Boasting a garden and garden views, this sustainable homestay is attractively situated in Clarens, close to landmarks like Art and Wine Gallery on Main and Blou Donki Gallery. Guests can benefit from a patio and an outdoor fireplace. There is a sun terrace and guests can make use of free WiFi and free private parking. The spacious homestay with a balcony and mountain views has 2 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 3 bathrooms with a walk-in shower. Towels and bed linen are available in the homestay. The property has an outdoor dining area. Guests at Rhino Retreat Clarens will be able to enjoy activities in and around Clarens, like cycling, fishing and hiking. The homestay features a picnic area and a barbecue. Golden Gate Highlands National Park is 26 km from Rhino Retreat Clarens, while Clarens Golf Club is 2.5 km from the property. The nearest airport is Moshoeshoe International Airport, 183 km from the accommodation.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
Number of guests
Bedroom 1:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 2:
2 single beds
2 bunk beds
Living room:
1 sofa bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 3
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Guest reviews


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  • Marilyn
    United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    It's a beautiful house with stunning decor and a breathtaking view. It felt like home the minute we entered the living area. Everything was clean, accessible and practically stored. The beds were comfortable, the bathrooms spotless and a cosy...
  • Shantel
    United StatesUnited States
    We loved the location. The home is beautiful and you can see there was a lot of love incorporated when this house was designed.
  • Alma
    South AfricaSouth Africa
    The house had everything we could possibly need, and the bedrooms and floors were surprisingly warm. The view is amazing!!! Using the fire pit during loadshedding showed us the MOST stars that we have seen in a long time. The house is close to...

Hosted by Bev and Duncan Bonnett

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Bev and Duncan Bonnett
Rhino Retreat Clarens is based in the heart of Clarens, the jewel of the Free State SA. Situated a mere 950m from the vibe of the town centre but secluded enough to offer you a quiet retreat. With breath-taking views of Mount Horeb and the Maluti Mountains in Lesotho, you are bound to relax. Whilst we can accommodate up to 8 people, we welcome smaller groups too! The house is rented per day, irrespective of the size of the group (under 8). We have built an open plan home, so as a family unit, friends or just a couple, you can do stuff together. Whether it be cooking, braaiing' watching television with a warm fire going, or playing board games - you will always be together. The sleeping area is downstairs, so you have the privacy and seclusion if you don't want to visit with the rest of your party. It comprises of two bedrooms: Bedroom 1 = Queen size bed and full en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 = Two single beds and a Bunk bed and full en-suite bathroom. The lounge between the bedrooms has a comfy sleeper couch for 1-2 people and upstairs we have a guest toilet/basin. We have fans throughout the home to keep it cool in summer, and fire places inside in both lounges. Our deck leads off of the top living area from the kitchen. We do boast beautiful views, whilst you are sitting out there, braaiing or just merely taking in the fresh air and mountains. If you like fire-pits, then we think you will love ours. It is very unique and as with the rest of our home, it tells a story. So many memories can be made down there.
Duncan and I have always had a passion for the outdoors, fresh air and beautiful mountains. We chose Clarens to build our holiday home so we could share this with our guests. Not only does Clarens offer the perfect holiday retreat as it offers many activities in and around the town, but it also offers you peace and tranquillity too. We are also dog mad, so love hosting families who can bring their fur babies with and have them explore the massive, enclosed yard. Clarens is quite centrally situated too, not far from Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Harrismith and KZN, and I personally loved it from the moment I visited it for the first time in 2016 because it reminded me of my hometown, Queenstown in the EC.
There too many fabulous restaurants and shops to list, as well as several art galleries, gin tasting, craft beer and plenty of activities including golf, hiking, hot air ballooning, extreme sports (paint ball, quad biking, mini golf, zip-lining, white water rafting, abseiling), wine tasting on a wine farm, cherry farms, cheese tasting, horse riding and much, much more! The Clarens Conservancy is absolutely amazing to go for long or short walks/hikes - mostly pet friendly. Breath-taking views and water-falls as well as Golden Gate Nature Reserve, which is situated 10km outside of Clarens. The rock formations in and around Clarens are truly mesmerizing.
Languages spoken: Afrikaans,English

Property surroundings

Facilities of Rhino Retreat Clarens
Great facilities! Review score, 10

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • BBQ facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Additional toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • City view
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun terrace
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Children's high chair
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
  • Live music/performance
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Pub crawls
    Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Game drives
    Additional charge
  • Mini golf
    Additional charge
  • Horse riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Reception services
  • Private check-in/check-out
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Grocery deliveries
    Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Electric blankets
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Building characteristics
  • Detached
  • Full body massage
  • Hand massage
  • Head massage
  • Couples massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Languages spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English

House rules

Rhino Retreat Clarens takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00 to 18:00


From 08:00 to 10:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of ZAR 500 is required. The property charges this 7 days before arrival. That's about 21.21GBP. This will be collected by bank transfer. You should be reimbursed within 7 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via bank transfer, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

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

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 25

Mastercard Visa Cash is not accepted Rhino Retreat Clarens accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 22:00 and 09:00.


Free! Pets are allowed. No extra charges.

The fine print

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

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

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

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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

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

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

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

A damage deposit of ZAR 500 is required. The property charges this 7 days before arrival. That's about 21.21GBP. This will be collected by bank transfer. You should be reimbursed within 7 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via bank transfer, subject to an inspection of the property.

Legal information

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

FAQs about Rhino Retreat Clarens

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

    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Mini golf
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Head massage
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Foot massage
    • Walking tours
    • Full body massage
    • Live music/performance
    • Back massage
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Hand massage
    • Game drives
    • Couples massage
    • Bike tours
    • Horse riding
    • Pub crawls
    • Neck massage

  • Check-in at Rhino Retreat Clarens is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Rhino Retreat Clarens is 950 yards from the centre of Clarens. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at Rhino Retreat Clarens may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.