"We had a very pleasant stay. Will recommend it to anyone."
Cosy and warm in the middle of the winter!"
"Lovely weekend, beautiful area and rustic live style, very cool."
"Beautiful setting! So peaceful and still very close to Town. Carol went out of her way to make sure we had what we needed. We would definitely recommend this cottage to others!"
"We enjoyed our stay very much. Lovely garden, Cottage has everything you need. Very quite and relaxing. Carol is very nice and makes you feel welcome."
"Timmerskraal is close to town (walking distance) and very comfortable, well appointed house. Carol is a wonderful hostess and a very warm friendly person. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the views are beautiful. We will be back again for a longer stay and can highly recommend Timmerskraal and t..."more
"The home like environment, the kitchen is a bit impractical though.
Carol is a very pleasant host and made us feel very welcome."
"Loved the location and that it was so quiet yet close to the town centre.
We often walked into town.
Carol was so friendly and helpful"
"Very comfortable, enjoyed our stay and will definatly return. "
"Carol was such a friendly and caring hostess. During the day of our arrival we received and SMS with direction to het lovely cottage. Timmerskraal was the perfect stay over choice. A comfortable, well appointed cottage and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We would be back for a longer stay and can re..."more
"The Timmerskraal cottage was the ideal choice for our four day break. The cottage is within walking distance of the square but far enough away to be able to still have a peaceful rest. There was plenty of space for the four of us and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thanks Carol for all the little u..."more
"Very nice carol is a great hostess. As for Clarens?? Don't eat at the Street CafŽ, cold food and not very pleasant people. The rest all good but clarens and Golden gate can be done in a day."
"Place is beautiful and we had an enjoyable stay.Everything so comfortable neat and clean.Will definitely return and recommend it to others"
"Carol was very friendly and the cottage was more than adequate. It is situated less than two minutes drive from the square. Also nice to have a full DStv package to use. Very reasonable price for accommodation in Clarens."
"This is a very comfy home-like cottage. Very neat. We really enjoyed our stay! Would definitely recommend it for a short stay like ours or long stay if you don't mind a small kitchen. "
"Siprised by every part of our stay. It was freezing cold at night but everything was taken care of. Heated blankets and heaters provided heat for the night. As it is not right in town it is away from the packed town. It is nice and quiet. Thank you for an amazing stay. "
"It has an amazing view of the mountains, the cottage is luxurious and comfortable."
"We really enjoyed our stay. Very friendly.
"Neat, tidy and clean. Off street parking and close to town. Only spent one night so did not have much time in unit, but would stay again.
"Very cosy place, will go again. Thank you for the lovely weekend."
"What a lovely place to stay!. Warm hospitality and friendliness, and excellent service to make our stay so comfortable and enjoyable. Thank you so much!"
"overnight stay on our way to Unhlanga
"Very peaceful and relaxing atmosphereand surroundings. Everything we needed was there. Had a problem to find the correct directions to the B&B. We enjoyed our stay."
"Beautifully decorated for Christmas with a huge tree in the lounge and decorations on a number of trees in the garden. Beautiful gardens. Spacious house and well equipped. A lovely spot to have a braai. Carol is very friendly. No shower was an issue for us."
"Ons het ons verblyf by Timmerskraal baie geniet. Die personeel en gasvrou was baie vriendelik en behulpsaam. Omgewing baie mooi en natuurskoon pragtig."
"We had a lovely timeCarol is friendly an helpful.The old atmosphere in the cottage create a wonderful relaxing stay."
"A lovely stay in a well equipped cottage in a gorgeous setting"
"Wow , what a great experience.
All the amenities of modern living, in a old world charm, cosy and homely, and relaxed.
Not to miss the beautiful starry skyline while sitting under the trees , around a nice fire.
You can just sit down and breathe and forget about the city and the..."
"We had a nice stay with Carol. Spacious and relaxing."
"We loved out stay, Thank you. Hope to be back soon.Room lay outs do however need some altering to accommodate groups where everyone does not know everyone, but a very cosy house.
"We recently enjoyed three wonderful and peaceful nights in the magical village of Clarens. Carol at Timmerskraal was a charming and friendly host and the cottage was kept clean and tidy by friendly Lena. We would highly recommend this establishment for friendliness, cleanliness and proximity to th..."more
"Carol, the owner, was very sweet and we had an amazing stay."
"We had a very comfortable and pleasant stay at Timmerskraal and will definitely go back again!"
"Had an awesome time - lovely place thanks so much - very friendly people."
"It is a nice cottage to stay. We enjoyed our stay."
