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Kiara Lodge

R 712, Golden Gate Road | Northern Drakensberg, Free State, Clarens 9707, South Africa
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Ranked #14 of 28 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
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were at Kiara for a week during the school holiday 26.06.2015 to 03.07.2015. On the first night, our Toyota Hilux double cab was stolen from the allocated parking. Another bakkie of the same make was also stolen that night/morning. Apart from contacting the police, we received no assistance or courtesy from the manager. We were informed by police that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kiara lodge a well spaced mountain lodge plenty of self catering accommodation from 2 people upwards to 8 per lodge. It has its own shops, entertainment, hikes, horse riding, etc. Excellent place to visit.

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Dear Yolland, Thank you for your great feedback on our resort! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you once again in the future. Kind regards. Kiara Lodge More 

Germiston, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We booked at Kiara for a midweek hiking holiday and we loved the resort, the staff from checking in to house keeping to checking out were very professional and friendly. The unit 34c was well appointed, clean and modern. We ate at the Restorant one evening and the food was delicious with good service so you don't have to take... More 

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BeekmanGroup, Manager at Kiara Lodge, responded to this review

Dear "Bluffyboy", Thank you for your kind review of our resort and we appreciate the fact that our resort has become the destination of choice for you and your friends to hike our very own corner of the Drakensberg & Maluti Mountain Ranges. We look forward to hosting you all once again. Kind regards. Kiara Lodge More 

Gauteng
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We stayed in the 6 sleeper unit. It was clean, tidy and everything worked. We found the place to be spacious, with a lovely view of the mountains. The lodge has a spa and a restaurant. Staff are friendly and helpful. Tip, the main bathroom does not have a shower. The only thing that we missed was a fireplace. I... More 

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BeekmanGroup, Manager at Kiara Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sandy, Thank you for writing such a positive endorsement of our resort. It was lovely having you stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you once again in the future. Kind regards. Kiara Lodge. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This area is the epitome of tranquility. The resort is just outside the Golden Gate park and is surrounded by the beautiful rock faces mountains that are iconic in this area. Driving through the beautiful park you will be forced to stop and take photos as the sun paints the rising rock edifices in a riot of colours. The welcome... More 

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BeekmanGroup, Manager at Kiara Lodge, responded to this review

Dear "Touch Life", Wow! Many thanks for your feedback on our resort. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. The region around Clarens is indeed spectacular and is a must see when exploring the sheer scenic diversity that is South Africa. Kind regards. Kiara Lodge More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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 

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