Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse is nestled in the picturesque Drakensberg Mountain area of Kwazulu Natal, just a two hours drive from King Shaka International Airport (Durban) and a five hour drive from ORT International Airport (Johannesburg). Set on a pretty dam, Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse has earned a reputation as a romantic gourmet getaway, and is an ideal honeymoon destination.
With 11 suites for their guests to choose from, the owners, Richard and Mouse Poynton, run an exceptional gourmet getaway with roaring log fires and cuisine to die for, in a mountain environment where you can walk off all the excellent food and wine on one of the spectacular mountain trails in the area.
There are 5 Standard Suites, 3 Luxury Suites, 1 Executive Suite and 2 x Executive Cottages.
Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse Attractions and Activities
Close to Durban – a two hour drive from King Shaka International Airport (Durban)
Set in the glorious Drakensberg Mountain range of Kwazulu Natal
Perfect for winter with cosy log fires and in summer months spectacular afternoon thunderstorms can be viewed from the comfort of your room or the lounge areas.
It’s all about the food – 6 course gourmet dinners, 3 course breakfast and a light lunch all included in your rate
Walking through the Drakensberg Mountains: Highmoor Nature Reserve makes up 90% of our border and has just been declared a world heritage site because of its inherent beauty. It is a 10 minute drive from Cleopatra in a normal motor vehicle, (cars can be parked at the top). There are three big Trout Dams up there stocked with Rainbow Trout. Wildlife includes Eland, Reedbuck, Oribi, Jackal, Serval, Rooikat, extensive bird-life and a huge diversity of flora.
Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse is situated on 500 acres of rolling hills and walking trails are available on the property.
Golf at Mooi River
Fishing is available all year round
Horse Riding – Horse riding is available 10 minutes drive down the road on the most beautiful Appaloosa horses. The rides are approximately 2½ hours in duration and they cater for novice and experienced riders. Your horse ride will take you over rolling hills with the spectacular mountain scenery and the horses are well suited to all types of terrain. For those whose taste runs more to thoroughbreds, Sue Armstrong does tours of the local race horse studs. Full and half day tours available. She does offer transport to and from Cleopatra.
Hot Air Balloon Safaris
Helicopter tours – A helicopter is on standby which will pick you up in the garden of Cleopatra’s and fly you over the Little Berg, to the top of Ntabemhlophe, meaning White Mountain, with stunning panoramic view over the Drakensberg Mountains.
Giants Castle within close proximity
Rock Art Centre
Kamberg Nature Reserve
Take an exciting trip up Sani Pass to the highest pub in Africa
Visit the Crane Rehabilitation Centre
Cleopatra and surrounds
Greatest Africa was founded in the Greater Cape Area of South Africa, and offers private wine tours in the exquisite Cape Region. Our exclusive tours are guided by boutique wine producer Richard Hilton, of Richard Hilton Vineyards, who is also the founder and MD of Greatest Africa.