Welgelegen House & Loft Accommodation in Clarens

Welgelegen House & Loft

Self Catering at 16 Collett Street, Clarens, 9707, Free State, South Africa. Show on Map

About Welgelegen House & Loft

Self-catering house and loft unit in the quaint village of Clarens, Eastern Free State (sleeps 10 people).

Self Catering Accommodation

The Welgelegen House and Loft self-catering units are set in a large picturesque garden (6000 meters squared) on the upper slopes of Clarens with breath-taking views of the village and surrounding Maluti Mountains.

Welgelegen House:
The main house has 3 bedrooms which can accommodate 6 people.
Open plan kitchen leading to dining room and lounge with fireplace.
Beautiful covered veranda overlooking the garden with splendid mountain views.

The Loft
The Loft can accommodate 4 people comfortably.
Two bedrooms (1x queen bed and 2x singles), 1x bathroom, lounge / kitchen and view balcony).

The accommodation is serviced by Emily. Washing, ironing and babysitting can be negotiated at a fee. She speaks English, Afrikaans, Sotho and Zulu.
Undercover parking is available for 2 cars.

Provided for your convenience:
• Bed linen and towels
• Barbecue (Braai)
• Games

Where is Clarens?

Clarens is situated on the scenic Free State Highlands route 17km from the Golden Gate National park and the QwaQwa National park. The village of Clarens is 3½ hours from Durban, 2½ hours from Bloemfontein and 3 hours from Johannesburg. It is also found on the Maluti route, which takes you into Lesotho.

What to do and what to see

Ask at the information centre for more information on the list below.

Clarens and the area offer many unique things to see and do:
• Hiking and Walking - in the hills around town or Golden Gate National Park (17kms), Bokpoort (10kms), St.Fort (5km).
• Game Viewing - at the Golden Gate National park.
• Horse Riding - Bokpoort or Golden Gate
• Arts and Crafts - see shops in town and galleries on farms
• Boer War sites - Surrender Hill about 10 kms on the Fouriesburg road
• Trout Fishing - at Craigrossie (rate available on request), Sebida Lodge and other sites or throw a line in at the dam in the kloof up the road from the cottage.
• Dinosaur Fossils - in 1998 the BBC sent a crew to make a documentary of the fossils in the area.
• Bushman Paintings (Rock Art) - in the hills surrounding Clarens and at Golden Gate.
• Mountain Biking on surrounding trails and mountains behind the house.
• Swimming - in the dam or in the kloof past the dam behind the house or at the “swem-gat” behind the Glen Reenen camp site at Golden Gate (recommended).
• Sports - 18 hole golf course in town or in Bethlehem, Tennis / Bowls / Squash in town, Water sports - sailing / skiing / boating at Loch Athlone just outside Bethlehem.
• 4 X 4 Trails

Some other interesting outings:

• Witzieshoek- 1 hour through Golden Gate to a scenic site just below the Mount Aux Sources peak overlooking the escarpment below.
• Basotho Cultural Village - about half an hour on the same road.
• Traditional Fertility Cave - on the Fouriesburg road about 11km.
• Mushroom Rock - 1km
• Museum in village
• The Katse Dam in Lesotho - main dam of the Highlands water project (passport required).
• The Ash River outfall - 8 km on the Bethlehem Rd.
• Sunday Braai - next to the river at Sunnyside Guest Farm. Phone to confirm.

If all this sounds a bit much, stay exactly where you are and absorb the fresh air, peace and quiet, and mountain views.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Fireplace
  • Heater(s)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (periodic)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee

Price Range
Available on request

Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -28.519049999333333
Longitude: 28.413301944444445

Closest airport(s)
Bloemfontein Airport - 300km
Durban International - 400km
OR Tambo International - 300km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Exceptions to check in / out times can be arranged, please enquire.

Listed on SA-Venues.com
December 2008 - 5 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

Quiet, secluded and perfect for large loud families - like mine. Stunning view and well appointed accommodation. Will most certainly be booking again...

Natalie, Fourways

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