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Some background and history
Clarens is so ideally situated for visitors from both KZN and Gauteng, being located at the foothills of the Maluti Mountains, near Golden Gate National Park and the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho.
At Protea Hotel Clarens, their mission statement is …”We believe home is where the art is” …
The Protea Hotel Clarens is located in the best kept secret in Free State art and culture circles, the picturesque village of Clarens, framed by majestic mountains and sandstone cliffs. This artists’ haven is a tapestry steeped in history and rich in legend.
This retreat, at the foothills of the Maluti Mountains is a masterpiece in itself. It exudes sheer style, luxury and design that blend in with the natural splendour that has inspired artists, eco lovers and tourists who simply enjoy the art of living to explore this tranquil, magical landscape.
Blessed with a fine climate, Clarens beckons jaded city dwellers, enthusiasts who want a brush with adventure and art lovers alike to come and relax, in style. Take in the breathtaking scenery with sundowners on Protea Hotel Clarens’ terrace, enjoy fine dining or laze away the hours in luxury and comfort. This sanctuary embodies state-of-the-art excellence and service.
The town’s Artist Amble takes one to art galleries with traditional craft, African rugs, ethnic art, curios, pottery, handmade knives and original leather work. And further afield there are San paintings, dinosaur trails, sandstone caves, game viewing, trout fishing, historic war sites, golf, rock climbing, horse-riding and hiking. These are the broad strokes on the canvas that is Clarens.
And then of course Protea Hotel Clarens takes special pride in its warm hospitality. That completes the picture. So whether you plan a romantic getaway, team-building exercise, business conference or African safari, Protea Hotel Clarens has it all.
Expect to be treated like royalty; Protea Hotel Clarens has that down to a fine art, (“ because we believe home is where the art is… “)
Within easy driving access of Johannesburg, Durban or Bloemfontein, this 4 star hotel is located in the exclusive town of Clarens, Eastern Free State. This artist haven is situated near the Golden Gate National Park and the various array of activities this area has to offer.
Johannesburg 315km ● Pretoria 343km ● Bloemfontein 260km ● Durban 388km ● Bethlehem 32km
Fouriesburg 39km ● Ficksburg 87km ● Rosendal 126km ●
This lovely retreat further offers a fine restaurant, bar and well-kept public areas, an excellent conferences centre where you may host your exhibitions & incentives events, seminars, boardroom meetings and luxury accommodation.
The Protea Hotel Clarens conference facilities include an Executive Boardroom and two conference venues that can seat up to 100 delegates. State of the art technology and a tranquil environment create the ideal location for conferences, corporate functions and team building.
- Boardroom 1 (12)
- Meeting Room 1 (50)
- Meeting Room 2 (50)
The ADAMO Restaurant offers a Buffet Breakfast and an A-la Carte menu to the discerning diners’ delight. Infused with flavours as fresh and passionate as the area in which it is located, the restaurant inspires a unique promise of taste.
Breakfast is served from 06h30 – 10h30 Monday to Friday and 06h30 – 11h00 on Saturdays & Sun-days. A-la-Carte Lunch begins at 12h00 daily and continues with Dinner until 22h30 each evening.
(Capacity: 56 GUEST)
The ADAMO Bar invites you to indulge in some of the greatest views the Maluti Mountains have to offer, whilst you relax with a refreshing drink or warm up with one of our specialty coffees. Open daily from 09h00 – 23h00.
The Terrace completes the picture. Relax on the stylish, comfortable terrace and savour the moment with a refreshing cocktail or aromatic coffee and delicious bite to eat.
(Capacity: 62 GUEST, the bar & terrace)
Bedrooms and Room Bathrooms
70 rooms consisting of:
- Standard Rooms 56
- Deluxe Rooms 10
- Executive Rooms 2
- Special Assistance Rooms 2
- King Rooms 28 which are convertible into 40 Twin rooms
- Physical Disabled 2
Room features include:
- Individually controlled air-conditioning
- 4 Deluxe rooms with separate bath & shower
- 1 standard room with separate bath & shower
- 63 rooms with shower only
- 2 rooms with shower for physical disabled
- Tea / Coffee making facilities
- Executive work desk and comfortable chair
- International adapters
- Electronic Safes
- Wi-Fi internet access
- LCD Screen TV
- 12-Channel Satellite TV (DSTV)
- Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Service
- 18-hour Room Service
Activities on site and in the immediate vicinity include:
- Bird watching
- Fly fishing
- Game viewing
- Hiking trails
- Horse riding
- Hot air ballooning
- Lion viewing
- Quad biking
- River rafting
- 4×4 trails
- Wellness centre
Other Local Attractions:
- Bushmen paintings (the only known painting of a dassie on Schaapplaats Farm)
- Dinosaur trails (children can hunt for bones on the dinosaur trails at Sue’s Zoo)
- Fertility caves – one of South Africa’s most sacred places, it’s a spiritual gathering place for various tribes and religions for over 800 years
- Golden Gate National Park which is home to black wildebeest, eland, blesbok, oribi, springbok, Burchell’s zebra, the rare bearded vulture and various plant types
- Qwa Qwa National Park and Basotho Cultural Village
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Article submitted and edited by Rosalie Howard
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