This is accommodation in Clarens at its best!

Recharging your mind, body and spirit doesn’t cost much more than a drop or two of petrol and the best accommodation in Clarens! Small price to pay, isn’t it?

Especially if you’re lucky enough to manage a booking at Clarens Eddies B&B and Self Catering, where affordable accommodation in Clarens is synonymous with comfort and style!

In addition to fresh air, vast open spaces and adventure around virtually every corner from your accommodation, the staff at Clarens Eddies will thoroughly spoil you, so that by the time you leave you’ll be making a booking for your next trip, just to be sure you’re not left out in the cold next time around!

Here are a few reasons that make Clarens Eddies the choice home away from home for new visitors and regulars:

The welcome

No one but the locals can welcome you as warmly as this team!  In fact they’ve been awarded a place in the Certificates of Excellence Hall of Fame for being counted among the best over the last 5 years, and they intend to stay there!

The ultimate commitment from Dawn Trevelyan and her team is to be available round the clock to make sure that your comfort takes first place at Clarens Eddies, and unfailing commitment that never wavers.

The helping hand

Although there are over 20 eateries in Clarens, trying to decide on which to try next for breakfast, lunch or supper, won’t be as easy as it will with the inside information you’ll have from this team.

They’ll also assist you with making bookings for any adventures you’d like to take on, and, because you’ve got a huge choice of them, that same inside info will be great!

The accommodation

If you’re planning a romantic weekend, there’s one self-catering unit available, if you want to cook a candlelight dinner for two, as well as two rooms that have the basics such as a fridge, microwave and kettle on hand to keep you in munchies for the duration, in-between forays into the village.

Should you be planning to bring the whole family or a group of friends along, you’ll have self-catering units to choose from to keep everyone close and comfy.

At most Clarens Eddies is able to sleep up to 16 guests, which gives everyone the privacy that should be enjoyed on a lazy holiday or weekend away.

The comfort

There’s no doubt that owner Dawn pulled out all the stops where it comes to making sure that guests are surrounded by comfort and style after a day out in nature, or on lazy days spent wandering through Clarens Village.

With the fresh air you’re going to be soaking up, you’ll need a comfy bed to sink into at the end of the day, or a couch to curl up on to watch the sun go down, and that’s precisely what you’ll have here.

Style is added to the comfort factor, with the works of local artists adorning the walls, and an eclectic style of décor that speaks volumes for the fact that nothing is repeated in any room.  Everywhere you look in any of the rooms you’ll find authenticity, setting Clarens Eddies apart from the usual overdone, replicated rooms and units elsewhere.

The cleanliness factor

The care taken in terms of cleanliness will make anyone who counts cleanliness above much else ecstatic! Everything is clean, from outside in, and it shows.

…so much left to say, but…

There simply isn’t enough space here to go into all the reasons that Clarens Eddies fits the bill for being accommodation at its best in Clarens, but, if you’re interest has been piqued, give this super team a call to make your booking today!

Enjoy a family holiday like no other in Clarens

If there’s one corner of the Eastern Free State that encompasses the very essence of romance on one hand, and on the other the perfect holiday getaway for the whole family, it’s Clarens.

Clarens Eddies B&B and Self Catering accommodation in Clarens has seen many a family through awesome holidays in sheer comfort, guiding old and young to all the best in activities, gift shops, art galleries and more, making sure that everyone has something to remember on the trip home.

The team at Clarens Eddies is thoroughly committed to your comfort, welcoming you as only a team that has won Certificates of Excellence from top international and local booking sites could.

This is just one of the reasons that guests become regulars, especially those that are able to make it back to Clarens from nearby Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Durban weekend after weekend.

As a weekend getaway, it’s hard to beat what Clarens has to offer. The sheer beauty of this valley and 100 year old village is enough to hold the attention. There’s so much to take in during the space of a weekend, but, with the right inside information, which is freely available from the staff at Clarens Eddies, you’ll be able to make the most of your visit.

If you’re more interested in taking a quiet walk from Clarens Eddies into the village than in the physical exertion of extreme activities, then you’ll be utterly charmed by a stroll through the mixture of history and architecture around every corner in Clarens Village Square.

