12 Best Pet-Friendly Accommodations In Clarens, South Africa - Updated 2023

Ruth Alexis
Ruth Alexis 
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Clarens, South Africa, is a beautiful holiday destination known as the “Jewel of the Eastern Free State”. Enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms that bloom throughout Clarens in spring, or splash around in one of the many lakes in the hot summer. Clarens is also famed for its wide range of outdoor sports and things to do in the rugged wilderness, from hiking to abseiling. Should you wish to bring your pooch with you on the trip, you might be on the lookout for dog-friendly accommodation in Clarens. Keep reading for a well-curated list of the best pet-friendly accommodations in Clarens, South Africa.

1. Chic cottage with a well-equipped kitchen (from USD 64)

This Airbnb vacation rental rests in a peaceful locality that is away from all the hubbub. Steps away from the gates of the Clarens Village Conservancy, the rental is surrounded by lush greenery and bountiful nature.

Stylishly designed interiors invite you in from the word go. Cosy beds ensure a full night’s rest after an eventful day of exploration. Guests can watch movies on a high-definition TV that can stream Netflix cinema. An indoor wood stove keeps the place snug and warm during the colder months of the year. A well-equipped kitchen awaits you if you would like to fix meals. Pets are welcome here. You can bring your fur baby along on the trip with you and create vacation memories of a lifetime.

Clarens, Free State, South Africa
139 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

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Amenities & Room:
great place with wonderful views and facilities
pear tree cottage is beautifully decorated and comfortable
it was a lovely stay struggled a bit with the wifi but was always sorted out quickly
very clean and comfortable
clean and very beautiful
the accommodation is clean well maintained and equipped
clean and tidy on arrival - we enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back
this accommodation is accurate and clean
host: the host is very helpful and responsive
amy was a great host
amy is a wonderful host in the wonderful town that is clarens
what a gem and amy is the perfect host
amazing location next to the reserve
it was close to perfect
the location was great with easy access to trails and a close walk into town
just a stone throw away from a beautiful walk in the mountain
super close to all of the trails on the quiet side of town
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2. Neethling's Corner (from USD 159)

Minutes away from the bustling city hub, this holiday house makes for a great stay. Guests can decompress in the bathtub with a leisurely soak after a tiring day of travelling. A complimentary internet connection is furnished inside the Airbnb that can be accessed for both work and entertainment.

The rental opens out onto a beautiful garden where a tranquil afternoon can be spent while relaxing on the hammock. Guests can also enjoy barbeques and savour a flavourful dinner in an alfresco setting on the patio. You can have a great time with your pets as well. A maximum of two pets are welcome to stay with you with an intimation in advance to the host in this regard. Additional house rules may also apply for pet accommodation.

Clarens, Free State, South Africa
27 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

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cottage was comfortable and the views unforgettable
beautiful and comfortable with a great view
thanks for keeping us warm with electrical blankets heaters in every room and the fireplaces
the house it set up with everything required for a comfortable stay
great spot very clean beautiful house
very modern and clean
extremely well thought out layout and super clean
lovely clean and spacious place with a nice verandah which is close to the restaurants and shops
excellent space clean and modern super close to everything in clarens
ezmarie is a great host
ezmarie is highly responsive to any questions
the accommodation was excellent and ezmarie was very helpful with everything we needed to know
ezmarie was very friendly and the house stunning
we loved the location
the short five minute walk to the main square was also great
easy walk to the main square and close to the nature walking trails
this is an excellent property within walking distance to the town square
great location between town and walking nature
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3. Warm and cosy lodge perfect for the winters (from USD 47)

Applegate Lodge is a cosy and pet-friendly accommodation decked out in warm tones of red and orange. It can accommodate up to eight guests, making it the perfect vacation rental option for big families or groups of friends. In the winter months, all beds are fitted with electric blankets to keep you snuggly and warm. Bring your pets here and enjoy a leisurely vacation.

Clarens, Free State, South Africa
227 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 7 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

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Amenities & Room:
good value comfortable stunning view
the bedrooms are very comfortable and the electric blankets were much appreciated for the cold winter nights
very comfortable bed with warm linen and lovely indoor fireplace
it’s spacious and comfortable with amazing views to make your stay special
we especially loved how cosy every room was in the wonderful clarence winter evenings and mornings
clean / scenic / spacious
house was clean on arrival and was daily cleaned
sue’house is nice and clean
beautiful clean home however very noisy
clean tidy and an added bonus to have the space cleaned for us
she is definitely a super host
the hosts are extremely friendly and welcoming
sue is a wonderfully accommodating host and our stay was perfect
the host is extremely responsive and a place i will return to
sue is a very understanding & supportive host
great place and close to the square
great place within spitting distance of main street and the main square of clarens
great place in a great location just ouside of the town
the place is situated very close to all local attractions
very nice accomodation - close to all that clarens has to offer
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4. Homey and spacious vacation rental (from USD 58)

Clarens Cottage is a spacious and homey vacation rental that comes with its own exclusive garden space and your furry buddy might just love the open space. The cottage is located within walking distance from the village’s shops and convenience stores, so you can grab food and essentials whenever you want, hassle-free. There is a pet surcharge to pay if you wish to bring your pet along.