"We enjoyed our stay at timmerskraal. It's a comfortable house and a beautiful garden, walking distance from the main square of Clarens. Carol was very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this place to everyone."
"The enormous garden, the spacious cottage and above all the peace and quiet. We loved our stay at Timmerskraal."
"Comfortable overnight stop."
"We stayed there for 2 nights. Lovely cottage. Excellent service."
"Nice place to stay! Was just short the breakfast on Sunday!"
"We had the most perfect stay! It was clean, comfortable and very quiet!! We loved every minute!!"
"Lovely LOVELY stay at Timmerskraal! Loved all the small details and the jar of shortbread! Would highly recommend this place!"
"We had a great stay at Timmerskraal! It was beautifully furnished, neat and equipped with everything we needed including coffee, tea and delicious cookies. The location is perfect as it is close to the centre of Clarens but far enough to enjoy a quiet and peaceful holiday. The hostess, Carol, was ve..."more
"We were pleasantly surprised with the accommodation, the cottage was spacious and comfortable, with all the necessary amenities. We highly recommend it for either one night, a mid-week or a weekend stay. "
"An awesome hostess who made sure our long weekend stay was extremely comfortable in the quaint cottage. There is everything you need when away from home, even a helper who cleans up the place. It is highly recommended for a mid-week break where you could visit the Afriski lodge and Golden gate natur..."more
"What a wonderful stay we had! The host is very friendly and helpful. Cottage is warm and cosy and more than enough blankets for the cold nights. Cookies were absolutely divine. My only regret was that the weekend went by too fast. Next time we'll stay at least a week! I can highly recommend Timme..."more
"What a lovely stay! I will recommend anyone to stay at Timmerskraal. Warm welcome, comfortable stay, best cookies, homely soup and great friendly cleaning service!!! Very nice touches and cozy.
Will also recommend anyone to go stay there during the week! Clarens is lovely during the week and ..."
"The cottage is lovely. Warm, cosy and very comfortably furnished. The owner is caring and friendly. I would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a nice 'country-style' relaxing break. "
"Baie gasvry en vriendelike diens. Sal enige persoon aanbeveel. "
"Carol was the perfect hostess. She even baked us a appletart with fresh apples from her own trees. The price is very fair, and all you need to bring is your own Food, everything else is there even shampoo. We had a great stay."
"We were in Clarens for a wedding and had a lovely stay at this gorgeous establishment. Carol was friendly and extremely helpful. Highly recommended."
"As with anything you book through the Internet, you are never quite sure what to expect.
Timmerskraal exceeded all expectations.The cottage was huge in comparison to other B&B's where we have been before. 2 bedrooms, a full bathroom,kitchen AND a separate lounge/dining room: all beautifully f..."
"Very enjoyable stay. Everything clean and service superb. Will stay much longer next time. Everyone so friendly."
"Timmerskraal exceeded our expectaions by far! It is set in a stunning garden, and is well serviced. Carol, the host was most helpful with excellent suggestions to make our stay more memorable! The cottage is very conveniently located, within walking distance of the town square, so ideal. I would rec..."more
"Have just returned from a week in Timmerskraal. This is our 5th or 6th visit to this haven of tranquility. Lovely gardens and flowers, walks and mountains - a treat for the soul!"
"I highly recommend this place to anybody looking for accommodation in Clarens, the place was very clean and well looked after and Carol was very friendly and helpful."
"We loved the unit set in beautiful gardens and Carol was warm and helpful. We would not hesitate to go back."
"It was excellent, the place was beautiful and the whole weekend was nice. The reception by Carol let us feel so heavenly and the atmosphere was like a holiday. There was nothing to complain about. The garden was beautiful and we will recommend this place to everybody - I think it will be exceptiona..."more
"Without any doubt you can book here. Friendly excellent service. Book now."
"A beautiful cottage. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. A most friendly host, that makes you feel like a star. Will certainly go there again!"
"We had a lovely time. Nice place. Comfortable and we felt at home."
"We found Timmerskraal very charming and well equipped - a very nice establishment for the weekend we've spent. Carol is very friendly and welcomed us upon arrival. It was icy cold but the cottage is well equipped with heaters and warm bedding. We, Santie (43) and Hanlie (19), loved the stay and wi..."more
"Arrived at a picturesque cottage overlooking the golf estate. Very neat and roomy, friendly staff and owner, Carol, went the extra mile to make our stay wonderful. Woke up Tuesday to a snowy wonderland! I would recommend Timmerskraal for a great relaxing stay."
