Pack up your suitcase and head for an unforgettable holiday in Clarens!

The captivating Maluti Mountain range with its shifting hues of blue and purple covered in snow for much of the year at their highest peaks are the epitome of majesty, inspiring a depth of inspiration that calls for artists and photographers from around the globe to visit Clarens and indulge in giving free reign to their creative talents, which is just one aspect of what makes Clarens unforgettable!

Another of the major attractions for lovers of the visual arts are the sandstone cliffs that also form part of the natural cradle that makes Clarens the artists haven that it is, many of whom spend a lifetime amidst the splendour of these colours, mixed in with a landscape that is home to a verdantly green landscape and natural habitat rich in fynbos.

However, Clarens is not just for artists, it is also the perfect escape from everyday life for anyone of every age group, offering such a variety of activities that there is always something to do for everyone in-between simply relaxing in beautiful natural surroundings.

If you have chosen Clarens Eddies Self-Catering as your destination in Clarens, the welcome you can expect will match everything that is rich and warm about this jewel of a valley in the eastern corner of the Free State, the staff at Clarens Eddies enjoy nothing more than to share the love they have for their own home with all who visit from all around the globe.

Clarens is a central, vibrant hub that leads to an adventure no matter which way you point your feet or car! The Golden Gate Highlands National Park, home to a variety of wildlife from Eland to Springbok and Black Wildebeest, spread out across open grasslands, is just 20km’s away from Clarens, making it an easy outing that will have you back in Clarens well in time for dinner at one of the many very different restaurants that line the Clarens Village Square catering to all tastes.

The Golden Gate boasts Bushmen paintings, which can also be found on Schaapplaats Farm, and on the other end of the scale, the historic Anglo Boer War Site, Surrender Hill, just a few minutes out of town, are just a few examples of what makes Clarens and the surrounding area a wellspring of information for any history buff!

The staff at Clarens Eddies will welcome you with a full list of everything there is to do in and around the picturesque village of Clarens, and, as self-catering accommodation, you can be sure that when you are ready to hit the ‘town’ you will have a full list of the best eateries on hand.  In fact, if you need any help with holiday plans while in Clarens, this team makes it all look effortless!

As far as comfort and having everything you could possibly need is concerned, Clarens Eddies has thought of everything, from ensuring that each self-catering unit has its own braai and garden furniture to fluffy duvets, towels, dishcloths and more, including a fireplace, DSTV and uncapped WiFi that connects you to the ‘outside’ world with ease!

Make your booking, pack up the car or head for the airport and get ready for a holiday that will make you want to stay for good!

Clarens is one of the top holiday destinations in South Africa, make sure not to miss out on it!

Clarens is a holiday destination that is within easy driving distance from Bloemfontein, Johannesburg and Durban, and well worth a trip on the N1 from Cape Town, especially if you are after one of those delightfully long holiday road trips that will take you to one of the most magical places in the Free State!

Many people think of a holiday as something that consists of sea and sand, but really, depending on where you go for the sea and sand, you may end up trapped inside, with very little to do, while the rain falls and the wind howls – or the crowds are just too much for your sanity – nothing relaxing about an atmosphere like that!

A holiday in Clarens is a break that promises beautiful weather all year round, it is a mild climate that is made all the more attractive by the guarantee of comfort awaiting you on arrival at Clarens Eddies Self-Catering, which undoubtedly offers the best holiday accommodation in Clarens, so much so that year after year guests ensure that their booking for the next visit is already made before they head home!

If you look at an aerial view of Clarens, it is easy to see why this corner of the Free State offers such a mild climate.  Nestled on the lower slopes of the Maluti Mountains at the Northern Tip of the world renowned Drakensberg Mountain range, and encompassed by the Rooiberge (Red Mountain), harsh weather conditions cannot disturb this rich, green valley!

Visiting Clarens Eddies between November and February will introduce you to summer weather that will not melt you, bringing with it cool breezes in the evening, and a few thunder storms that echo across the mountains with spectacular lightening shows awesome enough to outdo any manmade firework displays!

From June to August, winter in Clarens brings more beauty in the form of snow-capped mountains and richly coloured sunsets that are breath-taking, crisp breezes do battle with a sun that wins 99.9% of the winter battle, doing nothing more than calling for an extra jersey or two.

Cuddling up and being spoiled by the friendly team at Clarens Eddies as they ply you with extra warm blankets and heaters (not to forget about electric blankets!) definitely calls for a bit of snuggling up close to the fireplace and toasting more than just a few marshmallows!

The season really makes no difference to the awesome choice of activities that have also made Clarens the perfect holiday destination in South Africa, there is no shortage of stuff to do!  Being surrounded by mountains is an obvious invitation for keen hikers to head for trails that lead to spectacular views as far as the eye can see, and it is this same mountainous area that has made Clarens a sought after destination for mountain bikers and cyclists!

Add adventure by taking a slow cruise above Clarens in a hot air balloon, take to the river in a raft, go horse riding or head out to the Afriski Mountain Resort for a spot of skiing!

The team at Clarens Eddies will assist you to make arrangements for everything from meals in an amazing variety of restaurants and pubs, to making sure you know exactly what there is to do in and around the picturesque village of Clarens – your happy stay is what has always driven this passionately local team to exceed all expectations where it comes to your comfort delivered with a standard of service that is internationally recognised!

Clarens Eddies is big on heart but small enough to ensure personal attention that will make your stay extra-special, with room for only sixteen  guests in this sought-after self-catering accommodation on the doorstep to a world of adventure; be sure to get your booking in early!