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About The Clarens Country House

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.

We are now offering breakfast in a basket. Breakfasts are freshly-made that morning by Amy Joy and delivered to your suite at a pre-arranged time. (So far all our guests who have made use of this service have been absolutely delighted with their breakfasts.) The cost per breakfast is R120, and Amy Joy is happy to do diabetic friendly or vegetarian breakfasts provided that she gets at least a day's notice. Please would you let me know if you would like us to arrange breakfast for you, and if so, what time. (Mid-week breakfasts are served from 7.30 - 9.00 am and weekend breakfasts are from 8 - 9.30 am.

Spa: We have a nutritionist and wellness therapist who uses our tranquil setting to practice the healing arts. Treatments and consultations are carried out in the privacy of the guest's suite.

Golf: The property is situated in the Clarens Golf and Trout Estate, and we offer mid-week golf specials, with discounted rates and green fees.

Conference Venues: We cater for mini mid-week conferences for up to 8 delegates. Conference facilities include conference room, Wi-Fi, data projector and screen. Breakfast, lunch and teas catered in-house. Table d'hote menu by prior arrangement.

Romantic: The Shepherd's Loft is totally private, with its own garden and parking facility: making it the ideal spot for a romantic getaway.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 3 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 24 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Available this weekend
  • Golf
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • French
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

We can arrange for guests to pay reduced green fees at The Clarens Golf and Trout Estate golf course. Please let us know if you would like to take up this offer. We can also arrange discounts on Clarens Xtreme adventures and the Maluti Footprints tour group, by request.

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Reviews for The Clarens Country House

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Dean Radbourne, South Africa
30 March 2016

We checked in to the Clarens Country House for a 1 night stay on the way to the Drakensberg. The room was beautiful and well appointed. The setting in Clarens is perfect. Loved it and will be back.The Radbournes

Michael Bester, South Africa
08 December 2015

The people are verry nice and happy to see you. Every thing is super clean, great view and safe. A little noisy in the mornings when the staff is in the garage under the loft. But great service!! 

Natalie Hill, South Africa
04 May 2015

We loved our stay and the hosts were extremely accommodating and friendly. We will definitely be back.

Kim Jansen van Rensburg, South Africa
13 April 2015

We had a great stay at TCCH. Even though it was a working weekend we felt very welcomed. The rooms where cozy and the beds comfortable. The little kitchen unit was also a great addition.Toni and her husband are friendly and we enjoyed our stay very much.

Nicky Maritz, South Africa
24 November 2014

Very neat and stylish rooms. Great usage of space. Will definitely recommend to anyone wanting to visit Clarens.

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The Clarens Country House Map

The Clarens Country House is 0.7km from the centre of Clarens , the nearest airport 245.2km (Bloemfontein Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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