About Sir Henry's Guest House:
Experience the exclusive charm and secluded enchantment of Sir Henry's Guest House in Clarens, where gracious hospitality and refinement are the keynotes of this superb establishment. Here you will treasure the experience of an unhurried world of genteel hospitality and abundant comfort and fine food.
Explore and enjoy Clarens and surroundings from Sir Henry's and make your stay with us a memorable one.
Each of the 7 superior, decorated rooms, with their own patios, have a view over a lush garden on to Mount Horeb.
All around are the sandstone cliffs with their multi-coloured layers - this horizontal strata is a unique geological feature of the area and is known as the Clarens formation
Clarens is part of the scenic Highlands Route and is surrounded by mountainous splendour. The Rooiberge is the range encompassing the village, while the mighty Maluti's stand proud in shades of purple and blue further to the southeast. All around the sandstone cliffs, with their multi-coloured layers, is a horizontal strata, a unique geological feature of the area and known as the Clarens formation. Many homes in the Clarens Valley are built with Clarens Sandstone.
The village has become aptly labelled the "Jewel of the Free State" - rich in beauty, with an aura of peace and tranquility. Clarens is endowed with more trees than many other Free State towns - the fresh, light green willows and colourful blossoms of the many fruit trees are an unforgettable sight in spring time. During Autumn, the magnificent autumnal shades of the Lombard Poplars attract artists, photographers and nature lovers alike.
The Clarens Valley in the Eastern Free State Highlands is situated 20 km's from the Golden Gate National Park, 40 km's from Bethlehem, and on the Northernmost point of Lesotho. Clarens is known for its spectacular sandstone mountains and wonderful climate and is one of the most picturesque spots in South Africa. The town has good trout fishing available in its immediate surround. Clarens also has spectacular horse riding country that very few people have discovered.