I stayed here for 2 nights, and the first impression is the stunning setting. My favourite moments were sitting on the deck over the lake with a cold beer, enjoying the view, and feeding the trout.
The rooms are interesting, each one individually themed, although the bed was quite uncomfortable and there seemed to be 10 pillows too many.
The main reason for coming here apart from the location for walking, was the food. The dinners are a main event, with everyone being seated at the same time and eating the same food. They advertise 6 courses, but its actually 5 with a granita half way through. However, the quality and taste was fabulous, if a little rich at times. I certainly couldn't eat there for more than 2 nights! The breakfasts were slightly disappointing, and seemed to be the chef trying too hard to be fancy but it just not working. Beef mince with eggs and fried banana's is not really the start to the day i wanted. However, the packed lunches were fab and the wine cellar is a nice touch.
I would definately recommend this place to anyone, take along a big appetite!
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- Also Known As:
- Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse Hotel Balgowan
- Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse Kwazulu Natal
- Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse South Africa/Balgowan