Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse is easily the physical representation of my idea of heaven on earth – beautiful scenery, complete peacefulness, delicious food and wine! It completely exceeded my expectations food and service-wise, and I literally cannot wait to go back one day (hopefully very) soon!
This is the opening blurb on the Cleopatra website:
“Within a decade, Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse has earned global renown as a romantic gourmet getaway. Nestled in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg, we are a luxury, gourmet lodge dedicated to sumptuous food and rustic luxury. With just 11 rooms we are a haven for those looking to break away from their fast-paced life to enjoy mountain walks, roaring log fires, 7 course dinners and time for relaxation and pampering…”
You tell me right now that you don’t want to jump in a car (or a chopper, even faster!) and go there immediately?!
After a beautiful morning spent at HIghmoor Nature Reserve last Sunday – a fishing treat for my dear husband as a birthday gift – Part Two of our child-free adventure for the day was our reservation for a four-course gourmet lunch at Cleopatra.
Feast your eyes on the homely decor, stunning views and delectable delights we had to endure during our visit – tough life, I tell you…
I must say a special thanks to Phillipa, Ashley and the team who looked after us for the entirety of our visit – making it even more memorable for hubby (whom they know through business) by spoiling him with an amazing chocolate cake for his birthday! These personal touches are what makes a place like Cleopatra successful, special and unique – so appreciated 🙂
PS. Check out the Hospice recipe book (Feast: The Midlands) that I designed, right there next to the well-known Cleopatra recipe book 😉 Was quite chuffed to spot that in the in-house gift shop, LOL!