South African Hotels

Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

Address
Highmoor Road
Kamberg
Drakensberg
KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa
Rating
Hotel Type
Leisure
R2090.00SINGLE RATE
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This 5* romantic gourmet getaway is beautifully situated on the edge of a trout filled dam, alongside the Little Mooi River, with the soaring mountains rising majestically from the bottom of the garden. The Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse is located in a magnificent setting with splendid views of the mountains and running with crystal clear streams and waterfalls in the Drakensberg Mountain, KwaZulu - Natal. It provides its guests with a home away from home where peace, tranquility and solitude can be enjoyed to its fullest.

Situated in the most beautiful Kamberg valley in the Drakensberg Mountains near Giant's Castle and in the Giants Castle Nature Reserve, it is located just below the Highmoor Dam. This country retreat is approximately 4.5 hours from Johannesburg and 2 hours from Durban and can be reached via good roads.

Accommodation

All rooms include:

  • Snug bed with down duvets, pillows & cotton sheets
  • Mohair blankets
  • En suite bathrooms
  • TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Minibars
  • Heaters
  • Fans
  • Warm towel rails
  • Spectacular views

Wining and Dining

Dinner is a 7-course culinary feast with the gourmet chef, Richard who spends hours hunting down local and imported ingredients of the highest quality such as flying in fresh salmon from Norway and procuring genuine Parma hams and cheeses from Italy. Guests are invited to stay here to savor the many flavors of fine country cooking.

The dining area of this restaurant is packed with interesting and unique artifacts with also a large crackling fireplace available for guests on a cold winters night. The cuisine and menus are changed daily depending on the supply and demand of the local, imported and homegrown ingredients, however, no matter what the day, guests will not doubt have a world - class dining experience.

Nearby Activities

  • Walking
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Swimming in mountain streams
  • Trout fishing
  • Bird watching
  • Horse riding
  • Excursions to local bushman paintings

Horse Riding

Horse riding is available 10 minutes away from the Country Estate where the most beautiful Appaloosa horses can be found. The rides are approximately 2½ hours in duration and they cater for non-experienced and experienced riders. Your horse ride will take you over rolling hills with the most beautiful scenery and the horses are well suited to all types of terrain.

Fishing

Fishing is available all year round. The rivers in this area are stocked with Brown Trout whereas the dams are stocked with Rainbow Trout. Fishing is available at Highmoor and Kamberg as well as the Little Mooi River on the property of Cleopatra, rods are available for hire from the Lodge.

Helicopter

The Country House has a helicopter on standby which will pick guests up in the gardens and fly them over the Little Berg to Giants Castle. Guests will hover next to the Big Berg and fly over wildlife, rolling hills, rivers and land on top of the Little Berg for a glass of sparkling wine with Giants Castle in the background. The flight is about ½ an hour in duration and a fantastic way of seeing Ukhahlamba (The Barrier of Spears).

Bushman Rock Art

Some of the rock art in the Drakensberg dates back over 3000 years. The best sighting in our area is at Kamberg (Little Berg), a 25 - minute drive from Cleopatra and a 2 - hour 10 - minutes walk. Alternatively there is Rock Art at Giants Castle (Big Berg), a 40 - minute drive, and a 50 - minute walk with tours on the hour every hour from 9 am – 3 pm.

Climate

Situated in the Drakensberg means that summer temperatures may range from 20° C to 30° C during the day, often with dramatic afternoon thunderstorms. Winter daytime temperatures range from 10°C to 25°C and the night temperatures can drop to below 0° C.

Awards

  • BEST NEW RESTAURANT - Eat Out
  • AA GOLD ACHIEVEMENT - 1 of only 30 chosen in South Africa
  • TOP 100 RESTAURANT - Wine Magazine
  • 5 STAR CHEF - Wine Magazine - 1 of only 19 chosen in South Africa

Directions

From Johannesburg

  • Take the N3 to Durban
  • Take the very left - hand lane at the MAIN Mooi River Toll (Mooi River South Greytown)
  • Turn right - back over the highway until T-junction (Engen garage and Wimpy ahead)
  • Turn left and join the R103. Travel 10km south to Rosetta
  • At Rosetta turn right onto the Kamberg Road (opposite the Ugly Duckling)
  • Stay on the tar road for 30 km until you reach the Cleopatra, Dondini & Silver Hill sign (also Highmoor & Glengarry sign)
  • Turn left onto this dirt road
  • Travel for 5 km until you reach a single lane bridge
  • Approx 500m after the bridge the road turns sharply left to climb the mountain
  • At this corner, you will see a concrete wall with the sign "CLEOPATRA"

Directions from Durban

  • Take the N3 to Johannesburg
  • Turn off at the Nottingham Road off ramp (exit 132)
  • Continue into Nottingham Road village (travel under the railway bridge)
  • Continue through Nottingham Road on the R103 north to Rosetta
  • DO NOT TAKE THE KAMBERG ROAD AT NOTTINGHAM ROAD POLICE STATION
  • At Rosetta turn to the left and follow the Kamberg Road (opposite the Ugly Duckling)
  • Stay on the tar road for 30 km until you reach the Cleopatra, Dondini & Silver Hill sign (also Highmoor & Glengarry sign)
  • Turn left onto this dirt road
  • Travel for 5 km until you reach a single lane bridge
  • Approx 500m after the bridge the road turns sharply left to climb the mountain
  • At this corner, you will see a concrete wall with the sign "CLEOPATRA"

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  • En-suite / private bathroom
  • Heater in Room
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini bar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • TV

Restaurants

Dining at the Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

Dinner is a 7-course culinary feast with the gourmet chef, Richard who spends hours hunting down local and imported ingredients of the highest quality such as flying in fresh salmon from Norway and procuring genuine Parma hams and cheeses from Italy. Guests are invited to stay here to savor the many flavors of fine country cooking.

