The Courtyard  Verified Listing

Clarens Free State Province South Africa

Excellent Rating: 5.0 / 5
Based on 3 verified guest reviews

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Member since: 25 May 2017

Additional sanitisation and safety measures are in place for this property in response to the Coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) to ensure your safety and comply with standards.

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Golf course
No smoking
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Tea and coffee facilities

The Courtyard Guest House is part of the Courtyard Cafe, which alongside the bakery & deli is famous for its breakfasts.

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 rooms can be booked on a room only basis, which gives you the option of trying out the many other restaurants in the village, or include breakfast, and join us at your leisure in the cafe.

Our housekeeper services the rooms daily.

In Room Facilities:

Queen beds with electric blankets, flat screen TV with DStv, 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 which afford you a more up close view of our area.

Property Facilities:

* Braai/Barbecue (on request - Glynns Cottage only)
* Wi-Fi
* Credit Card Facilities
* Restaurant on Premises - opens at 8am daily
* Bakery & Deli on the premises - opens at 8am daily
* 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 Cat Rescue centre just outside Bethlehem towards Warden as well as Cheetau Lodge on the road between Fouriesburg and Bethlehem.


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Property Type Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Guest House, Self Catering
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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

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
Hendrik Strampe
25 March 2019

Golden Gate, Baris Cheese Farm, Clarens Town.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Christa Faber
04 March 2019

Everything about this little town in its beautiful setting, the variety of people, the shops and restaurants. Its just good for the soul really!!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Chris Green
21 January 2019

Unique little time capsule - remnants of yesteryear with all the mod cons of modern living and spectacular Mountain settings. Definitely a place to see and experience!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Erika Lowe
18 January 2019

It is a very beautiful town with friendly people.

Okay. 3 out of 5
Linde Beer
28 December 2018

Peace and quiet at Christmas time. A good Christmas lunch at Gosto restaurant (but beware the R100 cover charge per person). "Eat cheese" for a wonderful breakfast platter. Golden Gate in all its majesty.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Tanya Rosenberg
19 December 2018

It's a quaint little town that knows how to keep tourists happy. Stop in the town square on a weekend for a walk around the market and a cold beer at the brewery.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Joy Barber
02 November 2018

It is a beautiful village. Many restaurants.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Linda Pope
09 October 2018

The mountain views and the art galleries in Clarens.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5