What to expect when you book accommodation at Clarens Eddies

Before we get to what you can expect when you book a room or self-catering unit at Clarens Eddies, let’s talk about what makes this the perfect accommodation for a holiday worth remembering.

The staff work as an awesome team with owner Dawn Trevelyan to welcome every guest with the kind of hospitality you would expect from locals who love to share everything that makes Clarens so unique, with an open heart.

You’ll know exactly where to eat and where to go to enjoy art, history and natural surroundings that are abundantly beautiful, from an insider’s perspective.

The list of activities you’ll be introduced to by this team will be the gateway to a world of fun and adventure, with enough of a variety to keep everyone very happy as they explore the quaint village and surrounding attractions.

Clarens Eddies is also a very central location for a visit to the Golden Gate National Park or to take a game drive that includes a visit to lions that have been rescued from atrocious circumstances to be given a safe haven where they are lovingly cared for.

Afriski Ski Resort is also not too far away to make a day of it on the slopes before returning to the comfort of your home away from home at Clarens Eddies.

Taking a pony trek through the Lesotho Mountains or stepping into the basket of a hot air balloon all starts virtually on your doorstep, as does horse riding, cycling, mountain biking, hiking and white river rafting.

But, back to what you can expect from your accommodation at Clarens Eddies:

If you’ve booked for 6 people in a self-catering unit, you’ll be happy to know that you’ll have absolutely everything you need to make catering for a family or group of friends a breeze.  You’ll also have everything you need to keep the kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms clean, unless you’d like to give yourself a real treat and add an awesome cleaning team to your bill.

Two bathrooms will also make life easier for a bigger family, and the dining table has more than enough elbow room to seat everyone very comfortably.  Of course, all of this is would be incomplete without a private braai area wouldn’t it? Yep, it’s there, along with all the outdoor furniture you’ll need.

If you’re planning a self-catered holiday for four, everyone will be just as comfortable, with everything laid on in abundance. This includes soft fluffy towels, duvets that make bed a hard place to leave, and cosy couches that make curling up in front of the flat screen TV after a hard day of exploration and fun just perfect.

Now we get to accommodation for two!  Clarens Eddies has one self-catering unit perfect for 2, with all the goodies mentioned above included to make life easier and very, very comfortable.

If you’re not into a self-catered weekend or holiday, you have a choice of two stylish rooms that’ll hit the right spot as a place to lay your head at night, or laze to about during a day off from the many activities on offer.

You won’t have to worry about food at all. With over twenty restaurants lining the sidewalks of Clarens Village Square you may have to toss a coin or two to make decisions about where to go for breakfast, lunch or supper!

You could also take the easy route and ask the team at Clarens Eddies for inside information that’ll help in making the decisions, and they’ll be more than happy to make the bookings to secure your seat.

All in all, you can expect nothing less than the best when it comes to your accommodation at Clarens Eddies, and from the team that’ll look after you twenty-four hours a day during your stay.

Book today to make sure no one else beats you to it, or to enjoy the great accommodation specials on offer at Clarens Eddies!

Spend 2 nights at Clarens Eddies & get 50% discount off the 3rd night you stay

If you’re looking for affordable accommodation in Clarens, then you’ll be in the pound seats when you book at Clarens Eddies B&B/Self Catering. 

This is comfortable, affordable accommodation all year round, but with the great specials that are always on offer, extending your holiday is even easier.

How Clarens Eddies accommodation specials work:

50% off accommodation specials

For visitors who live in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Durban, a weekend in Clarens isn’t too far away to make it worthwhile.  From Durban it’s an easy 4 hour drive, and three hours from Johannesburg and Bloemfontein.

If visitors from every corner of the globe make sure that Clarens is on their must-see list, then we really have it easy!

Make it a three day holiday  to get the third  night stay at 50% discount.  Any which way you book your stay, you’ll get a great deal on the third night!

Keep in mind that this special does not apply to Fridays and Saturdays, but this is definitely a winner if you’d like to keep extra cash available to indulge in great food, collect a work of art from one of the many galleries or grab a few mementos from the craft markets.

Clarens Village Square alone will definitely have you hauling out a very tired wallet more than a few times, but it’ll be worth it considering the fantastic accommodation specials at Clarens Eddies!

10% off accommodation specials

You’re going to have to go a long way to find really affordable accommodation in Clarens, especially when that accommodation includes award-winning service, absolute comfort, privacy and style.

10% off for 2, 4 and 6 people comes to a really nice addition to any holiday, and Dawn, owner of Clarens Eddies, knows exactly how to structure these discounts in such a way that everyone gets to enjoy the best of Clarens at great prices.

As an example, 10% off for 6 people staying at Clarens Eddies translates to around R268 per person per night, which is a price you’d be hard pressed to beat.  2 people would only pay around R288 per person for a completely private romantic getaway in one of the most beautiful valleys in South Africa! 

A family of 4 gets to stay for around R200 each per night, making Clarens Eddies a choice that’ll be really easy on the budget, especially if everyone wants to get involved in any of the many exciting activities on offer for all ages.

The motto at Clarens Eddies is always ‘how can we help’!

The team that’ll look after you during your stay at Clarens Eddies has looked after and cared for thousands of guests since 2006, and they’re going to do the same for you, to make sure your stay is one that’ll bring you back again and again for more of the same.

Although Clarens Eddies has all you could want in terms of comfort from the 21st century and is perfectly situated a short walk from Clarens Village Square, you’ll be surrounded by an atmosphere and architecture that has stood for a hundred years.

Despite its popularity as a weekend getaway and holiday destination, Clarens will never become a noisy cosmopolitan centre, it would lose all the magic that makes it a bridge between the old and new world, besides which, the awe-inspiring natural beauty would not survive on the beaten track.