Clarens, Free State, South Africa
47 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

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the decor is beautifull and the cottage is very comfortable and very clean
very clean and comfortable
terrific price for a clean we'll maintained and perfectly set spot
it was a fantastic little spot very homely well equipped and very clean
my sisters and had a wonderful stay the apartment is well situated and spotless
cottage was well equipped and clean
the host was great
lynda us a wonderful host
well kept and linda was a wonderful host
we enjoyed meeting our host lynda
our host was very friendly and we were very comfortable at her house
very well located at only 5 min walk from clarens' main square
well located within a stones throw of the square (10min walk) and easy access to the trails
it is perfectly located we walked everywhere all weekend
the location is great easy walk into the village and easy access to hiking routesthanks for a great stay
perfectly positioned - an easy 10 minute walk from town centre
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5. Unique cottage with an A-shaped facade

Gnome cottage is a unique living space designed to take up to two guests. This quaint and cosy house is the perfect romantic getaway for you and your partner. Hiking trails begin just a few steps away from the front entrance of the house, and the town centre is just a short drive away. The owner of the cottage requires that your pet be house-trained so that they do not bark incessantly at night.

Clarens, Free State, South Africa
66 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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Amenities & Room:
there is no tv or wifi but thats just the beauty of it
the room is well-equipped for two people to stay comfortably with all the basic amenities present
the place is clean and the garden is beautiful
quaint clean with a nice view onto the slopes of the bordering mountain
friendly efficient and down to earth hosts i loved michelle who assisted with my check in
nice cosy spot great hiking routes around it great host
we loved the fact that it was pet friendly
it is really close to all the attractions in clarens
nice little hideaway with everything you need in a beautiful little garden very close to the central square
we felt safe and secure to walk the streets even at night
so close to everything and spent the afternoons in the garden with a gorgeous mountain view
very well situated in walking distance to ‘town’ very quiet and quaint
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6. Modern vacation rental with mountain views (from USD 32)

This modern vacation rental features a free-standing Victorian-style bath, a fully equipped kitchen and panoramic views of the majestic mountains of Clarens. The vacation rental sleeps up to two guests and is perfect for honeymooners. There is an outdoor barbecue grill for you to relax and sit around the fire with friends after a long day of sightseeing. You can step into this property with your little furry buddy.

Clarens, Free State, South Africa
31 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire serviced apartment 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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Amenities & Room:
comfortable sunny room with a great view of the surrounding landscape
truly a pleasant stay clean comfortable affordable well maintained unit with everything you need
very clean and good level of amenities
we had everything we needed and the place was very clean
apartment is lovely neat and clean and the location is simply fabulous
great location everything within walking distance
nice spot walking distance from town
it is ideally located within walking distance of all the restaurants
good location and well equiped
great location close to shops and restaurants
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7. Spacious bungalow in cosy town (from USD 78)

If you are looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy some tranquillity, this bungalow is the perfect option for you. You will be able to bring your pet along too. Free Wifi, barbecue grill, fireplace and fully equipped kitchen are provided for use. There is a large outdoor patio for guests to enjoy the evening breeze and have a drink while watching the sunset. Complimentary firewood will be provided by the property during the winter months.

Clarens, Free State, South Africa
198 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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Amenities & Room:
great view good wifi and i liked there was netflix :)
comfortable mattresses and an awesome shower
very nice and comfortable appartment with a great view on the mountains very friendly host
a second bathroom would have definitely improved our stay
beds were comfortable big living space and easy walk into town
a stylish sparkling clean space
nice modern and super clean appartment
the place is quiete clean and well maintained
the place was stunning very clean and neatly decorated
beautifully decorated and very clean space
host was helpful and very quick with responses
edward was a great host
edward is a fantastic host
edward was a very welcoming host and provided some great recommendations for dinner and breakfast
edward is also a friendly and discreet host
very stylish accommodation great location to experience clarens
walking distance from both the town and amazing hiking trails
great location modern new space and close to everything you would need in the town
close walk to the lovely town with shops
location great (make sure you come through town)
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8. Affordable cottage for families (from USD 111)

This affordable cottage fits up to four guests and is perfect for families or groups of friends planning to hike in Clarens. This property is located a short drive away from the popular Golden Gate National Park and boasts spectacular views of the Maluti Mountains. The unit is serviced daily and this service includes dishwashing and bed making. Cleaning materials will be provided free of charge. Pets are allowed on the property, though prior arrangements must be made with the host. The town square is just a short drive away, so you can enjoy your time in the town square window shopping, admiring art galleries, or taking a tour around the famous craft beer brewery.

