Drakensberg Mountains - Cleopatras Mountain Farm Property Retreat

January 23, 2018

Nestled absent in the magnificent UKlahlamba Drakensberg mountain assortment in the Kamberg Valley in the vicinity of Giant’s Castle, you are going to discover Cleopatras Mountain Farmhouse. This distinctive Gourmand mountain lodge is 200 km from Durban airport and 450 km from Johannesburg intercontinental airport. I drove down from Johannesburg and the vacation took me all around 5 hours together the N3 toll highway prior to coming off at Mooi River. From there, it really is no a lot more than thirty miles and even though the directions have been very good, it is advisable to carry out this portion of the generate by daylight to make it less complicated to see the landmarks that are described in the instructions.

In the long operate, I arrived but as it was dark, I was not in a placement to wholly enjoy the splendor of its location right up until the subsequent day. I experienced also confirmed up significantly also late for the six program evening meal which was a pity. There are 11 suites at Cleopatras and every one particular is exclusive. I was checked into area two, the Scandinavian place and it was incredible and quite roomy. It had been a lengthy day so I soon obtained into my mattress that was warmed by an electric blanket and went to rest.

I received up early as I experienced a prolonged push to the Zulu Battlefields ahead of me but initial I wished to have a look spherical. The morning mist hung above the encircling mountains and I could nicely see exactly what a stunning place it was. I manufactured my way to the breakfast room exactly where a great 3 program meal was dished up to established me up nicely for the working day. The chef at Cleopatras produces his food with flavour as his main goal and I had to say that I was not dissatisfied. In simple fact, I will not remember the previous time I was dished up this sort of a fine breakfast.

Following it was time for a swift vacation up to the prime of the mountain even though the view would be restricted. However, it was distinct enough to see that for individuals hoping to commit some time out-of-doorways and get pleasure from excellent foods, Cleopatras is extremely suggested as a place in the Drakensberg to escape to for a limited break. Drakensberg activities include trekking in the Highmoor Mother nature Reserve, horseback using, horse stud excursions & neighborhood adventures, fishing, helicopter rides, Bushman rock art, Crane rehabilitation centre.