Cleopatatra Mountain Farmhouse - Giants Castle - Drakensberg Accommodation - Gourmet Getaway South Africa

Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse - Drakensberg - South Africa

 

Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse - Location

Cleopatra is a gourmet getaway tucked deep into the KwaZulu-Natalís Drakensberg Mountains surrounded by the Giants Castle Nature Reserve.

Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse - Drakensberg accommodation, gourment getaway KwaZulu-Natal

This farm-style retreat in the Drakensberg Mountains is a place of legendary culinary delight.  With a passion for cooking and a flair for ingenuity, the owners have created a rare experience in the idyllic mountain setting near Giantís Castle.  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.

Cleopatra mountain Farmhouse - Accommodation

Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse - gourmet getaway Drakensberg South Africa


Cleopatra Mountain farmhouse accommodates a maximum of 22 guests (eleven luxury individual decorated rooms) which guarantees you a serene, un-crowded experience in the warm heart of the Drakensberg. Each room has a theme and is filled with many articles pertaining to the colour scheme and theme.  All rooms have a minibar, tea/coffee facilities with home made biscuits.  Complimentary sherry is an added bonus in all the room.

 

Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse - Food

Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse - Drakensberg accommodation, gourment getaway KwaZulu-Nata
 

Cleopatra invites you to enjoy a world-class meal lovingly prepared by Richard Poynton (awarded a 5 star chef status).  Passion and patience goes into the preparation of every dish with flavour paramount.  Menus change daily and local, imported and home grown 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 go into the preparation of food are reflected in its tastes and textures.

 

Accommodation Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse - Drakensberg - Great Escapes
Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse - Drakensberg accommodation, gourment getaway KwaZulu-Nata
Richard and Mouse Poynton - Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

 
 

Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse - Activities

Walking, hiking, 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.

Kamberg Nature Reserve - Only 15 minutes away and amazing San Rock Art caves have recently been opened to the public with guides available to take you up to the mountain to see them. It is a fairly strenuous walk taking about 1.5 hours to the top. An interpretation centre has a video presentation which gives an insight into the history of the Bushmen.

 

Highmoor Nature Reserve- Visits are a must, being only 5 minutes drive up a spectacular road winding its way to the top of Mount Lebanon and Cleopatra Mountain. Here flat walks can be taken past trout dams with the majestic Giantís Castle in view. Eland, Mountain Reedbuck, Duiker and Baboons are often spotted as well as Bearded Vultures and Black Eagles overhead.

Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse - food

 

Giants Castle - A 45 minute drive and you are in the heart of the mighty Drakensberg Mountains. Here you can walk to San Rock Art caves where a guide opens the gate on the hour every hour till 3 oíclock and gives you a comprehensive tour of the paintings. There are also other wonderful walks in the mountains with maps available.

 

 A local horse expert and registered tour guide - can take you out for the day to see race horse studs and other interesting features in our area.

 

The midlands meander - A famous craft route with many stops offering a wide range of gifts, curios and local produce all well-documented on the large map.

Horse Rides - Rides along the contours of the mountains taking in the crisp air and amazing views are really a hit with our guests and are essential for those not wanting to use their own legs!

 

Sani Pass- Trips leave Himeville at 9.30am and return at 3.45pm. You must take your Passport & lunch is available at the top. It will take about 2 hours to get to Himeville.

 

 Historical Tours- These tours are organised by Ron Gold, a very experienced guide in our area and very knowledgeable on the Battlefields, Rock Art Tours, Hiking and the Drakensberg region.

Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse - Weddings
Cleopatra boasts its own chapel area overlooking the trout dam on the property. Weddings can be arranged for up to 60 guests.

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