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  • Woodlands Retreat- Surrounded by inspiring sandstone mountains, secluded amongst woodland trees and nestled in a lush garden, this peaceful venue is ideal for rest and relaxation in Clarens, Free State Province, South Africa
    Woodlands Retreat- Surrounded by inspiring sandstone mountains, secluded amongst woodland trees and nestled in a lush garden, this peaceful venue is ideal for rest and relaxation
  • Woodlands Retreat Driveway
    Woodlands Retreat Driveway
  • Woodlands Retreat- Surrounded by inspiring sandstone mountains, secluded amongst woodland trees and nestled in a lush garden, this peaceful venue is ideal for rest and relaxation
    Woodlands Retreat- Surrounded by inspiring sandstone mountains, secluded amongst woodland trees and nestled in a lush garden, this peaceful venue is ideal for rest and relaxation
  • Woodlands Retreat- Surrounded by inspiring sandstone mountains, secluded amongst woodland trees and nestled in a lush garden, this peaceful venue is ideal for rest and relaxation
    Woodlands Retreat- Surrounded by inspiring sandstone mountains, secluded amongst woodland trees and nestled in a lush garden, this peaceful venue is ideal for rest and relaxation
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  • The Pearl Suite is complemented with creamy pearl & aquamarine accents.
    The Pearl Suite is complemented with creamy pearl & aquamarine accents.
  • Pearl Suite- Furnished with an X-long Queen size bed, dressed in fresh crisp 100% cotton percale linen, plus double bed sleeper couch.
    Pearl Suite- Furnished with an X-long Queen size bed, dressed in fresh crisp 100% cotton percale linen, plus double bed sleeper couch.
  • Pearl Suite- mini kitchenette
    Pearl Suite- mini kitchenette
  • Pearl Suite-double bed sleeper couch
    Pearl Suite-double bed sleeper couch
  • Pearl Suite- double bed sleeper couch
    Pearl Suite- double bed sleeper couch
  • Pearl Suite- The clean flow white tiled bathroom is en-suite.
    Pearl Suite- The clean flow white tiled bathroom is en-suite.
  • The Golden Maple Suite is Stylishly furnished with an X-long Queen size bed complemented with rich chocolate & gold accents.
    The Golden Maple Suite is Stylishly furnished with an X-long Queen size bed complemented with rich chocolate & gold accents.
  • Golden Maple Mini Kitchenette
    Golden Maple Mini Kitchenette
  • Golden Maple-The clean flow white tiled bathroom is en-suite.
    Golden Maple-The clean flow white tiled bathroom is en-suite.
  • Golden Maple
    Golden Maple
  • Caribbean Blue-The private patio has a braai/BBQ overlooking the garden and mountains.
    Caribbean Blue-The private patio has a braai/BBQ overlooking the garden and mountains.
  • Caribbean Blue- a bright comfortable two sleeper unit with a mini kitchenette
    Caribbean Blue- a bright comfortable two sleeper unit with a mini kitchenette
  • Caribbean Blue kitchenette
    Caribbean Blue kitchenette
  • Caribbean Blue
    Caribbean Blue
  • Silver Pebbles- The private patio, overlooking the garden and mountains, has a free standing braai/BBQ and as a courtesy to our guests a starter pack of wood and firelighters are gifted.
    Silver Pebbles- The private patio, overlooking the garden and mountains, has a free standing braai/BBQ and as a courtesy to our guests a starter pack of wood and firelighters are gifted.
  • The Silver Pebbles Suite is Elegantly furnished with an X-long Queen size bed and a single sleeper couch complemented with silver accents.
    The Silver Pebbles Suite is Elegantly furnished with an X-long Queen size bed and a single sleeper couch complemented with silver accents.
  • Silver Pebbles- equipped with a kitchenette.
    Silver Pebbles- equipped with a kitchenette.
  • Silver Pebbles kitchenette
    Silver Pebbles kitchenette
  • Silver Pebbles Mini Kitchenette
    Silver Pebbles Mini Kitchenette
  • Silver Pebbles- The clean flow white tiled bathroom is en-suite.
    Silver Pebbles- The clean flow white tiled bathroom is en-suite.
  • Cherry Family Cottage- The private patio has a braai/BBQ over looking the garden and Silver Birch forest.
    Cherry Family Cottage- The private patio has a braai/BBQ over looking the garden and Silver Birch forest.
  • The new Cherry Family Suite is an open plan single space, comfortably furnished with a double bed below plus a bunk bed set
    The new Cherry Family Suite is an open plan single space, comfortably furnished with a double bed below plus a bunk bed set
  • Cherry Family Cottage- accentuated with silver grey and cherry reds.
    Cherry Family Cottage- accentuated with silver grey and cherry reds.
  • Cherry Family Cottage- compact lounge suite.
    Cherry Family Cottage- compact lounge suite.
  • Cherry Family Cottage- Mini Kitchenette
    Cherry Family Cottage- Mini Kitchenette
  • Cherry Family Cottage
    Cherry Family Cottage
  • Cherry Family Cottage
    Cherry Family Cottage
  • Cherry Family Cottage- The clean flow white tiled bathroom is en-suite with lovely hot water.
    Cherry Family Cottage- The clean flow white tiled bathroom is en-suite with lovely hot water.
  • Cherry Family Cottage- The clean flow white tiled bathroom is en-suite with lovely hot water.
    Cherry Family Cottage- The clean flow white tiled bathroom is en-suite with lovely hot water.
  • Crockery, Cutlery, Glassware, cooking utensils
    Crockery, Cutlery, Glassware, cooking utensils
  • As a courtesy to our guests a starter pack of wood and firelighters are gifted.
    As a courtesy to our guests a starter pack of wood and firelighters are gifted.
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Kitchenette
Stove
Braai/BBQ Area
Child friendly
Garden
Fridge
Parking on Premises
Heater
Oven
Linen
WiFi
No smoking
Bath towels
Microwave
Conference Facility
Serviced Daily
Electric Blankets
Covid-19 H&S Certified
Internet access
Tea and coffee facilities
Patio
Cleaning service
Bar fridge
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.

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Property Type Guest House, Guest Lodge, Self Catering
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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

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Clarens Reviews

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
Ilana Hladik
23 June 2019
Beautiful scenery, walking trails and friendly welcoming atmosphere.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Tshiliso Sakiea
29 April 2019
Everything is fabulous and accommodates everybody and the place is simple and loving, it attract many tourists,
Superb. 5 out of 5
Annaline van Vreden
21 April 2019
Country life, life style, restaurants.
Superb. 5 out of 5