Jovali Clarens

Jovali Clarens

Bethel Estate Off District Road S1028, Clarens 9707 South Africa
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5.0
#1 of 2 farmhouses in Clarens
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Hiking
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate dining area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Hidden Gem
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Alison Sigerson wrote a review Oct 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the most amazing time at Jovali. Our rooms were spotless and contained absolutely everything we needed to enjoy a weekend away from home. If you're looking for panoramic views, fresh air and serene surroundings, Jovali has it all! Thanks to Johan and Tim for their warmth and hospitality, we will definitely be back soon!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Johan Venter, Owner at Jovali Clarens
Responded 13 Oct 2021
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Alison, and for choosing to stay at Jovali Clarens! We absolutely loved having you here with us on the farm, and we are so delighted that you enjoyed your time here with us... We look forward to welcoming you back again soon, but until then - do take care and stay safe! All our best, Johan and Tim
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Ken Lovell wrote a review Nov 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Tim and Johan are amazing hosts. Everything is beautifully presented with attention to detail. The studios are tastefully decorated.
Very comfortable and inviting. The view from the porch of the studios are to die for.
The hosts organized picnic baskets for all our dietary needs that we enjoyed within a short walk down at the river.

Loved the idea of the chairs placed outside in the evening to do står gazing
Thanks guys for an enjoyable and memorable stay
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Johan Venter, Owner at Jovali Clarens
Responded 14 Nov 2021
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful feedback with us, Ken and Louise! We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay here with us on the farm, and we hope to welcome you back to Jovali Clarens again soon. Take care and stay safe! Johan and Tim
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CandsM16 wrote a review Sept 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Johan Venter, Owner at Jovali Clarens
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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dylanj0sem wrote a review Oct 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were delightfully surprised by the peacefulness and beauty of Jovali and the landscape. After a bit of bumpy 4x4 ride you are greeted by your amazing hosts that have prepared opulent rooms for you. Coffee and home baked goods await you. If you're looking for the perfect stay in Clarens, stay at Jovali.
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Johan Venter, Owner at Jovali Clarens
Responded 10 Oct 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback with us, Dylan! It was such a pleasure to have hosted you and Melisse for the weekend, and we are thrilled that you had such an awesome stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to Jovali Clarens again soon. All our best, Johan and Tim
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Monica H wrote a review Aug 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jovali, a little gem on the outskirts of Clarens! . The excellent location, comfort, space, and private feeling makes this the perfect place to relax and unwind.

The owners, Johan and Tim went over and beyond to help make our stay enjoyable. I highly recommend this hotel for anyone visiting Clarens ❤
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Date of stay: August 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Johan Venter, Owner at Jovali Clarens
Responded 20 Sept 2021
Thank you so much for your lovely review, Monica! It was such a pleasure to have you, Melanie, Colleen and Charlotte stay with us, and we really look forward to your next visit. Until we meet again, do take care and stay safe!
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cmmventer wrote a review Oct 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We felt really welcome room was awesome and small little extras made the visit very speciial The view of mountainx ps w

We were welcomed by the owner The room was awesome with little extras that made our stay really special. The view from the outdoor area was so beautiful also so peaceful. We will definately be back .

It feels like home so do not miss this gem
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Johan Venter, Owner at Jovali Clarens
Responded 30 Oct 2022
Thank you so much for your fabulous feedback, Clarissa! We so appreciate your wonderful review and we are beyond thrilled that you and David enjoyed your stay with us at Jovali Clarens. We look 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 Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Johan Venter, Owner at Jovali Clarens
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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vmolef831919 wrote a review Mar 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing attention to detail in rooms. Every little thing felt intentional and made to delight the visitor. The property and views are stunning. Great location and short gravel road make it very accessible to lovely Clarens.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Johan Venter, Owner at Jovali Clarens
Responded 30 Mar 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback with us, Vela! It was such a privilege to have hosted you and Mapi at Jovali Clarens, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. All our best, Johan and Tim
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Rob G wrote a review Dec 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Johan Venter, Owner at Jovali Clarens
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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Kobus E wrote a review Jul 2023
Roodepoort, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jovali Clarens was excellent, tastefully decorated, comfortable bed and pillows and excellent attention to detail, our hosts Johan and Timm made us feel very welcome and pampered. Overall a fantastic experience and very highly recommended, we will definitely return. 10/10
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Johan Venter, Owner at Jovali Clarens
Responded 21 Jul 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback with us, Kobus! It was such a privilege to have hosted you and Vanessa 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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Answer from Johan V
Clarens, South Africa57 contributions
Thank you for your enquiry! We are located approximately 5km's (8 minutes' drive) from the town of Clarens.
Paul H wrote a tip Oct 2023
Liverpool, United Kingdom26 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring layers for night time as it can get pretty nippy."
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Curious23341145474 wrote a tip Sept 2023
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"While loadshedding measures are in place, do check with your hosts which appliances are too heavy to operate. "
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Nomsa M wrote a tip Dec 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Best view ever!"
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,580 - R 1,760 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaFree StateClarens
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, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
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.
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