Clarens is a small village surrounded by the Maluti mountains in Lesotho and the South African red mountains. Clarens is called the jewel of the free state and it is a very popular tourist attraction. Tourists love the village with it’s many art galleries, curio shops and restaurants.

The small village with a population of 7,000 plus people is popular for weddings, family and birthday celebrations, motorbike rallies, mountain bike races, old car clubs gatherings and marathons.

Clarens is only 3 hours drive from Johannesburg and 4 hours from Durban.  It is 17km from the beautiful Golden Gate National park. One and a half hours drive will take you the popular Afri ski resort in Lesotho. A few hours more driving and you reach the Katse dam in Lesotho.

In November tourists stay in Clarens to visit the Cherry festival in Ficksburg. One of the self catering or bed and breakfast accommodations is Eddies self catering or b&b. Tours to the cherry farms allows cherries to be picked from the trees while a tour leader exchange information on the growth and harvesting of cherries. Tourist get the opportunity to taste and buy several items produced from cherries.

Clarens and the surrounding areas are a nature paradise.   The Clarens conservancy offers many hiking trails in Clarens. Golden Gate is a hikers dream come true.  From Clarens it is only one and a half hours drive to the Drakensberg peaks Mont aux Sources, Sentinel and the Amphitheatre where the chain ladder walk to the Tugela falls challenges the hiker.

Horse riding, abseiling, swimming, white river rafting, Lesotho tours , massages, manicures and facials, hot air ballooning, fishing, archery, quad biking, Eddies self catering or b&b guided walking tours and pigeon shooting are some of the activities that calls tourist back to the Clarens village.

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Clarens Accommodation

Planning a trip to Clarens, the jewel of the free state?  Find the Clarens accommodation where you get the knowledge of what Clarens village and  the surrounding areas offer.

Clarens Eddies Self catering or B&B is situated  in Clarens village. A few minutes walk from Eddies and you reach the many restaurants, curio shops and art galleries.  Eddies owner will introduce you to the different restaurants and the shops you must not miss.  There is a rock shop, a book shop, beer tasting and many more.   The many restaurants with their different menus offer diverse choices that will definitely meet the uniqueness of each person.

Clarens Eddies Self catering or B&B is the only Clarens accommodation that offers daily guided hiking trips free of charge to only Eddies guest. Eddies is only 10 minutes walk to many Clarens hiking trails a mountain bike trail. Eddies owner introduces you to these trail and assists to get started. Eddies guests have a what to do list with contact details for  35 activities in Clarens and the surrounding area. Eddies owner assists with contacting and booking the suppliers of these activities. Example of these activities are swimming, fishing, horse riding, white river rafting and many more.

Guests looking for Clarens accommodation will enjoy the affordable rates that Clarens Eddies offers. With the affordable rates comfort and style are guaranteed. Our June, Santa and Anki apartments have fire places. Heaters and electric blankets in all the units  ensure your comfort during the cold winters when temperatures drop to minus 17 degrees and the surrounding Maluti Mountains in Lesotho and the local Red Mountains are covered with snow.
Eddies is one of the Clarens accommodation that offers self catering facilities.  The June, Santa and Anki units are fully equipped  for self catering. The Ada and Ann units have small kitchenettes suitable for limited self catering.  Each unit has their own kitchen.

Eddies Self Catering Accommodation


Eddies self catering accommodation in Clarens offers superb self catering facilities for the guest who prefers to prepare their own food.

The self catering accommodation June, Santa and Anki have stoves, fridges with freezers, microwaves, toasters and kettles. Cooking pots, frying pans and all cooking and eating utensils are available to prepare that favourite meal. Each unit has their own kitchen. The unit Anki has a spacious kitchen with a big stove and fridge with a freezer which enables guests to prepare food for 16 people. Eddies self catering accommodation sleeps the maximum of 16 people.

The self catering accommodation Ada and Ann each have their own kitchenettes. The small kitchenettes offers microwaves, and electric frying pans, kettles and toasters. The Ada and Ann units do not have stoves and therefore no cooking pots and frying pans are available. The kitchenettes are most suitable for preparing small meals which does not require cooking on a stove.

Outside barbeques are part of living in the sunny South Africa. All the Eddies self catering accommodation have their own outside braai facilities with garden furniture. Enjoy your barbeque while observing the different atmospheres in the surrounding mountains. Eddies self catering accommodation is famous for breath taking mountain views.

If the weather does not allow an outside barbeque Eddies self catering accommodation have inside seating facilities in each unit.

The Eddies self catering accommodation is unique for the daily servicing of the units. We clean your dishes, pots and outside barbeque for a very low rate. Your dishcloths and washing liquid are replaced.

The self catering accommodation allow the guests to enjoy their holiday while Eddies staff clean up after the cooking and eating. Guests find the Eddies self catering accommodation of great value for saving money.

The self catering facilities are all as good as new because of Eddies effective maintenance and cleaning programme.

Great value for money!!

Eddies’ Guests Summit Mount Clarens

Clarens Eddies Self Catering/Bed & Breakfast is an adorable little accommodation spot built to suit diverse needs and requirements. Established in a convenient and quiet setting, this self catering facility has created rare comfort which makes visitors and travellers feel at home while they are away from home. Clarens Eddies customers are spoiled for choice with social activities around Clarens, including free guided mountain walks guided by Eddies Self catering/B&B owner for the more adventurous up Mount Clarens.

Guests can choose to take part in this two-hour walk and see Clarens from a completely different perspective. Once at the top, guests can enjoy the views; the Maluti Mountains in Lesotho, the local Red Mountains, Golden Gate Mountains, Mount Horeb and the typical Free State sandstone koppies.

Upon descent, guests can enjoy the diversity of the landscape, with the colourful sandstone rocks, synonymous with the region, a wide variety of bird species, a waterfall, the Clarens dam and a picturesque trail; all these element work together to create unforgettable moments.

Trail guided hikes at Clarens in the Free State

Enjoy the benefits of the outdoors, and hike up the mountains of the Free State. Book at Eddies Self Catering and B&B in Clarens, North-Eastern Free State and Enjoy the tranquillity of the mountains away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Offering affordable luxury accommodation, Clarens Eddies customers are spoiled for choice, including various trail guided hikes for those seeking some adrenalin.

Experience the different types of guided hikes in the Adventure Capital of the Free State, where you will be able to enjoy a two hour walk where you will summit one of the local mountains and enjoy the unspoiled beauty surrounding Clarens; if you are looking to exert yourself a bit more, you can take part in the trail guided hikes to the top of Mount Horeb and enjoy unsurpassable and breathtaking views of Clarens, Golden Gate National Park, the well-known Maluti Mountains of Lesotho, and the Drakensberg peaks in Qwa Qwa from a distance.

Take a day trip to one of the famous Drakensberg peaks in Qwa Qwa, the Sentinel.  Get your blood pumping will a climb up a 35meter chain ladder to the top of the mountain and have an awesome view of the Drakensberg amphitheatre, the Tugela waterfalls, and various other famous mountain peaks. With a variety of trails available, guests can choose which hike to partake in, depending on the level of their fitness. Other trails include, walks around the Katse Dam in Lesotho. For those wanting to experience nature the adventurous way, there are numerous activities on offer nearby including:

  • Quad biking
  • Horse riding
  • Hot air balloons
  • 4×4 Routes
  • Abseiling
  • White river rafting
  • Canoeing

Eddies Mountain B&B and Self Catering is only 42 km from the Lesotho border, meaning you can experience Afri Ski Resort for a day of fun while skiing or bum boarding. Other activities to enjoy while on your day visit includes visits to the Basotho cultural villages, gallery visits, dinosaur fossil hunting, clay pigeon shooting, train rides to Kosmos flower lands and cherry farms, and game viewing at the nearby Golden Gate National Park

Eddies Self catering/B&B offers 5 self catering units named Santa, June, Ada, Ann and Anki. The units Santa, Ada and Ann each sleep 2. The unit June sleeps 4 and the unit Anki sleeps 6-7. In total Eddies sleep 16-17 guests.


White river rafting self catering at Clarens near Lesotho

Share in the majestic allure that is unique to Clarens, situated in the Eastern Free State next to the beautiful Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. The Adventure Capital of the Free State offers something for everybody. For the adventurous, and lovers of extreme sports, Clarens offers a number of activities.

The preferred spot for white river rafting, adrenalin junkies can enjoy the sport in a number of water streams located around the Eddies. Only five mins away from the town centre and 10 mins away from various water streams and nearby mountains, Eddies is conveniently located. Secure, off-road parking, behind closed gates, means you can take in the surroundings on foot, without worrying about the safety of your car.

Clarens Eddies is equipped to host any kind of visitor. From single rooms, double rooms, Wi-Fi access, entertainment facilities to clean linen, you have a choice of the spacious villas or the smaller units, depending on the size of your groups. At Eddies, we can accommodate 16 people in our villas.

For the adrenalin seeking, lovers of nature, take advantage of Eddies’ perfect location, which makes it possible to participate in river rafting activities ranging from Grade 3 to Grade 4 waves on the Ash River. Experienced riders can test their mettle against the challenging Fishpond Rapids, while less experienced rafters will still be able to experience the thrill of the first big rapid called the Breathalyser.  The Trans Caledon feeds the Ash River ensuring all year round water fun for adventure seekers.  Other well-known rapids include the Alles Verloren and Alles Gevonden rapids which are reason enough to pack your gear and head down to Clarens.

Take advantage of Eddies Mountain B&B and Self Catering unique location and book a mid-week gateway at discounted rates and experience one of the best white river rafting self catering resorts in the area. Contact us to book your stay today.

Clarens Eddies Mountain B&B and self catering

Situated in the most beautiful holiday town of the Free State, in the Red Mountains area of Clarens, Eddies Mountain B&B or Self-Catering is located only 5 mins walk from the safe, secure and tranquil town centre, you can enjoy a few days of walking around, visiting the many local attractions located a mere walking distance from us.

