If it’s legendary food, spectacular scenery and tranquillity you’re after, then Cleopatra is for you. Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse has earned global renown as a romantic gourmet getaway under Richard and Mouse Poynton. Nestled in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg, this gourmet lodge is dedicated to sumptuous food and a rustic but stylish ambience, with a warm and friendly welcome from the moment you arrive at this idyllic mountain farmhouse.
With just twelve unique rooms, and a two-bedroom self-cater cottage nearby, it is a haven for guests seeking to break away from their fast-paced life to enjoy mountain walks, roaring log fires, seven-course dinners and endless relaxation and pampering. Mouse has created the ideal environment for relaxation, with many artefacts to interest and amuse, and the new Copper Pot Spa for rejuvenating treatments. Creatively themed and decorated rooms and suites feature welcome fireplaces and countless special touches.
Richard is in love with food, a passion of his since school days which led to global travels, gourmet experiences and the first Cleopatra Cookbook. Excitingly different, Richard and his chefs offer tantalising creations prepared with love, care and especially flavour, using local ingredients and home-grown herbs and vegetables. Bordering the Highmoor Nature Reserve up in the mountains, discover San rock art, go hiking, birding, fly fishing, mountain biking and horse riding to create memories never to be forgotten. Explore the nearby Midlands Meander and at the end of an exciting day in the great outdoors, enjoy pre-dinner drinks and convivial conversation in the cosy Poached Trout Pub. Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse is also renowned for fabulous weddings, catering for up to 60 guests and promising a relaxed and happy celebration.
Families and friends with children can also enjoy the new self-catering River Run Cottage nearby. Just 1 km from Cleopatra, it offers great privacy and breathtaking scenery, right on the cascading Little Mooi River with soaring mountains above.
Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse | Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout | Children 12+ welcome
River Run self-cater cottage | All ages welcome | Maximum 4 adults and 4 children