Rhodes Accommodation

Just getting to Rhodes is an exciting adventure in itself, with travellers passing through a host of mountain passes which overlook breath-taking views. Upon reaching their destination, visitors can enjoy tranquil getaways at this tucked-away hamlet.

Rhodes, which is a weekend retreat for town dwellers residing in nearby areas, is located in the Eastern Cape Highlands.

From 1891 to 1897, Rhodes formed part of the Tintern Farm, before it became recognised as a township in its own right with municipal duties and privileges. A local legend who breathed life into the town was the Scottish Cleric turned minister, Richard Ross. It was said that he road into the town on horseback and conducted the Sunday morning service in Afrikaans and English, with much vibrancy and fervour. Rumour has it that Rhodes was formerly called ‘Rossville’ as a token of appreciation for the much-loved dominie. The hamlet received a name change to ‘Rhodes’ after the then minister of the Cape, Cecil John Rhodes.

Visitors will be intrigued by the jumble of architectural styles that are found in the town – from turn-of-the-century residences of the rich traders to the flat-roofed, humble cottages of poor farmers. One building that has stood the test of time is the age-old Rhodes Hotel. Once known as the ‘Horse Shoe Hotel’, it was the local watering hole for the townsmen. The establishment received much ill repute, as revellers were raucous and full of merriment due to the abundance of liquor found on the premises. Alcohol was transported on oxen-wagons from East London through the treacherous mountain passes and brought into Rhodes. 

Due to the many popular mountain passes situated in the area, Rhodes is a good base for mountaineers looking to hike and rock climb during the day; and enjoy peaceful night’s rest at the boutique hotels and cosy apartments situated in the area. Naude Nek, which looms above the village, is one such example. Famous for being the highest pass in South Africa, Naude Nek stands tall at a height of 2500m.

Apart from the mountain climbing, Rhodes hosts two major sporting events each year. The first is the 52-kilometre Rhodes trail run, a highly anticipated marathon for the fitness fanatics and professional runners. The second is the Rhodes Mountain Bike Challenge, a race that has been billed as the ‘most extraordinary mountain bike race in the world’. The race is held in October each year and is spans over a distance of 82 kilometres.

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Kinmel Guest Farm

From R325 PPS

Kinmel guest farm, a place to break away, reflect and rejuvenate! Come visit and enjoy the magnificence of the Southern Drakensberg Mountains. Just past the picturesque town of Rhodes, recently d... Read More

Rhodes Reservations

From R200* Unit

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

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Walkerbouts Inn - Rhodes

From R550 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

Tenahead Lodge and Spa

From R1720 PPS

Situated approximately 2500m above sea level Tenahead Lodge is the highest upmarket lodge in South Africa. The only one of its kind, the lodge is hand built by stone masons, Basotho style from rocks a... Read More

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Woodcliffe Country House
29.5 km

From R140 PPS

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Woodcliffe is a 1000 ha cattle farm extending into the upper slopes of the Southern Drakensberg in the north Eastern Cape and is situated 22km from Maclear. Nearby is the remarkable Naude's Nek pass, ... Read More

Fairbairn Guest Farm
36.8 km

From R475 PPS

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Fairbairn Guest Farm is situated 14 km outside of Maclear off the Rhodes Road (R396). The Guest Farm is nestled between spectacular mountains, waterfalls, rivers, streams and indigenous forests - only... Read More

Alpine Bed and Breakfast
45.3 km

From R542 PPS

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Alpine Bed and Breakfast is situated in the small town of Maclear tucked away in the foothills of the great Drakensberg range along the R56 route, Eastern Cape. Our facility offers a homely environmen... Read More

Oak Lane B&B
45.3 km
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From R600 PPS

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Oak Lane B&B offers comfortable accommodation in the quiet town of Maclear. The guest house has comfortable rooms accompanied by country hospitality. The rooms are all well-equipped and feature por... Read More

The Hayloft
45.4 km

From R440 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

Maclear Manor
46 km

From R600 PPS

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Maclear Manor offers the ideal retreat destination for anyone seeking a break away to the country side. Situated in the beautiful town of Maclear in the North Eastern Cape, the stunning scenery and mo... Read More

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Rhodes Reviews

Rhodes Accommodation is rated 4.5 / 5 based on 16 reviews from guests booking with Sleeping-OUT.

Quaint and unspoilt village. We did not anticipate 80km of gravel road and a puncture to boot. It is clearly a common occurrence as one of the villagers offers a tyre plugging and emergency fuel service.
- Cameron Brisbane

Pragtige dorpie en vriendelike mense
- Kittie Jooste

Got to come back for longer, wonderful place.
- Tony Cummings

Very nice and quite town still stuck in the early 1800's. Well looked after. Pizzas at Walkerbouts was very good.
- Lee-Roy Pittaway

What a cute town, will be back soon...doing the trail run!

- Sonja Fourie

The Rhodes area is one of the hidden jewels of South African tourism. The area is stunning with something to please everyone who enjoys outdoor activities, the beauty of its surroundings and peace in which to relax and de-stress. Do not expect to find anything but basic needs, this area is for those who can enjoy life without TV, cinemas and shopping malls!!
- Dave Deacon

Rhodes is a very pleasant town with friendly people in a magnificent surrounding. Fly fishing is possible in several rivers and the catch is good. Birding is nice, but a 4 wheel drive is recommended. Our stay up there in the mountains will always remain a pleasant memory.
- Griet nijs

A must visit /stayover for anyone keen on out of the way places. I can assure you the gravel road was good-fantastic views!
- Jan Schouten

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