When planning a romantic Drakensberg getaway, you have to be certain that your chosen venue will get it right.Whether it’s a weekend away for two to simply reconnect with each other, far from the distractions of everyday life…it has to be perfect. Every element of it.
It has to start with the warmest welcome. Meals have to be a triumph, with exquisite treats prepared by acclaimed chefs working with the finest local produce and fresh greens plucked from gardens out back.
Service has to be friendly, discreet, attentive.
Days have to end with still, dusky evenings lit by flickering candles and roaring fires, and the soothing embrace of soft linen sheets and fluffy blankets.
This is what we promise you at Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse in the Kamberg Valley, KwaZulu-Natal–exclusive romantic Drakensberg accommodation like no other.
Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse is nestled under the regal gaze of Cleopatra Mountain. High above this sheltered retreat, the spectacular sleeping giant after whom Giant’s Castle is named slumbers on. Far below, deep valleys are filled with swirling mist like dragon’s breath.
This is a place of great natural beauty and unspoiled open spaces, yet it is less than an hour from the N3 highway, on tar all the way. The Drakensberg Mountain range is protected as a World Heritage site, and as Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse is the last property on the winding road, it is a convenient yet secluded refuge for lovers. Lovers of all things beautiful. Lovers of awe-inspiring natural vistas and rolling unspoiled spaces. Lovers of sumptuous yet understated luxury. Lovers of fine cuisine and delectable dining. Lovers of special moments, hoarded and remembered for years to come.
Take time to ramble across hillsides together, marveling at tiny wild flowers and laughing as curious duiker bound away. Paddle in cool glacial waters that bubble down the mountainsides. Prick your ears at the echoing cry of endangered Bearded Vultures and the quiet rustle of roaming eland. Fly fish for brown trout in the river, read and doze, sip creamy hot chocolate and chat, conjure fantasy shapes in the flames of the fireplace. Savour solitary time together. Watch cool, trout-rippled waters right under the window. Lose yourselves in vast views across the mountains and ancient valleys. Entwine your fingers, hands inter-linking like your lives.
Cleopatra’s has been family-owned since 1940. Its owners, Richard and Mouse Poynton, have raised their family here. They know the importance of human bonds, of shared times together, of the vital importance of getting it right every time. They know how it feels to care, and be cared for. How to make every day a glittering celebration. With only eleven bedrooms, all individually appointed, Cleopatra’s is an intimate experience of sweet romance and impeccable good taste.
Come to Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse. We will create treasured memories for you to cherish forever.