A working wheat and sheep farm

6 000 acres of productive farmland surround Bartholomeus Klip, with wheat being the major crop and oats, canola and clover pastures grown on a rotational basis. On an operation of this size there is always something interesting happening, especially in autumn when the crops are planted, and in early summer, when they are harvested. The 4 000 merino sheep are kept primarily for their wool, which is sold on auction in Cape Town. Guests at Bartholomeus Klip particularly enjoy the lambing time (usually after the early winter rains, when there is grazing for the ewes), and like to visit the shearers in the big shed near to the farmhouse, where the wool is shorn, graded and packed into bales. Specialised farm tours can be arranged in advance.