"I thought the accommodation was very good and Carol was a great hostess. Within walking distence of all amenities.If there was a down side to our stay I would say that an open fire in the fireplace or gas would have finnished it off as it was very cold. The existing heaters were good but the fire wo..."more
"We enjoyed our stay in this clean and well equipped cottage. Carol is an excellent host and so warm and friendly. Thank you, we will visit again."
"We spent 5 days at the cottage, and were pleasantly surprised with what awaited us. Excellent service and the most helpfull and caring owner and personnel. Everything you need is available at the cottage. I can strongly reccommend this accomodation should you wish to spend some time in and around Cl..."more
"We enjoyed our stay at Timmerskraal!"
"What an awesome stay! The staff were so sweet, and the facilities and attention to detail were beyond compare. A must stay venue."
"Ek en my gesin het op 26/2/2012 by Timmerskraal oornag. Verblyf was aangenaam in 'n stil en rustige omgewing. Ek sal die verblyf aanbeveel. Baie Dankie."
"What a lovely little cottage. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely return in the near future."
"We had a lovely stay at Timmerskraal. Very warm welcome from Carol. The Cottage had lovely flowers in every room, everything was clean and she made us delicious shortbread. We will definately stay there again!"
"Timmerskraal Self Catering & B&B Cottage can be recommended!"
"We had a great stay. Carol's hospitality and advice was fantastic."
"Ons het dit baie geniet. Die plek is baie mooi en skoon. Carol is baie vriendelik. Ek beveel die plek enige tyd aan. Die appelbome en die grasperke is fantasties mooi. Sal weer daar bly.
We really enjoyed it. The place is beautiful and clean. Carol is very friendly. I will recommend t..."
"We were fortunate to stay in the house although the cottage looks equally appealing! It was wonderful, the gardens are an absolute treat and the shortbread (which somehow we had missed out on over Christmas) was divine! Thank you Carol for a wonderful stopover."
"We received a very friendly reception. The house is in a good location for walking to town for dinner. We thought the house was lovely and had beautiful gardens, but for a house that size it really needs another toilet - one toilet located in the bathroom is not really enough for six people in one h..."more
"We spent two wonderful, relaxing nights at Timmerskraal, enjoying the hospitality offered by Carol. The thatched cottage was comfortable and a real home away from home. Carol provided us with the most generous and delicious breakfasts. We would certainly recommend her establishment and book this ..."more
"I only stayed at the accommodation for one night but it was wonderful, the perfect getaway. Quiet, peaceful, quaint, cosy and comfortable. We got much more than we expected for the price! Not only was the granny flat very well furnished but the view of the mountains was spectacular! Thanks very m..."more
"What a lovely place in the most amazing town. Timmerskraal is a fairytale place and I would definitely recommend it. It felt like a home away from home and we did not want to leave this tranquil place behind. Thank you Carol!"
"It was excellent. My wife and I spent a night in the cottage on our way from PMB to Cape Town. It was a truly enjoyable experience and one which I can recommend and have already done so. Many thanks to Carol for your hospitality."
"The accommodation was super cosy and we had a wonderful time."
"The accommodation was spacious, comfortable and clean. There is a beautiful big garden, and the host was friendly. We would have given the establishment 5 Stars, had it not been for a dripping tap in the kitchen."
"It was very cosy and relaxing. Beautiful views. Will definitely visit again."
"We spent two days in the cottage. We loved it very much, everything was well cleaned and all the utensils we needed were there, even electric blankets for chilly nights. The cottage is situated in a large garden in a quiet area of Clarens, but within easy walking distance of the centre of Clarens...."more
"Carol, the host, is an absolutely great woman and I would recommend this place to anyone. It's clean and cosy and has everything you need. It's perfectly located. I loved Clarens and will definitely be back."
"Ons het heerlik gebly by Timmerskraal Self Catering Cottage. Het dadelik welkom gevoel met die moeite wat Carol gedoen het met die pragtige gedekte tafel en vars blomme oral in die huis. Ook buite was stoele en tafels met helderkleurige tafeldoekies wat ons sommer dadelik laat tuis voel het. Die ko..."more
"We went to Clarence in August and stayed at Timmerskraal. I would recommend it to anyone. The cottage was lovely and all your needs are catered for. The hostess, Carol, is a wonderful person who really looks after her guests."
"It is tradition for us to pay a visit to Clarens for our anniversary every year. We are therefore in a good position to do a comparison with regards to accommodation in Clarens. We had the privilege to stay in Timmerskraal's Cottage. This was the best experience ever; a safe environment and enoug..."more
"I had a lovely time staying at Timmerskraal, the privacy and peace and quiet was just what I needed. Carol was a wonderful host. Thanks!"
