Book now for an awesome winter holiday in Clarens

Many people consider summer as the best season for holidays, but in some parts of South Africa you can have a winter holiday that can’t be beaten.

No one wants to have to battle raging winter storms, with wind and rain putting paid to all outdoor activities, especially around the coast.

In Clarens however, there’s so much to see and do, that even with a chill in the air, you’ll have more than enough to do outdoors that’ll keep the blood pumping enough to keep you warm.

You won’t be getting a tan, that’s for sure, but you’ll still be able to spend hours just exploring the rich tapestry of art that represents the work of local artists.

There really is no shortage of art in its many forms in Clarens, which makes it an ideal experience that caters to every taste, so much so that many of the visitors to this quaint village leave with a work of art or two to take back home.

There are so many nooks and crannies to explore in Clarens that you’ll be kept busy enough to keep the chill out, and the only way to do it is by stretching your legs for an eye-opening tour on foot.

With the Maluti Mountains as its backdrop, and the Rooi Berge (Red Mountains) forming yet another aspect of protection for this stunningly beautiful valley, Clarens is the ideal weekend getaway for visitors living in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Bloemfontein and Durban.

At the end of a short road trip to Clarens you’ll have arrived at the Jewel of the Eastern Free State, and what a jewel it is, ripe and ready to be explored any which way you choose.

Other than being the art mecca in South Africa, which it would be with more than 20 art galleries ready to be explored, Clarens is also home to over 20 restaurants dotted around the Village Square, which should be more than enough to satisfy every palate.

What about the outdoors in Clarens during winter?

If you love hiking, you’ll be in seventh heaven with the variety of hiking trails that lead out of Clarens. Whether all you want is a gentle stroll or one that challenges your fitness level, there’s a hiking trail suited to everyone.  Clarens now offers a parkrun in the mountains and beautiful nature.

You’ll find that the staff at Clarens Eddies B&B or Self Catering will give you all the inside info you need to find the right hiking trail for you.

Autumn and winter weather in Clarens:

As autumn takes hold and the leaves of deciduous trees take on the stunning colours of russet, gold, orange, yellow and more, the temperatures are still very mild in Clarens.

As for winter, bringing warm winter jackets will make very cold nights more comfortable while you’re painting the village red.

On your return to the warmth of Clarens Eddies you’ll have all the warmth you need, with electric blankets, fireplaces and fluffy warm duvets laid on in style.

While the days are still sunny and clear, you’ll need to wrap up a bit to beat the icy winds that snow-capped mountains bring to this beautiful valley.

Outdoor adventure in winter

Clarens in winter is perfect for outdoors adventure. That’s if you don’t shiver in your boots at the thought of ziplining or abseiling, white water rafting and taking to the sky in a hot air balloon!

Exploring wildlife& ancient history

Heading on over to the Golden Gate Highlands National Park for a game drive will more than satisfy your love of wildlife in a natural, protected habitat.

Lionsrock Big Cat Sanctuary is home to a few prides of lions and other wild cats, including beautiful leopards and a Bengal tiger, all of which were born in captivity, before finally finding safe haven at Lionsrock.

Clarens is 100 years old, but there were others that were here long before man ever founded this village. This is where you can enjoy the adventure of following in the footsteps of Dinosaurs, finding teeth, bones and claws left by these ancient inhabitants of this region.

It’s virtually impossible to go into the extensive list of winter activities to be enjoyed in Clarens, however, booking your accommodation at Clarens Eddies B&B/Self Catering will be the ultimate gateway to the best that Clarens has to offer.

This team will keep you warm, comfortable and thoroughly spoiled after a long day of exploration, and they’ll do it in award-winning style!

6 Reasons to book stylish, comfortable & affordable accommodation at Clarens Eddies

With Clarens Eddies B&B or Self Catering, you have the perfect starting point for a holiday that’ll leave an indelible imprint on your memory that’ll make coming back impossibly difficult to resist.

Few people that visit Clarens from the four corners of the world can resist a return visit. There’s just so much that makes this 100 year old village one of the most exciting and intriguing holiday destinations in South Africa.

With an abundance of natural beauty, wildlife, adventure activities, history and art, you’d have to visit for a year’s worth of weekends just to make it halfway through a taste of the magic that is Clarens.

But what makes award-winning Clarens Eddies a great choice for accommodation? Well here are just a few reasons for this:

The warmest welcome

There’s no doubt about it, people that live in such a beautiful valley can be no other than warm and welcoming. Sharing their love of living in Clarens comes naturally to the team at Clarens Eddies, and you’ll get dollops of it here.

Service excellence

It’s hard to beat the award winning service that has crowned Clarens Eddies with the Certificate of Excellence for 5 years running. These awards come from booking sites Tripadvisor and, which means that the service you can expect from the staff is world class.

It’s not just about service excellence for this team. It’s also very much about how well they care for their guests, making sure that they go the extra mile to make Clarens Eddies the perfect home away from home.

Sheer comfort & best value for money

Whether you’ve booked a self-catering unit or chosen one of the rooms perfect for couples celebrating romance, you can expect nothing but the best in comfort.

There’s absolutely nothing second rate about anything laid on by this team. You won’t be sleeping on an old mattress under tacky, frayed bedding, or drying yourself with well-worn towels.

Everything has to be about freshness and hygiene if it’s to meet the standard so many guests have come to expect over the years. There’s no denying that this is true value for money accommodation in Clarens.

Unique style & art

Since Clarens is already considered the mecca of art in South Africa, it stands to reason that owner Dawn Trevelyan has made sure to add original art into the mix of decor.

There’s an element of artistry that makes the style in each room unique, breathing life into an atmosphere that pleases all the senses.

This is an open invitation to relax that cannot be denied, and when you’ve spent the whole day wandering around the village, hiking a beautiful trail or white water rafting, you’ll love that this is what you come back to and where you lay your head!

Central location

Step out of the doorway at Clarens Eddies and you’ll be in the heart of the quaint, old world Clarens Village in just a few minutes. This is a stroll that’ll lead to a plethora of restaurants, art galleries, museums, pubs and unusual gift shops that’ll have you digging deep into your wallet!

Unless you decide that a drive to Golden Gate Highlands National Park or Afriski Mountain Resort is on your must-do list, your car can stay right where it is while you venture out, safely parked at Clarens Eddies.

All the extra bells and whistles

Are you worried that there’ll be no internet in this beautiful valley tucked into the Eastern corner of the Free State? Forget it!  You’ll have uncapped WiFi with 2 boosters ready and waiting to do your bidding!

Add in a flat screen TV with selected channels, 24 hour service and assistance with all your holiday plans, as well as bookings for the best food in town, and your holiday will have all the makings of an unforgettable experience!

Actually,there’s a lot more you can expect when you decide that Clarens Eddies is just the place for you and your family, but for more of it you’ll have to contact the awesome team that makes your holiday in Clarens unforgettable!