Stay at Clarens Eddies and go home with beautiful memories of Clarens that will last a lifetime!

The Cambridge English Dictionary defines the word ‘eclectic’ as:  ‘Methods, beliefs, ideas, etc. that are eclectic combine whatever seem the best or most useful things from many different areas or systems, rather than following a single system’, and there is no better way of describing all that Clarens has to offer holiday makers than is contained in this single word!

But, the first thing you need before you can soak up the eclectic mixture of culture, art, nature and history that makes up the whole of Clarens is great accommodation that puts everything at your feet, so that by the time you have spent a day, and perhaps part of the night, out in nature or in the village of Clarens, you will be able to retire in absolute style and comfort.

This style and comfort is readily available at Clarens Eddies, and if hygiene is high on your list for holiday accommodation, then Clarens Eddies will definitely satisfy your need for real cleanliness!  This extends to the freshness and fluffiness of towels provided, and linen that is anything but tacky; loose ends are never left undone by this team!

After your warm welcome from the team at Clarens Eddies and settling in, you will be able to start at the top of a list that includes up to thirty activities to enjoy during your stay in Clarens, a list the team is more than willing to assist you with, whether it’s to recommend an activity or to make a booking for your outing or adventure.

The staff at Clarens Eddies care very much about your comfort and are always available to make sure that you have everything you need to make your visit really special, and, when it comes to hitting the village for great food, these locals know exactly what to suggest for breakfast, lunch and supper, and will even make the booking for you!

The mild climate that adds to the magic of Clarens means that even the outdoor activities can be enjoyed all year round, whether it’s white river rafting, horse riding, quad biking, game drives or hot air ballooning, to name just a few; there is always something on the go in Clarens, and, as locals who love their corner in the Free State, the team at Clarens Eddies will make sure you get to make the most of it all.

Besides the awe-inspiring beauty of the mountain ranges, which include the stunning shades of sandstone mountains, fynbos, mountain walks that take you to on a journey to wide open vistas at the end of the walk, Clarens is also very much a world of art and photography!

Clarens is home to many local artists but also a haven for other artists who come to this beautiful village for inspiration that cannot be found elsewhere – the changing colours of sunsets that reverberate with lighting and thunder at times, or crisp, clear mornings are all just fodder to feed the talent that fills any canvas!  Art studios and curio shops all form part of the energy that makes Clarens more than just an average holiday destination!

History abounds in Clarens, it is a village that is over a hundred years old with a rich tapestry of history that still shapes the architecture and energy of this entire area, still echoing traces of the dinosaur age, bushmen’s paintings and the Anglo-Boer war, plus!

From the comfort of your accommodation at Clarens Eddies there is an eclectic, rich world to explore, and, with the help of the passionate team that will make your stay extra special, you will return home with memories that will last a lifetime!

Make sure you book the most stylish and affordable accommodation in Clarens!

Is stylish, comfortable and affordable accommodation in Clarens really possible! Absolutely! This is the whole reason that guests return year after year to Clarens Eddies Self Catering once they have fallen in love with Clarens, which is really not hard to do!

Everything about Clarens Eddies is the epitome of neat, clean and tidy, from the grounds to the various self-catering or B&B rooms and units available, and, since Clarens Eddies only takes a maximum of up to 17 guests, the personalised service guests can expect is absolute!

To the team at Clarens Eddies the comfort of each guest takes precedence over everything else, they do what they love and it is obvious in the warmth and helpfulness of their attitude, which all perfectly complements the beauty of the surroundings in Clarens.

Affordable accommodation in Clarens is a real boon to holiday makers heading for this quaint village nestled in a beautiful valley, especially when it’s that once-a-year long holiday, still, no matter how long you intend to stay in Clarens, having great accommodation at great rates is always attractive!

Besides which, your wallet is going to be challenged by all the art galleries that offer art you simply can’t go home without, or colourful handmade clothing made by the Basotho people and other locals! The artsy, vibey and bright craft markets will do the same to your wallet, and the gift shops, well, you can just imagine the temptations – throw in the famous Clarens Brewery with its fab craft beers and you’ll be done for!

Not to belabour the point too much, but, if your accommodation is comfy, stylish and affordable, going on horse rides, game drives or taking to the sky in a hot air balloon (imagine the sights from up there over this exquisite valley!) will leave you with enough to indulge in a smorgasbord of different foods at the many restaurants in Clarens village a little easier!

The hiking trails, which lead from the front door at Clarens Eddies, range from easy to a little tougher, but the walks are well worth the streams and fynbos that keep you company on the way to the top of the trail and views you will never forget!

Clarens is really a series of photographs that speak more than a thousand words in all its moods, beauty and colours, and soaking up the vastness of it all means that you are going to need a little downtime, to relax in comfort with all your needs fulfilled!

Different and tasteful décor, comfortable beds, daily servicing (oh yes, this team will even wash the dishes for you!), the fluffiest duvets and freshest linen more than match the 24 hour service which is all part of the care you can look forward to from the welcoming and friendly team at Clarens Eddies at the end of busy days.

And before you ask; yes, there is satellite TV and super-fast WiFi, all the modern conveniences a few steps away from a century-old village and the well-loved Clarens Village Square!  Everything you could possibly need is laid on at Clarens Eddies so that all you have to do is go out there and have the time of your life!

