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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 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cleopatras Farmhouse is a short hop off the midlands meander road. As you near it, Giant's castle on the right signals the destination. Nestled in a valley is what is considered  to be what a foodie must aspire to. The formal kitchen garden and a pond sets the scene. The accommodation is dotted with reminders of the family farm holiday... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A delightful hotel in a delightful setting. We stayed in a beautiful 'cottage' overlooking the river - fab! All the nicer when we returned after the evening meal to find that staff had the real fire going in the hearth to greet us! The food was out of the world. A real treat. There are some super walks on the... 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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