Rhodes and Barkly East – Photographs
The Northern Ukhahlamba region of the Eastern Cape is an area of wide open spaces dominated by the majestic Drakensberg. Known for its freezing winter temperatures it is one of the only areas in the country where snow skiing is available! This is not the only activity available though with options like mountain biking, trout fishing, horse trails and fossil trails also high on the list of things to do.
The villages of Rhodes and Barkly East are found in these Eastern Cape Highlands (one reaches Rhodes from Barkly East). Barkly East is known as the Switzerland of South Africa, offering almost guaranteed winter snow. Rhodes is a little more remote and almost seems frozen in time. Declared a conservation area in 1997 the village boasts wonderful architecture from the flat-roofed church house to the Herbert Baker designed stone school house. If you are visiting make sure you pop into the Rhodes Hotel.
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