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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: 89%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 9 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 32
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 37 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

At an additional cost:

Breakfast – R80
Dinner – R100
Food parcel – R60

Clarendon Guest House Rooms

Reviews for Clarendon Guest House

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Gordon Winlock
01 February 2018

We loved the fact that the place was so well stocked with everything we needed 2add 2our comfort! Loved the photos on the walls!! Truely a place i would gladly recommend 2 anyone. The staff and the gentleman who owns the place were so friendly that we even extended our stay! We bless u all in JESUS Name! What a blessed stay we had! Flo Winlock

Valerie Spicer
08 January 2018

It was as if we were staying in a museum. So manywonderful antiques and collectibles.

N Chris Louw
18 December 2017

Beautiful interior and very friendly and helpful service.

Peter Tapson
14 December 2017

the old school charm and the friendliness of the owner

Amorie Snyman
03 September 2017

I would definitely stay there again, comfortable, clean and an overall a good experience.

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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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