We have stayed at plenty of places in Clarens and like to try something new everytime, but after finding this jewel we will definitely make this our home away from home in future. Riaan is an outstanding host and Deirdre is one of the most awesome people I have ever met. The accommodation is wonderful and beautifully decorated. Even the donkeys, Hansie & Grietjie added to the ambiance ❤ We will recommend staying here to everyone wanting to visit Clarens. Thank you Riaan and Deirdre for making our stay extra special... Hoping to see you again soon.

Linda Maree


From the moment I first set foot on the premises I felt a calmness come over me. The venue is at the foot of the mountain. It took my breath away. The house we stayed in was so beautiful. The interior so colorful. The bedrooms so tranquil. The people so friendly. The service was truly amazing - 5 stars. The venue is at the foot of amazing mountain routes and just a walk away from town so it is really the best of both

Anina Coetsee


We stayed in Clarens at this accommodation and were pleasantly surprised at the hidden gem.
Situated in the valley with a excellent view to the mountain, and walking distance from town,this self-catering accommodation had a newly refurbished duplex in pleasant pastel colours of light blue and white with two bedrooms and a kitchen, lounge area with outside 1st floor decking overlooking the mountain, a huge shower and bath area all in very good condition.
We would certainly recommend this accommodation for it's position and friendly manager, Adrian.
Stayed January 2017, travelled as a couple

Kobus Odendaal


Beautiful,situated right next to this mountain,this must be the best kept secret in Clarence.We stayed in the newly renovated section,overlooking the lovely garden.There are hiking trails outside where you can walk through a fairy tale world.Not youre average run-of-the-mill guest house.

Hendrik vd Merwe

South Africa

We spent 2 lovely nights at the Mt Rouge Guest House - we were booked into "The Attic"which was so comfortable - they had put a lot of thought into ensuring comfort for their guests. We love spending time in Clarens !



Adrian is one of the best hosts ever met. Always willing to assist and supply braai fires One of the most beautiful surroundings and well kept facilities. The Self catering accommodation is of high standard and all needed essentials are available.

Koos Greeff

Nelspruit South Africa

Reception on our arrival was excellent, everything was explained to us about the accommodation, where to go for pleasure and shopping, how to get there. The location was perfect for relaxation and the premises were clean and quiet.

Maleq Hoan


A lot of space, a quiet place, great view, very friendly - perfect for us! We can highly recommend it. Clarens is next to the Golden Gate National Park, which is a wonderful place to do some hikes, to watch Zebras etc.



Happy stay in the winter season. Beautiful venue a little bit away from the noise of the main square. We had a lovely view from our room. Great host with good recommandations. We will surely go back...!


Cape Town

Loved our stay at Mont Rouge. Riaan our host was very accommodating and helpful. The Lavender room was very comfortable, underfloor heating and electric blanket made it very cosy on the cold evenings. Mont Rouge is just out of the centre of the town so easy to get to all the restaurants and quaint shops. The view of the mountain is awesome and the walks are easy.


Amanzimtoti South Africa

On our way to Afriski in Lesotho for the weekend, we chanced upon the Mont Rouge for an overnight stay in Clarens before crossing the border in the morning. The proprietor was decidedly welcoming and went out of his way to make our stay as comfortable as possible. We were provided the Attic room that housed a double bed, a fireplace and two single beds with a small living room area setup in the open plan setting. An attached kitchen downstairs and a split shower and ablution facilities rounded out the stay nicely. The beds were well apportioned, allowing two of us to sleep comfortably on one of the single beds and we enjoyed a crackling fire with a good bottle of wine before turning in for a decidedly restful nights sleep. We'll definitely look back in on the Mont Rouge in the future.


South Africa

My trip to Clarens was so amazing, the little town had so much to offer, we truly enjoyed out time out there.

The guest house Mt Rouge was so comfortable an offered us all the amenities that we needed to survive the cold nights, with underfloor heating and electric blankets we were cosy and snug. Thank you to the management of Mt Rouge for the friendly service and good advice on where we could get the best deals in town be it food or souvenirs. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and will definitely recommend Mt Rough Guest house to friends and family.

Once again thank you Riaan for making our stay at Mt Rouge and Clarins even more sweeter.


Pretoria South Africa

It's a wonderful place to visit perfect for a family trip close to town and very cosy and everything works properly amazing retreat. You can go on walks early in the morning and watch movies at night amazing for kids beds are comfy and if your lucky there might be a house in Clarens for sale


South Africa

My sister and myself came to get away from the city for a few days..we were treated like queens and enjpyed the tranquil surroundings...thanks for ypur hospitality Riaan..we had the best time..we will be back soon....and bring our friends...

Ilse du Preez

Doha, Qatar

Had an excellent stay in the Lavender Room. They are hospitable, neat, clean and welcoming. Felt at home and close to all amenities. Would highly recommend for a getaway and would make use of them again.


Vereeniging South Africa

Just had a lovely stay at Hakuna Matata cottage at Mt Rouge. A fully equipped kitchenette, romantic oval baths in the two en-suite bathrooms and a central fireplace inside, and an absolutely stunning view from the stoep outside all made for a memorable experience. Our host, Riaan, went out of his way to make us comfortable and happy. I can recommend this cottage without hesitation.


Pretoria South Africa

“Brilliant stay at Mont Rouge as always!

We have constantly finding ourselves returning to thus beautiful self catering venue! The views are spectacular and we always find that the onsite staff go the extra mile with assisting over the best places to visit, and general information of where to buy groceries, meat etc. Thank you again!!

Helen Robberts

Johannesburg South Africa