If you’re looking for family-friendly, affordable accommodation in Clarens, then you should start at Clarens Eddies Self-Catering and B&B! This comfy accommodation is situated in a setting as quiet as you would expect of a holiday hideaway that takes you out of the noise and stress of high speed life in the city, yet close enough to the bustling village square to stretch your legs a little, and fire up your imagination!
First time visitors and long-time regulars alike, come face to face with staff that bring fresh meaning to the word hospitality, going to bat for guests in order to create comfort that continues to bring these visitors back, again and again.
This beautiful valley, nestled at the foothills of the Maluti Mountains and surrounded by the Rooiberge (Red Mountains), has imbued the team at Clarens Eddies with a warmth and welcome that is rare in other sought after holiday destinations in South Africa.
Affectionately called the Jewel of the Free State, nothing about Clarens is ordinary, not in the stunning natural surroundings, or in the architecture that harks back a hundred years.
Out of the ordinary too is the fact that in this small village there are adventure companies offering fun and excitement in such variety that choosing what to do can consume a lot of your time, unless you plan well in advance.
On the opposite end of the scale, it’s doubtful that many villages of this size can offer the simplicity of uncomplicated outdoor pleasure. The fresh air and fragrance of nature wafting on the breeze make hiking and scenic walks a must for visitors.
One of the great bonuses about the team at Clarens Eddies is that they know all about the activities that can be enjoyed here, they know the best options and will more than happily make bookings for you for any of these adventures.
Dawn Trevelyan, owner of Clarens Eddies, knows each hiking trail intimately and often takes guests on hikes and walks when she’s in residence, failing which, you’ll have the best info on hand courtesy of her team.
Beauty is celebrated in this valley in every possible way, expressed in a multitude of disciplines at the hands of local artists. There is an entire avenue dedicated to art, where strolling in and out of galleries can take the best part of your day, if you’re an art lover.
It won’t take long for you to understand what it is about Clarens and its surroundings that has created a depth of inspiration for the artists, sculptors and photographers that have made Clarens an art Mecca in South Africa, and their permanent home.
If you love food, you’ll be spoiled for choice in the Clarens Village Square, where many restaurants and coffee shops spill out onto pavements, sheltered by trees that are hundreds of years old.
Despite the fact that Clarens is a weekend and holiday destination of note, it retains its old world character and charm, so much so that it’s clear it’ll never become a commercialised, overcrowded holiday spot.
Contact Dawn and her team at Clarens Eddies to make your booking today for this popular, well-loved home away from home!