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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 Cape Winelands, located on a working farm and game reserve in the Riebeek Valley. 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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SPECIAL SA Residents, Direct Bookings Only : 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.

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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  • 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. These ar booked in advance as well as all eating and other requirements confirmed before arrival. Meals: R650.00pp per night for breakfast, afternoon tea and family dinner, children under 15 years at half price. Or reserve a table at the main house for dinner for R425.00pp (no children under 16 years) Activities: Guided Nature Drives R 280.00pp, children under 15 years R120.00pp per drive. Archery- R120pp for an hour session
  • 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


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


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latest ranger updates

Officially Open

Our Geometric Tortoise Headstart programme has been getting bigger each year and we have finally had to move to a larger facility. Jackie,our tortoise assistant and the Reserve team have set up a new living quarters in specially designed boxes as well as a small plant nursery to supply the tortoise with food. The laboratory has also been set up to do the scanning and research of the tortoises. Professor R. Hoffman our partner from UWC officially opened the Hatchery and we look forward to sharing all their news and findings over the next few months.

Pink Lady

Haemanthus sanguineus. Walking through the reserve on foot, out of the corner of my eye there was this striking pink flower low to the ground, what is that? Walking over to inspect what this beautiful plant was I realised that it was a Haemanthus… but which one?. Haemanthus sanguineus or as it is commonly known as Paint Brush Lilly. It is a South African bulbous geophyte in the genus Haemanthus that occurs in the fynbos vegetation of the Western Cape. This endemic fynbos geophyte is dormant during the summer and cannot be seen. In the autumn a striking crimson inflorescence emerges from the ground. This consists of a crimson stem that bears a mass of tiny red, crimson and yellow individual flowers. The plant then produces two circular leathery leaves in the autumn and winter. These lie flat on the ground and are typically edged with scarlet hairs. They are a deep green on the upper surface and underneath are covered in pink and red spots. Truly a wonderful site.

Hanging Around

Argiope Australis(Orb Web Spider). The average orb web is practically invisible, and it is easy to blunder into one and end up covered with a sticky web. The very easily visible pattern of banded silk made by this spider is pure white, and some species make an "X" form, or a zigzag type of web (often with a hollow centre). The spider then aligns one pair of its legs with each of the four lines in the hollow "X", making a complete "X" of white lines with a very eye-catching spider coloured bright yellow on a field of black or variegated red white and yellow stripes forming its centre. The male spider is much smaller than the female, and unassumingly marked. When it is time to mate, he spins a companion web alongside the females. After mating, the female lays her eggs, placing her egg sac into the web. The sac contains between 400 and 1400 eggs. These eggs hatch in autumn, but the spider lings overwinter in the sac and emerge during the spring. Like almost all other spiders, Argiope Spiders are harmless to humans. As is the case with most garden spiders, they eat insects, and they are capable of consuming prey up to twice their size. We are rather filled with wonder for these gentle beauties which are not harmful to humans.

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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. 

 

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