"Nice and comfy. Enjoyed our stay. Thanks."
"I had a wonderful stay at Timmerskraal. A beautiful home and garden. Carol is a great hostess - I will be back! Thanks Carol! The homemade rusks were a real treat!"
"I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of my weekend getaway at Timmerskraal. The accommodation was perfect for a relaxing weekend away from the hustle and bustle of city living and we were made to feel so welcome. I will most certainly take the liberty to enjoy yet another getaway at Timmerskraal in the..."more
"Thanks for warm hospitality in a freezing Free State winter! Electric blankets and neatly laid table were a bonus."
"Carol has a superb setup at Timmerskraal and I will definitely go back again!"
"Thanks Carol, we had a wonderfully relaxed time."
"The people are friendly and the cottage was great. Thank you."
"Our stay was entirely satisfactory and we found the cottage very cosy, clean and comfortable."
"We loved staying here. It was wonderful."
"We will visit again. "
"Dankie vir die wonderlike tyd wat ons by jou kon gehad het. En die lekker ontbyt bederfies. Dit was werklik n ontsnapping uit die gejaag van die alledaagse. Jou tuin is pragtig en jy kan maar seker wees dit was nie die laaste sien van ons nie. Tot weer siens Jolanda Pretorius"
"Ons het heerlik gebly. Die huis is fantasties toegerus. Die antieke meubels is 'n fees om na te kyk. Carol en haar personeel is baie vriendelik en behulpsaam. Ons het elke dag vars blomme in die huis gekry en 'n vriendelike geselsie. Carol was heeltyd beskikbaar en jy kon haar enige tyd dag of nag s..."more
"We had a wonderful stay and I can recommend this to anyone. Carol was a very good host and always available but not in your face. The cottage was perfect for us as a family with 2 small children. The gardens are lovely and our little two year old could entertain himself in there for hours 'helpin..."more
"Baie geniet. Genoeg spasie in die 'cottage' en plek vir die kinders om te speel.Sal enige tyd weer daar bly. Het die dorpie self ook baie geniet."
"Top marks in all categories are well deserved. Thank you."
"Really a quaint and wonderfully eclectic experience staying in the cottage!
The house lady is a gem and the facilities are what one should expect. Especially when looking for a cottage environment.
One and only one request and that is to get the remote and all the decoder etc into the ..."
"We had a lovely weekend. The house and the cottage were just right for our 2 families. Great location. Great value for money.Not luxurious but didn't pay luxury prices. Cosy and comfortable."
"The accommodation was great and the garden a real joy with apple trees and complete privacy and tranquillity. It was a real pleasure to have a sumptuous breakfast in the garden. Carol, Christina and the rest of the staff went out of their way to make out stay comfortable and pleasant.
"It was my first visit to this beautiful town and I could not have hoped for a more relaxing getaway. A huge thank you to Carol, Christina and staff for their hospitality and smiles. Your B&B was exactly what I needed and exceeded all my expectations. A true home away from home. I will see all of you..."more
"We had a wonderful time during our stay at Tmmerskraal.
Everything was clean and neat and we felt very safe, Had a wonderful welcome from Carol's assistant and met Carol later that afternoon.
Very private in the cottage that we preferred to the main house. We enjoyed the big garden wh..."
"Very comfortable and relaxing like a home away from home. The garden is very peaceful."
"We enjoyed it very much. Bit cold at this time of the year though (end June)."
"It was a very nice, quite and relaxing stay in a typical country environment. Will definitely visit again."
"Good old fashioned comfort. Staff were very welcoming and helpful."
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Timmerskraal and were made really welcome by Carol and her staff. We particularly enjoyed the fabulous garden and just being able to relax in such a beautiful spot. We will definitely return."
"Excellent value for money, enjoyed every moment of our stay!"
"Very good, will definitely be back"
"Wonderful setting in a beautiful garden, Carol made us feel at home in her house"
"What a bonus we had! The morning of our leaving, saw me open the front door to be confronted by the thickest snow- it had snowed during the night! The kids were in awe. We though that we had been transported to Europe. It was a stunning way to end our delightful stay with Carol at Timmerskraal. Caro..."more
"Beautiful garden with lovely trees and flowers and the place is spacious and has a good atmosphere - we really liked it and would love to return."
"Thank you, we enjoyed it thoroughly it was VERY NICE. The accommodation was more than we expected it was exceptional we will
be coming back and also send our friends!!!!!"
"Carol from Timmerskraal - a wonderful friendly lady and most helpful.
Timmerskraal itself is a lovely cottage to stay in. Everything one needs for a self catering stay. Atmosphere very tranquil and relaxing.
Gardens are lovely. Cloose to most things that one would like to do.
"We enjoyed our stay, it was not luxury but we had a wonderful night and Carol was very friendly and helpful. Will stay there anytime again.
"This cottage is very comfortable and clean.The linen was crisp and the duvets fluffy. The kitchen is tiny but had everything we needed. I would certainly recommend it.
"We really enjoyed Timmerskraal tremendously. It was like a home away from home. The owner was caring and so friendly. The gardens are beautiful.
Clean and neat accommodation.
We will definitely return and we can recommend Timmerskraal with ease."
"Timmerskraal cottage was a fabulous choice for a holiday getaway. It is incredibly peaceful, and surrounded by a magnificent garden. The hostess was extremely welcoming, and was always available for help, but otherwise left us to ourselves. The cottage is immaculately clean and well-kept, with a ..."more
"Very clean, spacious and well furnished oldish cottage within walking distance to the centre of Clarens. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the beautiful garden and friendly host. Will definitely be back when we come to Clarens again."
"We had a very pleasant stay at Timmerskraal Cottage. The unit is comfortable and well equipped, although the kitchen is very small. The B&B is close to the main center but far enough away to be peaceful and quiet. The cottage is set in a beautiful garden with lovely views. Carol was a great host..."more
"I stayed in such a beautiful cottage. It was well equipped, conveniently for the whole weekend I was there and the bedroom was comfy. The area was surrounded by lots of nature. It was quiet and just the place for me to relax. A wonderfully good experience."
"My stay was awesome. They were dog friendly and Carol was the most sweetest and accommodating. There was a lovely guy working in the beautiful garden, with cute decorations hugging in the trees. The place is centrally located, it’s spacious, enough space to sit on the patios or even the in the garde..."more
"The accommodation was adequate for our basic needs, the location is conveniently close to the City centre and we enjoyed our stay."
"What a lovely stay. The cottage was comfortable and very clean. I would definitely recommend the place. Thanks to Carol and her staff."
"We had such an enjoyable time. The rooms was clean, everything was in its place and the service was great. Going back will definitely happen and I`ll also recommend the place anytime."
"It was relaxing, the staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms was well equipped and they had a beautiful garden. I would go back and also recommend to anyone."
"The scenery and how the place is set-up is beautiful. The owner is friendly and went out of her way to make us feel welcomed. The place was functional and we really had a pleasant stay."
"Everything went well I had no problems. The staff is always friendly and would like to go back. I will also recommend it to others."
"I had a lovely weekend at the Timmerskraal Self Catering Cottage & B&B. Thank you very much for your service and thank you to Carol.
From Nomusa Veronica
"We had an absolutely lovely stay, everything was good. It was like a home away from home for us, it’s an old and quaint place, but it was perfect for us. The staff was absolute stars and they also welcomed us so wonderfully. Thank you for a pleasant stay."
"We will like to thank the staff and the owner of the place. The place was so amazing, me and the girls enjoyed every minute of it.
Hope to visit again sooner.
Thank you "
"My time spent at this establishment was very relaxing and extremely worth every cent i paid. I had a wonderful experience and every service was up to standard. The staff was very welcoming and i will be visiting very soon!"
"We had a great 2 night stay at Timmerskraal SC, thank you Carol for your friendly assistance & lifts in the rain.
I would love to visit again & would highly recommend your cottage. "
"Timmerkraal was a very special experience in a beautiful, tranquil environment. A warm welcome and personal touch on arrival was heart-warming. I will definitely be back! Thank you so much."
"Spent a comfortable 2 nights here in the big thatched cottage - lots of character, our kids loved the quirky layout.
10-15 mins walk into main village square of Clarens - we preferred walking on the quiet dirt back roads up to the village rather than the main tarred road. Beautiful & huge garden..."
"A peaceful retreat a stones throw from the main village of Clarens.
The pretty cottage was comfortable and warm and a pleasure to stay in.
Many thanks for your hospitality Carol, the Shortbread and Chocolate Muffins were seriously YUM
We will certainly return for more of the same.
"We've met each other through friends. During our conversations we decided to visit Clarens as we both don't have the opportunity previously.
I've made the bookings online and notify Johan about it. We agreed that the weekend will be a good break away to get to know each other better and t..."
"I had a pleasant stay at Timmerskraal Self Catering Cottage & B&B. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. I will stay there again in the future."
"I stayed at Timmerskraal, recently, lovely rustic, cottagy feel to the venue, Very reasonable rates.
