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Jovali Clarens

Bethel Estate Off District Road S1028, Clarens 9707 South Africa
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#1 of 2 farmhouses in Clarens
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Jovali Clarens is set on a beautiful farm landscape of over 4 hectares within the tranquil Bethel Estate, a mere 8-minute drive from the charming village of Clarens. We offer 2 fully-equipped 36 m² self-catering studios, each private and boasting magnificent mountain views. Each of our spacious studios offers a luxurious extra length king-sized bed, that can also be converted to a twin-bed set. The open-plan living area offers comfortable armchairs, a flat-screen television with DStv Premium bouquet, an intimate dining space and a fully-equipped kitchenette with a gas stove, microwave oven and full-size fridge/freezer. The stylish en-suite bathroom is fitted with a separate bath and shower. A Weber Braai with briquettes / charcoal is available to enjoy alfresco dining and make the most of those balmy summer evenings. Enjoy a cup of freshly-brewed coffee and our delicious home-baked rusks while sitting on your patio and watching the sun rise over the Maluti mountains in the distance.
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Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Complimentary Instant Coffee
Hiking
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Non-smoking hotel
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Sofa bed
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Tile / marble floor
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Stovetop
Electric kettle
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ianwilson2024 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Attention to detail with the most beautiful interior decorating, numerous extras included, linked with the best views and tranquillity, makes Jovali-stays a unique experience. Will highly recommend to anyone who needs peace and quietness.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback with us, Ian! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and it was indeed a privilege to have hosted you and Welma again at Jovali Clarens. We are really looking forward to your next visit with us. All our best, Johan and Tim
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Sherpa20117892831 wrote a review Jan 2024
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The attention to detail was amazing and made our stay extra special. From flowers in the room, complimentary port, a home made Carrot and Pineapple cake to a rubber duck for your bath. Nothing was missed. Our hosts Johan and Tim are clearly passionate about guest comfort. Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback with us! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and it was indeed a privilege to have hosted you at Jovali Clarens. We are really looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. All our best, Johan and Tim
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Wendy wrote a review Jan 2024
South Africa3 contributions
The view is beautiful and the accommodation is decorated with so much attention to detail and care. We enjoyed the hospitality of our hosts and the lovely activities in and around Clarens. Thank you for having us.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 16 Jan 2024
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback with us, Wendy! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and it was indeed a privilege to have hosted you and Andrew at Jovali Clarens. We are really looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. All our best, Johan and Tim
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vdmerwegerhard1955 wrote a review Jan 2024
Ballito, South Africa1 contribution
This was our second stay at Jovali in Clarens. Our host Johan received us friendly, explained clearly what is available at Jovali, entering the room we were stunned by the beauty of everything, very well organised and nothing more required to make our stay better. This is what we needed to relax and recover after a long travel. Thank you we will visit again.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 16 Jan 2024
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback with us, Gerhard! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and it was indeed a privilege to have hosted you and Sanet at Jovali Clarens. We are really looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. All our best, Johan and Tim
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Rob G wrote a review Dec 2023
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Johan welcomed us warmly and gave us a brief synopsis of what to do in Clarens. The room is beautifully furnished and the kitchenette has everything you need to whip up a quick meal. The bed is so comfortable we didn't want to get out, especially because the view from the bed is breath-taking.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 01 Jan 2024
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback with us, Rob! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and it was indeed a privilege to have hosted you and Chriszelle at Jovali Clarens. We are really looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. All our best, Johan and Tim
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nielmarkgraaff wrote a review Dec 2023
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
Breathing taking scenery and a tranquil atmosphere. The room is cosy yet modern and the attention to detail blew us away. Very neat end clean. Location is also great for whatever you are in Clarens for.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 06 Dec 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback with us, Niel! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and it was indeed a privilege to have hosted you and Cheyenne at Jovali Clarens - especially during your special engagement weekend! We are really looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. All our best, Johan and Tim
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Colleen J wrote a review Nov 2023
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa19 contributions3 helpful votes
We have visited Jovali three times now - and there is simply nowhere else that we would stay when in the Eastern Free State! The thoughtfully appointed units and peaceful surroundings are second to none!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 29 Nov 2023
Thank you so much for your fabulous review and continued support, Colleen! It is always such a pleasure to host you and your family at Jovali Clarens, and we're so looking forward to your next visit. All our best, Johan and Tim
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mklerk777749 wrote a review Nov 2023
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
It was the most wonderful stay!! Johan and Tim are excellent hosts - they catered for our every need. I loved the amazing attention to detail, from the emaculately kept gardens to the welcoming drinks and devine carrot cake, the cleanliness, super comfy bed and specialy the spectacular views made it worth the drive. The absolute peace and quiet was a balm to our souls!!
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Responded 20 Nov 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback with us, Marelize! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and it was indeed a privilege to have hosted you and Leon at Jovali Clarens. We are really looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. All our best, Johan and Tim
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Paul H wrote a review Oct 2023
Liverpool, United Kingdom14 contributions3 helpful votes
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This is an exquisite gem of a find in a truly stunning location. You've already scored 10 out of 10 with location just by being in Clarens but you then hope that your accomdation matches the wow factor of its surroundings and Jovali does just that on every level. No detail has been left out & absolutely everything is immaculate. As for the view from your room. Well....no words! Both Johan and Tim have clearly gone to a lot of trouble to ensure that what you experience here is not a home from home experience but a truly out of this world experience. For me a holiday is about living a dream - away from normality - and this place delivers that for me like nowhere I've ever stayed. Just gorgeous.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Bring layers for night time as it can get pretty nippy.
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Responded 05 Oct 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your fabulous feedback with us, Paul! It was such a privilege to have hosted you at Jovali Clarens, and we are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your stay here with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon during your next visit from the UK. All our best, Johan and Tim
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CandsM16 wrote a review Sept 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
We had a wonderful time during our stay at Jovali Clarens. The experience was a real treat, from the beautifully crafted room to the stunning views, and the thoughtful finishing touches. We stayed there in mid-July and the room was fully equipped to keep us warm during winter, with underfloor heating, and electric blankets. There was a generator to make sure we wouldn't be affected by any power cuts. The owners were fantastic, very friendly, and knowledgeable about the area. If you're looking for a cosy place to stay with great views, then Jovali Clarens is definitely worth considering!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 28 Sept 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback with us, Candice! It was such a privilege to have hosted you and Elan at Jovali Clarens, and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. All our best, Johan and Tim
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R 1,319 - R 1,452 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
2
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Frequently Asked Questions about Jovali Clarens
Which popular attractions are close to Jovali Clarens?
Nearby attractions include Blou Donki Art Gallery (3.9 km), Tobias Art (3.9 km), and Mona Lisa Garment Gallery (3.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Jovali Clarens?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and barbeque facilities.
Which room amenities are available at Jovali Clarens?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Jovali Clarens?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Jovali Clarens?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Jovali Clarens?
Conveniently located restaurants include Clementines Restaurant and Bar, Highland Coffee Roastery, and Gosto Portuguese Restaurant.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Jovali Clarens?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Jovali Clarens?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bushmen Art at Schaaplaats Farm (3.9 km).
Does Jovali Clarens have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.