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Walkerbouts Inn - Rhodes

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice small lodge set just above Rhodes with lovely views of this quaint little town. Great place, great food, Great people, great value for money. I would recommend this lodge. Marie's food particularly enjoyable! Thanks to all the staff.

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Very unfriendly service We stopped there for coffee and something to eat they were not interested in helping us so we left Will not recommend them and will never go there again Overall was there no service

Thank 235kara
WalkerboutsInn, Owner at Walkerbouts Inn - Rhodes, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for the review and in order to investigate the problem thoroughly, please advise as to time, date and with whom you dealt when you had this experience. Looking forward to hearing from you. Regards, Dave. More 

Harare, Zimbabwe
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

The Walkerabouts Inn is the heart of Rhodes. It offers extremely comfortable, old-fashioned accommodation, excellent food and service and a pub that is the centre of all activities. Dave Walker is the man to go to for everything, from the best time to fly-fish to when you can toboggan in the street under pines grown from seeds donated by Cecil... More 

Thank Jill D
WalkerboutsInn, Owner at Walkerbouts Inn - Rhodes, responded to this review

Hi Jill, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for the kind words, much appreciated and a fine year ahead to you. Looking forward to your return. Cheers, Dave. More 

London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

We've long wanted to travel to Rhodes - that isolated hamlet high in the Southern Drakensberg some 50k or so East of Barclay East on a good dirt road. The setting of the town is gorgeous, just don't expect city mod cons - or even small town mod cons as there are none. But there is still the famous Walkabouts... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

Walkerbouts Inn has one of the most famous bars in South Africa - called "The Centre of the Universe." This pub is truly famous for it's gathering of wonderful people who love fly fishing, cycling, hiking,birding and enjoy the natural flora and fauna that abound in this beautiful area. On any given night you may meet artists, authors, poets and... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We had a lovely stay, not least because of the friendly characters we met in the pub – which everyone gravitates towards at one time or another. Nothing was too much effort for the chef and she went out of her way to accommodate our banting needs, which she was surprisingly well clued up on. Expect furniture and amenities dating... More 

Thank Linda V
WalkerboutsInn, Owner at Walkerbouts Inn - Rhodes, responded to this review

Hi Linda, Thank you for the kind words. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the visit to Rhodes and your stay at Walkerbouts. Our motto is "The Proof of the Pudding is in the return rate" so am hoping to see you both here again sometime! Cheers, Dave. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Rhodes is just a tiny village in the mountains, very quiet as many of the homes are holiday homes. There are no stores and no restaurants. Walkerbouts Inn seemed to be the only game in town. But that was fine with us. We were four on a birdwatching holiday and wanted to see some of the highland birds. The road... More 

Thank snowgeese
WalkerboutsInn, Owner at Walkerbouts Inn - Rhodes, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words and it was an absolute pleasure to have hosted you all and am glad that you enjoyed the visit to our corner of the big, wide world. Looking forward to a return visit to see more Drakensberg rockjumpers and better sightings of Bearded vultures. Thanks again and compliments of the comng season to you... More 

Eugene, Oregon
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Staff was very friendly and helpful, good food was served, safe location, room clean. Bed wasn't really comfy would be our ONLY complaint. Very accommodating for when we needed a box breakfast and lunch. Also had a good bar for beer and wine.

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Thank ata313
WalkerboutsInn, Owner at Walkerbouts Inn - Rhodes, responded to this review

Hi Eugene, Thank you for your review and I shall be attending to the bed comfort issue. Hope you'll risk coming back to enjoy a more comfortable sleep! Cheers, Dave. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I think its a piece of history, as some reviewers have mentioned, a picture of a bygone era... yes Walkerbouts Inn does capture all of that history and charm with historical artefacts to compliment the whole experience. Yes, some say the floors creek and the bed may be a tad noisy...but its not the Hilton and its not NY... no,... More 

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Chintsa, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

My family and I stayed in Ash Cottage which is a stunning self catering cottage rented out by the Walkerbouts team. The cottage itself was recently refurbished, was warm and very comfortable, all modern amenities, a Rayburn stove which we loved the novelty of on those cold winter nights and an easy distance from tiffindell ski resort where we spent... More 

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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Walkerbouts Inn - Rhodes is a spacious haven with comfortable accommodation, fine country cuisine and hospitality in the best traditions of the "Platteland." The relaxed and hospitable atmosphere makes it a veritable home-from-home. 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.Rhodes is in a remote mountainous area where all four seasons can be experienced in one day. Roads to Rhodes are gravel, winding along river valleys and must be driven with care. Rhodes is a special place for special people. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Walkerbouts Inn - Rhodes

Address: 1 Voster Street | Eastern Cape, Rhodes 9787, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Rhodes
Price Range: $102 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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