Winter Special- Valid from 1 May 2014- 31 August 2014
With the farm and reserve on our doorstep, Bartholomeus Klip is the perfect getaway to the countryside for families.The Wild Olive House is a fully contained house sleeping up to 6 adults and 2 children.
Children enjoy exploring and parents love relaxing so come and enjoy the best of both with us. Book to stay with us between 1 May 2014- 31 August 2014 and we will include 1 free activity per child per stay. Your child will be able to choose from a variety of expertly guided excursions such as a nature drive,archery,tracking,cooking class or canoeing while you enjoy some well deserved down time with a complimentary bottle of wine.
Winter Special - Valid from the 1 May 2014- 31 August 2014
There is nothing nicer than the aroma of dishes cooking in our farm kitchen. Join us for a midweek break of gourmet delights this winter in the beautiful Cape countryside.
Book to stay with us between 1 May 2014- 30 August 2014 and we will include our award winning cookbook- Life on a Cape Farm, and a cooking class with Louise and her team. This offer is valid Monday- Friday per couple per stay, minimum 2 nights. Valued at R1200
|All inclusive: Luxury||from R 2,960.00 pp pn sharing|
|All inclusive: Suite||from R 3,450.00 pp pn sharing|
|Self catering: Wild Olive House||from R 4,750.00 per night (sleeps 6-8)|
Postal PO Box 36 Hermon 7308 Western Cape South Africa
Telephone Tel: +27 (0)22 448 1087
Fax +27 (0)86 604 4321
Lesley +27 (0)82 829 4131
Directions Travel out on the N1 and take exit 47, sign-posted as the R44 to Stellenbosch, Klapmuts and Wellington. On leaving the N1, turn left and follow the R44 for 20km until you reach a four-way stop. Proceed across the four-way stop and 2km later turn left at the road marked Distillery Street/ Wellington/ Porterville/ Ceres (still on the R44). Travel for approximately 26km until you reach the turn-off on the left to Hermon/Riebeek Kasteel. DO NOT TAKE THIS ONE but be on the lookout as our turn-off is 1KM LATER on the right, sign-posted BO HERMON. Follow the gravel road for about 2km until it curves to the left and then sharply to the right (at this point there will be farm workers' houses on your left and large sheds on your right). As you come out of the second bend you will see two white concave walls on your left. Turn down between the two walls and follow the road that heads towards the mountain until it reaches a cement drift, which you cross over. You then take the right-hand fork and follow the road for about 3.5km until you reach the farmyard. As you arrive (PLEASE BEWARE OF SPEED HUMPS) you will see on your left some small buildings under the trees, and then you will pass Wild Olive House and a private home. The road then splits and you take the left-hand fork, towards the white-washed wall with the Bartholomeus Klip sign on it. Follow the road up through the gardens under the oaks, and around to the parking area at the back of the house.
After a few years of not seeing the leopards, we were so excited to find this male leopard captured on the camera trap. The picture was taken at 08:00am. The Cape Leopard Trust will help in the identification of this wonderful animal.
On a recent evening drive, our rangers came across this abandoned ostrich nest with 53 eggs. We don't know why it was left this way, but it's a great example of how these birds nest. An ostrich egg can weigh upto 900g.
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.