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About Clarens Inn and Backpackers

Deep in the foothills of the South African Maluti Mountains lies Clarens, a utopian village guarded by the majestic Rooiberge sandstone cliffs. The mountain ranges, which surround this leafy haven, boast incredible rainbowed strata of purples and blues; one of a kind formations that perfectly reflect the bright energy of this beautiful region.

Clarens Inn and Backpackers provides accommodation for adventurers with the first step in the countless journeys of discovery, relaxation and exhilaration which the famed ‘Jewel of the Eastern Free State’ has to offer. From the vibrant hum of the town streets to the stunning views of the Golden Gate National Park, the area surrounding Clarens is always intriguing and exciting.

Whether you desire careering down hair-raising 4x4 trails, traversing the many peaks which highlight the expanse, or simply basking in the glorious climate, then rest assured that the landscape of Clarens is spectacular enough to accommodate all.

There is a shop named Voetstoots, a specialized antique store, situated in town which offers a great variety of unique items. What started as a hobby has blossomed into an incredible range of fascinating original pieces, including all kinds of art, woodwork, glassware and tin.

We have our very own specialized silversmith on the premises, providing visitors the opportunity to order a special jewellery item as reminder of pleasure-filled days in the mountains, while the enticing coffee shop will provide guests with a multitude of nostalgic memories.

Services at the Clarens Inn and Backpackers include laundry, bicycle hire, heated rooms in winter, catering facilities and tour arrangements. Activities nearby include white water rafting, abseiling, horse riding, golf, tennis, zip-line, paintball, pub crawling and live music.

Facilities

  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Availability and pricing

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  • Bunk B Bunk B Sleeps 1 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 12
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      • Bunk A Bunk A Sleeps 1 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 12
        • Rooms Adults
          • Family Hut Family Hut Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Double bed with two bunk beds. Cook some hearty meals in the hut's own kitchen and enjoy privacy in the quaint bathroom.... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Bunk beds see more Double beds, Private bathroom, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Bunk beds, No Smoking in Rooms
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              • Wendy House Wendy House Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering
                • Adults
                  • Pondokkie Pondokkie Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering With its own kitchen and bathroom, relaxation comes easily in this charming and secluded sanctuary. The fireplace and... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Bunk beds see more Double beds, Private bathroom, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Bunk beds, No Smoking in Rooms
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                      • Stream Hut Stream Hut Sleeps 5 Includes: Self-catering Situated by the tranquil stream next to the mountains. Double bed with bunk beds. Cook some hearty meals in the hut's... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Fireplace, Self-catering, Bunk beds, No Smoking in Rooms
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                          • B-Hive B-Hive Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering
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                              • A-Hive A-Hive Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering
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                                  • Honeymoon Honeymoon Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering The perfect place for a romantic getaway. Retire to a lovely space warmed by the sound of fire crackling in the fireplac... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Fireplace, Self-catering, No Smoking in Rooms
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                                      • Greenhouse Greenhouse Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering
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                                          • SlipStream SlipStream Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering Features:  Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Self-catering
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                                              Reviews for Clarens Inn and Backpackers

                                              71 guest reviews Reviews of

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                                              Maryna Rawlins
                                              02 December 2021

                                              Well situated and enjoyed

                                              Barbara Brown
                                              15 November 2021

                                              It was quiet, no hazzle and buzzle next to the mountain , with walk trails. The beds were ok. Dishes, utensils not the cleanest. The kettle was dirty and fatty, braai tongs were the same. Dustbin and ashtray outside was dirty. The towels first smelled ok but after a while it had a bad smell. So I guess you get what you pay for.

                                              Ella Brown
                                              28 June 2021

                                              Loved the area. Can inprove the cleanliness under the bunkerbeds, hair were stuck there.

                                              Sean Danielson
                                              17 May 2021

                                              Room was very basic but just what we needed. Ablution facility could be better, especially the toilets. Could be more private with higher walls and doors. Otherwise it was perfect.

                                              Fanus Mare
                                              10 January 2021

                                              Pondokie is goed ingerig en gesellig. Lekker gekuier.Wil graag volgende keer met ons mortise gaan maar daar is nie parkeer plek op sement en onder dak vir ons bikes by pondikie nie so ons sal maar vir ander blyplek moet soek .Dankie vir die eienaar vir die bly plek wat julle beskibaar maak, dis regtig pragtig daar , sal graag weer daar wil bly.Fanus, Sharene, en Johan.

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                                              Clarens Inn and Backpackers is 2.1km from the centre of Clarens , the nearest airport 141.1km (Moshoeshoe I International Airport).
                                              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling