Accommodation, Conference, Outdoor Specialist Activities in Clarens - Eastern Freestate

DE ARK (7 Chalets and 1 Room – Sleeps 24) Farm Outside Clarens

Contact Information
Phone: 058 256 1173/1480
De Ark Mountain Lodge, with its breath-taking views on the mountains and the picturesque village of Clarens, is a place of restoration for those in need of silence, nature and solitude. Elevated above the village of Clarens below, De Ark is strategically located adjacent to the Golden Gate national Park (20 km drive from entrance) and 7 km drive from Clarens town centre, with its vibrant village life.
The farm has some of the most beautiful landscapes which can be experienced when taking an early morning walk, mountain bike ride or on horseback amongst the Zebras, Bontebokke, Swart Wildebeest, Springbok and Eland. The venue also has a beautiful entertainment area and a braai boma.
The lodge consists of seven chalets and one room (rated by TGCSA as 3 stars) all with en-suite bathrooms.  All the chalets  consist of a double bed upstairs and 2 single beds downstairs which also has a  fire-place. The main building consists of a bar, dining room and patios with sweeping views of the mountains - a true gem of the Free State! All the chalets are serviced daily. Breakfast is served in the Manor House. Wifi is available throughout the chalets.
The various chalets are as set up as follows:
Standard Double Story Chalet 1 to 4 
In Loft: 2 x Single Bed; Heater; Bedding; Duck Down Duvet; Electric Blanket; Blanket; Towels; Downstairs: 1 x Double Bed; Fireplace; En-Suite Bathroom with Shower; Bedding; Electric Blanket; Blanket; Towels; Complimentary Coffee/Tea Making Facilities; Open Plan – No Separate Rooms
Standard Single Story Chalet Nr 5 and 6 
Each cosy chalet has 1 x Double Bed; En-Suite Bathroom with Shower over Bath; Bedding; Duck Down Duvet; Electric Blanket; Blanket; Towels; Heater; Complimentary Coffee/Tea Making Facilities; Fireplace; Patio and Beautiful Panoramic Mountain Views
Room Nr 7
Standard 2-sleeper room next to the Manor House, separate entry and bathroom
1 x Double Bed; En-Suite Bathroom with Shower over Bath; Bedding; Duck Down Duvet; Electric Blanket; Blanket; Towels; Heater; Complimentary Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
Open Plan – No Separate Rooms; Separate Entry; Separate Bathroom
Standard Single Story Chalet Nr 8
This cozy chalet has 1 x King Size Bed; En-Suite Bathroom; Bedding; Duck Down Duvet; Electric Blanket; Blanket; Towels; Heater; Small kitchen and living area; Complimentary Coffee/Tea Making Facilities;  Fireplace; Patio and Beautiful Panoramic Mountain Views
(extra single bed in living area)
Camping area
Located in our game camp in the mountains surrounding Clarens, we have erected an exclusive cluster of caravan sites where nature and breath- taking views culminate to give you a tranquil and serene experience.
Kindly note that the caravan sites at De Ark are only suited to 4x4 Caravans, due to the access road.
Your stand consists of :
 - ample under roof covering in which to park your caravan or to utilise as a socialising area.
 - A full bathroom, as well as a washing area ensure that all your requirements are met within your own private area.
 - Hot Water , which is heated by means of a gas geyser
 - electrical lighting to facilitate activities in and around the stand.
 - A caravan power point (own extension required) will keep the fridge and basics running in the vehicle.
Please keep in mind that the electrical supply is not suitable to running electrical kettles or stoves.
You will need to bring :
 - your own cooking utensils and apparatus, as well as your own towels and linen.
 - Cutlery, crockery and chairs
 - A braai can be availed to you by prior arrangement.
In order to ensure the most relaxing experience possible to all guests and consideration to the game sharing the area, sites are limited to a maximum of 4 adults or up to 6 pax including children per site.
Loud music and generally raucous Behaviour will at no time be tolerated.


R790.00 per person sharing 
R890.00 Single Tariff 
Standard Chalet 1-4 
Double storey , double bed upstairs   
En-suite shower only 
No TV 
R990.00 per person sharing 
R1100.00 Single Tariff 
Single storey chalet 5 & 6 
Double bed  
Full en-suite 
R790.00 pps 
R890.00 Single Tariff 
Room 7  
Standard room attached to main lodge 
No TV 
R1240.00 pps 
Chalet 8 
Our most spacious chalet with its own lounge/ TV room 
King size bed
4x4 Camping
R850.00 per stand per night - 4 guests per stand maximum
Children under 2 Stay for free 
Children over 2 , normal adult Tariff 
All rates include breakfast 

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    Exclusive Mountain Lodge and Farm House on private nature reserve near Harrismith