Are you in the market for affordable accommodation in Clarens?

Finding affordable accommodation in a village as beautiful as Clarens means that you’d have a lot more lolly to spend on the fabulous food, art and multitude of activities on hand, all of which are excellent reasons for saving on accommodation.

A lot can go wrong when you’re looking for accommodation that’ll allow you to explore with a pocketful of change, sight unseen and without recommendations.

What’s important is that you do your homework thoroughly before committing your holiday budget for the right accommodation.

What you need to check into and compare to Clarens Eddies B&B and Self Catering:


It’s important to know something about the history of the accommodation you choose.  It helps to set your mind at ease about your choice when you get a feel for the people behind the establishment, which gives you an idea about the level of commitment to consistency in every way.

Clarens Eddies was completed in 2006, which means that it’s a very well-established home away from home that’s maintained an unwavering reputation for excellence.

In fact, this awesome team has received Certificates of Excellence from top booking sites TRIPADVISOR and BOOKING.COM, all earned solely on the reviews of guests.


Take the time to explore what people have to say about their stay.  Make sure that the B&B or Self-Catering establishment has recommendations that are provided by an independent review website.

This means that neither the owner or staff have managed to garner support directly from guests, who may feel under obligation to say what the establishment wants to hear to pass on to future guests.

Read the reviews on the Clarens Eddies website, it’s worth it when you find that each recommendation is the real deal.


If the exterior and interior of the B&B and other accommodation is not kept in pristine condition, you can rest assured that everything else will be of the same standard.

Hygiene is another issue to look at in this category, especially if this is essential to you for added comfort. 

Hygiene is something you can control at home.  Towels, beds and bedding are kept clean and fresh under your own roof, which is what you should expect from the accommodation you choose in Clarens.

Dawn and her team keep everything at Clarens Eddies to the highest standard, which is part of the reason so many guests return year after year, knowing exactly what they can expect.


You want to know that the time you set aside for a holiday away from the craziness of daily life will be the ultimate in comfort. Find out more about how the owner and staff feel about your comfort in terms of a good bed and good linen.  Tacky unravelling linen and towels should alert you to the attitude that’ll be prevalent during your stay.

There’s absolutely nothing tacky about the creature comforts at Clarens Eddies!


Style and comfort belong together on holiday! If you’ve already done a bit of research into what you’d expect when booking accommodation at Clarens Eddies B&B/Self-catering, you’ll find that style is important to this team.

Every room is tastefully furnished, with a unique take on the predominance of art in the area, using the work of local artists to adorn the walls of each room and unit, as well as in the Eddies art gallery.


The views from Clarens Eddies are spectacular.  Watching thunderstorms, sunsets and sunrises at the beginning and end of each day is a wow factor that makes the accommodation extra special.


The fact that Clarens Eddies is just a short walk away from the centre of old world Clarens Village is another plus.  Why drive to enjoy over twenty restaurants, take in a plethora of art galleries, bookshops and crafts on display, when you can take a gentle stroll there?

With this exceptional quality available for the most affordable accommodation in Clarens, why look elsewhere?

Explore the Clarens Eddies website for more information, it’ll make the decision to plan your booking for an unforgettable holiday a no brainer!

Journey to the heart of Clarens on a 3 hour road trip from Joburg, Bloemfontein or Durban.

Who says you can’t have peace and adventure at the same time?  Whoever it is, ignore them, they simply haven’t experienced Clarens!

Clarens is just 3 to 4 hours away from Durban, Johannesburg or Bloem, an easy road trip that holds a ton of excitement at the end of it. 

We need to explore more of our backyard and not leave it to international visitors to discover hidden gems off the beaten track like Clarens.

The peace is definitely there if you need a break from noise pollution, traffic jams and hectic days.  You can veg completely in this beautiful valley, but it’s highly unlikely you will!

There’s just too much to see and enjoy in this picturesque village hugging the foot of the Maluti Mountains.

The views of the surrounding Malutis and Redberg Mountains are breath-taking, and you’ll be enveloped in all the peace you need that pervades the natural beauty, without a doubt.

