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Kiara Lodge

Ranked #13 of 26 Clarens B&B and Inns
R 712, Golden Gate Road | Northern Drakensberg, Free State, Clarens 9707, South Africa
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    • Location
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Sleep Quality
      4 of 5 stars
    • Rooms
      4 of 5 stars
    • Service
      4 of 5 stars
    • Value
      4 of 5 stars
    • Cleanliness
      4.5 of 5 stars
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    Johannesburg, South Africa
    2 reviews
    2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    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
    1 review
    1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    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
    22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    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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    BeekmanGroup, Manager at Kiara Lodge, responded to this review

    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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    49 reviews 49 reviews
    10 hotel reviews
    29 helpful votes 29 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 

    2 reviews
    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 

    Pretoria
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    41 reviews 41 reviews
    15 hotel reviews
    37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
    4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

    We stayed one week in a 2 bedroom unit, Kiara Lodge beginning of December 2014. What a great place. The units are spacious, well maintained and has everything one needs. We had a lovely view of the mountains. My only complaint is that the double bed matrass was very hard. It did not bother my husband, however. It is a... 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 comment on the spa facility and have discussed it with the appropriate person in charge. Kind regards Kiara Lodge More 

    Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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    3 hotel reviews
    6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

    Such a lovely venue for a family holiday with lots to do in the area and the resort is great. Clean neat and pleasant staff.mhikes are great right in the resort atop the surrounding mountains. If u want to rest it's peaceful as well.

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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 

    Krugersdorp, South Africa
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    79 reviews 79 reviews
    10 hotel reviews
    19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
    4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

    We are booking out of this wonderful holiday destination today saying that we will be back. My daughter had such a great time here and made so many friends. There were so much to do that you can keep yourself busy for an entire week and leave saying next time we want to also do this and that. We went... 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 comment on the lack of available R5 coins to utilise our laundromat facility and have instructed our staff to ensure that an adequate... More 

    Gauteng
    1 review
    4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

    This place is awesome ..balconies from every room Loved wildlife Rooms are great with balconies and braai areas Caution! extreme adventures rdishonest poor customer service Sent us to ant infested dam

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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 

    Jinja, Uganda
    2 reviews
    2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
    4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

    Just 15km from the quaint village of Clarens, this is an ideal "get away" location. Stunning views, wildlife on the doorstep, great walking trails and lots of family activities. The chalets were well appointed and had all the equipment required for self catering. There is a restaurant on the premises which produce great pizzas. Lots to do at the Lodge... 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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    Address: R 712, Golden Gate Road | Northern Drakensberg, Free State, Clarens 9707, South Africa
    Location: South Africa > Free State > Clarens
    Number of rooms: 21
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    Set in the breathtakingly picturesque Maluti Mountains between the Golden Gate Reserve and the quaint village of Clarens, Kiara Lodge offers an all encompassing retreat with easy access to explore nearby attractions. Large grounds ensure that you get to enjoy the peace and quiet, and with a choice of apartment style or freestanding self-catering chalets, there is a unit to suit everyone's needs. ... more   less 
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