The cottage is fully fitted, with two spacious bedrooms ( Heater and electric blanket included), and a comfy lounge which featured all you may need.
Carol was very friendly and accommodatin..."
"I had a nice stay at Timmerskraal Self Catering. The place is very quiet and set in peaceful surroundings. The rooms were clean and very comfortable. "
"Timmerskraal is a nice and cosy place. Everything was neat and clean and we could even check-in earlier. Carol is a friendly host and did everything to make us feel comfortable! We really enjoyed our stay!"
"We had a lovely stay at Timmerskraal. The cottage is spacious and well equipped with everything you need. The only thing that was missing was a shower."
"We spent time in this lovely cottage with a beautiful garden of flowers and apples. I look forward to returning."
"I was pleased with the accommodation. The stay was very nice. I will certainly revisit and recommend them."
"The stay was very pleasant. We arrived late and left early but we were comfortable so we would visit again."
"I had a fantastic time here. I wanted to stay longer. I have been here about five times. And absolutely recommend this place to others!"
"Timmerskraal was probably the most beautiful, clean fantastic place I have ever been to. The staff were welcoming, everything was perfect...
It was like walking into a life size doll house, I loved every minute of our stay there. We will definitely go back there as soon as possible!
"10 of us stayed here on our first night of a seven day birthday road trip (My 50th).
The best place by far of all. Carol made sure we were comfortable and out did herself. The little extras made us feel very welcome. Will definitely be back in the summer and will stay longer. Will highly recomme..."
"Preparing for exams is never easy but staying at Timmerskraal was the best. It is very silent day and night and i could focus on my studies. The owner and staff were very friendly and i got my car washed for free. I was really happy that Rooms For Africa found this place for me. Thank you Timmerskra..."more
"I would love to rate Timmerskraal for you. We went to Clarens 2/4/2014 to 4/4/2014. What a fantastic cottage, so clean with fresh cosmos in all the rooms even in the toilet. Carol was such a fantastic host I could not believe the service we received for such an affordable price. I do believe her p..."more
"Thank you for a pleasant stay. This is a place I will recommend to others and revisit."
"We enjoyed the stay, would recommend it for more than one couple. The service was good and the hostess gave us some personal attention. Cleaning services also good. Thanks."
"The old furniture and the breakfast impressed the group. Thank you."
"We had a lovely stay at Timmerskraal Self Catering Cottage & B&B and would recommend it to others."
"Had a great stay,lovely place.will recommend to family and friends.Easy booking with RoomsForAfrica."
"Thank you Carol every thing was comfortable neat and meet our expectation. We enjoyed our stay
"I would like to thank the owner and her personnel for the top class excellent accommodation. They immediately made us feel right at home. Thanks for the treats and flowers, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."
"Quaint home away from home with a great hostess. Thanks Carol"
"We were greeted with a warm welcome and shortbread biscuits were in a jar waiting for us with tea, coffee, and milk was left in the fridge for us. It was a very spacious place considering there was only my husband and I. There were electric blankets just in case the weather changed and got cool whic..."more
"It was a pleasant stay. Kind people and nearby the Golden Gate Park! It is very nice accommodation. When we are again in Clarens we will book the Timmerskraal again!"
"What a wonderful home away from home, everything was there to make our stay comfortable and welcoming, beautiful surroundings, an exquisite town a place to get away from the madding crowd.
"Our stay was excellent - very warm, cosy, pleasant, family friendly with that extra touch - freshly baked home made apple tart and cream on the house - what a surprise!
Shall stay there again without a doubt!! My compliments!
You made our visit to Clarens very , very pleasant!"
"A quaint little establishment with all the comforts one could need. The accommodation was very tidy, neat and clean. The lady who runs Timmerskraal is friendly and very welcoming. We were only able to stay for 1 night but thoroughly enjoyed it."
"We recently visited Clarens from 24-29 June 2012 with our families. When we arrived Carol welcomed us in the cold place of Clarens. We walked in the house and it was warm and very homely. Once inside its beautiful and welcoming. Everyday we went out to do our errands and when we got back home Carol ..."more
"The reception, stay, and see off was wonderful. What a delightful host. Tranquility with a view, is the crux.
Thanks for heaters, warm, soft beds, open arms and a lovely home away from home! "
"For good value and comfortable accommodation, Timmerskraal is the place to go, a home away from home. This well insulated thatch and stone cottage is set in beautiful surroundings. Relax in the comfy lounge or spend a few hours reading a book under one of the magnificent trees on the property. Fully..."more
"We enjoyed our stay at Timmerskraal very much. It was very clean and neat and would like to go back any time again."
