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Located in the heart of Clarens, one of the top breakaway destinations in South Africa. A must visit natural sanctuary, a place where you will discover a true connection with yourself, others, and nature. Golden View is a self-catering establishment, immersed within nature, offering a wide range of accommodation options for families, groups, or couples. It is the epitome of a well-deserved getaway combining excellent facilities with magnificent views, to leave you with
memorable moments.
Unique in every aspect:
Nestled within well-established gardens, our units are decorated and furnished, each with its own unique character and style. Accommodation options:
2 x houses
(Willow Rest & Oak on Church)
1 x cottage
(Contain the View)
2 x couples’ studios
(Rustic Red & Square Roots)
A luxury 3-bedroom house designed to sleep 8 people. Retreat to the peace and …
A one-of-a-kind container cottage designed to sleep 4 people. In the ever-increasing …
A unique studio apartment, a true hideaway – ideal for couples who desire …
A luxury 2-bedroom Moroccan inspired house designed to sleep 4-6 people. Nestled in …
The Square Roots Studio provides the ideal setting for couples who enjoy luxury …

Moments @ Golden View

Intimate events. Magnificent moments.
Amenities & Key Features:
  • Capacity to accommodate groups of between 8 to 22 people
    (advance booking essential)
  • Walking distance from the town square
  • Woodburning fireplaces
  • Kuro-bo 100% natural water filters
  • Spectacular views from decks, patios, and rooms
  • Established gardens
  • Outdoor braai and seating facilities
  • Library of books
  • Secure parking
Our reviews


 “Spacious and comfy stay. Super location!”


 “Perfect little place for a weekend away. Everything you need in a beautiful, clean and perfectly neat unit. The location is also perfect: Close enough to walk anywhere, but far enough to be away from the town’s noise.


 “We had a lovely stay. The house is beautiful and sparkling clean. I can definitely recommend the place!”


 “Great experience!”


 “Very lovely intimate place. A home away from home indeed.”


 “What an amazing gem, it’s central and beautiful. I enjoyed my stay and going back soon.”


 “An amazing stay! The view is spectacular and the unit is just great. Perfect for a romantic getaway.”

Willem, May 2021 - Oak on Church House

 “The house is situated in a lovely quiet gravel road – Church Street – only a short walking distance from town and surrounded by other lovely houses. We spent each night under the lovely big oak tree with a fire going in the custom built braai – which was lovely – just watching the world go by. It had all (and more) amenities you may require for a good self-catering stay. It was such a restful period we spend there in Clarens. I would definitely wish to book this home again when in Clarens, just for a little longer.


“Lovely stay with everything one could need for a happy weekend away in the wonderful town of Clarens.

Faeeza, April 2021 - Contain the View Cottage

 “We enjoyed our stay here. Host left nice touches and the daily cleaning service was most welcome. Enjoyed the novelty of staying in a container.”

Abhilash, May 2021 - Willow Rest House

 “We had a fantastic stay at Willow rest, the home is very well equipped and a great home away from home. The host’s team communicates exceptionally well and we definitely recommend this home for families. The environment is perfect to break away from the normal life.”

Taryn, May 2021 - Square Roots Studio

 “An absolutely lovely studio in Claren’s – far enough to not feel the hustle and bustle of town but close enough to get to everything within walking distance. Beautifully decorated with upmarket finishing touches that make it a perfect stay away from home. Romantic and relaxing. A perfect match. I’ll be back for sure.”

Erik, April 2021 – Square Roots Studio

 “Lovely space! relaxing and cool! We enjoyed the fact that we could walk to any of the restaurants and shops. the check in and check-out was smooth and easy! communication clear and accurate! didn’t have to ask any questions. Great for a relaxing couples getaway.”


 “Great quiet little hideaway. Gorgeous view from the deck. Thoughtful little touches.”


“Beautiful house, more than enough space for a family weekend away”


 “Super beaurtiful, even better than the images!”

Karen, March 2021 - Oak on Church House

 “The property is absolutely beautifully done, with everything you could ask for during an extended stay. The rooms are sizeable, with 2 bathrooms and a fully functional kitchen. The view is simply amazing and the countryside around Clarens is like a slice of heaven. The property is within walking distance from the town square, and also form the hiking trails in the nearby Clarens Conservancy. Our hostess checked on us regularly, and kept us informed about arrival instructions and anything else needed.”

Yolanda, March 2021 - Oak on Church House

 “The homely vibe and colorful décor was stunning. Very nice and decent beds. Small considerations like the purified water and sherry was very special. We are definitely coming back. What a special place.”

Mandy, April 2021 - Square Roots Studio

“Thoroughly enjoyed our stay with you in Clarens. We love that we can walk to and from town safely and easily.”

