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Amarola

7 Reviews
Sleeps 5 in 2 rooms

Special Deal   The property consists of a semi-detached cottage, which can accommodate up to five guests. The cottage has an open plan area, that consists...
The property consists of a semi-detached cottage, which can accommodate up to five guests. The cottage has an open plan area, that consists of one bedroom with a king-size bed, with a single and a double bed in a loft area/ mezzanine floor upstairs.

This unit has recently been acquired by a new owner and has been upgraded with all brand new Weatherly’s furniture, 50 inch smart LED TV, FULL HD DStv Bouquet, top quality linen and towels, upgraded Webber Braai facilities, and a full interior make over so that you can now enjoy 4 star quality and comfort, and pay much much less.

The unit also has a play station and flat screen TV upstairs, with blue ray DVD/CD upstairs and down.
The cottage has a comfortable living area and a fully equipped kitchen for all your self-catering needs. Guests can also spend time relaxing on the covered patio while enjoying a delicious braai, with a fantastic 6 seater outdoor lounge area awaits you.

Guests looking for a relaxing and quiet holiday will not be disappointed when choosing to stay at Amarola. It is located in the scenic town of Clarens and is ideal for families visiting this part of the Free State.

Guests can spend their days exploring this charming little town by visiting the many restaurants and curio shops on offer. Take a drive to the Golden Gate National Park, or enjoy activities such as fishing, hiking, horse riding, white river rafting, paint balling, mountain biking, zip lining, Golf on the world class golf course, four wheeling and much more.
from R650

Peter Bonney Clarens Studio Lodge

44 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Peter Bonney Clarens Studio Lodge offers quality self-catering accommodation in the quaint village...
Peter Bonney Clarens Studio Lodge offers quality self-catering accommodation in the quaint village of Clarens. The lodge sleeps four people in two bedrooms. It is located in the very heart of the village but at the same time offers tranquil privacy in a secluded treed garden.

The open-plan living space has a comfortable lounge area with a TV with full DStv service. A cast-iron slow-combustion stove provides warmth during the winter months as well as the perfect setting for a romantic candlelit dinner around the antique oak dining table. The fully fitted kitchen makes self-catering a pleasure and the dishwasher and microwave add to the convenience factor. The living area opens onto a garden patio with braai facilities.

Peter Bonney is widely acknowledged as being among the leaders in the hyper-realist genre of contemporary painting in South Africa. His lodge is located on the same property as his studio and gallery, which is within easy walking distance of the villiage square with all of its amenities including shops, restaurants and art galleries as well as Claren's very own micro-brewery. Guests are able to park securely on the lodge property and then explore most of what Clarens has to offer on foot.

Clarens offers easy access to the Golden Gate National Park where one can enjoy a range of hiking trails of between one- and five hours' duration. Game thrives in the park and the rare Cape bearded vulture can be viewed from the hide at the vulture restaurant.
from R600

The Clarens Country House

22 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 4 rooms

The Clarens Country House is the newest lifestyle option in Clarens' exceptional portfolio of weekend getaways. Situated on the secure and...
The Clarens Country House is the newest lifestyle option in Clarens' exceptional portfolio of weekend getaways. Situated on the secure and scenic Clarens Golf and Trout Estate, this century-old stone sheep shed has been completely remodelled as a luxury self-catering guest house.

With half-metre thick sandstone walls, The Clarens Country House is a cool retreat in summer and a cosy refuge from the invigorating winters. The country house offers four self-catering apartments named Ouhout, Wildeals, Bosman and the Shepherd’s Loft. With a 20 m fully glazed veranda commanding rolling lawns and 360-degree views, this is the ideal place for ultimate relaxation. The country house is a mere five-minute walk from the village square which offers some of the best shopping, restaurants and art galleries in the country.

Oom Schalk’s se Stoep runs the length of The Clarens Country House and provides shared living space for relaxation and al fresco dining in summer, or snug conversation around two vintage wood-burning stoves in winter. The Ouhout, Bosman and Wildeals Suites all open directly onto the stoep, which can be opened to catch the summer breeze or zipped up tight when the temperature drops. It is perfect for parties, bridge playing or afternoon naps.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic hideaway for two, a spacious apartment for four, or a house to accommodate a party of eight or 10, The Clarens Country House offers everything you could ask for. At the centre of a remarkable network of signposted walks and a world of adventure around you, The Clarens Country House is the place to be for a unique mix of rest and recreation in the country’s cleanest highland air.
from R900

Birch Cottage

19 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Birch Cottage is a comfortably furnished self-catering house situated in Clarens, with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. It is...
Birch Cottage is a comfortably furnished self-catering house situated in Clarens, with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. It is only a short walk from the centre of town. Clarens is situated in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains in very close proximity to the Golden Gate National Park and the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho.

