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About Clarendon Guest House

Clarendon Guest House invites you to spend your night with us in this historical building that was an orphanage for girls until 1962. We offer you Old World elegance with modern facilities. The orphanage was started in 1918 by Reverend MTR Smit when he took in 12 orphaned children. 120 girls were housed here until 1962. A new orphanage was built and in March 1962, they were moved to the new building complex.

The guest house offers 16 comfortable rooms; some have fully equipped kitchens and others share kitchens. Meals can be provided on request and is served in the dining room that has a warm inviting fireplace for those cold winter nights. There is ample parking in front and behind the building.

The area offers a variety of things to do. From skiing in the mountains in winter and hiking trails to enjoy in summer. Explore the rock art and Tractor Museum, or spend a leisurely day on the riverbed fishing.

  • Response Rate: 97%
  • Response Time: 6 hours
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 32
  • Check-in: 01:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 18 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Clarendon Guest House Rooms

Reviews for Clarendon Guest House

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Annette Thatcher, South Africa
01 September 2015

Superb. Value for money. Chris is the perfect host. Fantastic breakfast.

Heather PEEL, South Africa
14 August 2015

Clarendon Guest House was excellent value for money. The historicalbuilding and decor are interesting, and the welcome warm. I intend tostay there whenever travelling that route. It is a real gem.

Gavin Gerardy, South Africa
10 May 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our overnight stay at Clarendon Guest House and highly recommend it to anyone needing accommodation in the area. Chris is a delightful host and the guest house very interesting and quaint.

Des Howse, South Africa
30 December 2014

Our room was clean, comfortable and very well equipped, perfect for an overnight stay after a long trip. Chris Gouws looked after us well and was very generous. The only drawback was the noise from people at the bottle store across the road. We would certainly. recommend Clarendon Guest House.

Riette Buchner, South Africa
23 November 2014

Baie dankie vir die gasvryheid en dat jy so goed na ons omgesien het. Die dekor en meubels is regtig indrukwekkend en mens kan sien dit is 'n leeftyd se bymekaarmaak van oudhede. Om alles te kroon is die prys net so "oud" soos die meubels! Voorwaar "a step back in time!"Dankie, Riette Buchner

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Clarendon Guest House Map

Clarendon Guest House is 0.7km from the centre of Ugie , the nearest airport 62.5km (Mthatha Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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