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Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

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Country Houses / Weekend Breaks Durban - 6 Bedrooms, 4 Suites, 2 Cottages. 1 self-cater Cottage nearby.
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All Ages Welcome
Free WiFi
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Food, glorious food! Just the discussion of each course over pre-dinner drinks around the fireplace gets the tastebuds going. The farmhouse is surrounded by mountains so you can work up an appetite on a ramble. And it’s cantilevered over a dam and filled with wonderfully quirky décor - a sensory delight.

Renee, Consultant. Reader. Adventurer. Surfer

ABOUT Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

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

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ROOMS

Suite
Sleeps 2
2 Units
From R 2,495.00 p/p sharing Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
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Standard Bedroom
Sleeps 2
5 Units
From R 2,295.00 p/p sharing Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
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Executive Cottage
Sleeps 2
2 Units
From R 2,695.00 p/p sharing Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
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Executive Suite
Sleeps 2
2 Units
From R 2,595.00 p/p sharing Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
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Check in & check-out times

Check-in: 14:00

Check-out: 10:30

Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking or enquiring.

GUEST FEEDBACK

Cleopatra Farmhouse
19 Nov 2014

"Great experience and awesome food! Definitely recommended!"

Kiren Maharaj
Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse
11 Sep 2014

"We were welcomed by Amen who gave us little enamel mugs of home-made lemonade and face cloths to wipe our dusty faces. Right through till the time we lay down on the softest feather pillows we were treated to fabulous food, lovely views, attentive staff and best of all, a copy of 'Goodbye Mr Chips' on the bedside table. Will definitely be returning. Nick and Di Prince."

Di Prince from South Africa
Cleopatra
12 Jun 2014

"Wonderful, comfortable and exquisitely beautiful. Cuisine the best of the best"

Marlien Wessels from South Africa
Visited for night of 15th October
17 Oct 2012

"We spent a very enjoyable but short one night stay, the evening meal was outstanding as was the great welcome and excellent service. Breakfast was also very well presented and enjoyed. The location is beautifully set in the mountains and so very peaceful. We will be back again for a 2 night stay--any longer would destroy my cycling fitness and weight!!!"

DAVID HARPUR from South Africa
Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse
02 May 2012

"Truly five star everything! Food, service, accomodation, ambiance, views, friendliness and professionalism of staff ! We will definitely return!"

Willem Kruger from South Africa
Guest feedback about Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse
21 Oct 2010

"What an amazing treat. The food & service were incredible and we will remember our time here forever. Thank you & we will certainly be back in the future."

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DIRECTIONS & MAP

Directions:

Directions from Johannesburg:

  • Take the N3 to Durban. Take the very left hand lane at the MAIN Mooi River Toll (Mooi River South Greytown). Turn right - back over the highway until T-junction (Engen garage and Wimpy ahead). Turn left and join the R103. Travel 10 km south to Rosetta. At Rosetta turn right onto the Kamberg Road (opposite the Ugly Duckling). Stay on the tar road for 30 km until you reach the Cleopatra, Dondini & Silver Hill sign (also Highmoor & Glengarry sign). Turn left onto this dirt road. Travel for 5 km until you reach a single lane bridge. Approx 500 m after the bridge the road turns sharply left to climb the mountain. At this corner you will see a concrete wall with the sign "CLEOPATRA".

Directions from Durban:

  • Take the N3 to Johannesburg. Turn off at the Nottingham Road off ramp (exit 132). Continue into Nottingham Road village (travel under the railway bridge). Continue through Nottingham Road on the R103 north to Rosetta. DO NOT TAKE THE KAMBERG ROAD AT NOTTINGHAM ROAD POLICE STATION. At Rosetta turn to the left and follow the Kamberg Road (opposite the Ugly Duckling). Stay on the tar road for 30 km until you reach the Cleopatra, Dondini & Silver Hill sign (also Highmoor & Glengarry sign). Turn left onto this dirt road. Travel for 5 km until you reach a single lane bridge. Approx 500 m after the bridge the road turns sharply left to climb the mountain. At this corner you will see a concrete wall with the sign "CLEOPATRA

GPS Coordinates:

S29° 19’ 28.1” E29° 40’ 17.0”