The cottage consists of two double bedrooms sleeping four guests, a loft area sleeping two guests, two bathrooms of which one is en-suite, a fully equipped kitchen with laundry facilities and a comfortable lounge area with a fireplace and a TV. DStv can be viewed, but guests please need to bring their own smart card and decoder.

All year round, but especially in autumn when the leaves turn to gold, the scenery in Clarens is a magnet for artists and photographers. Art galleries, a lovely church and a museum are well worth a visit. The relaxed village atmosphere, spectacular views and mild climate makes Clarens an idyllic weekend getaway.
from R1500

Birch Bush B@B

25 Reviews
Sleeps 26 in 10 rooms

One room called the studio with two single beds and own bathroom. It has DStv, coffee and tea facilities in the room as well as a private...
One room called the studio with two single beds and own bathroom. It has DStv, coffee and tea facilities in the room as well as a private entrance with a small garden.

The Lapa is a fully equipped self-catering unit with a braai facility. The Lapa consists of a bedroom with two single beds and a beautiful bathroom with a bath and shower. The other room serves as a kitchenette with a sitting room with two single beds. A mattress is available for a child to sleep on. Own DStv and private entrance with small garden. It uses the same bathroom.

The studio next door can also be used if a group wanted to use it with the Lapa for self-catering purposes. Rooms are available as rooms only or as B and B. Breakfast cost R50 per person. Dinners are served on request.
from R590

Ashbrook Country Lodge

27 Reviews
Sleeps 7 in 2 rooms

Ashbrook Country Lodge offers luxuriously appointed one- and two-bedroom self-catering cottages as well as two suites. Situated in the...
Ashbrook Country Lodge offers luxuriously appointed one- and two-bedroom self-catering cottages as well as two suites. Situated in the village of Clarens, within walking distance to the village square, all the cottages have private patios with fabulous mountain views.

The one- and two-bedroom lodges are fully equipped for self-catering, each with it’s own private barbecue facility, while the suites also offer kitchenettes with a microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster, crockery and cutlery. All units feature 100% cotton linen, large fluffy bath towels, a fireplace in the lounge or sitting area, electric blankets on all beds, and underfloor heating. Ashbrook also offers secure parking and a daily housekeeping service.
from R1200

278 On Main

3 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

278 On Main offers luxury accommodation in the heart of the beautiful Free State village of Clarens. Accommodation is offered in four...
278 On Main offers luxury accommodation in the heart of the beautiful Free State village of Clarens. Accommodation is offered in four double bedrooms, all en-suite with a bath and shower, and one two-bedroom unit which can be self-catering or B&B.

All linen is 100% cotton percale, beds have electric blankets, and there are heaters in all the rooms. Other facilities include tea and coffee trays and TVs. Breakfast is available in our on-site restaurant "278", served all day from 7.30 am. The restaurant is also open every evening for the greatest "comfort food".
from R1200
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The Crooked Cottage

9 Reviews
Sleeps 2 in 1 room

Spring Special   The Crooked Cottage is a lovely self-catering cottage situated in the relaxed village of Clarens. The spectacular views and mild climate...
The Crooked Cottage is a lovely self-catering cottage situated in the relaxed village of Clarens. The spectacular views and mild climate make Clarens an idyllic weekend getaway.

The cottage is only a five-minute walk to the centre of the village. It comprises one large bedroom, a full en-suite bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and a living area with a fireplace leading onto a large deck with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. The cottage is not serviced, however this can be arranged on request. Local TV channels are available; if you would like additional channels, please bring your own decoder with you.

Between the high sandstone Rooiberge and the Maluti Mountains, the picturesque little town of Clarens is aptly described as The Jewel of the Free State. Clarens is situated in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains in very close proximity to the Golden Gate National Park and the mountain kingdom of Lesotho.

