Walkerbouts Inn - Rhodes is a 3 star, spacious country retreat with comfortable accommodation in 6 bedrooms each with en-suite facilities.
Each of the rooms have a wall-mounted panel heater and the beds have electric blankets to ward off the winter chill. We offer fine country cuisine and hospitality in the best traditions of the Platteland. The relaxed and hospitable atmosphere makes it a veritable home-from-home where you can kick off your shoes and feel free to be yourself! We source as many of our kitchen supplies from our own garden where fresh herbs and vegetables are grown, as far as weather permits. To add to the fresh garden produce we also use locally produced, succulent chicken, lamb and beef for our table.
Walkerbouts is located in the historic village of Rhodes which is situated at the southernmost tip of the Drakensberg mountain range, 16km due south of the border with the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. The village is more than 1800m above sea level, located on the banks of the Bell River. The nearest town is Barkly East which is 60km away on a narrow and winding gravel road that must be driven with care. Thus, Rhodes is a remote village almost frozen in time, a relic from the past. The unique nature of the architecture in the village finds it's origins in the Victorian era and is a compromise between fashion, availability of materials and practicality. As of July 1997 the village was proclaimed a National Monument.
Attractions to the area include fly fishing for wild trout and smallmouth yellowfish, mountain-biking, birding, walks, rock-art by prior arrangement, 4x4 trails, Alpine flowers in summer and of course "chilling".