The View is rated 5/5 by visitors (8 reviews)

The View

Self Catering at 234 Bester Street, Clarens, Thabo Mofutsanyana, Free State, South Africa. Show on Map

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Showing 8 reviews (ordered by date of stay, most recent appearing first)

March 2018


Review by Wayne Gadow (Johannesburg)

Great house minutes walk to the village of Clarens but far enough away for peace and tranquility. Three bedrooms are all well equipped and the cleaning staff is helpful and efficient. Some homes have now gone up on the lot next door which is on a higher level making a bit of a dent in the privacy of this home. There were guests in the additional bedroom/Annex which I would prefer wasn't when staying in this house as it does make one wonder whether someone could be walking around your house at night while you sleep as there is a door leading into the house which we can only hope is always locked. This compromises safety a bit. Would enquire first next time if their are guests in this additional annex next time before booking. The house is fully equipped and doesn't want for anything. Great furnishings, everything is very comfortable. Have stayed here on numerous occasions. The best garden I have ever seen and been in, loved every second of exploring every plant and flower! Very close to the village centre but very quiet too. Lovely week in wonderful Clarens. Thanks for efficient and easy booking and communication throughout.

September 2017


Review by Sarah McIlwaine (Johannesburg)

I would highly recommend The View. We had a truly wonderful time, the house is beautiful and very well maintained and kept very clean. The fact that it is in walking distance to town and is pet friendly was the cherry on top for us! We will definitely be back.

August 2017


Review by Ryan Burger (Johannesburg)

We thoroughly enjoyed our (3rd) stay at The View in Clarens. The beautiful and comfortable house offers ample accommodation for a family weekend away. The central fireplace is fantastic in winter, as is the underfloor heating.

We found the thoughtfully decorated unit to be well equipped, cleaning service was much appreciated with our busy lot, linen was soft and comfy, plenty of room for the dogs, accommodating landlord /owner. A short distance from town and our morning coffee spot.

Only suggestions would be an additional set of keys for larger parties, garage keypads need fixing as does one of the bathroom knobs and more prep (paring / slicing) knives would be appreciated. As always, we will be back :)

June 2017


Review by PHILIPPA ELLIS (Johannesburg)

Lovely house- tastefully deocorated, very comfortable beds and lovely bathrooms. beautiful garden. Very nice that you can take pets. Just a bit worried about privacy with the new house development next door.

December 2016


Review by Jade (Durban)

What a lovely home, fitted our whole family and everyone was extremely comfortable. Close to the town which was great. Beautiful gardens and some lovely birds. Violet was phenomenal, such a friendly lady. Thank you so much we had a wonderful stay. Definitely will be back.

July 2014


Review by Judy Usher (Johannesburg )

What a lovely house, ideal for a weekend away and being pet friendly means you can bring the whole family with. Will definitely. Do it again

May 2013


Review by Janine (Johannesburg)

Thanks very much to Violet from The View. Our stay was amazing. Your cottage is beautiful and very well kept. Thanks for your hospitality, our girls weekend was wonderful because of you! Janine

August 2010


Review by Georgina DeBeer (Johannesburg)

What a magical place. The views are amazing, with attension to detail in every room. A relaxed esablishment. We did not want for anything. When we came back from walks to the village and surrounding areas a comfortable modern retreat awaited us. We will definately go back to explore further. The garden and bird life is astounding. We highly recommend this establishment.

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -28.518472221555555
Longitude: 28.420505554888887

Closest airport(s)
Bloemfontein Airport - 250km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome but please note there is a pond on the property so children should be water-safe. There are also stairs and an open balcony on the upper level.

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

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