All year round, especially in autumn when the leaves turn gold, the scenery in Clarens is a magnet for artists and photographers. Clarens boasts excellent restaurants which are situated around the Village Square. Other activities include fly-fishing with some of the best fly-fishing opportunities, hiking and for the more adventurous, abseiling and white-water rafting.
from R840

Meerkat Manor

6 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Meerkat Manor is a comfortable and spacious private house built in the regional style with sandstone provided by the nearby Maluti...
Meerkat Manor is a comfortable and spacious private house built in the regional style with sandstone provided by the nearby Maluti Mountains. The small town of Rosendal is a wonderful place to regain your energy and allow your curiosity to run wild with a large variety of art for your interest.

The house includes a well-equipped kitchen to cater for four people. A dining area and lounge provide space for relaxation, or choose to dine outside and enjoy the view of the mountains. A TV and reasonable selection of DVDs are also available. Guests can sit on the two large verandas and enjoy the beauty of the sun rising and setting with its golden hues.

Rosendal is a small farming town located 43 km from Ficksburg. The town offers a quite retreat with true country hospitality. The area is popular for hiking, horse riding and fishing.
from R600

Hannic's Retreat

5 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Hannic's Retreat offer luxurious self-catering accommodation in the quaint and tranquil village of Clarens. Clarens sets the ideal country...
Hannic's Retreat offer luxurious self-catering accommodation in the quaint and tranquil village of Clarens. Clarens sets the ideal country laid back environment for a break away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolitan cities.
This is the perfect retreat for families looking for a weekend getaway. This graceful cottage can sleep six people.

The cottage has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open-plan living area and a spacious veranda. The living room boasts with a gas-fired log fireplace and a TV with DStv. The open-plan kitchen is fully equipped for six people and includes a combination fridge-freezer, a microwave oven, as well as a four-plated stove with an oven.

There is a built-in braai facility on the veranda and also a single lock-up garage on the side of the house.
from R700
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Knock out View

39 Reviews
Sleeps 14 in 5 rooms

SAVE 30%   Knock out View is accommodation found on the Main Street of Clarens. Knock out View is a cosy guest house situated in town, just a short ...
Knock out View is accommodation found on the Main Street of Clarens. Knock out View is a cosy guest house situated in town, just a short walking distance from art galleries, restaurants and shops. The name comes from the stunning view from the rooms and deck of the units, Joy and Peace. Escape from reality and come and experience peace. It is ideal for groups or family gatherings. It is a walking distance from galleries and shops.

Knock out View sleeps up to 14 guests in two fully equipped self-catering units. Each unit has a fireplace and braai facilities, while the three bachelor rooms, Hope, Love and Faith, feature outside decks but have no view. These are ideal for couples or single guests. These three units offer basic kitchen utensils, microwaves, fridges and kettles, as well as Weber braais on the decks.

Every unit has its own theme and symbolism; Peace is for music, Joy is for the Lady in Red, Hope is for angels and inspiration, Love is hearts, and Faith is for flowers. We invite you to come experience Peace, Joy, Love, Hope and Faith at Knock out View.
from R550

Red Mountain House

37 Reviews
Sleeps 18 in 7 rooms

The 4 Star Red Mountain House is situated in the heart of the beautiful village of Clarens. Built in a Neo–Colonial style, the Red Mountain...
The 4 Star Red Mountain House is situated in the heart of the beautiful village of Clarens. Built in a Neo–Colonial style, the Red Mountain House complex was opened in June 2003. Enjoy an in-house shopping experience at Something Elsewhere, where a wide range of African curios, gifts, clothing, shoes, arts and crafts, and ceramics are offered.

Relax in the on-site bar and restaurant, Vito's Restaurant, for an Italian experience not to be missed. Accommodation is located on the first floor of the complex. Each room adjoins a balcony, the ideal place to sit and admire the views of the surrounding mountains or Clarens's village square while enjoying a sundowner.
from R1050

