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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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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
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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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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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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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