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About Dog's Folly

Along the road less travelled and nestled in the southern tip of the Drakensberg, lies the quaint village of Rhodes. It is easy to fall in love with the charm and tranquillity of a village that has been declared a National Heritage Site. With its 85 odd buildings including the post office, library and church, one is transported back in time.

Dog's Folly is conveniently situated on the main gravel road, Muller Street, and opposite the Rhodes Hotel. With its wooden flooring, original doors and sash windows, you relive the old-world charm combined with the comfort of modern luxuries.

The house has four beautiful bedrooms, each fitted with electric blankets. Warm blankets are stored in a blanket box at the foot of each bed, whilst quilts provide a cover for those slightly chilly nights. Panel heaters are installed throughout to take the edge off during snow-filled winters.

In the lounge area, the original fireplace stands proud and is a reminder of how many a folk have warmed up in its presence. A DStv bouquet with 10 channels is available. The dining room seats eight guests comfortably and the kitchen is fully equipped. The house is serviced daily and laundry can be done at a small fee.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 4 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 9
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 18 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Cosy
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Guests are kindly reminded to bring essentials such as coffee, tea, sugar and milk. The local convenience stores stock most basic necessities but tend to close early.

Dog's Folly Rooms

Reviews for Dog's Folly

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Jenny Laming
05 December 2017

This was a return visit to Dog's Folly and the accommodation is still very well maintained and recommended.

ian Grant
12 July 2017

The house was very spacious and comfortable. Fantastic fireplace and the electric blankets really came in handy. We had a great stay. Thanks

Steven Walder, South Africa
25 August 2016

We stopped over from oudsthoorn to break the journey to Durban and stayed at Dog's Folly. We found it quaint and very well equipped, thank you Johann We will be back, awesome place to stay.

Deodat Van staden, South Africa
15 July 2016

What an awesome stay in this Old world charm village. Dogs Folly had everything we needed and more. Fully equipped and the best of all was the 3 bathrooms ! The showers were the absolute best. Hot hot water enough for us 5 to defrost after cold days at Tiffindell ! The fireplace was magical with wood stocked up on arrival as well as a refill the next day ! Beds super comfy with electric blankets in all rooms. Highly recommended !! Loved our stay. Thank you !!

mathebe lebona, South Africa
19 February 2016

It's a nice and quiet place. The house is very beautiful,wud recommend it. The said thing was that there was no matches on the day we arrived and it is written for help call before 17:00. On the last day there was no water and we had to check out before 10. 

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Dog's Folly Map

Dog's Folly is 0.2km from the centre of Rhodes , the nearest airport 114.7km (Mthatha Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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Historical Rhodes Village

(0.2 km from Rhodes)

One of South Africa’s best-kept secrets, Rhodes Village lies in the Eastern Cape Highlands on the border with Lesotho. Declared a conservation area in 1997, this Victorian-era village exudes an enduring charm and beauty. Surrounded by the...

Carlisleshoek Waterfall

(8.4 km from Rhodes)

Carlisleshoek is the main route to Tiffindell Ski Resort located on the slopes of Ben McDhui. The waterfall is located at the end of the Carlisleshoek valley near the start of the concrete section of the pass.

Woodcliffe Cave Trail

(33 km from Rhodes)

Spend five memorable days hiking the Woodcliffe Cave Trail in the stunning Joelshoek Valley near the village of Maclear. The southern Drakensberg peaks preside over the valley, supplying water to numerous waterfalls and mountain streams. Although...

Barkly East Golf Club

(44.2 km from Rhodes)

Barkly East Golf Club has a nine hole Golf Course with a lovely mountain view, the bar boasts big screens and a large fireplace for the cold evenings. Local events are also held here. Meals are available in the bar.