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De Ark Mountain Lodge in Clarens

De Ark Mountain Lodge offers guests a peaceful getaway in the mountains overlooking the picturesque town of Clarens. Located on a game farm just out of town we offer well appointed chalets suited to families and couples looking for a quiet and relaxing getaway.



Standard Double Storey


Deluxe Double Room


Standard Single Storey



De Ark Activities

De Ark has always been a place of restoration and relaxation on the mountains overlooking Clarens, South Africa. Guests are invited to soak in the sheer natural beauty of the farm and enjoy lazy days outside on the patio.


Clarens Activities

The village has become known as the "Jewel of the Free State" - rich in beauty, with an aura of peace and tranquillity.


Golden Gate

If you are looking for accommodation in Clarens, South Africa, or accommodation near Golden Gate National Park, South Africa, look no further! Be our Guest at De Ark Mountain Lodge.


Cobus (ZA) 2019

Our hostess was excellent. She met us at our car when we arrived with a warm welcome and the rest of the staff was equally friendly and helpful, without being intrusive. The views from all units are amazing. De Ark is a little gem and I highly recommend spending a night or two there.

Monica (DE) 2018

Sehr Netter besitzer alles sehr familiar.
Wunderbar ruhig underholsam. wunderbare Unterkunft

Kelebogile (ZA) 2018

The accommodation is lovely and very
comfortable. The staff is very attentive and welcoming. Area is quiet

Jamilla (ZA) 2018

Our stay was very enjoyable and the staff very
friendly and accommodating. I like the white fluffy tiles!

Willy (ZA) 2018

I had a mini walk/hike in the morning for almost 2 hours with some beautiful scenery. Good for some quiet and refreshing time. Breakfast and supper was awesome, with friendly staff.

Sing-Hui (NL) 2018

De Locatie en uitzicht is schitterend. Savonds
heerlijk gegeten. En mooie uitvals basis voor bezoek aan Golden Gate, paardrijden en hiken.

Narelle (MW) 2018

A lovely comfortable place to say after a day's
hiking in the mountain. Very very nice!

Marthinus (ZA) 2018

The food, the unit and view of the mountains
worth the stay.

Craig (ZA) 2018

Attention to detail. Our host was fabulous

Neels (ZA) 2018

I would recommend De Ark to everyone! Was so happy with them!