Rhodes Hotel

Deep in the Southern Drakensberg Mountains, in the valley of the Bell River, at the foot of the highest mountain pass in South Africa (Naudesnek), lies the picturesque town of Rhodes. Rhodes Hotel offers peace, quiet and good home cooking. This small, charming venue has been restored to resemble the original hotel of more than a century ago. History abounds and a must-see is the massive horns of ‘Wydeman’, the lead ox of the supply wagon from Barkley East who died in front of the hotel in 1896, today mounted in the bar.  

Rhodes Hotel’s 65 guests are accommodated in cosy and comfortable en-suite rooms. Self-catering accommodation is also available in the village. Enjoy hearty breakfasts and dinners in the hotel, as well as lunches and snacks in the lovely tearoom and garden.   

A wide range of activities is available with Rhodes Hotel as a base. Fly-fishing, mountain biking, 4×4, skiing, horse riding and hiking facilities are all within reach. Or just lie in the wild grasses and soak up the sun and alpine flowers. Sip cocktails as the sun goes down and then relax in front of the cosy fire or party the night away.

Getting to Rhodes may be a long journey, but one worth making.

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