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Kiara Lodge

R 711, Golden Gate Road, Clarens 9707, South Africa
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Kiara Lodge
Ranked #14 of 26 Clarens B&B and Inns
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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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Potchefstroom, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Clarens district and thr surroundings during the last week of June...We stayed at the Kiara Lodge. Accommodstion was average...clean ...small but there is everything you need. Nice big bath as well as a separate shower . Kitchen with granite tops...and a fire place...no aircons and no electric blanket....I would recommend it for the cold . At the... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

We always stay here when we're in Clarens and always had good experiences. Especially good for the Clarens beer fest when they have a shuttle to take you to the town. When booking a room for 2 people, book a 4 sleeper though, as the space can be a bit small.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Clean and comfortable. Had everything we needed. Room was serviced every day by lovely lady. Great scenery from upper level suite. Great location between the town and Golden Gate park. Would stay here again. Little shop needs updating and restaurant did not look inviting - there are plenty other places to eat.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Breathtaking location. Kiara lodge's location is one of its main selling points. We were left in awe by the beauty of this area. The room that I was in is dated and was really cold. Reported this at reception and another oil heater was supplied and it helped a little. The cutlery provided could be improved; specifically the knives, spoons... More

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
28 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Clarens is great, the views are stunning, walks amazing and for this the other things I suppose can be forgotten. That said I think the accommodation was very basic. Please note a four sleeper is not a four sleeper for adults unless you are happy to share a bathroom and sleep on the couch. Self catering is very basic. Four... More

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Middelburg, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Very nice place to go and relax.. We had lots of fun. the lodge is very beautiful and clean... booking in was fast, and staff were very friendly. a little bit disappointed with the indoor swimming pool... the water was not nice and hot.

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Centurion, South Africa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Kiara lodge is situated 15km outside of Clarens and about 5km from Golden gate. The chalets and gardens are in pristine condition. A wonderful place to relax. Enough amenities to keep everybody happy.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

enjoyed stay and accommodation very nice, but water pressure and temperature not up to standard - nothing else to complain - Clarens have a lot to offer and can spend hours there - Golden Gate reserve also worth a visit

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San Marcos, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We arrived on Monday; the lodge is nestles in the mountains just at the gate of the Golden Gate National Park. Our lodge was very high on the mountain. Staff showed up to help us carry stuff into our rooms. Self-catering, but the lodge was furnished with a complete kitchen. Indoor pool and outdoor pool, mini golf, enjoyed meeting Mac... More

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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66 reviews 66 reviews
6 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Travel tip: The map that Kiara gives you leaves out one important turn. Approximately 5kms outside of Frankfort, there is a T-junction, you need to take the right turn towards Frankfort. Clarens is nestled in the foothills of the Maluti mountains (the start of the Drakensburg) in the Free State. It is a very beautiful town, full of art galleries... More

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Address: R 711, Golden Gate Road, Clarens 9707, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Free State > Clarens
Also Known As:
Kiara Hotel Clarens

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Set on a lovely mountain side, these luxurious self-catering units border on the the magnificent Golden Gate Highlands National Park. The area boasts numerous arts and crafts galleries, as well as many adventure sporting activities such as 4x4 trails, abseiling and white water rafting. The resort is a mere 3 hour drive from Johannesburg. ... more   less 
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