with the fully-equipped kitchen. Guests can enjoy preparing meals in the comfort of their rooms, with all necessary cutlery and crockery provided by Thaba Lapend.
Accommodation rates range from R425 per person.
Not too far from the centre of town, Thaba Lapend Mountain Escape is a mere 10km from all the attractions of Clarens. Visitors can enjoy a range of activities, such as cultural tours, art gallery tours, a unique dinosaur tour as well as activities for adventure junkies. The hiking trails are ideal for those looking to enjoy the natural surroundings.
At the end of a long day of exploring and fun, guests can come back to rest in the peaceful accommodation at Thaba Lapend Mountain Escape.
Not too many people realise this, but South Africa has a plethora of holiday venues to be enjoyed. One such area is Clarens a small town offering great value in the Free State. It’s an area that is gaining more popularity with visitors. They can enjoy gorgeous scenery while taking in the beauty of the nearby mountain range.
Situated in close proximity to Clarens, The Crooked Cottage is a self-catering venue that offers guests modernity and comfort while they are on holiday. There are also a number of activities that individuals can explore here. The Cottage is not too far from town, so guests have access to numerous activities.
The venue is located between the high sandstone Rooiberge and the Maluti Mountains. A modern, neat and comfortable venue it’s an affordable place.
The large bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with all luxury items. The kitchen is provided everything needed so guests can enjoy preparing their own meals in the comfort of the Cottage’s kitchen. The lounge is spacious and comfortable for guests to relax in during their stay in Clarens.
From R985,00 per night per unit, The Crooked Cottage provides a quality experience for guests. The affordable rates make it easier for guests to spend more of their money on exploring things to do. Another benefit is that it is quite close to town, where guests can enjoy different activities, such as hiking, fishing, ballooning, quad-biking, fly-fishing, paddling white-water-rafting, and 4 x 4 trails. The town has options for lovers of adventure as well as culture.
Check in time is 2pm and Check out time is 10am.
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.
For many South Africans looking for a getaway destination, very often areas such as Durban, Knysna and Cape Town have dominated tourism options. In recent years the Free State has offered a welcome option that isn’t too far from Johannesburg and Durban, with only three and four hours separating the areas.
The small town of Clarens is a historic area, also known as The Jewel of the Free State. In recent years the town has become an ideal getaway destination. Thousands of tourists have visited the area, including Hollywood stars and British royalty. Besides this, Clarens also gets a healthy dose of visitors from within South Africa – something that has panned out positively for the local tourism sector.
With the increasing demand for leisure activities to enjoy in the town of Clarens, so has the demand for more accommodation venues.
Clarens has a wide number of accommodation venues, including the likes of Amarola Chalet.
This semi-detached chalet can comfortably accommodate five guests. As an open plan self-catering cottage, the venue has enough space for all guests to enjoy without feeling too cramped. The open plan design gives guests cosy, comfortable accommodation. The four seater dining table is big enough to give guests an enjoyable time while having meals at the venue.
The rooms have stylish designs and have a king bed, single bed as well as a double bed upstairs. Guests can expect top of the line mattresses and feather duvets. The bathroom comes with a bath and shower.
The fully-equipped kitchen gives guests all that they need in order to prepare any type of meal they want to.
Available from only R545, Amarola Chalet Clarens offers affordable options for guests.
The 24 hour guarded carport means that guests can relax knowing that their car is safe throughout their stay.
Guests get a relaxing and quiet holiday along with great value for money.
Ashbrook Country Lodge is situated in Hill Street and Malherbe Street in the beautiful village of Clarens in the Eastern Free State.This exquisite accommodation venue offers stylish self catering units and studios.
You are assured of feeling home while away from home. Each unit is well equipped and cosey with fireplaces and underfloor heating.The area is also very quite and convenient and close to restaurants, galleries and shops.
Situated beneath the Rooiberg in Clarens is Joybells, a cottage that is an open-plan unit. Offering guests a tranquil stay in the scenic town of Clarens, this is a self-catering venue with friendly, helpful staff. Guests are treated to luxury and a comfortable stay while in Clarens.
Just 2km from Clarens Gold Estate and a 20 minute drive from Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Joybells has beautifully-designed rooms. The rooms offer all of the amenities guests could ask for while enjoying their holiday. The entire unit is located on the ground floor and reservations can be made without the use of a credit card.
The open plan unit has a single and double bed, en-suite bathroom that comes complete with a shower. High-quality bedding is provided by the hosts so guests can relax in the lap of luxury.
What guests can look forward to:
Great attention to detail
This is something that guests have to look forward to. The hosts pay great attention to detail so guests are provided with the best experience. From the quality linen used for the bedding to the luxurious bathroom, the host provides the most enjoyable experience while overlooking the scenic views of the mountain range at Joybells.
Guests visiting Joybells in Clarens can be assured that their car will be secure while enjoying a relaxing stay. They won’t have to worry about their car being stolen, as the property has free parking.
Having free WiFi for guests at Joybells means that they can enjoy their stay while having the means to access the internet whenever they need to.
Clarens is a quaint town that is over 100 years old, with a lot to offer visitors. Guests enjoying a stay at Joybells get to soak in the tranquillity of the environment and the relaxing scenery.