Self-Catering Accommodation in Rhodes

The secret of Rhodes…

Almost forgotten, frequented by few, this little known secret of the Eastern Cape will
captivate lovers of vast, majestic mountainscapes, clear, starry skies and crisp air.
Bordering the Kingdom of Lesotho, Rhodes is safely nestled high up in these mountains with
the pristine, crystal clear Bell River with her many riffles and runs, gracefully flowing
through the village.

Every house has a story…

Rhodes Cottages has 17 self-catering cottages in the village, each with their own history,
garden, views and charm.  Many of our cottages are over 100 years old and still clothed in
their original Victorian character.  Some of our houses have been carefully and beautifully
refurbished, offering up-market accommodation while others have been untouched, leaving a
sense of the old world to our holiday makers.  All our cottages are serviced daily and are
fully-equipped with all you will need for your stay.

Our warm summers in these spectacular mountains are glorious and with our endemic fauna
and flora are explored by botanists, geologists, hikers and runners while our cyclists, bikers
and 4×4 enthusiasts tackle our 7 mountain passes including South Africa’s highest mountain
pass, Naude’s Nek (2,587m above sea level) as well as Volunteershoek, Bastervoedpad and
the Tiffindell Pass, to mention some.

With over 100km’s of river frontage, fly fishermen come to Rhodes to sight-fish to our wild
trout and indigenous, migrating yellowfish.  The Bokspruit, Riflespruit, Kraai River,
Sterkspruit and Bell are some of our renowned and much sought after waters.
Rhodes winters are confounded contrast of clear blue skies and white, snowy landscapes.  We
have many snowfalls each winter and with Tiffindell Ski Resort only 26km away, Rhodes is a
base for our many skiing enthusiasts.

Rhodes has been a little undisclosed mountain retreat, originally to a colourful hippie colony
and later to only a few holiday makers who discovered this safe, hidden gem.  This is where
families come to spend time together cycling, swimming and tubing in the river, play tennis,
horse ride, explore waterfalls, caves and Bushmen paintings, or read all the novels in our little

Come! You’ll see what I mean!

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Have you ever been to Clarens?

Clarens is a tiny Free State village, a little piece of Europe in the middle of nowhere with
restaurants, coffee shops, craft and gift shops, decor shops and shops that you won’t find
anywhere else. The food is excellent and so is the coffee! The landscapes surrounding
Clarens are of Lesotho, Golden Gate Mountain Reserve and Mt Horeb. And just about any
outdoor activity you can think of, you will find in Clarens.

Book a cottage in Clarens where you can park your car and spend the weekend strolling to
the Village Square with all the shops and live entertainment.

Bring you dogs as there are many trails surrounding Clarens where dogs love to go for walks.

There’s something special about Feathers…

Feathers is a large property with outstanding mountainous views, on property parking,
DSTV Premium, WiFi and we are dog friendly. We are also within a 10 minute stroll to the
Village Centre where you can safely walk.

We have a nest for you…

Feathers has two charming little cottages on the property, The Robin’s Nest and The Barbet’s
Hollow. Each cottage has two bedrooms, a queen and a twin, a bathroom and open plan
living as well as veranda’s to enjoy the fresh air and the stunning sunrises and sunsets.
Book both cottages for a group of up to 8.