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Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

Fond of your food? Hidden away in Kamberg Valley is a farmhouse run by connoisseurs serving unrivalled country-style food, using farm-grown produce and their fanatical interest in flavour.

Perhaps South Africa is a long way to go for a feast. But wait till you taste it. Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse is set amongst the Drakensberg Mountains in Natal-KwaZulu and is dedicated to raising farmhouse-style food to completely new levels. And when you think about it, why not? South Africa does, after all, have some of the best produce, juiciest fruit, highest quality meat – including game – and, of course, many of the finest wines in the world.

So if you’re a gourmet, Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse is a natural choice for your luxury, tailor-made holiday to South Africa. And you can always burn off the extra pounds by riding a horse through the incomparable Drakensberg countryside, walking round the estate gardens, fishing for trout and visiting artisan shops and artists’ studios.

Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse, at a glance

  • Home-from-home farmhouse tucked away in the beautiful Kamberg Valley
  • Choice of only 11 guest rooms all individually themed and named: Italian, Scandinavian, Naturalist, Darjeeling, Garden, Colonial Natal, Classical, Postcard, Blue & White, Swedish and Cowboy
  • Meticulous appointments and attention to detail in the décor
  • All have themed en suite bathrooms and huge, comfy beds
  • River Run self-catering cottage also available
  • Gourmet dining with fine cuisine created for connoisseurs by dedicated foodies, with recipes from the Cleopatra’s own published cookbook

For leisure and pleasure

  • Copper Pot Spa offering a range of treatments by a professional in-house therapist using many locally sourced ingredients like baobab and marula
  • Tours of the vegetable potager, herb, rose and geometric gardens
  • Horse riding around the fabulous Drakensberg countryside
  • Rainbow and brown trout fishing in crystal clear streams
  • Helicopter trips over the Drakensberg Mountains
  • Cultural visits to over 180 craft shops, woodturners, cheese-makers, weavers, potters, artists and artisans
  • Expeditions to see 300 year old rock art
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  • It has been wonderful to discover that there remain places like this in the world, where one can find peace amid wild nature. This has been the highlight of our stay in Colombia and we look forward to telling our friends about it.

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    ZA, Colombia