Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse, Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Dedicated to sumptuous food and rustic luxury, Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse has, over the last 10 years, earned global recognition as a delightful romantic gourmet getaway.

​Perfect for anyone looking to break away from their fast-paced life, nestled in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal, and a true five-star lodge, Cleopatra’s 11 rooms are lovingly furnished in a ‘contemporary rustic’ style; but the real passion here is in the food.

Chef Richard Poynton turns the fruits of his land into exciting breakfasts and memorable feasts, ready to be walked off on a mid-morning hike in the Drakensberg Mountains.

Then, after a hard day of exploring the best of KZN, we can't think of a better way to reward yourself than with tea and chocolate cake by the crackling fire, relaxing with a book in the library and watching the weavers building nests outside. Or pour over the excellent choice of wines from the Lodge's own underground cellar and find the perfect pairing for your gourmet seven-course dinner.

Star Rating
5 stars
11 Rooms, Suites & Cottages
Transfer from airport
180 minutes by car from Durban Airport
Prices from
£180 per person per night, including breakfast. Flights extra.
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Hotel Style

Boutique Retreat

Gorgeously-intimate hidden retreats – small but perfectly-formed – with a private and attentive personal service; an indigenous décor that's full of superb style and local charm; innovative amenities, individually-tailored experiences, and some of the best views in the world – all setting the scene to relax the most jaded of travellers. ​

Ideal for

3 stars
3 stars
3 stars

Speak to someone who has been there

Tara has been here. Find out more and begin to plan your trip by getting in touch directly. You can speak to Tara by calling the number below or by sending a direct online enquiry.

01244 567000


Things to experience during your stay

  • Client Comment

    Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse can only be described in superlatives – outstanding accommodation, exceptional food, beautiful location and impeccable service. Great if you like you like peace, tranquility, and excellent hiking.

  • Property Highlights

    This property comes complete with a selection of amenities and activities to make your stay absolutely unforgettable. Call your Travel Director for all the finer points.

  • Eden Concierge

    Eden’s fabulous concierge team makes every trip super-special, using their little black book of close, reliable contacts to get you into the very best restaurants, must-see shows and many special events.


  • Room Amenities

    • Hairdryer
    • In-room safe
    • Minibar
  • Guest Services

    • Laundry services​