IN NEED OF SOME US-TIME?
Life moves slowly at Bartholomeus Klip, and we invite you to sit back, relax and let us cater for your every need.
It is here that your mind and body will find utmost relaxation - far away from life's hustle and bustle, at the end of a dirt road, overlooking the majestic Hawequas mountain range.
Walk or cycle the visitor-friendly nature reserve, absorb the bird song, spot the eland, wildebees, quagga or bontebok, or read a book under a tree. Lounge at the pool and indulge at our much-loved restaurant, where chef Louise Gillett fuses farm-style traditional dishes with the latest culinary trends and techniques. Take part in one of our cooking classes, share sundowners in the nature reserve while on a guided nature drive in an open Landrover and get mesmerised by the natural flow of an authentic African farm. Around the farm, in nearby Riebeek Kasteel and Wellington, you will find art galleries, quaint shop and wine estates.
- The attention to detail is second-to-none - we aim to think of everything, but in a seemingly effortless way
- The endless rolling landscapes and distant purple mountains afford the feeling that you’re in the middle of nowhere
- An incredible amount of mouth-watering food just keeps on coming . . .
- This is a unique experience in the Cape Winelands - perfect if you want to enjoy African fynbos and wildlife, as well as explore the vineyards and local towns
- It’s so quiet you can hear the flap of a goose’s wing high overhead as it makes its way to the lake to nest
- If you’re hoping to lose weight, forget it! Afternoon tea includes the most tempting homemade pastries, cakes, scones and lashings of cream
- You won't see any big game here, but you can see zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, fish eagles, blue cranes and rare fynbos
- The temperature can reach 40C in summer, making any activity extremely uncomfortable - happily, all rooms are air-conditioned and there’s a huge lake and a gorgeous pool to cool down in
- Children under 16 aren't allowed in the main house, but there is a separate self-catering house which is ideal for families
Best time to go
Anytime, but in May the days are long and not too hot, lambing on the farm begins, and the vineyards are at their prettiest. In August and September the wild flowers are spectacular and the wheat starts to turn golden-green, but expect some rain. December to February are the hottest and driest months, when birding and game viewing is at its best.
(*) FULL BOARD RATES INCLUDE Accommodation at the main farmhouse / Full country brunch and 3 course dinner / generous afternoon tea / Snacks and sundowners / Early morning coffee and pastries / two daily activities / Use of mountain bikes, canoes & other facilities / free Wi-Fi / No guests under the age of 16 years FULL BOARD RATES EXCLUDE All beverages including wine, spirits, minerals and beers / Telephone calls / Gratuities / Laundry and valet services / Shop purchases / Extra Activities such as Archery SELF-CATERING RATES INCLUDE Wild Olive House, with fully equipped kitchen and braai facilities. Food can be ordered and delivered at request / GENERAL NOTES Check in time is 3.00 p.m. and check out time 12.00 p.m. | Transfer rates available on request