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Beautiful area, great people and fantastic roads for adventure biking!
The scenic beauty of the area is spectacular. The road from Barkley East was quite bad in places, and it took a long time to travel, the town is almost empty of residents, with a "closed up" feeling. No coffee shops or restaurants available in town. It is a good birding destination for high altitude special species, but high clearance vehicle is necessary, and 4x4 is essential for travel along Naude's nek pass.
Amazing scenery. Naudes Nek was an awesome experience. Hours of dirt road getting in and out of Rhodes though - suggest 4x4 only.
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<p>Rhodes is a quaint historical town nestled amidst the highest peaks of the Southern Drakensberg, close to the border between the Eastern Cape and Lesotho. It is situated in one of the highest point in Southern Africa. At this high altitude the vegetation flourishes and the town of Rhodes is a lush retreat flanked by tall trees, and often covered in snow. The journey into the town of Rhodes takes you through steep windy mountain passes along some of the most picturesque stretches of road in the country. One of the most popular reasons why visitors flock to this captivating area is the nearby ski resort. This town is home to South Africa’s only ski resort, Tiffendell that caters to a range of visitors from all over the world. Situated just 20 kilometers from Rhodes, the ski resort attracts the majority of visitors to this town. At Tiffendell, you can ski in perfect African snow... Show more