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De Ark Mountain Lodge

R 712, Clarens, South Africa
De Ark Mountain Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Potchefstroom, South Africa
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a quite weekend and we could not have come to a better place. We were staying in chalet 8 and from the balcony and bedroom the views were spectacular. Not a sound to be heard except for the birds. The food was delicious, a real taste of home-cooking. Thank you Danie and Juanita for your hospitality.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A group of us visited De Ark Mountain Lodge last year October (2014) as a pit stop on our way to the Midlands. We were pleasantly surprised by the venue. The road towards the lodge is a bit bumpy but we managed fine with my VW Polo. It will be smooth sailing if you are traveling with a 4x4 or... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This mountain lodge is situated in the outskirts of Clarence. It has a long gravel road difficult to travel along. This farm house is a cute group of chalets overlooking a beautiful landscape. We didnot see any animals around due to our short stay. Juanita served us a tasty breakfast and friendly chatted with us for a while. The chalet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

GO/WEG magazine chose this Mountain Lodge for their photography school which I attended from 6 - 9 Nov 2014. De ARK is situated 9 kms out of Clarens on the road towards Golden Gate - 4.5 kms tarred road and 4.5 kms dirt road (which would have been attended to when we left as the last part of the road... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had a great short stay at this place with hosts Juanita and Danny. Danny always made us feel warmly welcome in the lodge and Juanita made huge and delicious evening meals, and I loved the fresh home baked bread and 3 course breakfasts. The farm has a couple of walks that we did amongst the zebra and wildebeest and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our family of four had a two night stay at De Ark in cottage nr 4. The cottage has the most amazing view over the mountains towards Clarens. It was very clean and beautifuly furnished. It has a cosy fire-place which, together with the oil heater, made us unaware of the sub-zero temperatures at night. Breakfast was delicious and Juanita... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Peace and tranquility, stunning views and great food. If you want to get away from it all, enjoy good walking with no one else around, drive into Lesotho for this day, and watch a wonderful sunset this is the place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I stayed at De Ark whilst travelling back to the UK from Durban. After a very stressful week tying up my fathers house since he past away, I certainly needed some relaxation. Arriving at De Ark I realised this was exactly what I needed. I staying in cottage no. 5. If you sit on the veranda you can't hear a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We stayed there for a few nights Jan 2013. It's great location, amazing view, very helpful host Kathy (if I'm not mistaken, sorry ). Food was great too, breakfast very various ❤️ e.g. home made natural yogurt, eggs, dinner was home-made brai (BBQ). Uliana

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

We found this place online and decided to give it a try. The website is great and shows the awesome panoramic views in summer. In winter the views are still awesome but not as colourful. Based on the research we did, the prices seemed good compared to general prices in Clarens. We stayed in chalets 5 and 6. Other reviewers... More 

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