The dining area of this restaurant is packed with interesting and unique artifacts with also a large crackling fireplace available for guests on a cold winters night. The cuisine and menus are changed daily depending on the supply and demand of the local,imported and homegrown ingredients however, no matter what the day, guests will not doubt have a world class dining experience.

Walking

The Highmoor Nature Reserve covers about 90% of the border to the Hotel and has been declared a world heritage site because of its inherent beauty. 

Wildlife which can be observed includes:

  • Eland
  • Reedbuck
  • Oribi
  • Jackal
  • Serval
  • Rooikat
  • Extensive birdlife and a huge diversity of flora
Horse riding

Horse riding is available 10 minutes away from the Country Estate where the most beautiful Appaloosa horses can be found. The rides are approximately 2½ hours in duration and they cater for non-experienced and experienced riders. Your horse ride will take you over rolling hills with the most beautiful scenery and the horses are well suited to all types of terrain.

Fishing

Fishing is available all year round. The rivers in this area are stocked with Brown Trout whereas the dams are stocked with Rainbow Trout. Fishing is available at Highmoor and Kamberg as well as the Little Mooi River on the property of Cleopatra, rods are available for hire from the Lodge.

Helicopter

The Country House has a helicopter on standby which will pick guests up in the gardens and fly them over the Little Berg to Giants Castle. Guests will hover next to the Big Berg and fly over wildlife, rolling hills, rivers and land on top of the Little Berg for a glass of sparkling wine with Giants Castle in the back-ground. The flight is about ½ an hour in duration and a fantastic way of seeing Ukhahlamba (The Barrier of Spears)

Midlands Meander

A visit to the many craft shops in the Drakensberg is of great interest. There are about 180 craft stops on the Midlands Meander ranging from woodturners to potters as well as cheesemakers, weavers and many more.

Bushman Rock Art

Some of the rock art in the Drakensberg dates back over 3000 years. The best sighting in this particular region is at Kamberg / Little Berg which is a 20 minute drive from the Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse and a 2 hour walk.  Alternatively there is Rock Art at Giants Castle / Big Berg, a 45 minute drive, and a 45 minute walk with tours.

  • Bar
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Wine cellar

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:30
General Services
  • Housekeeping service

Available Rooms

Standard Room

# Rooms:
5

Individually decorated, the eleven rooms at this Hotel are becoming world renowned for the innovative and creative décor. Closer to the hotel, the Standard Rooms look out onto the dam and are equipped with open plan sitting and bedroom area, en-suite bathroom and separate water closet are available in this room type. The Standard Rooms provide either King size beds or Twin beds.

Standard Room amenities:

  • En suite bathrooms
  • TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Mini bars
  • Heaters
  • Fans
  • Warm towel rails
  • Scenic views
Single Room R2090
Double Room R4190

Luxury Suite with Fireplace

# Rooms:
3

The Luxury Rooms provide glassed in verandas as well as a separate sitting area from the bedroom and are slightly bigger than the Standard Rooms. Beautiful views of the mountain and gardens can be enjoyed from these suites. Suites 1,7 and 8 provide fireplaces and feature Queen size beds.

Luxury Suite amenities:

  • En suite bathrooms
  • TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Mini bars
  • Heaters
  • Fans
  • Warm towel rails
  • Scenic views
Single Room R2280
Double Room R4550

Executive Suite with Fireplace

# Rooms:
1

The Executive Suite adjoins the two luxury suites and features a lounge with a fireplace as well as a "His & Hers" bathroom. Spectacular mountain and garden views can be enjoyed from the Executive Suite which provides a King size bed.

Executive Suite with Fireplace amenities:

  • En suite bathrooms
  • TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Mini bars
  • Heaters
  • Fans
  • Warm towel rails
  • Scenic views
  • Fireplace
Single Room R2370
Double Room R4730

Executive Cottages

# Rooms:
2

The spacious Executive Cottages are stand alone private units and feature a veranda overlooking the wetland with glorious mountain views. The open plan lounge and bedroom area provide a fireplace which makes for a wonderful atmosphere. The cottages feature a separate dressing room, a water closet, a King size bed and an en-suite bathroom.

Executive Cottage amenities:

  • En suite bathrooms
  • TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Mini bars
  • Heaters
  • Fans
  • Warm towel rails
  • Scenic views
Single Room R2460
Double Room R4920

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -29.324416

Longitude: 29.671969

Directions

Driving directions to Cleopatra Mountain Lodge Via N3, 2 hours 44 mins N3 204 km from King Shaka Airport Durban


1. Head southwest toward Mdloti St 700 m
2. Turn left at Mdloti St 2.3 km
3. Keep right at the fork and merge onto N2 Rd 28.9 km
4. Take exit 165-E B Cloete for N3 toward Pietermaritzburg/Johannesburg 1.6 km
5. Turn left at N3 121 km
6. Take exit 132 toward Nottingham Road 210 m
7. Turn right toward R103 7.5 km
8. Turn right at R103 7.1 km
9. Turn left 2.0 km
10. Turn left 27.6 km
11. Slight left 5.3 km

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Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star

Awards

The Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse is Winners of:

  • BEST NEW RESTAURANT - Eat Out
  • AA GOLD ACHIEVEMENT - 1 of only 30 chosen in South Africa
  • TOP 100 RESTAURANT - Wine Magazine
  • 5 STAR CHEF - Wine Magazine - 1 of only 19 chosen in South Africa

Memberships

  • Portfolio of Country Places City and Safari Collection
  • Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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