The Courtyard  Verified Listing

Excellent Rating: 5.0 / 5
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Member since: 25 May 2017

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King Room  From R1000 /night


Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom. 25 m2

This spacious room has a king sized bed which can ... be split into 2 single beds. The room is equipped with a small bar fridge, water and milk, a tea & coffee tray, fan and TV with Netflix. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE CANNOT ACCOMMODATE CHILDREN IN THIS ROOM

Bedroom 1

1 King

From R1000 /night



Queen Room  From R900 /night


Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom. 20 m2

Room 2 is smaller room with a queen-sized bed. Guests ... can relax in the comfy tub chairs, open the fold-away patio doors and enjoy the views out towards Golden Gate.The room has a hairdryer, fan, bar fridge, milk and water. WE REGRET NO CHILDREN

Bedroom 1

1 Queen

From R900 /night



Glyns Cottage  From R1400 /night


Sleeps 4 people, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom. 100 m2

This little wooden family cottage is located at the back ... of the Courtyard property facing on to Roos Street. It has an open plan dining room, kitchenette, and lounge with sliding doors opening onto a small wooden deck. Best suited to a family with kids.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

1 Queen

Bedroom 2

1 Bunk bed

From R1400 /night


Private Bathroom
Pets are not allowed
Golf course
Wardrobe or closet
Bath towels
Electric Blankets
Horse Riding
Covid-19 Certified
Cleaning service
Parking on Premises
Hiking/Walking trails
Bar fridge
No smoking
Serviced Daily
Tea and coffee facilities

The Courtyard Guest House is complimented by the Courtyard Bakery, were a small menu caters for those who wish to eat breakfast on the premises. Freshly baked goods are also available daily (closed Tuesdays) for eat in or take away.

Built in a modern style to take advantage of the beautiful views, we have 4 double rooms, all located above the bakery, so prepare to be awoken by the smell of freshly baking bread and croissants.

Hot air balloons can often be seen drifting across the valley in front of your balcony; why not book a flight, and make your stay ultra special?

Our housekeeper services the rooms daily.

In Room Facilities:

Queen beds with electric blankets, flat screen TV with Netflix and PrimeVideo, Bathroom en-suite with heated towel rails and a shower only (Glynns Cottage has a full bathroom), towels and toiletries.
Tea & coffee tray with fresh milk and complementary bottled water provided in a bar fridge. Sherry for a nip on those chilly evenings.
Each room is on the second floor of the building and has a private balcony providing spectacular mountain views.
Other extras include a fan, oilfin heater, hairdryer and key-less access
Glynns Cottage has a full kitchen with microwave, toaster, oven, kettle, fridge/freezer, so ideal for a family of 4.

Area Information:

Clarens is an easy 3 and half hours from Johannesburg, 3 from Bloemfontein and just over 4 hours from Durban.

Its a great stop over for folks road-tripping to the Cape or families meeting up for a weekend catch-up.

Ficksburg hosts the annual Cherry Festival in November which draws visitors from far and wide.

Don't forget the Clarens Craft Beer Festival which takes place on the village square the last week of every February.

And for those who are a little bit more energetic, there is the Amohela and the Double 90 cycle races, as well as the Titanic Trail Run which affords you a more up-close view of our area.

Property Facilities:

* Braai/Barbecue (on request - Glynns Cottage only)
* Wi-Fi
* Credit Card Facilities
* Bakery on Premises - opens at 8am daily (except Tuesdays)
* Safe, off- street parking on premises


In and around the village we have quad biking, white water rafting, abseiling, zip lining, horse riding, hiking, mountain biking, hot air ballooning, craft beer and gin tasting, Spa & wellness centres, gift shopping, wine & cheese tasting.
Further afield we have the Golden Gate National Park, which offers spectacular scenery, either on foot, in your car or on horse back.
A little further than that is the Four Paws Big Cat Rescue centre just outside Bethlehem towards Warden as well as Cheetau Lodge on the road between Fouriesburg and Bethlehem.


Extra Info

Property Type Cottage, Guest House, Self Catering
Conditions Show
Check-in after 02:30 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Moderate
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12 February 2022

Jane was very accepting and accommodating at short notice.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Colleen Pinheiro
02 December 2019

Jane went out of her way to contact us, as there was a concern about water supply to town. As usual the breakfast at The Courtyard was outstanding. Bedrooms were cleaned beautifully. I would recommend a stay at The Courtyard to all our friends.

Superb. 5 out of 5
22 August 2019

We stayed overnight in the 2 bed cottage. It was very nice. We had to leave early and asked for a packed breakfast, and boy did we get one! A wonderful selection of baked goods, ham and cheese, juice, fruit. It was fantastic.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Candice Petherbridge
15 August 2017

Thank you for a lovely stay. The guesthouse was lovely & neat & clean. Staff incredibly helpful.
Made to feel totally at home. The restaurant attached to guesthouse, incredible food & the divine smells of baked goods first thing in the morning was heaven.
Had a great stay & hope to be back soon

Superb. 5 out of 5

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Clarens Reviews

15 October 2023

Main roads to town are recommended for daylight use only. Small town atmosphere but with a wide variety of activities and stores. The annual Titanic Challenge Trail Run was my main attraction - stunning views!

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Ronelle Ferreira
28 September 2023, quality of shops...felt safe...clean...friendly people....

Superb. 5 out of 5
Marius Bester
07 September 2023

Love all the shops and restaurants there is. Surrounded by mountains. Perfect breakaway for winter or summer.

Superb. 5 out of 5
jun zhu
06 September 2023

Picturesque . lot of outdoor sport. restaurants .

Superb. 5 out of 5
marlene newton
29 May 2023

Tranquil, beautiful little gem in the Free State

Superb. 5 out of 5
27 April 2023

Village atmosphere & the beautiful mountains

Superb. 5 out of 5
Madelein Mocke
08 March 2023

Small, quaint, but very lively little town with spectacular views all around. Hiking is a must and can be done on the edge of town. We stayed at Views and the hiking trail was on our back door. Beautiful, beautiful little town offering great food, culture, entertainment and beautiful hiking trails.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Lydia Le Roux
28 December 2022


Superb. 5 out of 5
Mpume Mbambo
31 October 2022

Small town with beautiful views

Okay. 3 out of 5
Vivian Meyer
14 August 2022

Craft Markets, Golden Gate, Square activities.

Superb. 5 out of 5