Clarens, Free State, South Africa
49 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

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Amenities & Room:
a beautiful little place stylish and very comfortable lovely mountain view from the deck - we loved it
what lovely accommodation we especially enjoyed the view and the fact that there was no tv
had a good stay jolena's place wifi didn't work as advertised but overall the stay was pleasant
very relaxing and fact that there’s no tv made a stay very special
the house was perfectly clean and had a lot of cooking supplies to cook dinner
clean with everything we needed and a very helpful host
good communication with the host all the time
great location - close to the main center
easy access to golden gate highlands park
close walk to town just what you need for a comfortable clarens experience
great place to relax in clarens
great location with a view and easy walk to town
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9. Classic cottage with cosy feel (from USD 25)

This classic cottage allows you to find your inner tranquil away from the hustle and bustle of town. It is tucked away in a cul de sac and is one of the first homes to be built in Clarens. If you are looking for a classy home with a large garden, this is the private accommodation for you. Enjoy the mountain air with your pet and stay worry-free.

Clarens, Free State, South Africa
200 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 6 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is comfortable and cosy
comfortable bed nice linen and heated under blanket in the main room were great
a friendly welcome and a warm cozy cottage during winter
well appointed cottage comfortable beds with quality bed linen
very comfortable beds complete with electric blankets which were much appreciated on a chilly night
a clean and well priced place to stay
very neat and clean bedrooms
the linen was clean
the house was spotless and perfect for our weekend stay
beds and linen are very good quality and the place was spotlessly clean
host was friendly and very accommodating
very friendly host
the host was also really amazing about letting us check in early
it's an old home with signs of wear but the hospitality and friendly dogs make it feel like home
micheal was a helpful and attentive host and made us feel very welcome
easy walking distance to town
location and check in were excellent
we loved the fact that it was within walking distance to the main attractions
easy to find and close to town
spacious and comfortable cottage in a great location just off the main road in clarens
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10. Cottage by the mountains

This fabulous self-catering cottage is perfect for bigger families with pets. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, microwave, stove and oven. You will have access to complimentary Wifi and a lovely fireplace. All art galleries and famous restaurants in Clarens are within walking distance. Enjoy the spacious property and have a fine mountain-side getaway.

57 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
the place was very beautiful clean and had an amazing view
johrne is a great host
a great location to explore the drakensberg from
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11. Luxury private accommodation with its own library

This spacious apartment is decorated in soothing warm tones and gives off a modern and cosy vibe. A key feature of this private accommodation is the library in the rental that was set up in aid of a local animal charity. Guests who take books home are encouraged to place a donation in the tin provided. And obviously, your little pet is also welcome here. Amenities provided by the rental include eco-friendly toiletries, a fully equipped kitchenette and electric blankets in the winter.

Clarens, Free State, South Africa
22 reviews
Entire condominium 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this cozy little single room cottage is perfect for an individual couple or family with one child
the place was clean and very peaceful
the room and bathroom was very clean and comfortable the bed felt like my own
juliet's place is clean comfortable and located just outside of the touristy parts of clarens
great location and super clean two thumbs up
owner claim price per sharing
perfect place juliet was a wonderful host driving out to me and showing me the way
simple neat and pleasant accommodation with an efficient host
juliet is so helpful and friendly
lovely venue close to town yet still with a country feel
great place for great value
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12. Classy apartment for smaller families (from USD 32)

While holidaying with your pet in Clarens, this accommodation makes for a great stay for the two of you. It sleeps up to three guests and is perfect for a small family or group of friends. The cosy apartment is equipped with a queen-sized bed and a sleeper couch in the living room. Prices are slightly higher over the weekend as compared to a weekday. The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering. Come here with your Fido and stay worry-free.

Clarens, Free State, South Africa
23 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire serviced apartment 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the rooms were within walking distance from the ‘action’ which was an added bonus
very clean and comfortable
spacious clean and comfortable
nice clean and safe place
good location clean and tidy
myrna & jaco are very helpful and went the extra mile to provide extra cooking utilities
a great value - a short walk to clarens centre and the owners were very communicative and helpful
nice place within walking distance from the town square
very comfortable apartment within walking distance of the artsy area of clarens
great location very nice accommodation good value
expect a perfect place to evernight
we had a lovely experience at jaco & myrna's forever hopefull great location very close to town square
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Lots of amazing pet-friendly accommodation options in Clarens, South Africa

Whether you are looking for a spacious vacation rental or a jazzy apartment to stay in while in Clarens, there will be the perfect place for you on this list. These self-catering accommodations in Clarens are also pet friendly, so you do not have to worry about leaving your pet alone at home or with a petsitter while on holiday. Be sure to check out the above best pet-friendly accommodation options in Clarens, South Africa, before your next trip there!

Frequently asked questions about pet-friendly accommodations in Clarens, South Africa

1. Which pet-friendly accommodations in Clarens have nice views?

If you are looking forward to spending a great time with your fur baby in a pet-friendly accommodation with nice views in Clarens, some of the good options to consider are this modern vacation rental with mountain views or this affordable cottage for families.

2. Which pet-friendly accommodations in Clarens have parking?

Most of the pet-friendly accommodations in Clarens provide guest car parking facilities on the premises. You can check out some of the best ones such as this homey and spacious vacation rental, this modern vacation rental with mountain views, this spacious bungalow in cosy town, or this affordable cottage for families for on-site parking.

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