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Walkerbouts Inn - Rhodes

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spend a night here on our way to Lesotho. We fell in love with Rhodes as a whole and the Walkerbouts Inn was a lovely place to rest a weary head. What is most striking is the friendliness of the staff. Rick checked us in and showed us around with a tag line of "Be yourself here, otherwise you...

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

Hi Shane, Thank you for the frank review and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Rhodes and stay at Walkerbouts where our motto is "The proof of the pudding is in the return rate" and as you noticed, Rule Number 1 is "make yourself at home". Compliments of the season to you and a great 2017. Cheers, Dave.

Reviewed 24 October 2016

I normally do not write bad reviews but in this case I feel a need to do so. We were a group of 12 motorcyclist that organised a lunch with the place. I spoke to person there the previous night that confirmed that they will prepare 5 big pizzas for us. That was perfect for us and we accepted it...

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

Dear Ferdie, I read your comments with interest and duly conducted a thorough investigation in this regard. What has emerged is the following: • The original arrangements for your visit and pizza meals at Walkerbouts Inn were conducted through a third party who had been advised that our pizzas were comprised of a basic Margherita @ R45 each plus toppings...

Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

After a 60km gravel road drive from Barkley East, Walkerbouts in Rhodes was a welcome inn for two nights. Excellent meals, warm, comfortable beds and friendly people full of ideas for how to pass the time. Best known for flyfishing but not shy of alternatives. We'll be back!

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

Hi Freda, I'm delighted to have read that you enjoyed your stay with us and we're looking forward to your return. All of the best. Cheers, Dave.

East London, South Africa
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We were working up at Tiffindell Ski Resort when we decide to visited this place twice for drinks and was made to feel very welcome by the staff and locals. Pity we didnt stay for meals as i hear they make the best pizzas. So maybe next time.

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

Hi Warren, Glad to hear that you enjoyed your visits and yes, we're looking forward to your return and hosting you at The Centre of the Known Universe!

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Well appointed , warm and welcoming ,Warm blankets and fireplace, piping hot water for showers and serviced daely. WE were surprised to come back after a day's skiing to a clean and tidy house. .We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the quaint ,peaceful town . We will be back .

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

Thanks for the review, much appreciated and glad that you enjoyed your stay at Snow Cottage and Rhodes. Cheers, Dave.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 July 2016

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

Thank you for the positive review and gladd that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 2 May 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

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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.

Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 13 March 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...

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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.

London, Canada
Reviewed 14 February 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...

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

Thank you for your review, kind words and my apologies for the belated response. Cheers, Dave.

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 3 February 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...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
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
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Rhodes
Price Range: RM467 - RM502 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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