"This is a lovely little cottage - very clean and lots of extras provided by the wonderful owner Carol. This is labeled as self catering but tea/coffee/milk and shortbread was available as well as lovely big bath towels.
We will definitely go back and stay here as it is a very convenient loca..."
"We were welcomed with fresh flowers from Timmerskraals own garden, a fresh baked apple pie with apples from the garden and a friendly Carol with smiles. We felt so special with this warm and friendly reception. The view is awesome! Carol's personnel were also friendly and even done our washing. The ..."more
"We had a great stay in an awesome town, will definately return again"
"We were very pleased with our accommodation. Carol treated us like "kings" and we would definitely propose this accommdation for any one considering to visit Clarens."
"Dit was baie lekker om by Carol tuis te gaan. Eenheid is gerieflik en die vars blomme in elke vertrek 'n vriendelike verwelkoming. Die tuin is pragtig en vol interessante plante. Vir my wat 'n tuinliefhebber is, was dit heerlik om met 'n sakvol plantjies en steggies te vertrek. Sal weer daar oor..."more
"My boyfriend and I had such a wonderful stay at Timmerskraal. Our cottage was so big and everything was clean and beautifully prepared for us with the most gorgeous roses in every room. You know how you never sleep well away from home? Well I slept better than at home. It was so relaxing and peac..."more
"We absolutely loved this place. We had the separate cottage, which was wonderful. The garden is lovely and is arranged in such a way that we had good privacy. Carol is a wonderful lady and the workers are doing a great job. Loved it!!"
"Our stopover at Timmerskraal, on our 1800 km trip from Stilbaai to the Kruger National Park, was just what we needed to replenish our reserves. We had a great stay and only regret that there was no time to take in the many interesting sights of Clarens and the vicinity. But we'll be back."
"Carol provides for very cosy, comfy and homely accommodation. We enjoyed our stay, and being winter did not want for any extra warmth as there were loads of heaters and blankies and even an electric one on the bed! Thanks Carol"
"The house that we stayed in was very cosy and comfortable and we enjoyed our stay tremendously. Carol made sure that we felt welcomed. We will call definitely again."
"Accommodation practical with large rooms - fairly priced. Nice tidy garden and well located to Clarins main centre."
"The accommodation is very neat and clean. The staff were very good – welcoming and homely."
"Having looked up on the web for a place to stay near Clarens, we found Timmerskraal and booked the room for the night. We were very surprised to find such a lovely place with an excellent host. The accommodation is absolutely first class and the breakfast Carol prepared for us was outstanding, with ..."more
"We really enjoyed staying at Timmerskraal. We loved the cottage style and the old furniture. The kids enjoyed playing in the beautiful garden. We had everything we needed. Carol and her staff, especially Lina, made us feel welcome and if we ever visit Clarens again, we will definitely stay there..."more
"Our stay was very comfortable, with the thatched cottage being homely and unpretentious which enables you to relax properly. The daily cleaning and services were perfect with very pleasant staff; and everyone made sure that we felt at home. Being winter, the nights were cold and the staff made sure ..."more
"A wonderful peaceful midweek break. We found the location of Timmerskraal perfect, a little out of the hustle and bustle of the town yet not too far away. Accomodation was comfortable and very clean with friendly and helpful staff.
Would love to visit again.
"We really enjoyed our stay at Timmerskraal where we celebrated our 20 year anniversary. The elegantly furnished house with the beautiful paintings really creates a relaxing atmosphere. Fresh flowers were placed throughout the house. The bedrooms are comfortable and the kitchen suitable to prepare an..."more
"I would say a very pleasant welcome by a very charming woman. The bedding was clean and crispy, almost like stepping into an old English cottage.
Had no time for breakfast but I am sure it would have been great.
"Cottage Clean and comfortable. Had everything we needed. Close to town, thus convenient."
"From the warm personal welcome on our arrival to the departure 4 days later as friends, we enjoyed hospitality of the warmest and highest standard. The private tranquil garden with its stunning flowers and trees was a real treasure trove of finds for the city slickers. I enjoyed sitting under the ..."more
"We had visitors from Germany and stayed for 2 nights at Timmerskraal on our way back from the coast to Gauteng. The reception was very warm and welcoming, the cottage was in fact a house equipped with all and much more than needed and the setting was like a true cottage in an English Country Garden...."more
"A delightful cottage. Comfortable, roomy with everything you could need for a short stay. Carol, the proprietor was friendly and helpful but not intrusive. A lovely garden in which you can really relax under the trees. Thank you."
