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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 Single bunk bed in bunk house which sleeps 12, with equipped kitchen, bathroom and inviting braai area for all to enjoy.
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      • Bunk A Bunk A Sleeps 1 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 12 Single bunk bed in bunk house which sleeps 12 with equipped kitchen, bathroom and inviting braai area for all to enjoy.
        • 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 Self-catering cottage with double bed and en-suite bathroom.Sleeper Couch available for third person if needed.
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                  • 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 Lovely couples room, shared bathroom facilities next to room.
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                              • A-Hive A-Hive Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Tranquil stream side couples suite, with private outside braai.
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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 Cosy couples room with en-suite. Small equipped kitchenette.
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                                          • SlipStream SlipStream Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering Couples room with a camper-like feel, small equipped kitchenette. Shared bathroom next to room. Features:  Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Self-catering
                                            • Adults
                                              • Dondella Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering Self catering Guest House in Main street of Clarens.
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                                                  Reviews for Clarens Inn and Backpackers

                                                  61 guest reviews Reviews of

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                                                  Kim Grobbelaar
                                                  15 September 2019

                                                  Breathtaking mountain views in a rustic environment.

                                                  Malita du Plessis
                                                  22 July 2019

                                                  The hostess put us in a bigger, warmef room upon arrival at no extra cost ad it was a bit emptier than usual. That was so kind of her. The room was warm and cozy with a fire place and lovely sunken bath. Beautiful location and quite neighbourhood. Super lovely and will most definitely be back.

                                                  Sue Dee Vorster
                                                  06 April 2019

                                                  Our room was clean and spacious. The staff were friendly and helpful.The facilities and amenities were great.

                                                  Beryl Booi
                                                  27 March 2019

                                                  Beautiful views of the mountains. Located within walking distance to restuarant and shops. The host was really friendly.

                                                  Phil Brookes
                                                  21 March 2019

                                                  Started our three week road trip here, an easy drive from JHB after an overnight flight from UK. Katy gave us a warm welcome, it was quiet so we slept well, and only a short walk to lovely cafes & restaurants. A great start to our trip!

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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