Barkly East lies in the mountainous area just south of Lesotho. The town lies at the southern tip of the Drakensberg on the Langkloofspruit, a tributary of the Kraai River.
Barkly East is characterized by rugged mountains and green valleys. Snow falls in winter, and the hamlet of Rhodes is 60 km or an hour’s drive from Barkly East on the R396.
It is one of the few areas in South Africa where winter sports are pursued. In summer fly fishing for Rainbow trout and indigenous Smallmouth yellowfish, trail running, mountain biking, ancient rock-art, tennis and the magnificent scenery draw tourists to the district.
The mountainous terrain attracts off-road bikers who revel in traversing the numerous passes in the area. On Wild Trout Association waters around Barkly East, Lady Grey, Rhodes and Wartrail winter fly fishing is a new activity.
Stone House is an ideal overnight stop as the B&B is on the R58 route situated in the mountains.
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