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About Clarens Inn and Backpackers

Deep in the foothills of the South African Maluti Mountains lies Clarens, a utopian village guarded by the majestic Rooiberge sandstone cliffs. The mountain ranges, which surround this leafy haven, boast incredible rainbowed strata of purples and blues; one of a kind formations that perfectly reflect the bright energy of this beautiful region.

Clarens Inn and Backpackers provides accommodation for adventurers with the first step in the countless journeys of discovery, relaxation and exhilaration which the famed ‘Jewel of the Eastern Free State’ has to offer. From the vibrant hum of the town streets to the stunning views of the Golden Gate National Park, the area surrounding Clarens is always intriguing and exciting.

Whether you desire careering down hair-raising 4x4 trails, traversing the many peaks which highlight the expanse, or simply basking in the glorious climate, then rest assured that the landscape of Clarens is spectacular enough to accommodate all.

There is a shop named Voetstoots, a specialized antique store, situated in town which offers a great variety of unique items. What started as a hobby has blossomed into an incredible range of fascinating original pieces, including all kinds of art, woodwork, glassware and tin.

We have our very own specialized silversmith on the premises, providing visitors the opportunity to order a special jewellery item as reminder of pleasure-filled days in the mountains, while the enticing coffee shop will provide guests with a multitude of nostalgic memories.

Services at the Clarens Inn and Backpackers include laundry, bicycle hire, heated rooms in winter, catering facilities and tour arrangements. Activities nearby include white water rafting, abseiling, horse riding, golf, tennis, zip-line, paintball, pub crawling and live music.

Facilities

  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Availability and pricing

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  • Bunk B Bunk B Sleeps 1 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 12
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      • Bunk A Bunk A Sleeps 1 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 12
        • Rooms Adults
          • Family Hut Family Hut Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Double bed with two bunk beds. Cook some hearty meals in the hut's own kitchen and enjoy privacy in the quaint bathroom.... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Bunk beds see more Double beds, Private bathroom, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Bunk beds, No Smoking in Rooms
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              • Wendy House Wendy House Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering
                • Adults
                  • Pondokkie Pondokkie Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering With its own kitchen and bathroom, relaxation comes easily in this charming and secluded sanctuary. The fireplace and... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Bunk beds see more Double beds, Private bathroom, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Bunk beds, No Smoking in Rooms
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                      • Stream Hut Stream Hut Sleeps 5 Includes: Self-catering Situated by the tranquil stream next to the mountains. Double bed with bunk beds. Cook some hearty meals in the hut's... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Fireplace, Self-catering, Bunk beds, No Smoking in Rooms
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                          • B-Hive B-Hive Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering
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                              • A-Hive A-Hive Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering
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                                  • Honeymoon Honeymoon Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering The perfect place for a romantic getaway. Retire to a lovely space warmed by the sound of fire crackling in the fireplac... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Fireplace, Self-catering, No Smoking in Rooms
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                                      • Greenhouse Greenhouse Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering
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                                          • SlipStream SlipStream Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering Features:  Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Self-catering
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                                              • Dondella Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering
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                                                  Reviews for Clarens Inn and Backpackers

                                                  65 guest reviews Reviews of

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                                                  Michele Bitetti
                                                  10 November 2020

                                                  Everything was great

                                                  Heidi Horrell
                                                  08 November 2020

                                                  The people were so lovely, the atmosphere is incredible being outside with nature. We stayed in the Greenhouse and it was so well-equipped with everything you could have needed. Will definitely be staying there again.

                                                  Wayne Weppelman
                                                  28 September 2020

                                                  As a couple with x2 kids, it's literally been years since we have managed to escape as just the two of us. We booked the Honeymoon suite and it was just what we needed! Reasonably priced, away from the busy central Clarens, rustic yet quaint setting, nestled at the foot of a beautiful mountain with hiking trails up into the hills. Warm cozy beds, a fireplace in the lounge, own bathroom and toilet. Nice little kitchenette with anything else u may need available from the communal kitchen. For what you would expect from a backpackers, it was truly a lovely experience! We would go back in a heartb...
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                                                  Jason McBeath
                                                  25 September 2019

                                                  Great place, great rates, perfect.

                                                  Kim Grobbelaar
                                                  15 September 2019

                                                  Breathtaking mountain views in a rustic environment.

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                                                  Clarens Inn and Backpackers is 2.1km from the centre of Clarens , the nearest airport 141.1km (Moshoeshoe I International Airport).
                                                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling