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Woodlands Retreat
Clarens Accommodation

Self Catering Accommodation in Clarens

  • Woodlands Entrance
  • Silver Pebbles Suite
  • Woodlands Retreat Silver Pebbles View
  • Silver Pebbles Suite
  • Woodlands Garden
  • Silver Pebbles Suite
  • Woodlands Retreat Garden - Autumn Hues
  • Silver Pebbles Mini Kitchenette
  • Woodlands Mini Kitchenette
  • Golden Maple Suite
  • Woodlands Retreat Snow from Golden Maple Suite
  • Golden Maple Mini Kitchenette
  • Woodlands Retreat Mountain Views
  • Golden Maple Mini Kitchenette
  • Golden Maple Suite
  • Woodlands Bathroom-en-Suite
  • Golden Maple Suite
  • Woodlands Bathroom-en-Suite
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Woodlands Retreat Clarens offers luxury self -catering accommodation. A tranquil welcoming Retreat nestled in a lush garden, amongst woodland trees and surrounded by the inspiring layers of multi-coloured sandstone mountain landscape, for which Clarens is renowned.  This secluded peaceful venue is ideal for rest and relaxation and, is an easy 3 minute gentle drive, or a +-13 minute walk, from central Clarens.Woodlands Retreat is a loving work in progress endeavouring to create an eco-friendly, organic environment and is moving to be as self-sufficient as possible, planning to be off the grid in the future.

Children are welcome in the Silver Pebbles Suite with adult supervision and care being taken to leave our precious space in the same condition you found it. 

Guests are invited to walk along the meandering pathways enjoying the caressing serenity of the trees whilst noticing the numerous birds and butterflies which frequent the garden. You can also watch adventurous visitors abseil off Flat Top Mountain.

Both Sherrene and Roy, your hosts, love interacting with their guests but are also aware of their own and their guests desire for private space and quiet time.

If you wish to liven up your day or night (especially over weekends) the Main Street of Clarens is a hop, skip and a jump away. Clarens has wonderful art galleries, fabulous restaurants to wine and dine, or have a craft beer to cool yourself down You will find live music and various other activities on many weekends throughout the year.

Woodlands Retreat Clarens offers luxury self -catering accommodation - 3 sleeper and 2 sleeper suites.  A tranquil welcoming Retreat nestled in a lush organic garden, amongst woodland trees & surrounded by an inspiring landscape of multi-coloured majestic sandstone mountains. Breathe deepely, close your eyes and dare to relax!

The Silver Pebbles Suite

Accommodates up to 3 guests and contains an extra-length queen-size bed, and a single sleeper couch, made up with fresh crisp 100-percent percale cotton linen complemented with silver accents. The clean, white tiled shower en suite has lovely hot water. For the cooking enthusiast, the suite has a mini kitchenette that is equipped with a 2-plate stove and oven, a fridge, kettle, toaster, cutlery and crockery, glassware and cooking utensils.

There is a semi-circular patio with outdoor furniture overlooking the lush garden, for your private use

The Golden Maple Suite 

Is stylishly furnished 2 sleeper with an extra-long queen-size bed made up with fresh, crisp 100-percent cotton percale linen complemented with rich chocolate and gold accents. The suite features a shower en suite that is clean and white tiled. With Lovely hot water.  The suite also features a mini kitchenette with a bar fridge, a 2-plate stove, a microwave, and tea- and coffee-making facilities.

General Information

We know how nice it is to have a cuppa after a long road trip so we gift you with tea, coffee, sugar and fresh milk in the suite.

Our suites are furnished with hypo-allergenic fabrics where possible

There are undercarpet heaters, bathroom heaters and electric blankets on the beds for the chilly winter nights.  The cupboards contain hangers, and an umbrella.

Wireless internet access is available.

All our suites are serviced daily. In the evening any used kitchenware may be placed on a tray out on the patio to be refreshed. 

A Free-standing braai is available on each patio, and as a courtesy charcoal and firelighters are provided.  

Each suite has one free parking on site, behind gates.

Fun Things to Do There are a number of outdoor activities available in and around Clarens including;

  • Hiking
  • Game Drives
  • Abseiling
  • Tennis court
  • Golf Course
  • White Water Rafting
  • MTB trails
  • Fishing
  • Zipline and Rock climbing wall for the kids
  • The Lesotho boarder is half an hour away and is access to AfriSki for fabulous snow adventures along with Maluti Tours for other fun stuff....

NB....Please remember to bring your Passport and well as Unabridged Birth Certificates for children if you wish to pop over broarder.

When are you arriving?

Silver Pebbles
Sleeps up to 3
Min Stay Period: 1 night
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Golden Maple
Sleeps up to 2
Min Stay Period: 1 night
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Please send an email booking enquiry to ask about any current specials that are running.
493 Villiers Street, Clarens, Free State

GPS: -28.506374, 28.419493 Map

Unfortunately no pets allowed as we have our own.

We accept 100% deposit however we are happy to negotiate for bookings more than a month ahead.

Bookings cancelled between 0 and 14 days of arrival will attract a 100% cancellation fee.

Bookings cancelled between 15 and 30 days of arrival will attract a 50% cancellation fee.
Bookings cancelled more than 30 days from the arrival date will be fully refunded.

Non arrival or early departure: No refund.  The total booking value is payable/forfeit.
Refunds will be made only into the account from which the deposit was paid.
Where bookings originated through third-party booking agents, only the amount received from the agent will be refunded.  

Commission refunds will be at the discretion of the agent in accordance to their own cancellation policies.


  • Backyard / Garden
  • BBQ Area
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Fridge
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Hair Dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • In Room Tea / Coffee services
  • Internet Access
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • Shops Nearby
  • Tennis Courts
  • Sight Seeing
  • Fishing
  • Game Reserves
  • Adventure
  • Hiking Trails
  • Water Sports
  • Popular Routes
  • Culture
  • Wildlife
  • Golfing
  • Childrens Fun
  • Gambling and Casinos