Camelroc Guest Farm

15 Reviews
Sleeps 42 in 9 rooms

Facing the spectacular sandstone hill with the outcrop shaped as a camels head (giving it it's name) is this tranquil farm with glorious ...
Facing the spectacular sandstone hill with the outcrop shaped as a camels head (giving it it's name) is this tranquil farm with glorious views of the Maluti Mountains. Camelroc is situated between the two Caledon rivers and is close to Caledonspoort border post. Camelroc can definately be recommended as a good base from which to explore the Eastern Free State as well as Lesotho. For those who prefer to stay at base and relax, one can opt to take walks into the mountain, have a swim in the pool and braai beside the cottage whilst enjoying the serenity and splendour of this Eastern Free State countryside. There are diverse activities to be enjoyed and places to discover in the area. Camelroc has five chalets that are fully furnished and well equipped to self cater: Two cosy open plan chalets sleeping 2 to 3 two 2-bedroomed chalets, sleeps 4 in beds, plus 2 on a sleeper couch in the lounge one 3-bedroom 8 sleeper one 4-bedroom 8 sleeper In the main homestead one can be accommodated in the guest house, three rooms sleeping 6 are all en-suite and tastefully decorated with Oregon pine furnishings. Meals can be arranged on request. Guests are welcome to enjoy the use of the thatched entertainment area around the pool or play table tennis on the patio. There is a netball ring in the garden and ample space to play ball games and volley ball. The Guesthouse, built from traditional sandstone, has a fireplace in the lounge. All the bedrooms have heaters and electric blankets for the cold winter nights. The perfect halfway stop between the Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. Come and enjoy this country stay with its beautiful views of the countryside, bird life, small game, rock art and the Poplar tree's turning in Autumn.
from R200
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Hilltops

8 Reviews
Sleeps 7 in 3 rooms

Long stay   Hilltops is a freestanding house with a thatched gazebo. Upstairs you will find two bedrooms with double beds and a bathroom with shower...
Hilltops is a freestanding house with a thatched gazebo. Upstairs you will find two bedrooms with double beds and a bathroom with shower only, open plan dining / lounge area with fireplace, fully fitted kitchen with hob (no oven), fridge/freezer, kettle, microwave (with grill function), dishwasher, crockery, pots/pans, cutlery, utensils. A braai under the large thatched gazebo including table and chairs, hammocks,a couch and a sun lounger. Downstairs for larger groups offers one bedroom with a double bed and sleeper couch, large couch and an en-suite bathroom with a bath only. we offer undercover parking for two cars and lots of open parking.

Bring your own towels, personal hygiene items and toiletries and firewood for the braai.

We welcome dogs, we require a R 1000.00 refundable deposit, deposit will be refunded after a cleaning service checks the house.

Strictly no smoking, please do not book if you are a smoker, we have had extensive damage - burn holes in duvets, carpets, new cork floor and a few years ago the garden and many mature trees burnt, the house narrowly escaped

Payment in full must be received and cleared in the trust or booking agent bank account before arrival payment, EFT three days before arrival and/or cheque 14 days.
from R2000

Pumula Guest Farm

6 Reviews
Sleeps 22 in 6 rooms

Pumula is a working farm 7km outside Fouriesburg in the Eastern Free State highlands.

The self-catering accommodation...
Pumula is a working farm 7km outside Fouriesburg in the Eastern Free State highlands.

The self-catering accommodation consists of three chalets and three apartments. The units are fully equipped. Communal facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and steam bath.

The region boasts fantastic scenery, many various outdoor activities and Anglo Boer War history. It is situated south of Bethlehem and on the border with Lesotho. Lesotho is well known for the Highlands Water Project, and a tour of the Katsi dam wall is a must. Go skiing at AfriSki in winter, or just play around in the snow. It is a twenty minute drive from Clarens.

Experience the silence, open space and the big sky. Indulge again in the basics of life. Slow down, allow yourself to do nothing and enjoy it. Children can roam, run, ride behind the tractor and fish with hand-lines in the dam. Bring along a bicycle to taste the dust and become one with nature.
from R600

Eddie's Self-catering and B&B

40 Reviews
Sleeps 16 in 5 rooms

Eddie's Self-catering and B&B, owned by Dawn Trevelyan, offers affordable style and comfort with...
Eddie's Self-catering and B&B, owned by Dawn Trevelyan, offers affordable style and comfort with great mountain views and many activities. If you are looking for accommodation in Clarens, you have come to the right place. Eddie's B&B is central to the many art galleries, restaurants, pubs and interesting shops in Clarens and is only a five-minute walk away from the centre of town.

From Eddie's B&B, guests are able to view the many atmospheres found in the surrounding mountains. Atmospheres caused by thunderstorms, rain, veld fires, mist, full moon, sunset and sunrise. It is not only the external environment that will appeal to you, but also the Eddie's art gallery and the various artists' paintings, which are exhibited in all the units.

Five self-catering units sleep a maximum of 16 people. Each unit is equipped with a microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle, cooking and eating utensils, as well as outside braai facilities and a Wi-Fi. Breakfast and meals can also be arranged, if required.

