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Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Highmoor Road, Balgowan 3275, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Balgowan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Leaving the tarmac road, you drive five and a half kilometres along a dirt track heading for the mountains wondering where you're going and what on earth you might find when you're there. Turn into the entrance, park the car and immediately you begin to realise what a treat is in store. Before we'd even climbed out of the car,... More

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Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a treat. Cleopatra’s made our Wedding anniversary one of the most memorable. The staff was so attentive and made us feel welcome and at home. The dogs too – bounding to our side for a walk down to the river. Each room is decorated in a different theme with a very large comfortable bed. Our room had a small... More

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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Three weeks ago my partner and I made a night's booking, celebrating a birthday, to experience the food at Cleopatra. After having read Richard Poynton's cook-book and hearing rave reviews from many assorted people, our expectations were high. Although the setting and accommodation cannot be faulted the food was a total disaster. To start we had a soup which was... More

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Until you have experienced Cleopatra Mountain Lodge, I am afraid you cannot know what true service is. From the second we drove into the gates, we felt welcomed and at home. Amen greeted us with a cold glass of delicious home mad lemonade, and a cloth to refresh our hands. So unexpected, but this small gesture is so appreciated. We... More

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The Hague
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10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Cleopatra Farmhouse is an amazing rustic / authentic farmhouse in the lovely surroundings of the Drakensberg valley. Getting there by itself was an amazing experience, with excellent views of the valley. Check in was efficient, and our room was lovely decorated (Scandinavian room) albeit a bit impractical at times. The rooms are are poorly isolated however, so in case it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Michelin Guide reviewers give 3 stars to an establishment that deserves a special journey. This rustic farmhouse style boutique in the foothills of the Drakensberg is certainly well worth a special trip, which is about 50km from Mooi River - around 5 hours from Johannesburg and 2 from Durban. Aside from the spectacular location on the banks of the "little... More

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Bethlehem, South Africa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

No, they don't have any sign boards, and no, they are not too concerned about it. Point is, you'll get there because you have to, and they probably know it! Did we mind the gravel road? Not at all. I guess we anticipated something very special; we were not disappointed. We visited in July; the garden had died down, the... More

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Salt Rock, KZN
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15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Been looking so forward to Cleopatra's after waiting so long for a booking. The area is very beautiful although the farmhouse and surrounding buildings are all close together and not spaced out, does give you a feeling of being a bit cramped. There is a wonderful deck overlooking the pond which only 4 people can use at a time, the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse can only be descibed in superlatives- outstanding accomodation, exceptional food , beautiful location,impeccable service. There was nothing to fault . This is a wonderful place to visit if you like peace and tranquility, great views,excellent food,good hiking and time to read

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

As first time visitors to Cleopatra's we had built up quite an expectation of what awaited us, having spoken to friends and having read tripadvisor reviews beforehand. We can safely say that our expectations were exceeded in all respects. We had an executive cottage which is one of the few stand-alone units. It had its own fireplace and lovely views... More

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Address: Highmoor Road, Balgowan 3275, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Balgowan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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
Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse South Africa/Balgowan

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