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Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

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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.

Activities, Sports & Leisure


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 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.


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.


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

Available Rooms

Standard Room

# Rooms:

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

Luxury Suite with Fireplace

# Rooms:

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

Executive Suite

# Rooms:

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

Executive Cottages

# Rooms:

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

Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse offers an airport transfer service. To receive a quote or make an airport transfer booking, please click the button below.

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -29.324416

Longitude: 29.671969


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

Cleopatra Mountain Lodge

Car Rental

A car rental service is available. To receive a quote or arrange car rental booking, please click the button below.

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On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star


The Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse is Winners of:

  • 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


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