About The Clarens Country House
The Clarens Country House is nestled in a wooded corner of the secure Clarens Golf and Estate, where it started out as a sheepshed on the original farm – long before the Golf estate came into being. This century-old stone sheepshed, with wrap-around mountain views, has been completely remodeled as a luxury self-catering guest house.The sheep and their shearers gave way to a cherry liqueur distillery a decade ago, before this historic building was reclaimed to become the place to stay in one of South Africa’s top tourist destinations. With half-metre thick sandstone walls, The Clarens Country House is a cool retreat in summer and a cosy refuge from Clarens’s invigorating winters.
The Clarens Country House is themed around the work of Herman Charles Bosman (the artist-in-residence created the Illustrated Bosman) and much of the art work from that book features around the rooms and the Stoep, which is named in honour of Oom Schalk Lourens, the greatest story teller in the Marico, if not the world… (The complete collection of illustrations is on view in The Gallery On The Square in town.)
The Clarens Country House offers four en suite, self-catering apartments (The Ouhout Suite, The Wildeals Suite, The Bosman Suite with two en suite double bedrooms – and the Shepherd’s Loft). The Bosman, Ouhout and Wildeals suites open onto a 20 metre fully-glazed verandah, commanding rolling lawns and 360-degree views, whilst The Shepherd’s Loft is a separate, private suite – ideal for a romantic getaway. The Clarens Country House is a 15-minute walk from the village square, which offers some of the best shopping, restaurants and art galleries in the country.
We are now also 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.
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. Golf vouchers (R145 for 18holes) are available. (Guests only.)
Family friendly: We have a family suite comprising two upstairs double bedrooms (each with their own full bathroom en-suite) and a downstairs lounge, dining area and fully equipped kitchen. Lots of space for a family. The suite also has a cot.
Romantic: The Shepherd's Loft is totally private, with its own garden and parking facility: making it the ideal spot for a romantic getaway.
We can arrange for guests to pay 50 % 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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Things to do in and around Clarens
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It is said that Clarens is one of the most beautiful and terrain rich areas in South Africa for the Mountain biking enthusiast. There are guided tours that can be arranged for those who prefer or for those who seek the adventure of it there are...
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The Spruit Walking Trail is a quick and easy route along a stream and into a ravine. Along the way it passes through a patch of indigenous Oldwood forest and a small poplar and cedar plantation. Duration: 30 minutes Difficulty: Easy Distance: 1 km
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The Addy & Hoyle Art Gallery is on the square in the middle of the little artists' village of Clarens. This beautiful mountain retreat is rightfully gaining the reputation as an art centre in South Africa. The gallery is the major outlet for local...
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Enjoy a craft brew as you relax and take on the sights and sounds of Clarens. Clarens Brewery brews fine hand crafted beers and cider in the beautiful village of Clarens in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains.