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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 2 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a true foodie experience in the Drakensberg, this is the place to go. 7 course dinner with flavors that will blow you away. Rooms are great with own fireplace. Service is superb. (Take the Balgowan road trip route)

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Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fabulous, luxury retreat. Peaceful, relaxing and welcoming in a stunning location. The staff were warm, helpful and very friendly, food totally awesome. Rooms quirky, luxurious, spacious and well appointed.

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36 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

As a person passionate about food, I eat out- A LOT. However, on a recent two night stay at Cleopatra's I had some if the best food I have ever eaten. Pumpkin soup has never been this great. A white wine sauce with king prawns made me clean my plate and one of the best dishes I have ever tasted... More

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Richterswil, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

It's trek to get there and we weren't sure that our little hire car would get us there. Equally, I was sceptical as what to expect. I was delighted to be proved wrong at every turn! After a warm welcome, we borrow the hotel's dogs to explore the local trails and were afforded breathtaking views of the Drakensberg. In that... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Don't put this place on your bucket list. Put it on your Absolutely-Totally-Definitely-Must-Do-Now list. The best fine food I've had since that famous restaurant in The Rocks in Sydney (can't remember the name!). Pea risotto wrapped in slivers of oxtail; fresh mushroom and marjoram soup; avo and olive melange wrapped in springbok carpaccio; Norwegain salmon topped with ginger, chili and... More

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31 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is a fantastic place, we were greeted with lemon juice ans refreshing towels as soon as we had parked the car, whilst we stood by the car a friendly individual was there to help with our luggage. We had the original farm house accommodation, spacious, immaculately furnished, a book case, open fire place and crisp bed linen. After an... More

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Wendover, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

My husband and I spent a few days here and loved it. The setting is beautiful and the view over the dam surrounded by lots busy nest building weaver birds was lovely. The food was superb quality and very creative, the wines excellent. We enjoyed the open fire and the relaxed atmosphere in the bar, which included the hotel pets,... More

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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

My wife and I spent our anniversary at this lovely farm house. Every thing is perfect, the accommodation is charming and warm, the location is blissful, views are phenomenal. The food is delicious, rich and beautifully prepared, just what you would expect in a luxury farm house. People who don't like it, don't understand it! It's fantastic! A South African... More

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Howick, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Visited on 3 occasions enjoying the tranquility / peaceful surroundings & very good food One of a kind place .Only real disappointment was on first visit coffee was @ R 12.00 per cup., without a doubt very good value ., 2nd visit ( 20 days later ) R 12.00 per cup., 3rd visit ( 15 days later ) R 25.00... More

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Gauteng, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We enjoyed many a leisurely afternoon here during our stay in the Kamberg valley. Not sure if this is stanard but we were, on each occasion, welcomed at the car park before being directed to the reception. From here it only gets better! Great views, an assortment of comfortable sitting areas to lounge, very hospitible staff and great food. Well... 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*
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Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse Hotel Balgowan
Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse Kwazulu Natal
Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse South Africa/Balgowan

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