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Reviewed 27 October 2015

Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse is simply outstanding. A few examples to back up that statement. From the moment we arrived to the minute we left the service was impeccable. Without exception the staff are friendly without being over familiar, attentive without being smothering, chatty at appropriate times but not intrusive. Absolutely first class. My husband reported that the sommelier invited him...

Thank PennyScotland
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

This is our third visit to the stunning restaurant tugged away in the Kamberg. The drive there alone is worth it with the natural beauty. The service is fantastic and every one is so full of passion for what they do and want to offer you. Now the food is on a different level. No where in France in the...

Thank Pieter d
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This hotel is very good managed, the rooms are nice and spacious, Richard the owner/cook is very good, the meals are rich but very tasteful and surprising. The combinations are surprising and very good. They have even a book what you can buy, with a lot of the recipes.

1Thank donrei
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 25 October 2015

My wife and I spent a fantastic weekend at Cleopatras. The food and service was outstanding. Nothing was too much effort for the staff. Located at the end of the Kamberg Valley on the road to Highmore there are many excellent walks nearby which are not overly strenuous for those looking for a relaxing weekend. We will definitely be back.

Thank Raubenheimer2015
St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Perfect place for romantic or small group celebration Location is superb; 6500ft up in the Drakensberg. Lots of wonderful hikes including nearby Highmoor. The food is overwhelmingly good, hard going for a calorie counter like me but worth the splurge. And you can walk it off. The staff are perfect. Attentive yet discreet

Thank christineb530
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2015

wonderful area to explore and staff that make you feel so special, then just when you think it can not get any better ... the food oh forget all the top restaurants and tv shows and stars this place beats them all hands down it was amazing beyond anything i have ever had before !!

Thank Thebones766
Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Cleopatras again delivered for us. The food was wonderful and the staff amazing. This time we hiked Hymore Nature Reserve for the day after our huge breakfast. This rather than heading for the Midlands Meander experience. A great alternative and much more exercise orientated day after all the extraordinary food. Can't wait to return.

Thank MashatuMD
Ilmington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Our first trip to the Drakensbergs. We drove from Durban ( easy route on good road network to the Midlands ) for 4 nights at Cleopatra. As foodies, we rated highly every meal and loved the hiking on the unspoilt Highmoor between meals - absolutely vital! We saw nobody else on our walks through this spectacular scenery and saw many...

1Thank susied208
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 22 August 2015

What an experience! If your are looking for luxury, relaxation, awesome food and breathtaking surroundings, Cleopatra is the place. We spent 2 days at the lodge and could not have asked for a better anniversary getaway. Being winter, we enjoyed our cozy Cowboy Room, with sherry in front of the fireplace. The room's patio looks straight on to the mountain,...

Thank Cynthia_ZA1905
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 17 August 2015

We had a two night stay and can understand the owner's advice to only stay for a maximum of four nights - the quality and quantity of the food and beverages would be overwhelming! The lodge is ideally situated right on the edge of a trout filled dam at the base of the Drakensberg mountains with the six standard rooms,...

Thank David C

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Additional Information about Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

Address: Highmoor Road, Balgowan 3275, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Balgowan
Price Range: $444 - $523 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse Hotel Balgowan
Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse Kwazulu Natal
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Room 7, and probably any room in the original farmhouse.”
  • Shoes drying by the fire in our verandah room
Dale0042, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We recommend Room 7 it is a suite bigger than a UK house”
Berglover, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you have the option go for one of their cabins.”
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ukcoupleBucks, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 8 excellent but really the cuisine is the main reason to visit.”
martinl296, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are individual we enjoyed our room very much”
621ralphg, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
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