Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

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Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse offers beautiful country house accommodation in the Drakensburg Mountains in South Africa. With a passion for cooking and a flair for ingenuity, the owners have created a rare experience in the idyllic mountain setting near Giant’s Castle, 200 km from DurbanInternationalAirport.


All rooms have a minibar, tea/coffee facilities with home made biscuits and complimentary sherry. The standard rooms, suite and cottage room are all individually and uniquely decorated.


In its awesome setting with splendid views of the mountains, running crystal clear streams and waterfalls, Cleopatra is the ultimate in peace, tranquillity and solitude. It is ideal for its intended purpose as a restful refuge with professional yet understated service and most of all a gourmet experience to remember. Dinner is a sumptuous 6 course affair with no effort or expense spared to give guests a memorable dining experience. The menu changes every evening according to the seasons and the availability of the local produce. Breakfasts are unusual and exciting.


Highmoor Nature Reserve, a world heritage site because of its inherent beauty, is a 10 minute drive from Cleopatra. Wildlife includes Eland, Reedbuck, Oribi, Jackal, Serval, Rooikat, extensive birdlife and a huge diversity of flora.

Horse riding is available 10 minutes drive down the road. The rides are approximately 2½ hours in duration and they cater for non-experienced and experienced riders.

Fishing is available all year round. The rivers in this area are stocked with Brown Trout whereas the dams are stocked with Rainbow Trout.

A helicopter is on standby which will pick you up in the gardens and fly you over the Little Berg to GiantsCastle. You will hover next to the Big Berg and fly over wildlife, rolling hills, rivers and land on top of the Little Berg for a glass of sparkling wine with GiantsCastle in the back-ground. The flight is about ½ an hour in duration and a fantastic way of seeing Ukhahlamba (The Barrier of Spears).

There are 184 craft stops on the Midlands Meander, from woodturners, to potters, to cheesemakers, to weavers and much more.

Some of the rock art in the Drakensberg dates back over 3000 years. The best sighting in the area is at Kamberg (Little Berg), a 20 minute drive from Cleopatra and a 2 hour walk.

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