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3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   R 712, Clarens, South Africa
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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Sussex
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5 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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13 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We decided to visit Golden Gate again using the long Eastern weekend, two families, 10 people. De Ark was an excellent choice, very good value for money, reasonable size and clean rooms, good breakfast and very nice dinner, very friendly staff who are ready to help in anything. The location is just perfect, far enough from the crowd, but close... More 

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Nigel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

This is the fifth time that we've stayed at De Ark, and as always a very memorable one. Adri and the staff are always friendly and helpful. You can ask them absolutely anything and they will try their best to accommodate you. The rooms are always clean, the brakfast room have great mountain views and the bar well stocked. An... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012 via mobile

While this rustic lodge may be what some are looking for, we found it to be a disastrous experience. Admittedly the rooms were clean and average in quality, they were however grossly over emphasized on the website. Despite the average accommodation, we decided to give it a shot. After going out for dinner in Clarens, we arrived at the lodge... More 

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Address: R 712, Clarens, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Free State > Clarens
Hotel Class:3 star — De Ark Mountain Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 23

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