Place Category: B&B
The Clarens Country House
213, Clarens Golf Estate, Clarens
Phone: 082 4492 082
The Clarens Country House is nestled in a wooded corner of the secure Clarens Golf and Estate, where it started out as a sheepshed on the original farm – long before the Golf estate came into being. This century-old stone sheepshed, with wrap-around mountain views, has been completely remodeled as a luxury self-catering guest house.The sheep and their shearers gave way to a cherry liqueur distillery a decade ago, before this historic building was reclaimed to become the place to stay in one of South Africa’s top tourist destinations. With half-metre thick sandstone walls, The Clarens Country House is a cool retreat in summer and a cosy refuge from Clarens’s invigorating winters.
The Clarens Country House offers four en suite, self-catering apartments: The Ouhout Suite, The Wildeals Suite (both double suites), The Bosman Suite (a family suite) with two en suite double bedrooms – and the Shepherd’s Loft. The Bosman, Ouhout and Wildeals suites open onto a 20 metre fully-glazed verandah, commanding rolling lawns and 360-degree views, whilst The Shepherd’s Loft is a separate, private suite – ideal for a romantic getaway. The Clarens Country House is a 5-minute walk from the village square, which offers some of the best shopping, restaurants and art galleries in the country.