Visit Clarens

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Situated in the Eastern Free State, between the towering Rooiberge and Maluti Mountains, Clarens is one of the most treasured small towns in South Africa. Affectionately nicknamed the “Jewel of the Free State”, it is popular with art lovers, adventure-seekers and history buffs.

It is a place where jaw-dropping rock formations are commonplace, the verdant countryside seems neverending and dinosaurs once roamed the land. In fact Clarens is one of the few places in Southern Africa where you can view real-life dinosaur fossils. More than 200-million years old, numerous prehistoric remains were discovered at a nearby construction site in 2009.

The substantial list of things to do in Clarens include white water rafting along the Ash River, exploring the beauty of the Golden Gate National Park, hot air ballooning and ziplining across a lush valley. For the more leisure-inclined visitor, Clarens boasts a thriving art scene, numerous boutique and craft shops, and an 18-hole golf course. One things for sure, you’ll never be shy of ways to stay entertained while on holiday in this cosy town.

So if you’re looking for a place to stay, VisitClarens is your one-stop-shop for all things Clarens, from self-catering accommodation options and activities on offer, to current specials and scheduled events. We can’t wait to welcome you to our quaint town for a weekend, weekday, or week-long getaway, so make your booking today!


Located in the stunning Clarens Golf & Leisure Estate, our self-catering villas are the ideal base from which to explore this incredible region. The two back-to-back Willow Creek Villas each boast two large en suite bedrooms, a spacious living area, outside deck and fully-equipped kitchen. The two Willow Rest Villas each feature two bedrooms and a communal bathroom. A large dining area, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, and a comfortable living room make this perfect spot for larger friend groups and extended family.

Willow Creek Villas

2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms

Your home away from home in Clarens. Look forward to ample space, convenient amenities, a serene location and much more.

Willow Rest Villas

2 bedrooms & 1 bathroom

Relax into the leisurely pace of countryside living. Enjoy stylish furnishings, spacious living areas and a idyllic setting.

Clarens Rest

3 Beds, 2 Baths

A home in The Paddocks, a security complex on the edge of Clarens, perfect for family getaways.


Clarens Extreme

Get your heart racing and embrace the great outdoors.

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Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Stunning vistas and endless adventures await.

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Hot Air Ballooning

Take to the skies for breath-taking views.

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Clarens Golf Estate

Tee off in the beautiful countryside.

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Explore your very own mountain kingdom.

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Something for every taste and budget.

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Art galleries, boutiques, craft stores & more.

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Relax, refresh & recharge.

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Weekend Special

Enjoy a tranquil 3-night weekend stay at Willow Rest Villas or Willow Creek Villas and only pay R1750 per villa per night. SAVE R350 per night. Valid Friday - Sunday. Excludes schools holidays and long weekends.

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Pay 3 Stay 4

Book a 4-night stay at Willow Rest Villas or Willow Creek Villas and only pay for 3 nights. That's one FREE night on us! Excludes schools holidays and long weekends.

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25% Midweek Special

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life in cosy Clarens. Take advantage of our exclusive 25% discount on midweek stays at Willow Rest Villas or Willow Creek Villas. Valid Monday - Thursday. Excludes school holidays.

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Discover the Free State

Mountain vistas, open spaces & seclusion

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