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LOCATIONDrakensberg, KwaZulu NatalPOOLNo
BIG 5 GAME RESERVENoSPANo
OFF ROADN/AAIRCONFans only
CAMP FENCEDNoCELLPHONE SIGNALYes
CHILD POLICYNo Children under 12MALARIANo


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
  •   Within a decade, Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse has earned global renown as a romantic gourmet getaway. Nestled in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg, we are a luxury, gourmet lodge dedicated to sumptuous food and rustic luxury.
  •   With just 11 rooms we are a haven for those looking to break away from their fast-paced life to enjoy mountain walks, roaring log fires, 7 course dinners and time for relaxation and pampering.
 




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DATE ROOM TYPE RATES RULES
01 May 2018 - 30 September 2019 Standard Room R 2,304 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
Luxury Suite R 2,490 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
Executive Suite R 2,582 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
Executive Cottage R 2,674 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
* surcharges will apply over peak holiday periods & long weekends

RATE INCLUDES
• Accommodation
• Breakfast & Dinner daily
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION
• For single room rates please kindly contact your BushBreaks consultant
CHILD POLICY
• No children under 12 years. (Pay 50% surcharge if sharing with an adult).
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
• Rock art
• Horse riding
• Karkloof Canopy Tours
• Helicopter charters around the Berg and Hot-Air balloon trips
IMPORTANT NOTES
• Minimum 2 night stay required.
• There are fees for the various nature reserves, golf courses and trout fishing spots.
• Rates quoted are only applicable to South African Residents. Special discounted rates for International Residents are available on request.



INFORMATION
GETTING THERE
Durban: Approximately 250kms, 2.5 hours drive
Johannesburg: Approximately 450kms, 4.5 hours drive

ACCOMMODATION
5 Standard Rooms
4 Suites with Fireplace
2 Cottages with Fireplace

ABOUT CLEOPATRA MOUNTAIN FARMHOUSE

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 eleven 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. All rooms have a warm, snug bed with down duvets and pillows, fresh crisp, cotton sheets and mohair blankets. All have en suite bathrooms, TV, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bars, heaters, fans and warm towel rails. All have spectacular views. The comfort, peace and tranquility is untarnished by people and create memories that will take a lifetime to fade.

A friendly dining room filled with interesting artifacts and a large crackling fireplace invites you to enjoy a world-class meal lovingly prepared by Richard Poynton (recently 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. A place in the country becomes a natural magnet to people who want to savour the flavours of home grown vegetables, farm fresh dairy products and home cured hams. The passion and patience that goes into the preparation of food is reflected in the tastes and textures.

The dawn chorus, the sound of the river cascading over rocks and the quiet of the open spaces all hold wonderful opportunities to engage and soothe the mind. The sheer beauty of a landscape or the peace and tranquillity of a spot untarnished by people can be enough to restore equilibrium to any visitor. Wake up to the quiet of the country with the mountain mist rising silently knowing there is an unusual and exciting breakfast awaiting you.

Walking, hiking, cycling, swimming in mountain streams, trout fishing, bird watching, horse riding and excursions to local bushman paintings are just some of the activities enjoyed on the farm and in the area.  With the frenzied pace of city life, the allure of an escape back to a more natural environment has grown stronger than ever. 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.

Standard Rooms                      
Closer to the hotel, rooms looking out onto the dam!  Open plan sitting and bedroom area, en-suite bathroom and separate water closet!   (King size beds or Twin beds).

Luxury Suites
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. (Queen Size beds).

Executive Suites
Adjoining one of our Luxury Suites - private.  One with two lounges and two fireplaces, the other with a "His & Hers" bathroom.  Mountain & garden views.  (King size bed).

Executive Cottages
Stand alone private units.   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. (King size beds).

ABOUT THE DRAKENSBERG MOUNTAINS
 
The Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa or uKhahlamba (the Barrier of Spears) is a 200-kilometre-long mountainous wonderland and world heritage site. The largest proportion of the Drakensberg area falls in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. The Zulu people named it 'Ukhahlamba' and the Dutch Voortrekkers 'The Dragon Mountain'. The Drakensberg Mountains, with their awe-inspiring basalt cliffs, snow-capped in winter, tower over riverine bush, lush yellowwood forests and cascading waterfalls, form a massive barrier separating KwaZulu-Natal from the Kingdom of Lesotho. The only road access to the Drakensberg is via Sani Pass, which at the top, boasts the highest pub in Africa, 3 000 metres above sea level.

Lodge Features
  • 5 Star country famhouse
  • Facilities on the property:
  • Canoes
  • Honesty bar
  • Bicycles
  • Short walks
  • Fishing in the river

Room Features
  • Coffee Making Facilities
  • Mini Bar
  • Ceiling Fan
  • DSTV
  • Hairdryers
  • In room safe
  • Electric Blankets
  • Heaters
  • Suites have fireplaces
  • Indoor showers




GETTING THERE



DIRECTIONS
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


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