Richard and Mouse Poynton would like to welcome you to Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse. Having been one of the originators of the Country House movement in the 1980s, we travelled overseas after our Granny Mouse’s Country House days, working and absorbing the international foodie world. We came back enthused and decided to use the family farm to start what we think of as our dream hotel – an intimate gourmet getaway.
Our family has been coming up to the farm since the 1940s and we’ve always known this was something special with its breath-taking mountain views, crystal clear streams and ultimate peaceful solitude of KwaZulu-Natal's Drakensberg mountains. We believe it is ideal for its intended purpose as a restful refuge and along with our professional yet understated service, we hope this is most of all a gourmet experience to remember.
Individually decorated, our twelve rooms are renowned for their innovative and creative décor. Each room has a theme and is filled with many articles pertaining to the colour scheme and theme. All rooms have a warm, snug bed with down duvets and pillows, fresh crisp, cotton sheets and mohair blankets. All have en suite bathrooms, TV, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bars, heaters, fans and warm towel rails. The comfort, peace and tranquility is untarnished by people and creates memories that will take a lifetime to fade.
We are fast becoming renowned for its fabulous weddings. Our views – surrounded by the Drakensberg mountains – are spectacular and the gourmet food is arguably amongst the best in KwaZulu-Natal. Catering for up to 60 guests, we look forward to welcoming you here for a relaxed and happy celebration never to be forgotten.
A very new and exciting development is our Copper Pot Spa. For a while now our guests have been asking for this to happen and, at last, we can offer this wonderful add-on for our guests to enjoy. We have a professional in-house therapist who is qualified to pamper you with all the necessary treatments to relax or rejuvenate you. We are proud to stock the Esse range of products and treatments.