Overview of Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

Adjoining the Giants Castle Nature Reserve and sitting alongside a mountain river brimming with trout, Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse is a romantic gourmet getaway in the heart of the spectacular Drakensberg mountain range. This rustic, yet luxurious owner run mountain retreat is the ideal escape from the harried pace of life, to a serene and scenic location.

Work up an appetite enjoying outdoor activities such as trout fishing, bird-watching, hiking and horse-riding before savouring the taste of the globally recognised gourmet cuisine, prepared by award-winning chefs. A guided nature walk with an expert guide can also be arranged. The Kamberg Valley, home to the Fly-fishing Festival, is one of South Africa’s top fishing regions. Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse has a charming and cosy atmosphere, and is the ideal base from which to explore Highmoor dam, the Kamberg Nature Reserve, and the endless scenic trails of the impressive Drakensberg Mountains.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Spectacular views of the Little Drakensberg
  • One of South Africa's best culinary retreats
  • Enjoy 7-course gourmet dinners
  • Experience relaxed, country hospitality
  • Go hiking, horse-riding, fishing & bird-watching
  • Stay in individually decorated rooms


Bird watching


Cultural visits


Fly fishing

Helicopter flights


Historical tours

Horse riding

Rooms at Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    Standard Room

    The five elegant Standard Rooms are situated close to the Main House and overlook the dam. The cosy and charming rooms feature an open-plan sitting area and en suite bathroom.

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      Executive Cottage

      The two Executive Cottages are stand alone units with their own private veranda overlooking the nearby wetland and mountains. Spacious, open-plan and beautifully decorated, the executive cottages are great for families.

      General Facilities

      Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse gives you endless opportunities to bird watch, go fishing in the Mooi River brimming with brown trout, and hike the scenic trails of the Drakensberg and Kamberg Nature Reserve. Swim in cold mountain rivers or in the Highmoor Dam, enjoy a horseback ride along the mountain trails, or a guided nature walk.

      For something more relaxed, choose a hammock in the tranquil setting of the beautiful garden, take one of the cookery classes that are offered, or spend some time in the cosy library while inspecting all the fascinating family collectables.


      Laundry service

      Room service


      Wi-Fi available


      The à la carte menu at Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse changes every evening according to the season and availability of local produce. Dishes are prepared by award-winning chefs who make every effort to leave a memorable taste impression.

      Dinner is an impressive 7-course affair served in the dining room with mesmerising views of the Highmoor Dam and Drakensberg Mountain range. Pair your meal with a premier South African wine selected from the well-stocked underground wine cellar.

      Breakfast at Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse is anything but mundane; expect three innovative and exciting courses, while lunch can be arranged on request, and usually takes the form of a packed picnic basket.

      Expert Opinion

      We know because we go
      Bonita Cronje

      Bonita Cronje

      Africa Safari Expert

      Offering one of the most beautiful settings imaginable, a culinary experience that will tantalise your taste buds as well as a variety of activities; this property ticks off all the boxes for the perfect Drakensberg retreat.

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