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welcome to bartholomeus klip


TEL +27 (0)741 599 906 | TEL +27 (0)22 448 1087 | TEL +27(0)82 829 4131


Bartholomeus Klip is an exclusive destination in the Riebeek Valley { 25 minutes' drive from Riebeek Kasteel } in the Cape Winelands, located on a working sheep and wheat farm at the Elandsberg Nature Reserve. Discerning travellers will appreciate the peace and quiet in the exclusive five-bedroomed farmhouse, while families with children can enjoy privacy in the Wild Olive House & Cottage.

An easy drive of just over an hour from Cape Town, our romantic and supremely comfortable farmhouse is set beneath a spectacular mountain range, and surrounded by well-kept farmland and a 10,000 acre nature reserve. We offer a range of activities on the farm as well as in the surrounding Cape Winelands and West Coast area ...

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specials

Wild Olive House Special April- 30 June 2017

SA Residents, Direct Bookings Only Check availability and book online In celebration of the year Bartholomeus Klip opened its doors, we have reduced our Wild Olive House Rate to R2500 for the unit per night/ self catering. An exceptional, anniversary winter special, running from 1 April to 30 June, which includes servicing, use of canoes and fishing equipment and the option for walking and cycling possibilities in the Elandsberg Nature Reserve.

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1997 Anniversary Special 1 APR 2017 - 30 JUN 2017

SA Residents, Direct Bookings Only Check availability and book online In celebration of the year Bartholomeus Klip opened its doors, we have reduced our room rates, now from R1997 per night per person sharing. An early winter special, running from 1 April to 30 June, which includes all meals and activities: brunch, high tea, dinner as well as guided drives in the Elandsberg Nature Reserve and endless hiking and cycling possibilities.

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rates & bookings

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Price breakdown | Click rates to view price breakdown

  • All inclusive: Luxury, from R 3,140 pp pn sharing
    The all inclusive rate includes accommodation, all meals (afternoon tea, snacks and sundowners, four-course dinner, early morning coffee and pastries, mid-morning brunch), twice-daily activities and all unaccompanied activities(mountain biking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking).
  • All inclusive: Suite, from R 3,750 pp pn sharing
    The all inclusive rate includes accommodation, all meals (afternoon tea, snacks and sundowners, four-course dinner, early morning coffee and pastries, mid-morning brunch), twice-daily activities and all unaccompanied activities(mountain biking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking).
  • Self catering: Wild Olive House, from R 3,500 unit pn (sleeps 6-8)
    The self-catering rate includes accommodation (sleeps 6-8,1 x bunk bed room), a daily service, and all unaccompanied activities (mountain biking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking). Meals and guided activities available on request and must be booked in advance and confirmed before arrival.
  • Exclusive Use: Rent The Farmhouse, R 29,360 for 10 guests pn  all inclusive
    The all inclusive rate includes accommodation, all meals (afternoon tea, snacks and sundowners, four-course dinner, early morning coffee and pastries, mid-morning brunch), twice-daily activities and all unaccompanied activities(mountain biking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking).

Half-Board | Half-Board Rates at The Farmhouse on Request


contact

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Email INFO@BARTHOLOMEUSKLIP.COM


Address Elandsberg Nature Reserve, Riebeek Valley | 25 minutes' drive from Riebeek Kasteel


Postal PO Box 36 Hermon 7308 Western Cape South Africa


Telephone TEL +27 (0)741 599 906 | TEL +27 (0)22 448 1087 | TEL +27(0)82 829 4131


Fax +27 (0)86 604 4321


Directions Click here for directions

latest ranger updates

Whats Blooming

The vulnerbale Elandsberg Pea Lotononis complanata has been seen in the Reserve. This species is known from two small subpopulations.The first subpopulation is protected in our nature reserve and is stable.The second subpopulations is likely to continue to delcline to to heavy overgrazing and spreading alien invasive plants.The Elandsberg Pea is a long-lived resprouter (geberation length 30 years) that grows very low to the ground and has a beautiful purple flower which appear in June.

