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Avante Self Catering Guest House In Clarens
Self Catering Accommodation that cater for groups
of up to ten people.
5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Open plan Lounge, Dining
and Kitchen Area. Scullery with dishwasher and washing machine. 4 Carports for
Walking distance from Clarens town square that
host a variety of shops, art galleries and restuarants
R280.00 per night per person sharing
R350.00 per night for single person
and Bookings - Call Meleanor Heymans -
082 926 323
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Clarens - The "Jewel" of the Eastern Free State.
Clarens is definitely a highly sought after holiday destination for both local and International
This small town is within easy driving distance (3-4 hours) from most major cities and
International airports that makes Clarens accessible to visitors who wish to stay for a day or two or even a week
While Clarens has grown in huge leaps and bounds over the last ten or so years, nothing can prepare
visitors that venture into this part of the world for the first time, to the amazing natural beauty and tranquility of Clarens.
The beautiful mountain setting with it's mild climate is one of the many attractions that brings
people from all walks of life to Clarens that seem to find that "quiet spot" and peace here in Clarens. Situated in
the "Brandwater Kom", or directly translated - "the Firewater Basin", Clarens has been part of the South African
history and heritage
for a long time.
Clarens is known as the Art Capital of the Free State and for good reason. There is a very good
selection of local, national and international art works and artists that call Clarens their home. With a multitude
of Art Galleries to choose from, there is definitely
something to please even the most distinguished guests.
While Clarens has mostly been a tourist town for most of it's history, the Highlands Water Scheme was probably one of the most significant changes or
events that made Clarens famous internationally.
This brought many international people here that worked on the water scheme in some way or another.
They build a new suburb just for the people working on the water scheme. Although Clarens was not the only town
that reaped benefits from this "major income generating machine", it probably showed the biggest move forward
towards tourism and attracting people to the natural beauty and hospitality that has been part of Clarens since the
age of the Dinosours.
People started visiting Clarens in small and mostly international groups, with the main attraction
being the water scheme. Or more specific, the outlet of the main tunnel carrying water from Lesotho and delivering
it to the Ash River.
Accommodation in Clarens was at the time not in huge demand as there were some establishments that
catered for groups of people that wanted to stay overnight. Most of these groups did just that. They came today,
saw what they came for, and were gone tomorrow.
But the beauty and serenity that the natural surrounding area had, had an impact on the
people that visited Clarens, and soon more and more people were coming to visit the small town. Accommodation
started to bulge at the seams and the existing motels were asking people to open their homes to visitors for a
Although Golden Gate has been around for a long time, Clarens had
become the new "place to be".
Artists wanted to establish
themselves here, not only because of the opportunities that presented themselves here, but also because they felt a
certain connection with the environment.
Clarens now boasts many Art
Galleries. Most of these are privately owned by the artist themselves, but some have established
themselves as outlets for some of the best artists in South Africa, and Clarens has established itself as a leader
of art and artists.
Clarens provide accommodation for all types of visitors and there are many to options to
choose from :
For the more distinguished visitor or large Corporate groups. Also conference facilities available
Breakfast- Luxury and private accommodation for
everybody to have that well deserved break without having to worry about breakfast
Self Catering - The easy way to make your weekend an enjoyable stay while still
having the option to cater for yourself or to eat out as you please
Backpackers - For those that like the simple life or travelling on a budget
houses - Sleep overnight or longer while having
the comfort of staying in your own home (well almost)
farms - For those that love the open spaces,
freedom to stretch your legs and still have the luxury of a comfortable stay