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Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

Richard and Mouse Poynton were one of the originators of the "Country House" movements in KwaZulu Natal with the creation of Granny Mouse's Country House in 1986. After selling it in 1993, they travelled the European "foodie" world working with different chefs and absorbing the food culture.
Southern Drakensberg | 5 Star lodge | 9 Rooms | 177 Km's from Durban | 100 Km's from Joburg
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Richard and Mouse Poynton were one of the originators of the "Country House" movements in KwaZulu Natal with the creation of Granny Mouse's Country House in 1986. After selling it in 1993, they travelled the European "foodie" world working with different chefs and absorbing the food culture.

With the arrival back to sunny South Africa in 1997 Richard and Mouse embarked on their new project - Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse.

Rooms

Having developed a gourmet getaway with six luxurious en suite double/twin rooms, 2 spacious suites with queen beds and separate lounges and one luxury suite with his and hers bathrooms, dressing room and fireplace in the lounge.
All rooms have TV, separate bath (except room 8), separate shower and separate loos with cotton sheets, mohair blankets and heated under blankets and heated towel rails.

Tea and coffee with homemade biscuits are also available in the rooms. Attention to detail is evident everywhere.

Activities

Trout Fishing, Bird Watching, Hiking, Climbing, Swimming and Horse Riding.

Clothing & Accessories

The attitude to clothing is very relaxed and ranges from the informal to smart casual for dinner. Please remember to bring good walking shoes, hat and sun screen. Rain gear is advisable during the summer months. Warm jackets are recommended for evening wear during the winter as we
often sit round the outside fire.

Health & Climate

As Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse is situated in the Drakensberg, summer temperatures may range from 20° C to 30° C during the day, often with dramatic afternoon thunderstorms. Winter daytime temperatures range from 10°C to 25°C and the night temperatures can drop to below 0° C.

Please enquire for Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse rates

 

How to get there

Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse is tucked away in the most beautiful Kamberg valley in the Southern Drakensberg Mountains near Giants Castle (just below Highmoor dam) in KwaZulu Natal approx. 4.5 hours from Johannesburg and 2 hours from Durban on good roads.

 

Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

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