Only three hours from Johannesburg and Bloemfontein and four hours from Durban, Mont d ‘Or Clarens invites you to exhale deeply, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Maluti Mountains, the luxurious décor, the outstanding service, and the first-class dining of our fine establishment.
* Wheelchair Enabled
* Satellite TV*
* Credit Card Facilities
* On-site Parking
Clarens Valley is in the Eastern Free State Highlands, situated 20 km's from Golden Gate, 40 km’s from Bethlehem and on the Northernmost point of Lesotho. We are about 4 hours normal travelling from Durban, 3 hours from Johannesburg, and 3 hours from Bloemfontein. Clarens is known for its spectacular sandstone mountains and wonderful climate, it is one of the most picturesque spots in S.A. and has recently been acclaimed as the best Trout Fishing waters in S.A. We have spectacular horse riding country that very few people have discovered.
In Room Facilities:
These suites offer an en-suite with a bath and shower, and room facilities include tea and coffee-making facilities and a minibar fridge.
* Arts, crafts, galleries & shops
* Walk around President Square and visit the many arts & crafts shops.
These shops include :
Gift shop & gallery, pottery, leatherwork, cat rocks, candles, ethnic art & upholstery
* The Artist Amble takes you to various artists who have opened their galleries to the public. These galleries include :
Weaver Nest Gallery - Clarens scenery in pastels and oils
The Enslin Vorster Studio - Landscape art & pottery
Rooikat Gallery - Handmade knives & pottery
Visit The Barbet, for Authentic local craft, Art Gallery, coffee shop and weekend braai. Horse rides for the children.
* Visit our country store, The Post House
* Buy traditional blankets at Di Mezza & De Jager, on Sias Oosthuizen street
* Bibliophile a special little book shop (& CD’s)
* Places and activities of Interest
Titanic Rock - overlooking the entrance to Clarens
Clarens Museum - at the information centre on the square
The Ash River Outfall is one of the Highlands water scheme’s view points on the Bethlehem road about 8km from Clarens
Mushroom Rock - on Clifton Farms about 3km on the Fouriesburg road
Surrender Hill - a historic Anglo Boer War site about 10km on the Fouriesburg road.
Golden Gate National Park for walking and bird viewing - beautiful scenery
Bushmen paintings on Schaapplaats farm and in Golden Gate
* Sports & Leisure
Hiking - 2 trails in the Clarens Valley, Clarens Conservancy Hikes & Hiking Club
Golf, tennis, bowls, squash
Horse riding can be enjoyed at Schaapplaats
Flyfishing at Clifton Farms and Craigrossie.
* Places to eat
The Post House
Kiara Lodge - Golden gate road