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Family Hut  From R340 /night

Sleeps 6 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom.

Double bed with two bunk beds. Cook some hearty meals ... in the hut's own kitchen and enjoy privacy in the quaint bathroom. The fireplace and braai area promise to make this holiday one for the photo albums and fond memories.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

1 Double, 2 Bunk bed

From R340 /night

 

Wendy House  From R300 /night

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom.

Self-catering cottage with double bed and en-suite bathroom. Sleeper Couch available ... for third person if needed.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

1 Double

From R300 /night

 

Pondokkie  From R340 /night

Sleeps 8 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom.

With its own kitchen and bathroom, relaxation comes easily in ... this charming and secluded sanctuary. The fireplace and braai area will ensure delightful talks unill the early morning hours. One double bed, one bunk bed plus 4 singles. One shared bathroom.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

1 Double, 1 Bunk bed, 4 Single

From R340 /night

 

Stream Hut  From R440 /night

Sleeps 5 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom.

Situated by the tranquil stream next to the mountains. Double ... bed with bunk beds. Cook some hearty meals in the hut's own kitchen and enjoy privacy in the quaint bathroom. Outside braai to enjoy together.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

1 Double, 1 Bunk bed

From R440 /night

 

B-Hive  From R280 /night

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom.

Lovely couples room, shared bathroom facilities next to room.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

1 Double

From R280 /night

 

A-Hive  From R250 /night

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom.

Tranquil stream side couples suite, with private outside braai.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

1 Double

From R250 /night

 

Honeymoon   From R400 /night

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom.

The perfect place for a romantic getaway. Retire to a ... lovely space warmed by the sound of fire crackling in the fireplace. Double bedroom and en-suite.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

1 Double

From R400 /night

 

Greenhouse  From R300 /night

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom.

Cosy couples room with en-suite. Small equipped kitchenette.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

1 Double

From R300 /night

 

Bunk B  From R220 /night

Sleeps 1 person, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom.

Single bunk bed in bunk house which sleeps 12, with ... equipped kitchen, bathroom and inviting braai area for all to enjoy.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

7 Bunk bed

From R220 /night

 

Bunk A  From R220 /night

Sleeps 1 person, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom.

Single bunk bed in bunk house which sleeps 12 with ... equipped kitchen, bathroom and inviting braai area for all to enjoy.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

7 Bunk bed

From R220 /night

 

SlipStream  From R280 /night

Sleeps 3 people, 1 Bedroom.

Couples room with a camper-like feel, small equipped kitchenette. Shared ... bathroom next to room.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

1 Double

From R280 /night

 

Garden
Covid-19 Certified
Cleaning service
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
Wheelchair Friendly
Fireplace
Child friendly
Laundry facilities
Tea and coffee facilities

Clarens Inn and Backpackers is situated in the quaint town of Clarens, nestled in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains in the Free State province of South Africa. The backpackers are shaped like beehives, thus A-hive, a play on the word. They are really concrete huts with basic amenities and Family Self-Catering units which are better furnished.
This affordable accommodation at its best with the bonus of being in a spectacular location.
The property is very attractive with a lake, grassy landscape and trees and as well as abundance of birdlife.

In Room Facilities:

The backpackers provides kitchen facilities, bathrooms and an inviting BBQ 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.

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. Travellers pass through Clarens enroute to Johannesburg and Durban.

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.

Attractions:

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!)
www.clarensmag.co.za
* Maseru Backpackers and Conference centre
www.lesothoduramlink.org
* Maluti Tours
www.malutifootprints.webs.com
* Basotho Cultural Village and Rest Camp
www.sanparks.org

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Extra Info

Property Type Cottage, Guest House, Camp, Chalet, Backpackers, Self Catering, Caravan Park, Bungalow
Conditions Show
Check-in after 02:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
Can Be Used For Film Location
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Reviews

Hugh-Reece du Preez
12 June 2021

Wonderful place to kick back and relax.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
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PJ Goussard
11 June 2021

Was exactly what was described. The room was clean. the beds were very nice in my opinion, despite it being -11 degrees we didn't get cold underneath the blankets. it was nice and warm. Tip - If you plan on coming in the winter make sure you get a room with a fireplace. the only downside was, the heater didn't do much to heat the room. Reception was friendly and welcoming.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Lauren Swart
09 March 2021

We stayed in the greenhouse, lovely and clean with all you need! Beautiful setting with amazing bird life and Mountain View’s! Lovely walks around and a beautiful stream to sit next to and relax. Well worth a visit.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Johannes
02 March 2021

Loved every moment spend in Clarens and the Clarens Inn.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Gabriel Baard
05 January 2021

This is the most wonderful and homely backpackers. The 12 of us had such an amazing time, from the short hikes on the doorstep of the property, to the river swimming pool which has tubes to float in and swings just next to it. The accommodation was homely and comfy meaning we all had a lovely time!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Loraine De Maudave
26 March 2020

Travelling home urgently for the lockdown, it was great to have a cosy room and arrive late. Thanks!

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Carly Shearer
27 December 2019

Was an amazing place to stay right at the foot of the mountain with all the amenities you need and more.

Superb. 5 out of 5
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

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Clarens Reviews

Antoinette Wasserman
08 October 2021

Scenery.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Abri Jacobs
27 September 2021

The environment - the beauty of the nature, the cleanness of the town, good places to visit in and around town.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Anonymous
21 September 2021

What a blast!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Johan Bruwer
07 September 2021

Always something new to see. There are lot of different activities in and around town.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Tania Geldenhuys
04 September 2021

Die stilte, en rustige omgewing.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Hugh-Reece du Preez
12 June 2021

Hiking trails, and culture

Superb. 5 out of 5
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PJ Goussard
11 June 2021

Hiking Trails, and naturally...the Purple Onion Shop.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Varushka Bermal
03 May 2021

Golden Gate.
Lions Rock Big Cat Sanctuary.
The quaint shops in town.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
David Fynes-Clinton
06 April 2021

I enjoy everything about Clarens, hiking at Golden Gate national park and Highlander restaurant are best ..

Superb. 5 out of 5
Christo van den Berg
02 January 2020

Scenery, shops, MTB routes.

Superb. 5 out of 5