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Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Highmoor Road, Balgowan 3275, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Balgowan
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dusseldorf, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The view, the friendliness and great service impressed us and yes, the food was fantastic, but for the rates charged, I do not expect and appreciate a shower curtain in the bathroom. The low hanging mirror underneath the window and just above the basin is not practical as it forces one for example to sit and shave - something that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tjere are few other words to describe this magical place. Every need was superbly catered for. The view is breathtaking. The staff are brilliant. The food is out of this world. There is literally nothing that I could possibly think of that detracted from our weekend getaway!!

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been coming here for many years and we are NEVER disappointed. Great accommodation - all the rooms are special Hospitality is faultless, food is the best ever - but main attraction is Richard Poynton himself. Best host, taler,chef - you name it he has it in the bag Cant praise this place enough

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South Africa
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I last stayed here 12 years ago and whilst it has been a little enlarged it has lost none of its charm. The setting itself is very picturesque, as is the whole of the Kamberg Valley. All the rooms have different themes and were clean and the beds very comfortable. The main part of the hotel sits behind a small... More

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Woking, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We spent our first 2 nights in KwaZulu Natal at the delightful Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse. The rooms were comfortable, quirky and historical, the service excellent and the food delicious. I loved watching and listening to the busy, noisy yellow weaver birds which nested in the trees near the veranda overlooking the dam.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

My wife and I were in KwaZulu Natal in September 2013 and booked two nights at Cleopatra which should have been the highlight of our trip. It is a lovely location and the welcome was very good, as was the room, lathough a little tired and with a couple of lightbulbs not working. My wife has a mouth condition which... More

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42 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We stayed at Cleopatra for one night with friends and had a wonderful experience. The staff was outstanding - everyone who interacted with was friendly,helpful and so welcoming. We loved sitting on the veranda overlooking the dam enjoying a drink, the dinner was excellent and the overall ambience and atmosphere very relaxing. Breakfast the next morning was top quality -... More

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12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We had a restful weekend at the Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse. The service received from the staff was excellent and definitely stands out compared to other places we have stayed. It is a fantastic place to getaway for a weekend.

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Petts Wood, Kent
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22 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We stayed as part of our 18 Day Tasting Menu of South Africa (Rovos Rail, Cape Town Cape Grace with private helicopter trips over the Cape, Drakensburg here, Fugitives Drift near Rorkes Drift, Phinda Rock Lodge Private Game Reserve and Oyster Box in Durban) this was superb wonderful setting and great food. Our room was lovely all finished in a... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Booked for a nught and expected a meal with surprises and flavours. We got a wonderful setting, great room, service which was almost over attentive and settled in for a great meal. Meal was not great . In parts good but some over falvouring in one or two of the sauces spoilt two dishes. I suspect the usual chef not... More

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Also Known As:
Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse Hotel Balgowan
Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse Kwazulu Natal
Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse South Africa/Balgowan
Address: Highmoor Road, Balgowan 3275, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Balgowan
Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Balgowan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse 4.5*
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