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Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

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Highmoor Road, Balgowan 3275, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What an experience! If your are looking for luxury, relaxation, awesome food and breathtaking surroundings, Cleopatra is the place. We spent 2 days at the lodge and could not have asked for a better anniversary getaway. Being winter, we enjoyed our cozy Cowboy Room, with sherry in front of the fireplace. The room's patio looks straight on to the mountain,... More 

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Salamander Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a two night stay and can understand the owner's advice to only stay for a maximum of four nights - the quality and quantity of the food and beverages would be overwhelming! The lodge is ideally situated right on the edge of a trout filled dam at the base of the Drakensberg mountains with the six standard rooms,... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cleopatra's Mountain Farmhouse is set in a truly magical place. The boutique hotel is situated on a small lake with views of the Drakensberg. We spent one night here. It is a lovely place where you can just turn off and relax. The staff were fantastic and were very eager to make our stay as pleasant as possible. Dinner was... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a treat! Outstanding food, outstanding staff, comfortable and cosy. From the moment we arrived the staff fell over backwards to make our stay memorable - in particular, Lisa, Clinton, Sizwe, Muzi, Ricky and Amon. Richard Poynton, presented his nightly 6 course (including a granita) menu with flair and enthusiasm. We had been there before and our second stay didn't... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hidden in the Drakensbergen in a stunning environment you find this beautiful hotel. The main building has several lounges, a dining room and a cozy deck overlooking the lake. The building closest to the main building has about 5 double rooms. And in the other buildings are the cottages. We stayed in a executive cottage, very nice and spacious. Beautiful... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cleopartra Mountain Farmhouse is indeed a gourmet paradise. Fresh, local ingredients used to make sumptuous meals (breakfast and dinner included in rate). Very romantic setting. Staff wonderful. Sizwe and Leza deserve a special mention. Not suitable for children. Rooms comfortable and well appointed (although a carpet in bathroom would have been welcome - tiles freezing!)

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Johannesburg South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful weekend getaway with a strong emphasis on food and really nice attentive service from the hosts who have a great sense of humour and were lovely to be with. I didn't find the food over the top and since there are nice snacks offered in the afternoons two good solid meals per day did not seem... More 

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Udon Thani, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

All I can say is, "WOW!" I have been to dozens and dozens of luxury resorts in all corners of the world, and Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse without a doubt makes the "A-List." Beautiful grounds, wonderfully-decorated public rooms, outstanding service, and a fabulous room (I was in the "Scandinavian Naturalist's Suite") hit all the right buttons. And then there is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We stayed at Cleopatra with our 2 daughters in July, and were thoroughly spoilt with wonderful rooms, incredible service from the staff and of course the amazing gourmet food! Even breakfast was a gourmet 3 course affair!. Being winter, there were roaring fireplaces everywhere, and although we didn't get round to do much walking or hiking, it was just as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Lovely relaxing retreat in a great location. Superb food expertly served and presented on stylish crockery. Skip lunch though if you want to appreciate your dinner! Loved the pre dinner explanation of the menu and the interesting little tales regarding the history of the place - totally engaging. We felt so welcome and all the staff were so friendly and... More 

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