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    Rhodes is a fairytale type village perched amongst the Drakensberg mountain in South Africa, where time seems, literally, to stand still.


    The Eastern Cape Is A Top Mountain Bike Destination

    Rhodes, Is A Must See, Why? Because Rhodes is an absolute hidden gem of a village, You will not end up here by accident. Rhodes is defiantly off the beaten track, a hamlet or village alongside the wild trout rich, Bell River, near Ben Macdhui (at 2561 m the highest mountain in the Cape region) in the Drakensberg mountains of the North Eastern CapeSouth Africa. source 


    Things To Do In Rhodes & Barkly East

    Fly Fishing

    The Rhodes, Barkly East areas offer superb fly fishing possibilities on 9 or more pristine mountain streams.

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    Birding Watching

    Birding in Rhodes and Surrounding Area There are altogether approximately 230 bird species recorded in the Barkly East district

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    Hiking Trails

    Rhodes is surrounded by pristine mountains, streams, valleys, and waterfalls – not to mention the most magnificent array of flowers in season.

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    San Rock Art

    The quaint village of Rhodes is situated in one of the most remote parts of South Africa with many rock art sites within close proximity, some of which are open to the public. These paintings or rock art was painted by the san people that lived and hunted in these mountains hundreds of years ago and they are still in good condition.

    Eastern Cape Highlands Camino

    The original walk is 3 days/4 nights, but it could easily be extended to as many days as you have available (7 and even 10 days) – the average km’s per day is about 20

    We work out the price according to how many days you walk, but included in the price are hearty farm meals for dinner, full breakfasts, and snack packs to take on the walk for lunch
    You sleep in farmhouses, etc

    Rhodes 4x4 Routes

    NAUDE’S NEK – The highest mountain pass in South Africa. JOUBERT’S PASS – The third highest mountain pass in South Africa.VOLUNTEERSHOEK – Up to Tiffindell Ski Resort and the highest point in the Cape.

    Horse Rides Eastern Cape Highlands

    Rhodes offers pre-arranged horse/pony rides on an hourly basis. The horse/ponies are well trained but visitors are advised to bring head protection and not to race the animals. Guides can be arranged to take the more adventurous riders on trails or to lead children and assist inexperienced riders.

    Rhodes Mountain Biking Routes

    1) Rhodes -Maartenshoek/Table Hill -Rhodes.
    A very scenic and fairly easy ride of approximately 41 km long which takes you out along the Barkly East road, into Maartenshoek, and up to the top of the valley to the poplar forest where the old Table Hill farmhouse once stood.

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