Bird watching and fishing in Clarens is irresistible, if that’s about as much energy as you want to expend on your holiday.

There are also gentle walking trails that dot the entire area around Clarens that will appeal, especially if you’re looking for spectacular views of the valley, and they don’t take much effort at all. Of course there is the walks for the very fit walker!!

If you’re looking for real body, mind and spirit rejuvenation, Clarens is the place to be. A day at any of the spas and wellness centres in Clarens will do just the trick to take you back to daily life completely refreshed.

If you’re looking for a bit of adventure in Clarens, well, you’re going to get a lot more than just a bit!  Head for the sky and stunning scenery standing in a hot air balloon, or, get the adrenalin pumping while white water rafting, or abseiling off any of the sandstone cliffs that Clarens is famous for.

If you’re into biking, you’ll love the biking trails in Clarens!  Naturally this is also an area that lures quad bikers by the thousands each year, and you can add fantastic 4×4 drives to the mix as well.

This is also horse country, and with beautiful trails that’ll take you through the Maluti Mountains and into Lesotho, where you could spend days trekking in the saddle, and still not cover all there is to explore.

Here’s the thing though; before you pack up the car and trailer, you’ll want to know that you’ve booked the best accommodation in Clarens. This will be central to everything you’d like to do at the end of this road trip!

Clarens Eddies B&B/Self Catering offers just that. A central jumping off point for everything you’d like to do, from enjoying the peace and serenity, to outrageous adventure.

At Clarens Eddies you can look forward to comfort in style, a warm welcome that speaks volumes about the hospitality that comes with the territory in this beautiful valley, and award winning service.

Clarens isn’t known as the Jewel of the Free State for nothing, so why not find out for yourself.  Book, pack up the car and look forward to an unforgettable mixture of peace and adventure!

Looking for a holiday destination you can visit all year round in South Africa?

If you’re looking for a holiday destination that’s not determined by the season, then Clarens is your best choice. And if you’re hoping for affordable accommodation in Clarens, you’ll find that any time of the year is perfect at Clarens Eddies B&B/Self Catering.

The staff at Clarens Eddies have spent years perfecting the art of caring deeply for the comfort of guests, which is one of the main reasons many return year after year for more of the same special treatment.

Clarens Eddies has won Service Excellence Awards from the top South African hub for holiday accommodation,, as well as from international booking site,

These awards have been won every year since 2014, which should give you a pretty good idea of what you can look forward to when you book your holiday with owner Dawn Trevelyan and her team.

It takes passion to earn accolades like these, and looking at the consistency with which Clarens Eddies has won these awards, it’s obvious that the love for what this team does is unwavering.

The high standards you can expect from the accommodation at Clarens Eddies in totally in keeping with the absolute beauty of the valley that holds Clarens itself in the palm of its hands.

Summer or winter, you’ll be able to stroll from Clarens Eddies into the village to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner, at any one of the close on 10 restaurants beckoning you to indulge in a variety of goodies that melt in your mouth.

If you’d like the staff to assist you with bookings, whether for meals or any of the over 30 activities to enjoy in Clarens, you can rest easy in the fact that their recommendations and assistance will lead you to the best there is.

In June and July the temperatures drop a bit more than any other time of the year, but other than putting a bit of a damper on activities like swimming, you can go right on doing what you would at any other time of the year.

Of course, hardened white water rafting junkies don’t let this affect their wild sprints down the Ash River at all!

This is definitely the season for the warm fluffy duvets, electric blankets and fires laid on by the staff at Clarens Eddies, which will go down very well after a day out exploring in the crisp air.

From August through October autumn colours give way to fresh spring hues of green, while fruit trees blossom in outrageous colours to call all visitors to share in the renewal of life after winter.

Things start hotting up from October, until it gets to the warmest months from December to February, but even the heat is mild in Clarens.

There is no holiday ‘season’ in Clarens. Every year, throughout the year, visitors from South Africa and around the globe make their pilgrimage to the peace and tranquillity to this Jewel of the Free State.

Be adventurous and make a booking with the team at Clarens Eddies for a different time of the year every year, to experience everything that makes Clarens truly magical!