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De Ark Mountain Lodge

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Kempton Park, South Africa
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

A very relaxing getaway in the Drakensberg. The host is very attentive to the guests' needs and provides a luxury service. The area is serene and beautiful. Long walks and stunning views fill every day with activity.

Thank GJWentzel
Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Reviewed 19 December 2016

This very comfortable lodge is located in a very quiet place at 4km from the main road (easy access convenient for most of the cars). The view from the lodge is beautiful and peaceful. The personnal is very friendly and make everything to be suer that you will spend a perfect stay.

1Thank Alexandre F
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Spent the weekend No rain slightly chilled but amazing during the day Spectacular Views Early morning walks saw Zebra,Black Wildebeest ,Blesbok,Red haartebeeste,Eland and Baboons Quite Amazing stars in the sky Awesome food provided by Miguel and his team Looking forward to going back to try out the motorcycle rental and tours In the region of Clarendon is the most amazing...

1Thank Brendan M
Edenvale, South Africa
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Awesome Place. Would suggest to anyone. Very friendly and has a great home feel to the main house and to the actual room. Staff always want to know if there is more to offer and attended to all our needs. Close to Town and an amazing view from the top of the mountain.

Thank nivek0706
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Simple and straightforward accommodation in 4 chalets with a double bed and two singles. The views, isolation and sky are everything, and undoubtedly worth the trip up from the main road. Winds are strong up at the top of this mountain, so the fires are appreciated. Simple kitchen facilities and a young owner with sincerity and vision.

Thank kingsgate
Potchefstroom, South Africa
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We were looking for a quite weekend and we could not have come to a better place. We were staying in chalet 8 and from the balcony and bedroom the views were spectacular. Not a sound to be heard except for the birds. The food was delicious, a real taste of home-cooking. Thank you Danie and Juanita for your hospitality.

1Thank MDK822015
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 June 2015

A group of us visited De Ark Mountain Lodge last year October (2014) as a pit stop on our way to the Midlands. We were pleasantly surprised by the venue. The road towards the lodge is a bit bumpy but we managed fine with my VW Polo. It will be smooth sailing if you are traveling with a 4x4 or...

Thank ChrisnaHerbst
Istanbul Province, Turkey
Reviewed 27 January 2015

This mountain lodge is situated in the outskirts of Clarence. It has a long gravel road difficult to travel along. This farm house is a cute group of chalets overlooking a beautiful landscape. We didnot see any animals around due to our short stay. Juanita served us a tasty breakfast and friendly chatted with us for a while. The chalet...

Thank nkohen
South Africa
Reviewed 18 November 2014

GO/WEG magazine chose this Mountain Lodge for their photography school which I attended from 6 - 9 Nov 2014. De ARK is situated 9 kms out of Clarens on the road towards Golden Gate - 4.5 kms tarred road and 4.5 kms dirt road (which would have been attended to when we left as the last part of the road...

Thank MMPSouthAfrica
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2014

We had a great short stay at this place with hosts Juanita and Danny. Danny always made us feel warmly welcome in the lodge and Juanita made huge and delicious evening meals, and I loved the fresh home baked bread and 3 course breakfasts. The farm has a couple of walks that we did amongst the zebra and wildebeest and...

2Thank MrDeeGee

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about De Ark Mountain Lodge

Address: R 712, Clarens 9707, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Free State > Clarens
Price Range: €87 - €161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — De Ark Mountain Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Get chalet NR. 8”
MDK822015, 30 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Book in advance”
  • Sunrise view from Chalet Stoep
  • Sunset from Chalet Stoep
ChrisnaHerbst, 3 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Probably they look alike since I stayed in one.”
nkohen, 27 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Chalets 1 - 4 all have a beautiful view towards Clarens and the other chalets look more towards the west - also stunning views.”
  • Sunset
  • The owner's house has a view towards another part of the mountain
  • Double bed ground level
MMPSouthAfrica, 17 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Get one of the stone cottages.”
suzieq010969, 11 Jan 2014 | Read review
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US$119* /night
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