Romance is in the air in Clarens

It stands to reason that if Clarens is a sought after wedding destination, it also has to be the perfect place for a romantic getaway! Romance is definitely in the air here.

Everything about Clarens speaks of romance, from the old world architecture in a cobblestone village square harking back a hundred years, to the hikes that cry out for lovers to spend their time soaking up awe-inspiring sunrises and sunsets, with a picnic basket and champagne on hand, of course.

The first place to start though, is to make sure you book your accommodation at Clarens Eddies Self-catering/B&B for the most comfortable, most private and conveniently situated accommodation close to everything a romantic couple will enjoy.

Booking is essential. This welcoming spot is in demand for romantic getaways, attracting guests from Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Durban.  You could say it’s just around the corner – a three to four hour corner, depending, making it well worth a weekend trip.

Of course a week or two will have you settling in nicely in this home away from home, while you head to the village to indulge in great food, great company and funky little shops that’ll have you opening your wallet a lot more than you had planned!

Being an artist’s haven, the social life in Clarens, which centres on the village square, is eclectic, filled with interesting locals who each have their own colourful stories about why they live here and why they’d never think of leaving!

You may even find that once they’re through with you you’ll start looking at properties that’ll make the perfect second home! Imagine!

The restaurants and side walk cafés are a lot like an Italian piazza, flowing out onto the pavement under beautiful shade trees – made for romance.

Clarens Village Square is for strolling lovers, taking a peak in here and there, and stopping in every now and then along the way. You can spoil each other with gifts galore as you move from art gallery to art gallery and on to the interesting shops that line the village square.

If you aren’t afraid of heights, a hot air balloon glide across this beautiful valley is a must for romantics. Looking across the valley towards the majestic mountains that hold this village in their arms is an experience neither of you will forget!

This is nature at its most spectacular, designed to bring romance to life no matter what you do with your days.

The rooms at Clarens Eddies are ideal for couples who have no desire to cook during their break. There is of course the kitchen basics such as a kettle, microwave and bar fridge, after all, why would you want to waste time cooking when you have some of the best restaurants right on your doorstep!

There is a self-catering unit for couples who really want to do a bit of their own cooking of course, we wouldn’t want to deprive any potential gourmet chef from spoiling a loved one with fare that speaks of love.

The team at Clarens Eddies will also be all too happy to point you to the best eateries and make the bookings for you. They have all the inside info you could possibly need to make your romantic weekend in Clarens an unforgettable one!

Book for a romantic weekend in Clarens while you can, this little village, although still peaceful, is like a magnet to romantics from around the globe, so don’t waste a moment making sure you have a booking confirmed at Clarens Eddies to avoid disappointment!

Have you booked your festive season accommodation in Clarens yet?

If you haven’t,it’s absolutely necessary to get on to the team at Clarens Eddies B&B/Self-Catering, before it’s too late.  And it’s easy for it to be a serious squeeze to get into this popular guest house with fantastically comfortable accommodation, due to the fact that at 16 guests it’ll be chocka block full!

Why do guests keep coming back to Clarens Eddies? Well that’s easy.  Having won Service Excellence Certificates from top holiday booking sites and international, this is a team that’s made an art of giving the best of everything to make any stay truly memorable.

Be prepared though. If you haven’t already enjoyed the magic that is so prevalent in this village in the valley between the Rooiberge Mountains (Red Mountains) and the Maluti Mountain range, know that you’ll be booking your next stay before you head back home!

At a time when South Africans are tightening their belts in the face of the economic downturn, the one thing that we still all need is that festive season break that brings peace to the soul, making it necessary to shop around for affordable accommodation in Clarens at the end of a tough year.

Well, Clarens Eddies goes all the way towards making it possible for families and romantics to save money for fun that otherwise would be spent on expensive accommodation.

The thing is, there’s just so much to do and see in Clarens that you need that extra lolly to make the most of all the goodies that catch your eye, begging to go home with you, so, affordable accommodation it must be.

Don’t let the tag ‘affordable accommodation’ make you think you’re going to be staying somewhere cheap. Nothing could be further from the truth!

The rooms and self-catering units are stunning, filled with décor, paintings and objects de art that have been lovingly collected by owner Dawn Trevelyan since she first opened the doors to this unique accommodation in 2006.

No unit or room looks the same as the next, yet it all comes together in a style that makes you want to laze about in sunrooms and lounges for a while, before you hit the village.

To raise yourself from your comfy corner to head for the popular Clarens Village Square you simply step out of your space, take a short walk and


Voila, you’re in a world that comes from another time in history, yet has all the mod cons we’ve become used to in an age of technology.

Not only do you have great views of the mountains from your accommodation, you’ll also be able to soak up the magical smells and sounds that only Mother Nature can produce, born of rain and thunderstorms that dance on the peaks of majestic mountains.

It must be said here that Clarens is a holiday destination that offers the best weather all year round, summer or winter, so it’s not as if it rains every day either. It does get a bit chilly in the evenings when winter swings around, but the summers are beautifully mild, perfect for all the outdoor activities that make for great holidays.

Contact Dawn and her team to make your booking for a festive season holiday never to be forgotten…but get there quickly!