Book an unforgettable holiday or weekend with the team at Clarens Eddies to open the doorway to all that has earned Clarens the nickname of ‘Jewel of the Eastern Free State’; its well worth the trip to take advantage of such great accommodation specials.

Enter a world of awe-inspiring beauty between the Maluti Mountains & the Rooiberg Mountain range

Clarens is a place of awe-inspiring beauty, a valley that is protected by the Maluti Mountains on one side and the Rooiberg Mountains (Red Mountains) on the other, creating a vibrant work of natural art that is hard to replicate.

In fact, this is the very reason that artists make Clarens their home.  The inspiration drawn from these surroundings is evident in many of the art galleries that line an avenue dedicated to art in all forms.

You’ll find that even the art on display in the rooms at Clarens Eddies are all originals painted by locals, and collected with great care over the years by owner Dawn Trevelyan.

Clarens Eddies B&B/Self Catering is just the place for you if you want the right accommodation from which to venture into and soak up all that makes Clarens the ‘Jewel of the Eastern Free State’.

Comfort, cleanliness and style top the list of reasons that Clarens Eddies has become home to many visitors who keep returning to tick off more of the exhaustive list of activities and adventures on offer in and around Clarens.

The staff is friendly and caring, always ready and willing to go the extra mile to make your stay one that is far above average.  Most guests expect this level of comfort and service excellence to cost an arm and a leg, but this is where Clarens Eddies is once again the exception.

Affordable accommodation in Clarens is a given with this team, and for extra measure, there is always a special on accommodation added into this great package that makes a holiday in Clarens suit every budget.

Clarens is about more than just its art.  It also offers stunning hikes and walks that don’t require a high level of fitness, with each hike offering a different perspective of the collective beauty echoed in the surrounding areas. 

Of course, if you are into a tougher hike, you’ll be more than satisfied with what’s on offer at the foot of the Maluti’s and into the Rooiberge! The Sentinel hike in the Drakensburg is only one and a half hour drive from Clarens.

After spending the day mountain biking, hiking or white river rafting, you’ll probably be ravenously hungry, in which case you’ll have some of the best restaurants right round the corner from Clarens Eddies, waiting to invite you into a night on the town in this one hundred year old village.

The stunning shades of sandstone you’ll see in the mountains around you and from your window at Clarens Eddies is echoed in the architecture of Clarens, adding history to this quaint village.

About history in Clarens.  The dinosaurs were here first and they left evidence that can be explored to make sure that we know it.  Then the San made this valley their home, leaving their mark behind in the form of Bushmen paintings.

From there things went somewhat downhill with the Anglo-Boar wars and those between the Basotho’s and burghers of the then Boer settlement. 

All of this is in evidence in and around Clarens, waiting for all who’d like to take a trip into the history of this town that is little changed over a century later a journey worth taking.

There is so much more to Clarens than can be expressed here in short form that you simply have to make your booking with the team at Clarens Eddies to experience the very best of it for yourself. Second hand can never come close to the real thing in this case!

Book family & friends into the best accommodation available if you’re planning a wedding in Clarens

If you’ve settled on Clarens as the venue for your nuptials, you’ll already know you’ve chosen one of the most beautiful wedding destinations possible in South Africa.

Few will have taken the journey up to Clarens with you to view the venue ahead of the wedding, which means that friends and family will only be introduced to the breath-taking beauty of this one hundred year old village on their arrival.

Unless of course they’ve done a bit of research on good ole Google, in which case a romantic wedding won’t be all that they’ll be looking forward to!

Words cannot sufficiently describe the patchwork quilt that nature has designed in this valley at the foot of the Maluti Mountains.  Photographs and paintings come closer to the magic contained in every nook and cranny in Clarens, but nothing compares with drinking in the real thing.

Clarens Eddies B&B and Self Catering has played host to many guests descending on Clarens from all corners of the world to share in the romance and joy any wedding brings, and to celebrate in an atmosphere that cannot be replicated anywhere else.

Clarens certainly has bragging rights about being a one-of-a-kind wedding destination in South Africa, having earned the lovingly bestowed nickname of ‘Jewel of the Eastern Free State’.

Family and friends will obviously want to be able to explore while you and the groom get ready for the big day, and Clarens has enough to keep everyone busy, from the younger to the older generation.

Many visitors extend their bookings so that they are able to enjoy far more than just a whistle-stop tour of everything there is to see and do in Clarens, before and after the wedding.

The staff at Clarens Eddies have a way of making every guest feel welcome and right at home for their stay, assisting with insider tips on where to go and what to do, to make it a truly special experience over and above the happy occasion.

Here are a few suggestions, taken from a long list of activities in Clarens, that’ll keep every generation happy as preparations for the wedding get underway:

For the kids:

Kids love dinosaurs, no doubt about it, and the experience of following in the footsteps of dinosaurs in Clarens will definitely give them a great story to take back home.  They’ll be taken by an expert on palaeontology to explore the tracks, claws, teeth and other bones left behind by these giants billions of years ago.

For young adults:

There’s a full plate to tuck into for teens and young adults, it’s picking the activity that’s going to present a challenge! Horse riding, white river rafting, cycling, swimming, hot air balloon rides and moreare there for the taking, though many of these are great for the whole family too.

For the laid-back generation:

The older generation, having raised the kids and now enjoying their grandchildren, will definitely appreciate some of the gentler aspects of Clarens.

A stroll to Clarens Village Square is an experience on its own, with the aroma’s spilling out of over twenty coffee shops and restaurants lining the square calling visitors to take a break from exploring art galleries, gift shops and an eclectic mix of crafts.

Above all, booking family and friends into Clarens Eddies is your assurance that they’ll enjoy the ultimate in comfort and style, as well as being on the receiving end of award-winning service excellence as they share in the joy of your very special day.