San Marie, Mei 2021 - Oak on Church House

 “Ek wil sommer net vreeslik dankie sê vir ongelooflike lekker verblyf, ons sal beslis weer by julle bly, dit was vir ons so lekker en het gevoel soos huis.”

Riaan, March 2021 - Rustic Red Studio

 “Beautiful bliss. Aesthetically pleasing. Romantic, comfortable, soothing and we could literally get drunk on the view. Very reasonable pricing.”

Crisna, March 2021 – Contain the View Cottage

 “Contain’s décor is lovely. Beds sleep perfect! The braai &umbrella patio is lovely and the separate toilet is a huge plus point. Also the gas hob is very very convenient and around this freestanding nit is heaps of grass to chill on and lots of privacy.”

Mandy, March 2021 - Square Roots Studio

 “Decorated with excellent taste. Attention to detail and quality crockery. Definitely be back.”

Bronwyn, February 2021 , Contain the View Cottage

 “Unit very comfortable and cozy.”

Mpoh, February 2021 - Rustic Red Studio

Robert, April 2021 - Contain the View Cottage

 “The ease of use, the view, the availability of appliances. We really enjoyed the peace, quiet and privacy. Almost everything we needed was available.”

Dirk, October 2020 – Contain The View Cottage

“Beautiful location and modern design. The views are stunning and the folding doors give a lovely feeling of bringing the outdoors, indoors.

Andreq, February 2021 - Contain the View Cottage

“ Great views and close to town. Good coffee and well equipped. Very friendly staff. Very accommodating to allow us early access to the property and unbelievable quick in responding.”

Ameer, 25 January 2021 - Willow Rest House

 “This house was the perfect weekend getaway for us! The house is so cleverly set up with breath taking views and I have even taken some design ideas from this well decorated, clean living space. The house is well stocked in the kitchen if you love to cook as well.”

Daniel, January 2021 - Oak on Church House

 “The view and the adorable house. An incredible stay, would highly recommend staying here!”

Kevin, October 2020 - AIRBNB REVIEWS Contain the View Cottage

Amazing! Every bit of our stay was amazing! I would highly recommend this place. We will definitely be back.

Tyron, October 2020 – Square Roots Studio

“Great location, a stone throw away form town centre. Apartment finishes that leave you feeling grande: incredibly well designed/put together.

Elzané, 21 February 2021 - Willow Rest House

“Beautiful view, exceptional braai/boma facilities. Clean and spacious. Lovely interior.”

Marion, October 2020 – AIRBNB REVIEWS Oak on Church House

“Fantastic place and very responsive host. We truly enjoyed our stay and will come back!”

Danica, October 2020 – Contain The View Cottage

“ The View is amazing, the location is perfect and the unit is just lovely. The host also made lotss of efforts to ensure that we were comfortable – even made arrangements for wood that we could use for the fireplace as soon as we arrived.’

Ahmad, October 2020 – AIRBNB REVIEWS Willow Rest House

“Our experience was great from the accommodation to the location to the scenery to the support received when requested. I strongly recommend for relaxation!

Gennine, October 2020 – AIRBNB REVIEWS Square Roots Studio

‘’ We had a wonderful stay. Easy 3 minute walking distance to the Town Centre, but enough away from the hustle and bustle to have your much needed quiet time. Very pleasantly appointed with everything that you need. Stylish and funky interior. Pretty garden, very private – happy reading nook. I would definitely recommend this as a lovely place to stay.”

Siphumelele, October 2020 – AIRBNB REVIEWS Square Roots Studio

“The pictures do not do justice! The studio is amazing, it’s homely, it’s stylish and so clean. Literally home away from home with added ambience. We truly enjoyed our stay. Staff was very helpful and everything was seamless. A great place to relax with your loved one. HIGHLY RECOMMENT IT!”

Rajesh, September 2020 - Oak on Church House

“We stayed here overnight (family of 4 including 2 teenagers) and loved it. The property is better than the pictures and well located to provide god views of mountains. The property is very well furnished – 2 big bedrooms for 6, clean linen and towels, well functional kitchenette with all you need, and a great braai (South African barbeque) under the Oak , as well as a fireplace with a great evening setup for wine and dinner in case you wish to stay in. Plenty of firewood which was really welcome in the cold evening. Lizelle’s communications was superb. Really loved staying here – Thanks so much. Would highly recommend for families or couples.

Douglas, August 2020 – AIRBNB REVIEWS Willow Rest House

“Terrific view and comfortable setting with fireplace, heaters and electric blankets to stay warm and cozy.”

Ursie, September 2020 – AIRBNB REVIEWS Oak on Church House

“A lovely house, well equipped and in a great location”.

Cynthia, September 2020 – AIRBNB REVIEWS Contain the View Cottage

“A beautifully unit with everything you need. A big bonus are the super comfortable beds and the fact that everything is clean and well maintained. An easy walk to the Clarens Centre.