Also seen on the drives is the Men in a boat Colchicum capense or Patrysblom in afrikaans . The vernacular name possibly refers to the belief that the corms were scratched out by the francolins although they have been  recorded as being toxic to crows.Another possibility is that the marked bracts of some species resemeble the speckled breast of the birds. This flower appears as if it is  floating on dry ground.It is a stemless perennial with lance shaped leaves that have fine hairs along the margins.You would usually find this plant in damp clay soils in the South Western Cape and Namaqualand.Flowering times are June to August.


Camera Trap Pictures -Latest

Here are some updated pictures from our camera traps- sadly no sightingof the Leopard, fingers crossed for the next entry.


Home Stretch

Our farm guys have been hard at work planting the fields over the last few weeks and are busy with the last few hectares of wheat. They have planted the medics,barley and canola already,so look out for the yellow fields when you next drive out to us around August time.The Cape is experiencing a drought at the moment so we do hope that we will get some much needed rain in the next few weeks to germinate all the seeds. Will keep you updated on the progress

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sustainability | Environmental Responsibility

Bartholomeus Klip was awarded Silver in the Best for Conservation category in the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015.





Rondeheuwel Primary School, our local school for children from the farms in the area, is in need of help to try to provide the children with opportunities for enrichment, as well as the best education possible. Most of the ladies working at Bartholomeus Klip have children who attend the school, and they are always working at fundraising to help the local community’s children who are less fortunate than their own. The limited government resources available make their task more of a challenge.

Since the opening of Bartholomeus Klip in 1997, we have always tried to help the workers & their families living here in whatever way we can. Social responsibility has always been important to us, & by becoming Fair Trade accredited, we have confirmed our values & commitment to our community.

We invite you to share our vision for the children & donate any spare coins you may have rattling around in your purse. The money will be used to fund a very important project: the hiring of a school bus, which we plan to use to take the children on educational excursions & sports days to schools in other areas. We hope this will expand their horizons as well as give them the chance to meet and interact with children at other schools.

The coins will also be used to help with the feeding scheme set up by the school, which provides all pupils with a cooked meal. For many of the children, it is the only meal they get for the day. 

 

iKusasa

The Ikusasa School of Cooking www.ikusasa.co.za began as a small project of St. Martin's Diocesan Home for Children who wanted to create a program that would help school going youth within children's Homes to acquire skills in catering and hospitality. It was joined by two employees of the Three Cities Hotel Group who expanded on the original vision and spread the word amongst the Durban Food and catering Industry. 


The project attracted the attention of the Chaine Des Rotisseurs, a French Food and Wine Society who were on the lookout for a worthy project to support in the field of hospitality and catering.

With the backing of Chaine Des Rotisseurs and its newly formed Chaine Foundation Trust, more interest was sparked! The International Hotel School were the next on board to get behind the project, bringing serious recognition, putting Ikusasa on an entirely new level.

From its humble beginnings, Ikusasa has grown into a project that offers its graduates Internationally recognized qualifications and opportunities. The Ikusasa School in Riebeek West was opened in 2013 with great success. The students were picked from the Riebeek West Special School and surrounding community after completing an application to attend. The enrolled students fulfil their practical training at the school and at some of the local restaurants and hotels in the immediate area. We had a total of 4 students over the last year, who joined the BK team three days a week and we are so glad to be part of such an initiative where young adults are given opportunities to further themselves and develop a passion for cooking from our chefs who mentored them. 

 

events at and around bartholomeus klip

The Cape Winelands around Bartholomeus Klip, including Riebeek Valley, Wellington and Tulbagh - are buzzing with activity, throughout the year. Harvest festivals, art exhibitions, concerts, magnificent wine estates and excellent restaurants are very popular with the locals, so why not immerse yourself in some local folklore and have your finger right on the pulse of what's happening in our communities.


To view what's happening on the farm and in the Elandsberg nature reserve, have a look at our ranger diaries
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28 JUNE 2017 | Indian Cooking Class



Join Nicola Neethling from Flour & Oil Food Courses, Catering and Spices, for a hands-on North Indian culinary course at Bartholomeus Klip just outside Riebeek Kasteel. All ingredients will be supplied, so you can just arrive and get cooking. We pair our main dishes with wines from our Valley to extend your experience of Indian cuisine. You will also be given a whole spice demonstration which will enable you to duplicate our recipes at home. Enquiries and bookings can be mailed to flourandoil.nn@gmail.com or info@bartholomeusklip.com
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