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  • TGCSA Grading: TGCSA 3 Star
  • Accommodation Type: Guesthouse, Self-Catering and Hotel
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Walkerbouts Inn is located in the historic village of Rhodes in the Barkly East district in the Eastern Cape Highlands. Originally, it was a family dwelling that was later used as a hostel for pupils at the school in the village but which was closed in 1975.

Completely renovated in 1999, Walkerbouts has been a home-from-home for visitors ever since. It has a sunny lounge and main dining-room, cosy pub and six pacious en-suite bedrooms. All rooms have panel heaters and the beds are fitted with electric blankets to ward off the winter chill.

The dining room and lounge are heated by an open fire-place as well as a Bekkers anthracite heater. The cosy pub, whose walls could tell many stories is a place where our internationally renowned pizzas cab be enjoyed. This adds another dimension to the wholesome country fare served in the dining room.

More specialised victuals such as vegetarian meals can be prepared by prior arrangement. An extensive vegetable garden together with a small tunnel complete with underground heating, provide a source of garden fresh vegetables and herbs for our kitchen.

Fine Country Cuisine and hospitality in the best traditions of the "platteland" make it a home-from-home to which innumerable guests return year after year.

Accommodation:
Our spacious rooms have a double and a single bed. Two "Family rooms" have an additional single bed.

Walkerbouts has six en-suite bedrooms complete with panel heaters and beds with electric blankets to ward off the winter chill. Four of the rooms ablutions have showers, two have showers over the bath.

The dining room and lounge are heated by an open fire-place as well as a Bekkers anthracite heater. The cosy pub, whose walls could tell many stories is a place where our internationally renowned pizzas cab be enjoyed. This adds another dimension to the wholesome country fare served in the dining room.

In addition to standard washing and ironing of clothing, a tumble dryer can save the day for times when inclement weather makes life difficult. Contact reception to make appropriate arrangements.

Clothing and Accessories:
All four seasons can be experienced in a day. Snow fell on the 1st of January 2001 & we had frost on the 25th November 2012! Such unexpected changes make warm clothing an essential part of your luggage. Hats, long-sleeved shirts and sunblock are essential for high-altitude trips in the area.
Health and Climate:
Cold winters and mild summers with thunderstorms. Nearest doctor in Barkly East, 60km or an hour's drive from Rhodes. Malaria-free region.
Activities:

Flyfishing all year round, weather willing!
4 x 4 outings in own vehicle
Snow skiing in winter
Alpine flora
Chess in the camping ground
Walks on the village common
Birding

Cancellation Policy:
Non-refundable deposit
Facilities & Services available:
Babies
Children under 12 years
Elderly
Honeymoon Couples
Pets only by Arrangement
Laundry Service
Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Cots available
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Fireplace on the Premises
Tourism Information Desk
Afrikaans
English
Other Language
Communal Television
DVD and/or VCR
Hiking / Walking Trails

Walkerbouts Inn - Rhodes is a Guesthouse, Self-Catering and Hotel in Rhodes Eastern Cape South Africa
Directions:

Travel to Barkly East on the R58 and follow the R396 to Rhodes, 60km or 1 hour's drive on a gravel road. On entering the village, turn right at De Wet Street and at the second corner, right again at Vorster Street. Continue +-250m to our front door.

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Rooms and Units Available at Walkerbouts Inn - Rhodes

All of our rooms are en suite and in a variety of room configurations, for example one with two single beds, others have a double and a single beds and family rooms with a double bed and two single beds.

Latest Reviews
This place was more more better than we expected. Also owner of Walkerbouts was very nice people. They really care about all of our problems. Especially thanks to Maria for delicious dinners. One more thing for Rhodes : Heaven at earth.
Ali Yasin Kar Jul 2016
Great stay warm welcome attentive service and good food. You don't have to fish around any further in Rhodes for the best base to explore this magic area.

Robert Fincham Feb 2016
Very friendly and sincere people, excellent service, very good food. We will be back!
Fred Elsenbroek May 2012
We had a very relaxed stay at Rhodes, rather like home away from home and felt in no hurry to get into our car to rush off to the next location. The food was good, hospitality excellent and we felt most welcome. We would certainly go back.
Jillian Burgess Jan 2009