Clarens is a tiny Free State village, snugly set amongst mountains, resembling a little piece of Europe
in the middle of the platteland.

A bijoux collection of restaurants, coffee shops, craft, gift and décor shops are part of the captivation
of visitors to Clarens. The picturesque landscapes and photographic views surrounding the village
are of the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho, Golden Gate Mountain Reserve with its spectacular rock
formations and our statuesque Mt Horeb. All three views can be enjoyed from Feathers!
The outdoor activities on offer in Clarens and surrounds are endless; beautiful laid out walks, hiking,
white river rafting, horse riding, golfing, hot air ballooning and more. If your dogs are well-behaved,
bring them, they will love the walks in the many trails surrounding Clarens.

Feathers is a large, spacious property offering guests outstanding views as well as being a short 10
minute stroll to the village square. We have two graceful little houses on the property, The Robin’s
Nest and The Barbet’s Hollow. Each house has a queen bedroom and a twin bedroom, a bathroom
and open plan living. The veranda’s appeal to outdoor relaxation, braaiing, star gazing and view

Each house sleeps 4 people; book both houses for a group of up to 8.


Have you ever been to Rhodes?

Almost forgotten, frequented by few, this little known secret of the Eastern Cape will
captivate lovers of vast, majestic mountainscapes, clear, starry skies and crisp air.

Bordering the Kingdom of Lesotho, Rhodes is safely nestled high up in these mountains with
the pristine, crystal clear Bell River with her many riffles and runs, gracefully flowing
through the village.

Rhodes Cottages has 17 self-catering cottages in the village, each with their own history,
garden, views and charm.  Many of our cottages are over 100 years old and still clothed in
their original Victorian character.  Some of our houses have been carefully and beautifully
refurbished, offering up-market accommodation while others have been untouched, leaving a
sense of the old world to our holiday makers.  All our cottages are serviced daily and are
fully-equipped with all you will need for your stay.