The estate is based on the concept of a hamlet or small country village.
The 13 sites of approximately 2000 square metres have been carefully positioned overlooking the Little Mooi river to offer spectacular mountain and river views and privacy. Each buyer may build a 150 square metre home (excluding a double garage of 36 square metres), with cellars and attics offering additional space for those who need it. Double plots may be purchased, allowing owners to double the size of their home to 300 square metres, excluding garages. Gardens may only feature indigenous plants and trees to ensure continued harmony with the natural bush surrounding the estate.
The architectural concept is Natal Settler style, to fit in with the existing buildings on Cleopatra farm. Building plans suited to each individual site will be provided by acclaimed architect Charles Taylor of Charles Taylor Associates. Construction will be by engineering and construction experts.
Cleopatra Hamlet is approximately 2.5 hours from Durban, 5 hours from Johannesburg. It is blessedly far from the malls, traffic and chaos of modern life. It offers no nighttime entertainment apart from the sounds of the river gushing past and the canopy of stars overhead, although fine dining and crackling fires can be enjoyed next door at the renowned Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse hotel and restaurant, with its legendary cuisine and well stocked wine cellar.
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