The units June, Santa and Anki have stoves, as well as fireplaces, and linen, towels, dishcloths, coffee, sugar, tea and toilet paper are provided. All units have activity lists with contact details on what to do in area and in Clarens. The units are daily serviced, and electric blankets and heaters are provided for guests' comfort. Secure off-road parking is also provided.
from R560

Waterford House

4 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

The charming artistic village of Clarens, situated in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains and just three hours by car from Johannesburg,...
The charming artistic village of Clarens, situated in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains and just three hours by car from Johannesburg, is the picturesque location for The Clarens Golf and Trout Estate, which features an 18-hole golf course. There are also over 30 km of river as well as numerous dams for the trout fishing enthusiast. Golden Gate National Park is a short drive from Clarens and the mountain kingdom of Lesotho is an easy day trip. Situated in a quiet enclave on the Clarens Golf and Trout Estate, this luxury home is available for the discerning self catering guest.

Built in traditional Free State farmhouse style, the house has sandstone cladding and green ‘tin” roof and has generous covered patios with wonderful views of Mount Horeb.   The large double-volume lounge features a loft library accessed by a spiral staircase. There is also a separate and comfortable TV lounge with a large plasma screen TV with PVR and DVD player, as well as an eight-seater dining room for relaxed holiday dining. A fully equipped designer farmhouse kitchen and scullery offers a gas and electric stove, a microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble-dryer. There is also a guest cloakroom. 

Folding cottage pane doors allows access from all living areas to the enormous patio with traditional 'afdak', just perfect for summer living. There is a large wood-burning fireplace in the lounge and underfloor heating in all rooms to keep you warm and cosy in the winter. The house offers four en suite bedrooms, each with their own entrance and private patio areas. Two of the en suite bathrooms have showers only, one bath only and the main has both bath and shower facilities.

The house is fully equipped and serviced daily, excluding Sundays. Braai facilities are available and there is a double carport as well as additional off-street parking.
from R2700
The Old Country House and Cottage is located in Fouriesburg. Fouriesburg is a quaint town in the...
The Old Country House and Cottage is located in Fouriesburg. Fouriesburg is a quaint town in the Free State, close to the Lesotho and Maluti Mountains.

This spacious self-catering house has three bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom with a shower. The main bedroom has a king-size bed, the second bedroom with a queen-size bed and the third room fitted with single beds.

There is a cottage with one en-suite bedroom with a double bed and a sleeper couch for two children. The main houses’ living area leads out to a veranda with outdoor seating and a braai area.
from R550

Where The River Runs...

5 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Where The River Runs... is a self-catering farm house situated just outside of Harrismith, en route to the magnificent Northern and Central...
Where The River Runs... is a self-catering farm house situated just outside of Harrismith, en route to the magnificent Northern and Central Drakensberg.

The 250-hectare farm is owned by a local family that wanted to share the experience of an unpretentious, tranquil breakaway with other like-minded people. Whether it be exposing the children to a wonderful farm environment, a group of friends that meet halfway between Johannesburg and Durban or a family reunion, Where The River Runs... is sure to create a desire to return again and again.

The comfortable four-bedroom house offers affordable accommodation for up to nine people and features a fully equipped kitchen, a large dining room with a 12-seater table, and a sunny lounge with fireplace that opens out onto the veranda where spectacular views of the farm and surrounding area can be enjoyed.

Guests have full access to the farm to enjoy long walks and are welcome to bring their mountain bikes or motorbikes along. There is plenty to do in and around the area, with the Sterkfontien Dam a short distance away, several tourist attractions in the nearby Drakensberg area, and Clarens a picturesque part of the world to visit.
from R600

Clarens Retreat

13 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 3 rooms

Situated in the idyllic town of Clarens, approximately 3 ½ hours’ drive from Johannesburg, Durban and Bloemfontein, Clarens Retreat offers...
Situated in the idyllic town of Clarens, approximately 3 ½ hours’ drive from Johannesburg, Durban and Bloemfontein, Clarens Retreat offers stylish and comfortable self-catering accommodation whilst being nestled in-between the beautiful Rooiberge.

The Retreat consists of three self-catering units; Couples Retreat 1 and 2 which are best suited for couples and the Family Retreat 3, which offers a spacious three-bedroom unit which can accommodate up to six guests. Being 240 m away from the town square, the activity hub of Clarens, everything is within comfortable walking distance.
from R500
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