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Type: Accommodation – Self Catering
Category: Pet Friendly

Motivation for award: We pride ourselves in offering the ultimate experience in the town of Clarens. With our self catering home, we not only cater for our guests, but also for their families, friends and fur babies. Our home was opened up in November 2019, and it was a labour of love and dedication, built around accommodating our guests, as we would like to be accommodated. Nothing is too much effort for us when it comes to our guests. Our ratings on booking sites reflect this, as well as our large following on Facebook and Instagram. We have been featured by Lekkeslaap on Instagram, and rated by Afristay & We are passionate about supporting local, and avid supporters of the Cluny Animal Trust. Ultimately, our goal is to contribute to a cause that is very close to our hearts as well, being the Lawrence De Lange Nature Reserve in Queenstown.

Region: Free State / Free State

Rhino Retreat Clarens

A home from Home!

We offer luxury self catering accommodation in the beautiful town of Clarens in the Eastern Free State. Our home offers a place to relax with family, friends and fur babies. With over 3000m2 of garden, there is plenty of place to have fun with the kids and a safe haven for your pets.

We have the most spectacular view of Mt Horeb as well as the Lesotho Maluti Mountains. Just a 5 minute walk for the bustling town centre.

Our house is a home from home. We can accommodate up to 8 guests. Our kitchen area has been the focal point for our guests, as it is fully equipped for all types of cooking and baking. And for the braai lovers, we have an outdoor braai on the deck.

We have two indoor fire places for those cold nights. And we provide all linen and towels for your stay, as well as extra blankets and hot water bottles. Games, books and puzzles are there for your entertainment too!

We offer free uncapped Wifi, which enables the ultimate “work-ation”!

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* The system only allows you to vote once for an entry. You may however comment multiple times per entry. We thank your playing your part and contributing to the South Africa Tourism Awards though voting and submitting comments.

* As a thank you we will send you a R1000 travel voucher to enjoy. We  ask you to share these awards with your friends and request them to vote too. By voting they too will receive a R1000 travel voucher. 


Tshegofatso Nyalungu – 02.05.2022
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Michelle Bus – 14.04.2022

Hannes – 05.03.2022
Great outdoors

Gill Burnett – 04.03.2022
A break away is much need

IZak Pretorius – 02.03.2022
This per friendly establishment has some of the best views of the area around Clarens. The property is well planned and rest and relaxation at its prime focus. The kitchen is well planned, ample crockery and cutlery and is a chefs dream. The passion of the owners is tangible through the property as well as communication with them. The facility is perfectly located: close to town to walk, but far enough away to have the best tranquility

Tyron Paterson – 28.02.2022
A true home from home. Rhino Retreat is a real gem, everything about it is just right.

Mark Dare – 28.02.2022
Best airbnb ever, so well equipped, gracious and attentive hosts.

Shannon Stone – 24.02.2022
I can bet it’s the best! Would love to go…

Voula Philippides – 21.02.2022
Best accommodation out there

Duncan – 21.02.2022
Great competition! Love Clarens and Rhino Retreat!

Steven Dinkelmann – 20.02.2022
Rhino the best ever

Kerra Engelsman – 20.02.2022
Simply the best retreat ever! So welcoming and homely! They take exceptionally good care of their guests!

Alta Weeks – 18.02.2022
What a beautiful place and amazing hosts. It’s not a vacation but more like a vacastay is it feels like you on vacation but staying at home as it’s just so comfortable

Lauren-Jade Hughes – 18.02.2022
Stunning home, magnificent views. We thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay at Rhino Retreat.

Samantha LAING – 18.02.2022
Absolutely stunning holiday home. Just love being there. Great value for money and all comforts are taken care of.

Ren Fourie – 18.02.2022
Best experience ever we loved our stay there and will be going back again yearly. I definitely vote for them

Carol van Aswegen – 18.02.2022
Magnificent pet friendly accommodation

Toni De la Harpe – 18.02.2022
The hostess with the mostess. Bev goes out of her way to make sure you have everything that you may need. The house is like a home away from home. Warm and welcoming and of course dog friendly!! What more could you ask for.

Liesel hollis – 18.02.2022
Amazing venue, clean and owners are very accommodating and friendly.

Yvonne Lopes – 18.02.2022
What a beautiful place and Bev and her husband are fantastic host’s.

Gabrielle Keight – 18.02.2022

Gabrielle Keight – 18.02.2022

Saige Fourie – 18.02.2022
Rhino Retreat is the ultimate relaxation getaway! Our family loves going here to decompress and we always come home feeling ready to tackle the real world again! The hosts take such good care of you and always adds a personal touch to make you feel even more special!

Nanette Matthews – 18.02.2022
Best accomodation ever, and the host communicates with you through out to make sure you have everything you need and you are aware of any special offers or events in Clarens during your stay. Feels like a 5 star hotel.

Jeffrey Russell – 18.02.2022
Awesome home away from home. By far the best in Clarens.

Zurika Jantzen – 18.02.2022
Rhino Retreat is the perfect place to break away from everyday life and relax in an amazing town with all the comforts and more

Taschy Fourie – 18.02.2022
Rhine retreat is exemplary in hospitality excellence

darren cox – 18.02.2022
Amazing venue…prepare for an amazing time. Did I mention it was amazing?

Kerry Towns – 18.02.2022
Rhino Retreat Clarens is your home away from home. The perfect breakaway anytime of the year. Every visit is special in its own way. The mountain range views to the fresh air to the beautiful surrounds just add to the extra bliss to your stay. Your host/s are phenomenal and add their special touch to your stay. The added benefit is that you can take your fur babies with. I love Rhino Retreat Clarens.

Murray – 18.02.2022
An absolutely beautiful spot ! Very highly recommend!

Yvette Blignaut – 18.02.2022
The best home away from home. Rhino Retreat, Clarens. 5 stars.

Trudi Lovegrove – 18.02.2022
Been an extremely happy returning guest at least 5 times. It just gets better with every stay. The hosts are truly amazing – huge kudos to RRC! Good luck!

Louise Cox – 18.02.2022
Rhino Retreat is one of the most amazing self-catering pet-friendly accommodations! We love that it has everything you need and more. Exceptionally neat and clean and close to everything in Clarens. Definite winners in my eyes!

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