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.
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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