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 | View events calendar
To view what's happening on the farm and in the Elandsberg nature reserve, have a look at our ranger diaries
A warm summer evening. A lush garden. Soft grass invites bare feet to meet. Stars peep through an darkened night sky. The exhilarating perfumes of food and nature mingle in the air. Welcome to another edition of the BK Smoke & Fire Food Fanfare. On the lawns behind the main house this time. An old-style garden dinner, with long tables, long stories, bold flavours. Lesley and Louise have invited charcutier Gil Ferreira from The Flying Pig cureSmiths in Darling to join the ranks and serve what you've come to expect from our unique pop-up affaires: sensual, unusual culinary compositions of crackling taste, honest ingredients and startling combinations. * We gladly cater for vegetarians
R 380 pp / kids half price / starts at 12:00
Drink and snacks on arrival
MENU /Buffet Lunch / Pretzil Bites with bacon jam and cultured cream / AND / Wild roasted pig from the reserve with apple horseradish sauce / AND / Elandsberg lamb on the spit with herb oil and mustard / AND / Salad of prawn, grapefruit, mango, coriander, citrus vinaigrette / AND / Salad of Elandsberg fermented grain from 2018 harvest, spinach, buffalo feta, sesame seed dressing / AND / Smoked eucalyptus and truffle potatoes / AND / Whole roasted pumpkin with almond hay / AND / Fine beans with lemon and crispy onions / AND / Dessert: Epic ice cream cake with summer berries and macaroons / AND / mince pies and brandy butter / AND / Local cheese platter with preserves and homemade savoury biscuits.
Small bar list available. Vegetarians catered on request.
Comes with Christmas spirit, crackers and all the trimmings! Booking essential /limited space
25 December –Christmas Lunch R 650 pp / starts at 12:30 / in the Conservatory and the garden
Pimms and snacks on arrival
MENU / Buffet Lunch spread / Farmhouse bread and churned butter : / STARTER / Smoked snoek doughnuts with mustard mayonnaise and marinated yuzu roe / AND / Buffet: Slow cooked pork porchetta, horseradish jus / AND / Wagyu bistek, onions, bay leaf / AND / West Coast mussel curry, seaweed butter, coriander yoghurt ,spicy chutney / AND / Crisp fish, mango and roasted coconut salad / AND / Melon salad, crisp pancetta, feta, basil dressing / AND / Sweet carrot salad, pineapple, lemon zest / AND / Salad from the garden / AND / Truffle fondant potatoes, Roasted pumpkin dumplings / AND / Dessert: Christmas pudding, brandy butter / AND / Mince pies / AND / Local cheese platter with preserves and homemade savoury biscuits / AND / Platters of sweets – Macaroons, summer fruit tarts, crème brûlée tarts, salted caramel profiteroles, lemon curd tartlets, vanilla meringues
Comes with Christmas spirit, crackers and all the trimmings! Booking essential / limited space!
Join us with friends and family for a relaxed, informal lunch at the farm, every Sunday. Enjoy a delicious seasonal menu, family-style, at the deckhouse. Children of all ages are welcome. Only on Sundays. Booking essential. Subject to availability
18:00 - 22:00 - Join us with friends and family for an early supper, while enjoying watching the sun go down behind the Elandskloof Mountains, and make the most of your winter nights in the Swartland / 2 Course R180 pp / 3 Course R210 pp
While 12 August 1883 marks the day the last Quagga died in an Amsterdam zoo, 12 August 2018 – 135 years later – is a day for celebration! Our latest Quagga foal “Rachel” was born and is in excellent health. Rachel is a welcome addition to the Quagga Project and a valuable contribution to growing numbers of Rau Quagga. Rachel is pictured here with her mother, Sonja, at the Elandsberg Nature Reserve at Bartholomeus Klip. Come and say hello to Rachel any time, and why not stay for lunch or spend the night at our exclusive country house or our family-friendly self-catering farm cottage ( kindly make an appointment at email@example.com ) or read more about the official Quagga Project here