Barkly East Accommodation

The town of Barkly East has many claims to fame - among them boasting the highest altitude of any South African town and being one of the few places in the country where winter sports are practised, hence its nickname, the Switzerland of South Africa. It also has an exceptionally beautiful setting and offers a world of activities to those who enjoy getting out into nature.

You'll find Barkly East, which was named after Sir Henry Barkly, governor of the Cape Colony at the time (1870's), in the Eastern Cape province, at the southern tip of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains. Given its position, it shouldn't come as a surprise that the town is surrounded by rugged, spikey mountainscapes and deep green valleys which seem to define the meaning of vitality. When all is said and done, it is breath-taking scenery that is hard to tear yourself away from.

The slopes around Barkly East do not just appear vital though. The lush fields in the area provide the perfect pastures to support sheep farming- the town's main agricultural and economic activity.

Barkly East and the surrounding area experiences a subtropical highland climate which is characterised by mild summers (November to March) with smatterings of rain, while winters are chilly and dry, often producing snow.

For many, summer is the ideal time to visit the area as temperatures are comfortable for a range of activities. Among the adventurous pursuits one might have in the area are mountain biking, hiking and trail running, all made particularly enjoyable when the wild flowers are in bloom. Fishing for rainbow trout and smallmouth yellow fish is an increasingly popular activity in the area while the San rock art sites provide a cultural angle to your stay. In winter you can play in the snow and perhaps even have a go at skiing, proving that Barkly East really is a year-round destination.

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Business accommodation in Barkly East

So, you are not visiting for a holiday but rather for business and all you need is a place to stay for a night or two? The bed and breakfast options, as well as the lodges, are generally preferred by business people and you will find all types, from your more luxurious lodges to your simple, self-catering bed and breakfast. Each will give you a safe roof over your head while you are in the province. Barkly East accommodation is not only affordable but well situated. If you are doing business in this area, this is a great accommodation choice.

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The Hayloft

From R450 pps


The Hayloft is a lovely converted building in the quaint town of Barkly East. It has been decorated throughout by an interior decorator and is affordably luxurious. Nestled in the Witterberge near th... Read More

 
Prospect Mountain Cottage

From R300 pps


Nestled in the mountains of the Langkloof, 20km from Barkley East.. the Cottage with its tidy cosy atmosphere provides a tranquil setting to relax and unwind in. On site parking, burglar guards add to... Read More

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Swallows Nest
39.9 km
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From R342 pps

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Swallows Nest is newly built self catering unit accommodating 2 people. It is a open plan bedroom, lounge and kitchenette fully equipped for a relaxing and comfortable stay from the busy city life. It... Read More

 
Rhodes Reservations
40 km

From R200 pps


Tucked away in the Eastern Cape Highlands on the border with Lesotho, Rhodes Village - declared a Conservation Area in 1997 - exudes a timeless charm and beauty. This Victorian-era village is surro... Read More

 
Walkerbouts Inn - Rhodes
40.1 km

From R765 pps


Walkerbouts Inn - Rhodes is a spacious country retreat with comfortable accommodation in 6 bedrooms each with en-suite facilities. We offer fine country cuisine and hospitality in the best traditions ... Read More

 
Lupela Lodge
41.2 km
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From R350 pps


Fishing one of the pristine streams for trout and yellow fish in the country. Beautiful peaceful surroundings for the person who is not interested in fishing. Swimming and birdwatching or just liste... Read More

 
Kinmel Guest Farm
41.5 km

From R275 pps


Winter snow, Summer Green, clear mountain streams, breathe the purest air - Just a taste of what Kinmel Guest Farm has to offer. Enjoy peace, tranquillity, breath-taking beauty and spectacular views ... Read More

 
Amanzi Empilo Bungalow
43.5 km

From R700 pps


Amanzi Empilo means "healing waters" in the native Xhosa language and this is a true description of the bungalow's location. Hidden away around the bends of the Bell river and surrounded by the Southe... Read More

 
Alpine Swift Trails High Altitude Training Facilit
43.5 km

From R200 pps


Alpine Swift Trails is the only High Altitude Training Facility that offers the following to all sports people: various on and off road routes for running or MTB, 25x9m natural swimming pool, tennis c... Read More

 
Mountain View Country Inn
52 km

From R580 pps


The charming Edwardian Boutique Hotel is situated in the heart of Lady Grey. The offer includes Breakfast as well was the agent's fee. Children under 4 stay free as well as pets. Also free WiFi, ... Read More

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Barkly East Reviews

Barkly East
Barkly East is a very interesting tourist destination.
- Felicity Geswint

Barkly East
The area around Barkly East is amongst the most beautiful in SA. The Barkly pass to Elliot is a must - with sloping green pastures in the foreground and magnificent mountains in the background, through which you drive to the peak and then descend. Rock formations also stunning. In Barkly there are a few establishments to eat and have coffee - try FKs and Dorp Lappies.
- Peter Quinn

Barkly East
Lovely town, lovely people, farm like atmosphere, great bar and nice diner...will surely go again!
- Johan Steyn

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