The Clarens Eddies team is always available to answer any questions you may have and to make it easy for you to organise your booking for the most stylish and affordable accommodation in Clarens!

Have you found the best accommodation in Clarens yet?

Holidays are meant to be memorable, filled with descriptions and stories to share with others at home just to make the experience come to life again with the retelling, and Clarens is just the ticket as to take home stories filled with vivid colour and fun!

Right on the doorway to a quaint village 100 years old, and in one of the most beautiful valleys in this Eastern corner of the Free State, aptly named ‘The Jewel of the Free State’, you will find the most comfortable and affordable accommodation in Clarens, at Clarens Eddies Self Catering!

Clarens Eddies is proud to have played host to thousands of guests that have come from all corners of the world and South Africa to enjoy an exquisite backdrop to a myriad of outdoor activities and adventures.

The comfort that awaits you at the end of a busy day spent exploring all that is Clarens, from the village to the surrounding areas, will form an important part of your memory of a great holiday, and the team at Clarens Eddies takes hospitality up a notch above the rest to make sure that theirs is the corner of the world you visit again!

In any event, one visit to Clarens is rarely enough! There is just too much to see and do during the span of a few days, or, if you are lucky, a few weeks, and it is virtually impossible to get to it all in one visit!

Clarens is definitely a world apart, caught between the past and the present, with architecture that dates back a hundred years and echo’s the quality and colours of beautiful sandstone mountains forming a backdrop to this village, with the tech goodies that go with our century, such as satellite TV and WiFi, bringing the present into the mix.

By the same token, Clarens Eddies has made sure that every modern convenience is on hand for guests, which includes electric blankets and heaters for chillier winter evenings and all the gadgets you would expect of a kitchen in the 21st century!

Clarens Eddies Self-catering and B&B makes its home in Clarens Village on the Main Street, which means that all the restaurants, art galleries, craft markets and curio shops are just a short walk away, and also just a hop skip and jump to lovely walks, mountain bike trails and the sparkling dam resting in the arms of the mountains surrounding it.

It is just a 3 hour drive from Johannesburg and Bloemfontein to get to Clarens, and a well-worthwhile 4 hours from Durban, making Clarens one of the most central, and magical holiday destinations in South Africa!  This close to the rich landscape of the northern corner of Lesotho makes it obvious that Clarens echoes much of the same beauty and lushness as its close neighbour, but it needs to be seen to be believed!

To follow in the footsteps of dinosaurs, drink in art, food and wine, dive into white water rafting or take a game drive to the Golden Gate Nature reserve needs only one thing to complete the picture of a perfect holiday; great accommodation!

Let the team at Clarens Eddies introduce you to the true meaning of hospitality and fantastic accommodation in Clarens; make your booking and take home memorable stories that can be passed from generation to generation and around the world!

Take a detour to paradise on holiday in Clarens with the team at Clarens Eddies!

Clarens used to be the kind of secret holiday makers kept to themselves, they had no intention of sharing the magic of this paradise with too many ‘outsiders’, but, over the years, Clarens became a magnet all on its own that could no longer be kept to itself!

The fact that Clarens has grown as exponentially as it has as a fantastic holiday destination in South Africa has in no way affected or detracted from its charm or beauty, the only difference now is that there has been more and more added to the list of things to do in and around the picturesque village of Clarens.

This is a colourful gem, not only filled with every hue that Mother Nature could put on display, but also filled with colourful locals, many of whom are artists that have found their own treasured place of inspiration.

If a smorgasbord of different cuisines is what you are after, you will definitely find enough restaurants and pubs to suite every palate lining the pavements of the Clarens Village Square!

Gifts galore are to be had, from artwork displayed in galleries to cultural gifts like cultural Basuto blankets that have been transformed into beautiful jackets, and, of course, vibrant markets that will make even the most intrepid shopper shop until they drop!

There is also the famous Clarens Brewery that is a must for craft beer lovers, and even if you are not yet converted, there is no doubt that the team at the Clarens Brewery will get to you, their passion for what they do to brew craft beers you won’t find anywhere else in the world is truly infectious!

Of course, to enjoy all of this, you need a great place to lay your head at night and relax when you take a day off from losing yourself in this village, or after enjoying an outdoor adventure (and there are plenty of those), which means that you will be more than ready for a stay at Clarens Eddies B&B/Self Catering!

Clarens Eddies offers the type of hospitality you would expect from locals who live in such a beautiful corner of the Free State, how could anyone be miserable living in such paradise, with a mild climate that doesn’t change much through the seasons?

The Clarens Eddies team will do anything and everything they can to make sure that you are comfortable and have everything you need, that everything is kept fresh, from the linen to towels and furniture, nothing tacky sneaks past Dawn, the owner, or her team!

They will also make sure that you know exactly what activities are on offer, from hiking trails to quad biking or hot air ballooning and more, and they will assist you with booking your choice of activity as well as assist you with planning breakfast, lunch and supper when you aren’t cooking at ‘home’!  They have the best insider information, and they stake their fantastic reputation on it!

Clarens Eddies is big enough to take up to 16 guests in total throughout the various units, which means it’s small enough to make sure you have around the clock, personalised attention from a team who love nothing more than to make your holiday in their corner of the world unforgettable!

Get the family together, take a romantic break or a slice of solitude all on your own, there is a corner in the sun for everyone at Clarens Eddies!