"We made a booking on line with very little notice and I was so happy with the efficient service and the warm hospitality upon arrival. The cottage was perfect for my husband, 3 year old and 1 year old. The reviews were very accurate and the cottage was just that, a sweet little cottage with all my n..."more
"A great place to stay in tranquil and comfortable. Thank you so much."
"This is a most amazing place with a wonderful hostess. Beautiful tranquil cottage in stunning garden, and as for the breakfasts - they were wonderful and so much!
Would recommend this to anyone - and I will certainly be going back. "
"We had a lovely time in Clarens staying at Timmerskraal....it felt like a home away from home! Thank you Carol, for the delicious home-made cookies upon our arrival.
The theme/decoration of the cottage added to the experience and definitely contributes to the historic feeling of the town. W..."
"Clarens, what a place that will have you in awe on arrival.... It was Friday, 24 July 2009, my birthday and I knew that I will be in Clarens that afternoon after a long drive from Potchefstroom. Everyone always talk about Clarens so you know that it must be a place of beauty, but you never expect it..."more
"Situated just off the main highway, the cottage offered a comfortable family accommodation and a base from which the charming town of Clarens and the Golden Gate National Park were easily accessed."
"Wow what a fantastic getaway from the hustle and bustle from Johanneburg.
On arrival we had a big welcome from Carol. The cottage was toasty and inviting. Red wine and snacks awaitied us, the heaters were on and the electric blanket was all fired up.
The cottage has all the comf..."
"This was our very first visit to Clarens - a secret gem! Timmerskraal is very quaint and we spent 2 relaxing, quiet nights there. The cottage which we occupied had everything we required, and we had coffee, milk and cookies to welcome us. The fresh flowers throughout were a treat. Timmerskraal is a ..."more
"Timmmerskraal is a sweet cottage with a big, lovely garden. Our stay there was very peaceful and tranquil.
The old cottage style decorations really brings a country life feeling to the place. It's a few minutes walk from town - perfect location.
"What an absolute find! My husband, myself and our toddler, Aiden were literally left breathless the moment we saw Timmerskraal. The magnificent and huge garden with its apple trees, berries, flowers was an absolute dream for an energetic 3 year old - what a place to explore and work off energy- and..."more
"Timmerskraal is a lovely homespun experience where the beds are big and beckoning and the book collection an enticement to stay on the couch... this is not a place where you are just a tourist but one where you get to be part of the village of Clarens for the duration of your stay. The views of the ..."more
"Heerlike outydse elegansie - Dankie vir die gasvryheid en vriendelike diens.
Lovely old fashioned elegance – thank you for the great hospitality and friendly service."
"Lovely, homely and private - country living with a beautiful view - just what the doctor ordered. Will return. Thanks!"
"We were made very welcomed to this quaint little cottage which had a very homely feeling to it. The sleeping arrangement was superb and everything we needed was on hand. The ginger biscuits with our coffee were to die for.
Thank you for a very pleasant stop over."
"Staying in Timmerskraal Cottage is like coming home. The furnishings are warm and inviting and the short bread and tea, beautifully set table, warm blankets and fireplace is warm and inviting...
Arriving at this beautiful thatched and sand stone cottage is like visiting Granny and Gramps on the ..."
"A cute little cottage in the outskirts of Clarens - the owner, Carol is friendly and assisting without being intrusive, the cottage has all the comforts one requires – thank you."
"We received an sms from the owner asking us to sms her half and hour before we arrived so she could give us specific directions on how to get there. The directions were spot on, and once on arrival, we received the most fantastic welcome from the owner.
Dinner, as explained was a simple ..."
"Timmerskraal is the venue that you are looking for when taking your wife for your wedding anniversary. We have stayed in a cosy cottage surrounded by a beautiful garden. Our Continental breakfasts were served under a fig tree where we slouched down in a comfortable bench.
We experienced a ..."
"Business travel abroad can see one staying in very sanitised impersonal accommodation. Our one night's stay in the Timmerskraal Cottage was such a welcome break, we were sad to leave. Carol was a great hostess and her staff, despite the language barrier, were very welcoming, making us feel as thou..."more
"The surroundings are beautiful, the garden lush and full of apple trees and other fruits. I found the house to be very well equipped, spacious and pleasant to stay in although not luxurious. Not being able to change TV channels is a problem!
There are not too many places that have such ..."
"We loved Timmerskraal, and wished we could have stayed at least another night. We were greeted by Lina who was charm itself, despite not speaking a word of English! She showed us around the cottage and left us to our own devices. The cottage was filled with fresh flowers, had everything in the ki..."more