Info Clarens


Self-Catering Accommodation Specialists and Hot Air Balloon Flight bookings


Welcome to Mountain Odyssey, your premier destination for self-catering accommodation in Clarens. With a selection of over 50 venues, we offer a personalized booking experience to ensure your stay is unforgettable. Browse our website or contact us directly to plan your next adventure in Clarens!


Why choose Mountain Odyssey 

1. Free Service, no extra charges   
2. Swift and professional Responses
3. Diverse Selection of self-catering accommodation in Clarens                        4. Local Insight on Clarens and surrounds

How we assist 

Accommodation Galore: We have a wide variety of self-catering options suitable for you and your family, a quick and easy way to book self-catering accommodation in Clarens.

Contact us

Call Gavin and Sarah-Jane: 058 256 1173
or WhatsApp 082 454 9164 / 082 456 1609

Book your Clarens getaway with Mountain Odyssey – where local knowledge meets personalized service.

About Clarens:

Nestled 20km from the Golden Gate National Park, Clarens beckons with its natural beauty and tranquility. Easily accessible from Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, and Durban, the village offers diverse accommodation options and exquisite dining experiences.

Activities for Every Taste:

Whether you’re an adventure seeker or a nature lover, Clarens has it all. Known as the adventure capital, indulge in trout fishing, horse riding, and explore the thriving artist community.

Shopping, Arts & Crafts:

Stroll through President Square and Main Street, where Arts & Crafts shops showcase original artwork and curios. Relax in restaurants and coffee shops, soaking in the village’s charm.


Experience highveld climate with warm summers, occasional thunderstorms, and chilly winters with the possibility of snow. Pack accordingly for a delightful stay in any season.

Geology and Environment:

Marvel at Clarens’ sandstone mountains, part of the scenic Highlands Route. The Clarens Formation, known for its multi-coloured layers, makes for stunning lodgings. Explore the history, from the Titanic rock formation to the village’s Swiss-inspired name.

History of Clarens:

Founded in 1912, Clarens took inspiration from a Swiss village where President Paul Kruger spent his exile. Discover the roots of this picturesque destination.