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  • Clarens Inn in Clarens, Free State Province, South Africa
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Clarens Inn 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 4×4 trails, traversing the many peaks which highlight the expanse, or simply basking in the glorious climate – rest assured that the landscape of Clarens is spectacular enough to accommodate all.

Property Facilities:
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 premises, providing visitors the opportunity to order a special jewellery item as reminder of pleasure filled days in the mountain. The thrilling demeanor of the Backpackers promises a vivacious yet relaxed environment, boasting amenities to socialize around a hearty fire. Enjoy nice nature hiking trails as we are situated at the foot of the mountain.

The enticing coffee shop will provide guests with a multitude of nostalgic memories.

Area Information:
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.

In Room Facilities:
The backpackers provides kitchen facilities, bathrooms and an inviting braai area for all. After long hours of travel, Clarens Inn provides relaxing hot showers for those finding rest and comfort in our Boys and Girls dorms - the inviting fireplaces will warm not only hearts, but also any cold winter's night.

Simply relax with the comforts of your own self-contained accommodation in all our options.

The self-catering honeymoon suite is the perfect place for any romantic getaway. Retire to a lovely space warmed by the sound of fire crackling in the fireplace, after exploring all the wonders of the town and the surrounding mountains.

Nearby activities include:
* White water rafting.
* Abseiling.
* Horse riding.
* Golf.
* Tennis.
* Golden Gate National Park.
* Zip Line.
* Paintball.
* Afri Ski in Lesotho.
* Pub crawling (the biggest activity in town).
* AND Live Music.

Other places of interest:
* Sethuthuthu Tours and Safaris – (Quad biking!)
* Maseru Backpackers and Conference centre
* Maluti Tours
* Basotho Cultural Village and Rest Camp

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Property Type Backpackers, Camp, Caravan Park, Guest House, Self Catering

Clarens Inn and Backpackers reserve the right of admission and to cancel bookings if deemed appropriate. You will be billed by the Owner of Accommodation for any breakage or damage to the property incurred while using their facilities. The owner takes no responsibility for any damage, loss or injury to either persons or belongings incurred while using their services.

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Erika Lowe
18 January 2019

We, as a group of friends have spend the New Years weekend at Dondella house and was pleasantly surprised. It is a beautiful house. It was an absolute joy to meet Katy and was welcomed with open arms. We will definitely recommend booking your stay at Clarens Inn. I also need to mention Mr Goosein at Afristay who went out of his way to accommodate us after our initial accommodation fell through. It was an absolute pleasure doing business with Mr Goosein at Afristay and Katy at Clarens Inn.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Linda Pope
09 October 2018

It's a lovely rustic environment at the foot of a stunning mountain. My log cabin was very clean, neat and decorated with some very interesting pieces of furniture. There is everything you need in the cabin. A relaxed, peaceful and friendly atmosphere. I will return just to enjoy the much needed rest I so often need.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Kioko Mbithi
27 September 2018

Clean, great vibe and awesome hosting.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Warren Jack
27 July 2018

Nice and cozy. But needs a shower.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Derene Barnes
18 July 2018

Loved the atmosphere, the place is just peaceful and beautiful. Wish we could've stayed longer. But we're definitely going back.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Leryke Janse van Rensburg
05 July 2018

4 stars

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Lerato Twala
31 December 2017

We had a splendid time there thank you, the place wasn't to our expectations though but we made the best of whatever situation we faced.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Natasha P
20 November 2017

What an awesome magical place! We enjoyed our stay at Clarens Inn as usual, we have been there several times before & they never disappoint!
Would recommend Clarens Inn to anybody looking for a cozy, friendly, fun, welcoming experience!!! Katie welcomed us with open arms on Friday night & gave great tips for our outing to the Cherry Festival in Ficksburg. Our stay was too short & looking forward to our next break away to Clarens Inn!
Thank you Katie we will see you again soon!

Superb. 5 out of 5
William Valentine
27 March 2017

Laaste minuut bespreking en hulle het soveel moeite gedoen om ons gemaklik en spesiaal te laat voel. Nicole en Rick, julle mag maar ;)

Superb. 5 out of 5

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Clarens Reviews

Chris Green
21 January 2019

Unique little time capsule - remnants of yesteryear with all the mod cons of modern living and spectacular Mountain settings. Definitely a place to see and experience!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Erika Lowe
18 January 2019

It is a very beautiful town with friendly people.

Okay. 3 out of 5
Linde Beer
28 December 2018

Peace and quiet at Christmas time. A good Christmas lunch at Gosto restaurant (but beware the R100 cover charge per person). "Eat cheese" for a wonderful breakfast platter. Golden Gate in all its majesty.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Tanya Rosenberg
19 December 2018

It's a quaint little town that knows how to keep tourists happy. Stop in the town square on a weekend for a walk around the market and a cold beer at the brewery.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Joy Barber
02 November 2018

It is a beautiful village. Many restaurants.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Linda Pope
09 October 2018

The mountain views and the art galleries in Clarens.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Pat Wagner
08 October 2018

The best part of Clarens is that there is always something happening and the people are super friendly.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Shelley Burt
27 September 2018

Clarens is a beautiful quaint little town. It has everything you could possibility need, gorgeous gift shops, restaurants with delicious food and a craft brewery all set in the majestic mountains. It's the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Must visits : The Purple Onion, which is a deli kind of store. Clarens Brewery is a must, the beer & ciders are great and the food menu is limited but fantastic. Also Red Stone Distillery has a great range of gins and there cocktails are also great. The Art Cafe is fantastic restaurant if you have kids, as they have a nice big play area for them and the food is delicious. And there cakes are to die for.

Superb. 5 out of 5
charline de la harpe
24 August 2018

Excellent weekend breakaway in Clarens.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Denise Barnard
30 July 2018

Loved everything about Clarens - people, restaurants, cherry bier (amazing), shops. Only the road to get there was bad with lots of potholes at a stage.

Superb. 5 out of 5