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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 ...

Our story in 22 pictures ...

specials

Birding weekend with Dr. Anton Odendal

Birding weekend with Dr. Anton Odendal, Chairman BirdLife Overberg & Western Cape Birding Forum. Illustrated talks by Dr Odendal, guided nature walks and drives, brunch and dinner. *OPTIONAL* Spend the weekend at the Victorian homestead at Bartholomeus Klip at a special full-board birder rate! ... read more

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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 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

Through the binoculars....

Spring is here and the visitors have returned for Summer.From dawn to dusk you can hear the melody of birdsong fill the air. It is a hive of activity with nest constructions and mating displays.Some wonderful sightings of our resident Fish Eagle collecting twigs have been recorded and the ever elegant Blue Cranes are gathered in flocks all around the farm. We are planning a Birding weekend in October with Western Cape Birding, hosted by Dr A Odendal. Please send us an  e-mail for more information.


Spring Flowers 2017

Better late than never- The rains have fallen quite late this year so our usual display of flowers are slightly late. Our guides have seen some beautiful specimen around the Reserve including the rare Ground Protea. Be sure to take a drive to our area to see the majestic colour display.


Canola Fields

Well you know Spring is here when the you see the sea of yellow around you.On Elandsberg we have planted around 100he of canola this year and its planted as a rational crop on the farm.Canola or rape seed as its know in the rest of the world was developed in the early 1970s using traditional plant breeding techniques by Canadian plant breeders to remove the anti-nutritional components (erucic acid and glucosinolates) from rapeseed to assure its safety for human and animal consumption. The canola plant also produced seeds with a very low level of saturated fat, seven percent or below.

Christened “Canola” from “Can” (for Canada) and “ola” (for oil low acid), canola is not, strictly speaking, rapeseed. There is a internationally regulated definition of canola that differentiates it from rapeseed, based upon its having less than two percent erucic acid and less than 30 umoles glucosinolates. Oilseed products that do not meet this standard cannot use the trademarked term Canola.

 


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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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20-22 OCT 2017 | BIRDING WEEKEND

 Birding weekend with Dr. Anton Odendal, Chairman BirdLife Overberg & Western Cape Birding Forum. Illustrated talks by Dr Odendal, guided nature walks and drives, brunch and dinner. *OPTIONAL* Spend the weekend at the Victorian homestead at Bartholomeus Klip at a special full-board birder rate!  ... read more

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