With a choice of B&B or self-catering, Eddies is comfortable and luxurious. Strategically positioned, you can enjoy, and visit, a number of must-see spots, including numerous historical sites while at Eddies. You can also enjoy a number of the many local attractions located a mere walking distance from us; enjoy the unique stone, tasty cheese, and gift shops of the town, the charming restaurants, exciting pubs, and one-of-a-kind art galleries.

Enjoy the wonders of nature, just a stone’s throw away from us; take leisurely strolls to nearby water streams and picnic spots being only ten minutes walk from your villa.

Escape the fast paced city and visit Clarens; mere three hours drive from three of the country’s major cities; Johannesburg, in Gauteng; Durban, in KwaZulu and Bloemfontein. Clarens is also a mere 42kms from the Lesotho border, meaning you can enjoy some adrenalin-charged activities in the bordering Lesotho for the day.

Visit our website for more information and also see the various activities to be enjoyed while at our Mountain B&B or self-catering. Mountain B&B or self catering also offer mid week specials for stays during Monday to Thursday.

Lesotho self catering with style and comfort

Conveniently located, Clarens Eddies offers the best of the Free State and Lesotho. You planning on a trip to the Afri Ski Resort; or the Katse Dam; or the Bokong Nature Reserve; Liphofung Caves; or the Tsehlanyane National Park in Lesotho? Located a mere 42 kms from the Lesotho border, and only 17 kms from the Golden Gate National Park, Clarens Eddies offers self-catering accommodation boasting the best in amenities, atmosphere, central location, with hygienic villas.

  • It is a fully equipped self catering units with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.
  • You will especially enjoy the views of snow capped mountains in the winter.
  • Our central location is only 5 minutes walk from the village centre and 10 minutes walk from nearby water streams and picnic spots.
  • The option of self catering or bed and breakfast is available.
  • Arranged breakfasts are available with a choice of 12 menu items.
  • Secure off road parking.
  • Tarred road all the way to Eddies ensuring less hammering on your vehicle and making it possible for road bikes as well as smaller vehicles to reach us with ease.
  • Warm and welcoming atmosphere.
  • The owner of Eddies is also an experienced mountain walk leader able to share knowledge of the surrounding area in an interesting and conversational manner with guests.
  • Clean and neat units boasting original artworks.
  • Art gallery at Eddies.
  • Five villas to cater for various size groups from very small to large groups.
  • Daily servicing of the units.
  • Towels and linen are included in each of the units

Stylishly furnished to ensure opulence, each villa is designed with comfort in mind. Complete with stoves, microwaves, fridges, toasters, kettles, cooking utensils, and cutlery and outside barbeque facilities, each villa boasts electric blankets and heaters for the chilly winter evenings. Three of the five units have fireplaces making for cosy evenings in during the winter months. Our villas can accommodate up to 16 people.
Enjoy different types of walks to the local mountains, participate in unique mountain summits, and delight in numerous activities available at Eddies, Clarens and the surrounding areas, as well as all the adventure you can enjoy in Lesotho.

Eddies Golden Gate self catering accommodation, the preferred self catering spot

With unparalleled views of the sun-kissed sandstone cliffs synonymous with the Free Satet region , the surrounding Red Mountains, and the Maluti Mountains in Lesotho from afar, Clarens’ Eddies Golden Gate Self Catering Resort is situated in one of the most beautiful areas in the Free State and a mere 17kms from the well-known Golden Gate National Park.

Offering sleeping for up to 16 persons in total, Claren’s Eddies features stylish villas that are fully equipped and serviced daily.  Each villa boasts its own, unique characteristics. A further 10 people can be accommodated in the surrounding villas.

Extremely popular among groups accommodation at Clarens Eddies has been built to suit diverse needs and requirements. From single rooms, double rooms, Wi-Fi access, entertainment facilities to clean linen, Clarens Eddies is equipped to host any kind of visitor. Visitors can enjoy piece of mind, knowing that their vehicles are safe; with safe and secure off-road parking available, with access control, on a tarred road. Eddies Golden Gate Self Catering resort also offers the option of arranged breakfasts with the menu boasting a hearty choice of 12 items.

Regardless of the time of season, Clarens has a number of activities available including, various hiking trips, day walks, adventure sports, and sheer relaxation in the evenings. In the colder months, you will be transported to a winter wonderland – the mountain tops are capped white, in snow. the fireplaces in three of the villas, offer a comfort reminiscent of a scene from a movie. Electric blankets and heaters are available in all the villas.

Mid-week occupants can take advantage of the fantastic reduced weekday prices.

Each unit is equipped with a microwave, fridge, a toaster, kettle, cooking and eating utensils and outside braai facilities!

  • Five self catering units sleep up to 16 people
  • Linen and towels included
  • Units are daily serviced
  • Electric blankets and heater
  • Breakfast can be arranged
  • Secure off road parking
  • Limited Dstv and MNet and all SABC channels
  • 3 of the units include Fireplaces and Stoves