Woodlands Retreat  Verified Listing

Clarens Free State Province South Africa

Excellent Rating: 5.0 / 5
Based on 4 verified guest reviews

About the Host

Member since: 22 March 2016

Extra health & safety measures

This property has taken additional health and hygiene measures to comply with standards and ensure your safety.

Rooms & Prices

Enter your stay dates to view prices

Check-In Check-Out
Kitchenette
Garden
Oven
Bath towels
Electric Blankets
Patio
Stove
Fridge
Linen
Microwave
Covid-19 H&S Certified
Cleaning service
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
WiFi
Conference Facility
Bar fridge
Child friendly
Heater
No smoking
Serviced Daily
Tea and coffee facilities

All our suites are modern and recently refurbished. Each suite has its own character and vary in size, with own entrance and is complete with a bathroom en suite. Suites have either under carpet heaters or free-standing fin heaters in the bedrooms and all bathrooms have heaters. There are also electric blankets on the beds for the chilly winter nights.

An individual patio for your own use with braai and complimentary wood/firelighter starter pack. We service the suites daily between 8am and 1pm (except Christmas Day) and replenish the free tea/coffee/sugar/fresh milk and rusks.

There is parking for one vehicle per unit and main gate is locked at night.

In Room Facilities:

Complementary - In Suite tea, coffee, sugar, fresh milk and rusks are provided daily.

Kitchenette – single or 2 plate cooker, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster, crockery, cutlery, glassware, cooking pots & utensils.

No TV.

Heating – in winter.

Hangers and Umbrella.

Free - WiFi

Area Information:

Clarens is the beautiful Jewel of the Free State, +- halfway stop between Johannesburg and Durban, about 100km from Harrismith and 30km from Bethlehem.

Parking in Clarens is free and safe, however if you prefer to walk everything is within easy reach for both the young and mature, night and day.

There are wonderful mountain walks and hikes for the more active, along with biking trails and extreme sports such as abseiling, white water rafting, hot air ballooning, Quad Biking to name a few.

There is also an 18 hole golf course 5 minutes away.

Golden Gate National Park is a short 20 km drive. Game viewing includes wildebeest, Red Hartebeest, Blesbok Zebra, Eland and Jackal. Also home to the bearded vulture and black eagle.

Property Facilities:

There is a free standing Braai (BBQ) stand and as a courtesy we provide a starter pack of wood and firelighters.

Free Secure Parking on Premises, one vehicle per unit.

Wireless Internet – Usually turned on from +-7am until 10.30 pm so as to allow guests with EMF sensitivities to rest well.

All our indoor water is filtered.

We are endeavouring to create an eco-friendly, organic environment and are moving to be as self-sufficient as possible, planning to be off the grid in the future!!

Attractions:

Woodlands Retreat is a harmonious peaceful getaway, far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Here you can relax and breathe in the fresh mountain air. It is a place to notice the sounds of nature and peacefully connect with your inner self. Recharging your vital energies by connecting with Mother Nature.

However if you wish to liven up your day or night, especially on weekends, central Clarens is a hop skip and a jump away.

Clarens is renowned for its wonderful Art Galleries and fabulous Restaurants for wining and dining, or cooling yourself down with a craft beer!.

You will find live music and various other activities throughout the year such as Craft Beer Festivals, Hogs Roadshow, Live Music Festivals, Art Retreats, Sports events to name a few.

Weekends are generally busy with one activity or another, whilst mid week is much quieter.

Map

Extra Info

Property Type Guest House, Guest Lodge, Self Catering
Conditions Show
Check-in after 02:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
For more info Contact Host

Reviews

Andre & Hannelie
15 May 2016

Baie dankie vir die wonderlike ervaring wat ons kan he hier by julle.

Woodlands Retreat het ons stoutste verwagtinge oortref. Ons sal beslis weer hier tuisgaan.

Dankie vir julle gasvrejheid.

Liefde Groete
Andre & Hannelie

Superb. 5 out of 5
Giselle
01 May 2016

This was our first trip to Clarens & most certainly not our last. Thank you for being the most wonderful hosts & making us feel right at home. Woodlands Retreat is beyond spectacular, homey, comfortable, clean & well kept. Good luck for the expansion at the retreat. We will highly recommend you to our friends & family back in Johannesburg.

Thank you again for Everything
Errol, Giselle & Gabi

Superb. 5 out of 5
Christine
25 March 2016

Stunning, charming place with its own private area and beautiful garden. The host and hostess went out of their way to accommodate us and make us feel at home. Highly recommended.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Doron
23 March 2016

We stayed here for 1 night quick stop through Clarens. It's very close to the town centre and is set in lovely surroundings. The room itself was very comfortable and we enjoyed our stay. Would definitely come here again.

Superb. 5 out of 5

Start your review of Woodlands Retreat

Our Promise

Excellent & Prompt Service

Only Quality, Verified Listings

No Booking Fees. Save Money

All Bookings are Secure

Quick & Easy Payment Options

SSL Visa MC EFT

Extra Features

Instant Booking Confirmation

Best Price Guaranteed


About the Host

Member since: 22 March 2016

Check-In Check-Out
Show Prices Select Dates
Excellent Rating: 5.0 / 5
Based on 4 verified guest reviews

Our Promise

Excellent & Prompt Service

Only Quality, Verified Listings

No Booking Fees. Save Money

All Bookings are Secure

Quick & Easy Payment Options


Extra Features

Instant Booking Confirmation

Best Price Guaranteed


About the Host

Member since: 22 March 2016

Clarens Reviews

Terry-Anne Grove
26 November 2020

The Brewery and the Gosto's restaurent and live music!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Valerie Botha
25 November 2020

Beautiful scenery, serene and clean!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Terry-Anne Grove
23 November 2020

The shopping, the brewerey, the purple onion and the views.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Lucy Neves
23 March 2020

FOREVER CLARENS WAS JUST THE BEST !!!!! :)
We stayed in the Family unit and it was 7 STAR - Couldn't wish for any better
Jaco & Myrna are wonderful, Everything was organised and ready for us, communication was a pleasure on whats app. And another BIG bonus is that we parked our car, and only got back into it when our stay ended. Town is a few paces away and CLARENS is just so chilled and relaxed.
Will be back to Forever Clarens For Sure :)

Superb. 5 out of 5
Carly Shearer
27 December 2019

The easy acess to the mountains and the beautiful different hikes. I enjoyed the quaint little town.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Ryan Findlay
27 December 2019

So many great little restaurants and stores to explore! So hard to just pick a favorite. Really enjoyed the Gin tasting at Red Rock as well as the beer tasting at the brewery. Great and friendly service. A great town to explore the surrounding scenery from.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Emma Skudder
06 December 2019

The hikes and the quaint town experience formed a great mix of getting outside while still being able to go into town and browse around.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Tebogo Letsitsi
05 August 2019

The rich culture of the town, the restaurants, antique shops, and the craft beer!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Nicole Anderson
08 July 2019

Everything. The atmosphere, the variety of restaurants, the people and most of all the beautiful surroundings.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Ilana Hladik
23 June 2019

Beautiful scenery.

Superb. 5 out of 5