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Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

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Highmoor Road, Balgowan 3275, South Africa
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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife booked us in at Cleopatra for a romantic weekend. It was nothing short of superb. The Poynton's love of the area and the serious love of food are why you go. The tarred road from Nottingham Rd is potholed to hell so take it easy but its a a pretty drive. The staff are fantastic and the rooms... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Deep into the "Little Berg" of the Drakensberg mountains you find Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse, owned and managed by the original founders of Granny Mouse Farmhouse. It is a small up market boutique hotel with only 11 rooms (no kids under 12). Aimed at the foodie, the restaurant serves excellent set menus that differ every night. The dinner is a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I went for dinner last Friday to cleopatras. All I can say is woooh final a chef that understands to work with flavours and fresh produce. All I can say is if you is if the area take the drive it is if the worse it.better stay over.great wine cellar too.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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154 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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 May 18, 2015 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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UK
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

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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30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

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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117 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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46 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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