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Clarens, a quaint village renowned as the Jewel of the Free State, is highly regarded for its art and craft galleries, magnificent surroundings and adventure activities.

Conveniently located in the heart of Clarens, 278 on Main offers luxurious home-from-home accommodation, delicious country fare and an intriguing deli and gallery. Proprietor, Sue Campbell has a well deserved reputation for being one of the most hospitable hosts in the village.

The breakfast menu ranges from cereal with yoghurt and honey for the not so hungry to a hearty English breakfast.

If you enjoyed your meal at 278 on Main, pop into Sue`s deli next door
where you`ll find an assortment of delectable goodies to take home.

Most of the produce is created in the kitchen of 278 on Main where
Sue and her team constantly test new recipes to tantalise your taste
buds. Sue can often be pursuaded to share some of her recipes.

Mouth watering fudge, delicious jams and jellies, delightful pickles, oils, spices, sauces, biscuits and rusks fill the shelves. If you`re looking for something quick and easy for lunch or dinner head for the freezer which is bulging with a range of home-made soups, pates and mini loaves of bread.

In another corner you`ll find a selection of cheese, farm butter and Sue`s famous Bar One Sauce to complement your next bowl of ice cream.

On the Menu Deli is one of the attractions in Clarens that you really don`t want to miss.
R500.00 pps

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Facilities & Services:

  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Bar on the Premises
  • Restaurant
  • Cots available
  • Internet Access
  • Parking (open and off-street)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Tswana / Sotho
  • Hiking / Walking Trails
  • Horse Riding


    Topaz Suite
    Upstairs, and decorated in the earthy shades of desert sands, this double suite is offered with a choice of king or twin beds. Topaz includes both bath & shower en suite, a comfortable relaxing area and a magnicent view of the Maluti Mountains from the balcony.

    Ruby suite
    Probably the most romantic, and bordering on decadent, the upstairs Ruby Suite is ideal for honeymooners or others seeking the touch of romance. Complete with king size bed, bath & shower en suite, the Ruby Suite is a firm favourite amongst returning guests.

    Crystal Suite
    With white and silver as the underlying decor theme, this airy first floor suite has its own private balcony with 180° mountian views. With either a king or twin beds, bath & shower en suite and comfortable sitting area, this suite is extremely popular.

    Tuscan Suite
    Located on the ground floor next to the self-catering apartment, the Tuscan Suite has a bath & shower en suite and guests have a choice of a king or twin beds. This suite is often combined with the apartment for groups wanting to be in close proximity.

    Chakaland / Black and White Apartment
    A ground floor, two bedroom self-catering apartment comprising the Black & White room with bath & shower en suite and king or twin beds and the Chakaland room, with a queen size bed and shower en suite. This apartment has a separate lounge and fully equipped kitchen - ideal for familes or couples sharing.

    278 On main Activities:

    Basotho Cultural Village
    Clarens Golf Course
    Golden Gate National Park
    Sterkfontein Dam Reserve
    Art and Wine Gallery on Main
    Clarens Brewery
    Purple Onion Deli & Coffee Bar
    River Rafting in Clarens
    White water river rafting on the Ash River
    Visit the Blou Donki Art Gallery

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    278 On main Guest Reviews

    Average Guest Rating: 
      4.0 out of 5 based on 2 reviews.

    The room was very comfortable and clean - enjoyed our stay very much. Will be back soon. The food at the 278 restaurant was very tasty.
     Reviewed by Wayne Mackinlay over a year ago

    We really enjoyed our stay at 278 on main and will definitely visit again. Very good location within walking distance of everything in Clarens. Friendly and personalised service. Excellent restaurant with great food. Rooms basic but very neat.
     Reviewed by Melt Morrison over a year ago

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