The Protea Hotel Clarens is located in the best-kept secret in Free State art and culture circles, the picturesque village of Clarens, framed by majestic mountains and sandstone cliffs. This artists haven is a tapestry steeped in history and rich in legend. This retreat lies at the foothills of the Maluti Mountains, in close proximity to the Golden Gate National Park and the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho.
Protea Hotel Clarens, a masterpiece in itself, exudes sheer style, luxury and design that blend in with the natural splendour that has inspired artists, eco-lovers and tourists who simply enjoy the art of living to explore this tranquil, magical landscape.
Blessed with a fine climate, Clarens beckons jaded city dwellers, enthusiasts who want a brush with adventure and art-lovers alike to come and relax in style. Take in the breathtaking scenery with sundowners on the terrace, enjoy fine dining, or laze away the hours in luxury and comfort. This sanctuary embodies state-of-the-art excellence and service.
The towns Artist Amble takes one to art galleries with traditional craft, African rugs, ethnic art, curios, pottery, handmade knives and original leather work. Further afield there are San paintings, dinosaur trails, sandstone caves, game-viewing, trout fishing, historic war sites, golf, rock climbing, horse riding and hiking. These are the broad strokes on the canvas that is Clarens.
And then of course Protea Hotel Clarens takes special pride in its warm hospitality. That completes the picture. So whether you plan a romantic getaway, team-building exercise, business conference or African safari, Protea Hotel Clarens has it all. Expect to be treated like royalty, Protea Hotel Clarens has that down to a fine art, because it believes home is where the art is.