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Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

Certificate of Excellence
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 6 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

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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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful hotel, comfortable, quirky and with great staff. The location is fantastic and the walks in the area are magnificent. It is absolutely perfect, IF ONLY they would stop pretending that they are great cooks. Dinner is a 6 course marathon which is described in great detail before you go into the dining room, but it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Location, location, location - just about says it all. Sitting just a 10 minute drive from Highmoor, one of the highest points you can drive to in the Drakensberg is Cleopatra's Farmhouse. It is owned by Richard Poynton a highly rated chef and restauranteur in SA, so food is one of the key aspects of your stay. However the rooms... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I truly do not have enough superlatives to describe the setting at Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse....this is one of the few places which actually looks exactly like the photo's on the website. The staff are amazing, extremely courteous, friendly and helpful. The food was great, although a little on the rich side. Well appointed rooms, we were in the Blue room... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

As an experienced cook and well seasoned travellers we chose this place on a noted review.. The setting is magnificent and accommodation really good, the farmhouse itself quirky and fun. Management couldn't be more helpful, but the food was more than a little disappointing. We stayed 2 nights and after Richard introduced his menu on the first night with aplomb,... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

February 3 had dinner Chicken livers rich sauce poorly presented-gray sludge. soup ok but why huge slabs of pamisan Prawn on noodles with rich butter sauce . Prawns solid very poor lamb wellington , meat overcooked

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We stayed for 2 nights at Cleopatra to be near Highmoor for flyfishing. The rooms are cozy and well appointed. The lodge is partially build over a trout pond and the views are spectacular. Much at Cleopatra centers around food, and we loved it! They have a good wine selection and service is excellent. Excellent place to get away from... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We had a lovely spacious and well-appointed room overlooking the river, with views towards Highmoor beyond, and from the veranda we watched birds in the reeds below. We had a warm welcome from all the staff, and throughout our stay nothing was too much trouble. The food is given a lot of prominence, and for much of the time is... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

If you are looking for a remote location in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Cleopatra Farmhouse ticks all the boxes. You enter the Farmhouse through a beautifully well kept herb garden that opens onto the trout pond. The staff were extremely welcoming and you are instantly served a measure of the excellent house lemonade and a cold towel.... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Nestled in the foothills of Mount Cleopatra in the Drakensberg is the very quaint Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse. Rustic, original and beautifully set we enjoyed our stay here. The area is blessed with stunning birdlife and is just a short drive to the top of the mountain, the only other area apart from Sani Pass that you can drive close to... More 

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