Cleopatra is a gourmet getaway tucked deep into the KwaZulu-Natal’s Drakensberg Mountains surrounded by the Giants Castle Nature Reserve. Beautifully situated on the edge of a trout filled dam, alongside the Little Mooi River, the soaring mountains rise majestically from the bottom of the garden.
Individually decorated, the rooms at Cleopatra are fast becoming world renowned for the innovative and creative décor. Each room has a theme and is filled with many articles pertaining to the colour scheme and theme.
A friendly dining room filled with interesting artefacts and a large crackling fireplace invites you to enjoy a world-class meal lovingly prepared by Richard Poynton (awarded a 5-star chef status) and his team. Passion and patience goes into the preparation of every dish with flavour paramount. Menus change daily, and local, imported and homegrown ingredients are used at their peak and a stroll through the vegetable and herb gardens will attest to this.
Walking, hiking, cycling, swimming in mountain streams and excursions to local bushman paintings are just some of the activities enjoyed on the farm and in the area. Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse turns the dreams of an idyllic rural break into reality, with a superb collection of seasonal foods served in a unique country atmosphere.
Uniquely themed and meticulously decorated rooms, with welcome fireplaces.
- Closer to the hotel, rooms looking out onto the dam. Open plan sitting and bedroom area, with fireplace, en-suite bathroom and separate water closet.
- One of the Luxury suites is adjoining the standard rooms, the other one is a little further away from the hotel and adjoining the Executive Suites. Separate sitting area from the bedroom. These are slightly bigger than the standards. Views of the mountain & gardens. These Suites have fireplaces.
- Adjoining one of the Luxury Suites - private. One with two lounges and two fireplaces, the other with a 'His & Hers' bathroom. Mountain & garden views.
- Standalone private units featuring a veranda overlooking the wetland with glorious mountain views. Spacious, open plan lounge and bedroom area with a fireplace. Separate dressing room, water closet and en-suite bathroom.
DINING AND BARS
Tea & coffee making facilities
Heating & Room Fans
In Room Safe
Dinner is a sumptuous 7 course affair with no effort or expense spared to give guests a memorable dining experience. Richard, the chef, talks you through every mouthful from pan to plate before you sit down to enjoy his creations, and he doesn’t mind telling you that Cleopatra’s food is all about the tastes, fun and passion that go into good country cooking.
Don’t forget to stay for breakfast, though. The unusual and exciting 3 courses are the icing on the cake of your flavourful time.
Fresh ingredients are essential, and being able to pick from the gardens minutes before serving is a real pleasure. For the most exotic tastes, Richard spends hours hunting down local and imported ingredients of the highest quality – flying in fresh salmon from Norway and procuring genuine Parma hams and cheeses from Italy.
Mountain hikes & walks
Cycling in the Valley
WiFi is available in all rooms.
Copper Pot Spa, a wonderful add-on for guests to enjoy. Professional in-house therapist who are qualified to pamper you with all the necessary treatments to relax or rejuvenate you. Cleopatra is proud to boast with stocking the Esse range of products and treatments.