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Kiara Lodge

R 712, Golden Gate Road | Northern Drakensberg, Free State, Clarens 9707, South Africa
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Ranked #11 of 27 Clarens B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kiara Lodge is nestled within the beautiful mountains not far from Clarens! They have amazing facilities albeit in need of some TLC! Access for people in wheel chairs leaves a little to be desired! However it is an absolutely beautiful retreat and I will be back! Definitely a peaceful place to wind down and relax

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BeekmanGroup, Manager at Kiara Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Kiara Lodge. We greatly appreciate all guest feedback. We are delighted that our resort met your expectations. Kind regards Kiara Lodge More 

Johannesburg
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Comfortable selfcatering units in a most beautiful setting. We love the quiet and peaceful surroundings. Clarens, a small town is close by with quaint little shops to brows through. Quite a number of restaurants and we especially love the art. Not many shops to buy groceries from so be sure to bring what you need. Walking trails with beautiful views... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Kiara Lodge. We greatly appreciate all guest feedback. We are delighted that our resort met your expectations. Kind regards Kiara Lodge More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Kiara Lodge cannot be defined as 'trendy', 'classic' but could be 'romantic' depending upon who you've booked in with! It has self catering chalets (and a restaurant for an alternative option) nestled against the Maluti Mountains. The chalets are well appointed, well kitted out and very clean. The ones higher up the slope have great mountain views. The lodge is... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Kiara Lodge. We greatly appreciate all guest feedback. We are delighted that our resort met your expectations. Kind regards Kiara Lodge More 

Perth, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We stayed 4 nights and enjoyed the quality of the Kiara Lodge accommodation, the local hikes and nearby restaurants. All this within a really beautiful part of South Africa. We did a short trip into Clarens (nearby town) for supplies and to sight see and also a drive and hike in the nearby Golden Gate National Park. Clarens is one... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Kiara Lodge. We greatly appreciate all guest feedback. We are delighted that our resort met your expectations. Kind regards Kiara Lodge More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My wife and I visited Kiara Lodge for some business. The manager and his wife were more than helpful to assist us with information we needed for a project we are working on. We were so much impressed by this beautiful setting and well kept destination in the mountains just outside Golden Gate, that we have decided to go back... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Kiara Lodge. We greatly appreciate all guest feedback. We are delighted that our resort met your expectations. Kind regards Kiara Lodge More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What an amazing experience...big open units with all the utilities you can expect at home and very cozy. One is able to use every activity without any additional cost. Will definitely go back. About 3kms away, you are able to drive on top of the lower lying mountains inside the Golden Gate Nature Reserve, spectacular!

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Kiara Lodge. We greatly appreciate all guest feedback. We are delighted that our resort met your expectations. Kind regards Kiara Lodge More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is a great place to go as a family or as a romantic getaway, it is a short drive from Clarens, which has many outdoor activities and the town had many cute chops and restaurants. The resort is surrounded by mountains and hiking trails, with amazing views. Highly recommended!

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Kiara Lodge. We greatly appreciate all guest feedback. We are delighted that our resort met your expectations. Kind regards Kiara Lodge More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We spent a lovely weekend at this resort. The unit that we were assigned was clean and private. It had a lovely wooden deck but the views from the chalet were disapointing, suppose one can't have everything. There are a few observations regarding the resort and chalet - The access driveway to the resort is way too narrow, it is... More 

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Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Kiara Lodge. We greatly value all feedback received from our guests. We are delighted that our resort met your expectations. We have noted your comments on some of our resort operating procedures and will give them careful consideration. Kind regards Kiara Lodge More 

Durban, South Africa
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Great place with wonderful mountain views. Apartments are clean and service staff friendly. +-10 minutes from Clarens and loads to do! Beer tasting at various venues in Clarens is a must! Home made jam's, foodie and arty stuff to peruse! Went Hot air ballooning early one morning, as pilots - a very different experience! Hot Air Ballooning SA 011 802-4318... More 

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Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Kiara Lodge. We greatly value all feedback received from our guests. We are delighted that our resort met your expectations. Kind regards Kiara Lodge More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Lovely scenery. The spa was fantastic (Body Bliss Day Spa) and the restaurant food is absolutely amazing! Did not enjoy the fact that they were mowing the lawn the whole time we were there. It was an unpleasant noise. But other than that, stunning!

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Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Kiara Lodge. We greatly value all feedback received from our guests. We are delighted that our resort met your expectations. Kind regards Kiara Lodge More 

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