Forget Hilton, Sheraton or Holiday Inns...this is a pioneer style hotel in the unique and special township of Rhodes. Stepping in is like instantly going back 100 years and is a lovely experience. Rooms are simple, large and comfortable with good bathrooms even if they are a little tired. There is a nice dining/breakfast room and a pleasant louge area. Breakfast is first class. The small bar is truly cosy and friendly and a real meeting point for locals and visitors alike. Toasted sandwiches and wonderful pizzas are served here if needed. There is a nice little beer garden with lovely views, as well as a lovely garden terrace with fabulous views over the town and distant hills.
David and the lovely Ray give great personal service and are endlessly kind, informative and friendly.
If you want a truly different and uplifting experience in an area of South Africa you may not normally think of visiting, The Walkerbout is not to be missed. The 4* rating reflects only the simplicity of the hotel and not any lack of charm or satisfaction.
- 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