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Clarens Retreat offers elegantly furnished self-catering accommodations, just 5 minutes' walk from town square in Clarens. Golden Gate Highlands National Park is 13 mi from the property.

The well-appointed units at Clarens Retreat are equipped with a fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette, and a private patio with BBQ facilities.

Clarens Golf and Trout Estate is 0.6 mi away. Other activities in the area include hiking and river rafting. The Caledonspoort border post is a 30-minute drive from the property.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

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Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

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  • Re Oct booking - Is breakfast included in the rate and is your restaurant serving dinner and adhering to Covid distancing regulations?

    Breakfast is not included in our room rate. Our trading hours: Monday to Wednesday: Breakfast Only 07:30 to 10:30 Thursday to Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Sunday: Breakfast and Lunch - Close at 14:30. COVID19 Regulations are followed.


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    Answered on September 1, 2020
  • Hi We will be travelling with a camping trailer do you have room for parking this safely for the night ? Regards Debbie

    We have ample on-site parking.


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    Answered on May 26, 2021
  • Is there a couch?

    The one-bedroom apartment is equipped with a two-seater couch. Regards Gerrit


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    Answered on October 20, 2019
  • Hi. Do you have electric blankets or a fire place for winters cold nights and do you also provide breakfast? Sonty

    All beds are fitted with electric blankets. The Studio units have under-carpet heating. Only the mountain-view and two-bedroom units have fireplaces.


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    Answered on May 8, 2021
  • Is the large double bed a standard double bed size ?

    The beds are standard Queen Sized Beds.


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    Answered on March 6, 2021
  • Do you have rooms with two single beds?

    Our two-bedroom apartment is equipped with a queen bed in the main bedroom and two single beds in the second bedroom. All other units are equipped with a queen-sized bed.


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    Answered on May 26, 2021
  • Good Day ..How far are you with Afriski?

    We are approximately 125km from Afriski.


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    Answered on May 31, 2021
  • I need 2 by 2 bedroom apartments and a mountain view apartment....none available for 6,7 and 8 August please?

    Regrettably we so not have availability over this period.


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    Answered on January 28, 2021
  • Hi, Clarens retreat is available at R3500. for 2 night and includes 2 rooms? 28 to 30 Dec 2020. Is it two separates rooms? Double /single beds?

    The Two Bedroom Apartment is one Unit and has two separate bedrooms. The Main Bedroom is equipped with a Queen bed and the second bedroom has two single beds.


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    Answered on December 7, 2020
  • Is alcohol allowed

    You may bring alcohol onto the property to consume in your unit. No alcohol may however be brought into the restaurant. Regards Gerrit


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    Answered on October 20, 2019
  • How much is it?

    Please log on to our listing. Insert your required dates, and the applicable rates will be displayed.


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    Asked about: Two-Bedroom Apartment • Answered on April 11, 2021
  • Hi, will there be space for our 3 year old daughter? How many rooms do you have available?

    Our Studio Units are equipped for Couples with a Queen bed. There is not enough space for another bed. Our Family unit however has two bedrooms and is specifically equipped for families with a maximum occupancy of 4 guests. We have 10 units.


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    Answered on April 6, 2021
  • Do you perhaps have a spa for body massage

    We do not have SPA facilities. Our immediate neighbour (Clarens Wellness Day Spa) however offers massages.


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    Answered on November 28, 2019
  • Do we pay when we are about to check in?

    If you provided us with your credit card details, we will debit the card upon receiving the booking. Alternatively, we will send you an email with payment options and a payment due-date. All reservations need to be fully paid before arrival.


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    Answered on December 1, 2019
  • Hello, do you guys have a swimming pool area?

    Clarens Retreat does not have a swimming pool.


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    Answered on February 11, 2021
  • Hi there, is there anywhere close by where we could organise to hire a tennis court? Many thanks, Chloe

    I am unable to provide you with an answer on this topic. It may be helpful to contact Clarens Xtreme or Mountain Odyssey.


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    Answered on December 24, 2020
  • Do you have swimmingpool?

    Clarens Retreat does not have a swimming pool.


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    Answered on December 4, 2019
  • Do you have CONFERENCE ROOM? If yes may I please have you email address.

