He will be back on Wednesday in the Western Cape High before Judge Gyaat Salie-Hlope, who convicted and sentenced him and dismissed his request for leave to appeal.
But senior advocate Louis van Niekerk from the office of the director of public prosecutions argued that the fact that leave to appeal had been granted did not entitle a convicted prisoner to be released on bail. He added that evidence suggested that his children would be well catered for financially.
Rohde is serving an effective 20 years in prison for killing his wife Susan and staging her suicide at the Spier Hotel in Stellenbosch three years ago.
In papers before the court Rohde said: “The prejudice I shall suffer should I not be granted bail in this matter is immeasurable.