Vishant, September 2020 – AIRBNB REVIEWS Square Roots Studio

“Excellent. Pleasant stay. Extremely clean. Would return readily.”

Inger, August 2020 – AIRBNB REVIEWS Oak on Church House

“Well located, with great amenities. Would be a wonderful place for a weekend away. Hope we can come back!”

Alison, August 2020 – AIRBNB REVIEWS Willow Rest House

“Such a lovely experience that I wouldn’t trade for the world! Everything went off without a hitch and the experience as well as the place was so lovely.

Alan, October 2020 – AIRBNB REVIEWS Square Roots Studio

“This is a beautifully appointed unit. It’s central and spotless with parking for your car. You can easily walk to the town square. Jolena (Lizelle) communicates quickly and efficiently and is a pleasure to deal with. We will be back!

Marika, August 2020 – Rustic Red Studio

“The unit was spotlessly clean, cozy and inviting. The view from all the windows were breathtaking vistas of the Maluti mountains surrounding Clarens. The cleaning staff were discreet and never intruded while we were at home. The fireplace added that extra bit of luxury with chopped wood and a cleaned out fireplace every morning.”

Devin, March 2020 – Rustic Red Studio

“The view from the unit was stunning from the kitchen the mountain was breathtaking! Inside the unit it as stylishly decorated with thoughtful pieces and exceptionally clean!

Steve, January 2020 - Contain The View Cottage

“It has everything you need and it is really fun to be in a converted shipping crate. Tastefully done with great views and close to town. We enjoyed walking into town each day instead of having to drive.”

Janke, June 2020 - AIRBNB REVIEWS Rustic Red Studio

“Super clean, practical and a lovely space to relax and redeem energy. Walking distance form Clarens activities and surrounding shops. I would definitely recommend this place if you seek value for your money.”

Doug, February 2020 - Contain The View Cottage

“Cottage is very modern comfortable and clean. Ideally located. Had a wonderful stay and will be back.”

Fiona, March 2020 – Willow Rest House

“Great view, luxurious lounge and dining area, well equipped kitchen and lovely braai area and patio. Very close to town and yet secluded. Cleaning staff were diligent and friendly and kept the house and bed linen spotless.

Karen, January 2020 – Square Roots Studio

“Scenery, studio beautifully decorated and peaceful. Always stunning staying there so peaceful and relaxing, excellent service and helpful when booking. Thank you.”
About us:
With the Maloti mountains as backdrop, Golden view is a special place made with passion, hard work and dedication. To tell you about us, we need to tell you about the hands that make it happen:

  • Founded in 2015 by husband and wife owners, Burger & Jolena, who turned a dream into reality by creating a soulful establishment that embodies the vibrancy of their personalities and style.
  • Selina Mokoena, Facilities Manager, and her dedicated team who take pride in their daily work to ensure that the units and gardens are exceptionally clean, fresh, and ready for guest to enjoy.
  • Lizelle de Meillon, Marketing & Guest Relations Manager, who is always available with a smile and a friendly word of advice.
  • Our valuable guests who keep us inspired to continuously improve and evolve into one of the best establishments.
    We invite you to indulge in any one of our 5 self-catering units surrounded by the luxury of nature’s beauty and splendor. Spoil yourself to a country treat you will want to come back to! Make time for yourself, friends, and the family. Read, cook, braai, eat and rest. A breakaway in the Brand-water Basin is all you need to reboot to go back to take on the challenges of city living. At Golden View we support a greener environment and do our bit as a company. We take our responsibility seriously, after all travel and tourism can only be as good as the world we explore. We are aware of our impact on the environment and society both as a business and as individuals. Here is a bit about what we do to minimize the impact in relation to everything from plastic to people:

    • Empowered people
    • Minimized use of plastic
    • Repurposed interior elements
    • Upcycled container home
    • Organic water filters
    • Organic fruit and vegetable garden
    • Re-cycling plant
      Special offer
      Guests who enjoyed previous stays at any of our guesthouses qualify for a 10% discount. Simply make your booking directly with us.
      Please look at reviews about us on TripAdvisor.
      • Fly fishing (trout and bass)
      • Horse riding
      • Mountain biking
      • Bird watching
      • Adventure sports (abseiling and rock climbing)
      • Beer tasting at the brewery in town
      • Whiskey tasting
      • Craft retreat
      • Visits to a number of art galleries
      • Craft Beer festival
      • Lush Festival
      • Cherry festival
      • HOGS Harley Davidson rally
      • BMW Motorad
      • Quilting festival
      • Mountain Bike races (MTN & other events)
      • Road Running (10km & 21km races)
      Contact us

      Clarens, Free State  

      Call: +2779 220 8745

      Email: admin@goldenview.co.za

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