    Good Day We do not have conferencing facilities. Regards Gerrit


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    Answered on November 7, 2019
  • e.g. do you offer breakfast?

    Since all of our units are self-catering, the quoted rate does not include a meal plan. We however operate a fully licenced a la carte restaurant on site that serves breakfast from 07:30 daily.


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    Answered on February 27, 2020
  • do you allow smoking on the property

    Smoking is allowed only in open spaces and private patios, provided that it does not affect other guests in any way. Smoking inside units is strictly forbidden.


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    Answered on August 30, 2020

Hosted by Gerrit and Francois

Host Review Score 9.7
Gerrit and Francois

Gerrit and Francois

Clarens is a small yet vibrant town in the Eastern Free State of South Africa and boasts, amongst others, the following attractions: * ARTS - Galleries, Art Classes, Candle dipping, Mosaic Workshops, Creative Workshops, Tattoo Parlour * CULTURE AND HERITAGE - San Rock Art, Paleontology, Dinosaur Tours, Fertility Caves, Natural Rock Formations * EAT AND DRINK - Variety of eateries, bakeries, "watering holes", Wine Tasting, Micro Brewery, Coffee Roastery * OUTDOORS - Fauna & Flora, Horseback Riding, Quad biking, Abseiling, Hiking, River Rafting, Bicycle Rentals, Rock Wall Climbing, Zip Lining, Putt Putt, Hot Air Ballooning, Archery, Paintball, Clay Pigeon Shooting, 4 x 4 Routes, Birding, Stargazing, Camping, Scenic Drives, Photography, Game Viewing *RETAIL THERAPY - A wide variety of retail products from handmade chocolates, delicatessen specialties, cherry products, handmade knives, silver handcrafted jewellery, whimsical fashion, handmade candles, local and imported goose down products, green eco-goodies, bookshop and weekly farmer's market *SURROUNDING AREA - Alpine Ski & Snowboarding, Wine Farm, Cheese Farm, Ash River Outfall, Basotho Cultural Village, Katse Dam, Big Cat S

Languages spoken: Afrikaans, English

Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Blou Donki Gallery
    0.1 miles
  • Clarens Brewery
    0.2 miles
  • Art and Wine Gallery on Main
    0.3 miles
  • Clarens Golf Club
    0.5 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar Grouse and Claret
    0.1 miles
  • Restaurant Gosto Restaurant
    0.1 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Mt Horeb
    0.5 miles
How to get to Clarens Retreat from O.R. Tambo International Airport
    Car
    Free parking is available.
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Treat Restaurant

    Food: French, Indian, Italian, Moroccan, Tex-Mex, South African

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Amenities of Clarens Retreat
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
Sit back and relax
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Garden
Kitchen
Freedom to eat when you want
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Kitchenware
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Socket near the bed
  • Electric blankets
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Soundproof
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • Garden view
Activities
  • Mini golf Additional charge
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Desk
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Bottle of water
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Secure parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Safe
Accessibility
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Building Characteristics
  • Semi-detached
Miscellaneous
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Clarens Retreat takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.

Check-out

7:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to apartment type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Maestro Mastercard Visa Clarens Retreat accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Parties

Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 5:00 PM and 8:00 AM.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property can only accept bookings from essential workers/permitted travelers on dates where such guidelines exist. Reasonable evidence must be provided on arrival. If it isn't provided, your booking will be canceled on arrival.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform Clarens Retreat of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

FAQs about Clarens Retreat

  • Clarens Retreat offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Mini golf
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Horseback riding

  • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at Clarens Retreat (subject to availability) that can accommodate:

    • 2 guests
    • 4 guests

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at Clarens Retreat (subject to availability) that have:

    • 1 bedroom
    • 2 bedrooms

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Clarens Retreat by:

    • Car 3h 30min

  • Yes, Clarens Retreat is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Clarens Retreat has 1 restaurant:

    • Treat Restaurant

  • The prices at Clarens Retreat may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Clarens Retreat is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 9:30 AM.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Clarens Retreat (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Secure parking
    • Electric vehicle charging station
    • Free parking

  • Clarens Retreat is 1,300 feet from the center of Clarens.