Talking about strolls, you’ll also find that there are a plethora of hiking trails that are in the main just right for a comfortable walk, without having to push yourself too hard.

The prize at the end of these trails is the natural glory reflected in the open vistas that bring a riot of colours out in every way, from the Maluti Mountains in the distance, to the Sandstone Mountains for which Clarens is famous for.

For those with energy to spare, horse riding, cycling and white water rafting await, along with many other activities designed to tire the fittest in the family!

There’s a beautiful golf course in Clarens and some of the best waters for trout and fly fishing, if that’s what takes your fancy! If you’d like to add a little wildlife to your Clarens adventure, the Golden Gate National Park is just around the corner from Clarens Eddies.

Horse trails, 4×4 trails and MTB trails show off some of the most exhilarating sights you’ll ever see, which is exactly why Clarens is aptly nicknamed The Jewel of the Free State!

This post cannot, in any way, describe the true magic that a family holiday in Clarens will bring. The only way to enjoy the full scope of the adventures that lie ahead for you and your family, is to make your booking today with the friendly team at Clarens Eddies.

You may well come for a weekend, but you’ll be back for a week…or more.

A peek into the history of beautiful Clarens

Think dinosaurs and you’ll get a picture of just how much history there is to uncover in the village of Clarens, Eastern Free State.

We’re going to take as brief a look as possible into the colourful history behind this village 100 years old, hugging the foothills of the majestic Maluti Mountains and close to the border with Lesotho.


Before there were any human beings in this valley, there were the Dinosaurs, and, their remains invite visitors to follow in their footsteps, to uncover fossils that have been preserved up to 300 million years.

Following in the footsteps of the dinosaurs in Clarens is something that both young and old will enjoy, especially when the tour is led by professionals who’ll give you the history behind the physical evidence.


Today the rock art of the Khoisan in the area around Clarens is evidence that these were the first human inhabitants in the area. Once the Basotho’s moved into the area, and the wars that came with them, the peaceful Khoisan (Bushmen) moved to areas more suited to their way of life.

There are caves in which bushmen/Khoisan art is preserved, a vivid journey into the history of these people who first lived in the Clarens area.

White settlers

The Voortrekkers were the next to arrive in the Clarens area. This was in an attempt to get out from under British rule and the threat of war that always loomed between the boers and the British.  Peace was not to last for them though, not with the wars that started between the boers and the Basotho people, as well as those fought against the British.

In the period of 1865, war was declared on the Basotho nation on the heels of the murder of 5 Transvaal burghers in the Eastern Free State, a war that lasted a bloody year.

Anglo-Boer war

British colonization added to the war with the Basotho’s, bringing with it a war for independence that made the area around Clarens a battlefield. The British targeted boer families, destroying their homes and then sending them to British concentration camps.

Many women and children chose rather to hide in the same caves that had been home to the bushmen, giving Clarens and the surrounding area a wealth of historical sites, rich tapestries of stories that continue the legends of that period marked by bloodshed.

Titanic rock

In the year that the Titanic sank, Clarens officially became a village, and in that same year, the prominent rock that welcomes you to Clarens and resembles the bow of a ship, inspired a local to name it Titanic Rock, a name that has lasted for 100 years.

Clarens today

Today, Clarens is one of the sought after holiday destinations in South Africa, enticing visitors around the globe to soak up the kaleidoscope that history, geology, architecture and art produces in this beautiful valley and village.

Whether it’s tranquillity you seek, surrounded by breath-taking beauty, or excitement in the form of over thirty things to do in Clarens, you’ll be satisfied on every level.

Make sure that you set aside enough time to take in all that’s on offer in Clarens because time passes so quickly, and before you know it, it’s time to pack up and leave.

There is a way to make sure that you catch up on everything that attracts you to Clarens and that’s to book your accommodation on the way out, and if there’s one team that’d welcome you among other regulars, it’s those at Clarens Eddies B&B or Self Catering!

Don’t miss out on the experience of a lifetime in this beautiful corner of the world by waiting too long to book this affordable, comfortable accommodation in Clarens!