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Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

Certificate of Excellence
Highmoor Road, Balgowan 3275, South Africa
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Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Balgowan
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days 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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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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153 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed for two nights in March 2015 as part of a 34 night road trip, so this review is relatively objective. This time we stayed in one of the standard rooms, which was cosy and comfortable, complete with a log burner. The room and bathroom were compact and frankly are in need of an overhaul and update, but, we... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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30 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We normally stay the night and enjoy the dining with all the courses. This time we just went for lunch, and although it was good, was not nearly as great as the evening dinners. The staff are very well trained and management always helpful and polite. Love coming here - beautiful views, and very quiet and tranquil

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We recently attended a wedding at this establishment. Although we overnighted elsewhere we spent a lot of time at this lodge over 2 days. The attentive staff and the service were the best I have ever had. The food was also amazing. Honestly not one course disappointed. It's quite price for the locals traveling on the rand but as a... More 

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10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 nights there with friends. Very friendly and happy staff, beautiful rooms, the most delicious food, although the option to have one less courses would have been good. Thankfully the walking in the Drankensburg was superb and manage to walk go some of the calories that we consumed. We even saw 3 Wattled Cranes which was a huge... More 

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

Very quaint lovely setting, oldy worldy, long way from Joburg . Phillips and Astly great stand ins for Richard and Mel who were away, fabulous evening presentations by Phillipa on activities history and the very excellent 5 course dinners ( granita is not a course) had to buy the book so I could try to replicate the appetizers and entrees.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cleopatra's is all about food - AMAZING food, consistently good food as well as comfort and relaxation. We had tried once before to get a booking and hadn't succeeded. The food is imaginative, fresh, beautifully presented and generous This is going to be long review. I wrote down every single menu that we enjoyed because I wanted to share the... More 

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

If I say this has to be one of the top 5 places in the world that I have ever stayed in, you might get the drift of what's coming! I absolutely LOVE Cleopatra's with all my heart! When we arrived, Amon greeted us with cool, fresh lemonade and towels after a very long and pot holed drive to find... More 

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The only bad thing is our error in not booking for longer! The accommodation was wonderful, food excellent and service is comparable to the best hotel anywhere in the world. We sadly spent only two nights at The Cleopatra Lodge. The staff were very helpful with our pre stay arrange,nets and advice and could not have looked after U.S. Any... More 

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

The rooms were average but the setting was spectacular in the shadow of the drakensberg mountains. The food however was to die for. It was unique, tasty and amazing. Every meal a cullinary delight. The staff were also great, friendly and helpful. But the food, a must for anyone who seriously loves good food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Superb surroundings, excellent staff and food that is out of this world....! In the words of the host - this is not a Health Farm ! We spent three glorious days, walking, eating and talking to new-found friends.

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