day trips

Guests are welcome (pre-booking essential) to come and enjoy the morning with us visiting the Buffalo Breeding Project and the Quagga Breeding Programme, and tracking the rare geometric tortoise in our wonderful 10 000 acre private nature reserve, escorted by our qualified guides in an open game-viewing vehicle. Guests can see antelope species unique to the Cape, such as bontebok and Cape mountain zebra, as well as many others such as eland, springbuck and black wildebeest, and numerous indigenous plants, birds and animals. In addition to nature drives, the kitchen of Bartholomeus Klip is renowned for serving world class cuisine and is open to serve a variety of meals when visiting the farm. Rates are per person and all packages are per subject to availability, and booking is required two days in advance. To ensure peace and privacy for our guests, no children under the age of 15 years are allowed at the Main House/Game drives
  • Nature drive
    R 350
  • Highlights of a stay at Bartholomeus Klip are the nature drives through the 10 000 acre nature reserve. The morning drive leaves after coffee, rusks and fruit and sets off through the gate and across the river into the reserve, entering a completely different world from the farmlands and gardens of Bartholomeus Klip. You might head towards the mountains towering up in front of you, or along the road to the grassy plains area where herds of black wildebeest and springbok tend to congregate. Fynbos surrounds you with its rich and varied plant life full of interest, where at any moment you might spot a zabra from the quagga project, a rare plant or perhaps even a strikingly patterned geometric tortoise. In the springtime there will be thousands of wild flowers and streams of running water everywhere, and in summer the heat and dryness will tell you that you are unmistakeably in Africa. Guests have to tear themselves away from the splendid high tea to leave on the afternoon drive. It's the end of the day and the veld is beginning to cool down for the night, with the geese flying home to the big dam and the clapper lark whistling as he soars into the sky. If you are lucky, the setting sun will turn the long range of mountains a fleeting shade of soft pink while your ranger serves you the classic South African sundowners along with a few delicious snacks. Then it's back to the farmhouse to freshen up ready for the evening's enjoyment of dinner in the candlelit conservatory. Whatever time of day you go, you are sure to see plenty of life in the reserve whether it's a couple of bontebok, a lone secretary bird striding through the veld, or a herd of eland standing watchfully in the fynbos: and you will have the knowledge that you are driving through a uniquely-preserved piece of one of the world's smallest but richest floral kingdoms, the Cape Floristic Region.
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  • Nature drive and brunch
    R 550
  • Nature Drive

    Highlights of a stay at Bartholomeus Klip are the nature drives through the 10 000 acre nature reserve. The morning drive leaves after coffee, rusks and fruit and sets off through the gate and across the river into the reserve, entering a completely different world from the farmlands and gardens of Bartholomeus Klip. You might head towards the mountains towering up in front of you, or along the road to the grassy plains area where herds of black wildebeest and springbok tend to congregate. Fynbos surrounds you with its rich and varied plant life full of interest, where at any moment you might spot a zabra from the quagga project, a rare plant or perhaps even a strikingly patterned geometric tortoise. In the springtime there will be thousands of wild flowers and streams of running water everywhere, and in summer the heat and dryness will tell you that you are unmistakeably in Africa. Guests have to tear themselves away from the splendid high tea to leave on the afternoon drive. It's the end of the day and the veld is beginning to cool down for the night, with the geese flying home to the big dam and the clapper lark whistling as he soars into the sky. If you are lucky, the setting sun will turn the long range of mountains a fleeting shade of soft pink while your ranger serves you the classic South African sundowners along with a few delicious snacks. Then it's back to the farmhouse to freshen up ready for the evening's enjoyment of dinner in the candlelit conservatory. Whatever time of day you go, you are sure to see plenty of life in the reserve whether it's a couple of bontebok, a lone secretary bird striding through the veld, or a herd of eland standing watchfully in the fynbos: and you will have the knowledge that you are driving through a uniquely-preserved piece of one of the world's smallest but richest floral kingdoms, the Cape Floristic Region.

    Brunch

    A late brunch, served after the morning nature drive, offers a spread of fruits, cereals (including Bartholomeus Klip's famous muesli pie), cold meats, cheeses, and freshly baked pastries. A full English breakfast can be ordered, along with hot toast and muffins, and a selection of delicious home-made preserves.
    BOOK NOW EMAIL | TEL +27 (0)741 599 906 | TEL +27 (0)22 448 1087 | TEL +27(0)82 829 4131


  • Nature drive and lunch
    R 650
  • Nature Drive

    Highlights of a stay at Bartholomeus Klip are the nature drives through the 10 000 acre nature reserve. The morning drive leaves after coffee, rusks and fruit and sets off through the gate and across the river into the reserve, entering a completely different world from the farmlands and gardens of Bartholomeus Klip. You might head towards the mountains towering up in front of you, or along the road to the grassy plains area where herds of black wildebeest and springbok tend to congregate. Fynbos surrounds you with its rich and varied plant life full of interest, where at any moment you might spot a zabra from the quagga project, a rare plant or perhaps even a strikingly patterned geometric tortoise. In the springtime there will be thousands of wild flowers and streams of running water everywhere, and in summer the heat and dryness will tell you that you are unmistakeably in Africa. Guests have to tear themselves away from the splendid high tea to leave on the afternoon drive. It's the end of the day and the veld is beginning to cool down for the night, with the geese flying home to the big dam and the clapper lark whistling as he soars into the sky. If you are lucky, the setting sun will turn the long range of mountains a fleeting shade of soft pink while your ranger serves you the classic South African sundowners along with a few delicious snacks. Then it's back to the farmhouse to freshen up ready for the evening's enjoyment of dinner in the candlelit conservatory. Whatever time of day you go, you are sure to see plenty of life in the reserve whether it's a couple of bontebok, a lone secretary bird striding through the veld, or a herd of eland standing watchfully in the fynbos: and you will have the knowledge that you are driving through a uniquely-preserved piece of one of the world's smallest but richest floral kingdoms, the Cape Floristic Region.

    Lunch

    The restaurant at Bartholomeus Klip is open for lunch, subject to availability. We offer a 3-course set menu with welcome drink and tea or coffee. Our menu changes weekly, based on produce available. Booking essential.
    BOOK NOW EMAIL | TEL +27 (0)741 599 906 | TEL +27 (0)22 448 1087 | TEL +27(0)82 829 4131


  • Lunch
    R 385
  • Lunch

    The restaurant at Bartholomeus Klip is open for lunch, subject to availability. We offer a 3-course set menu with welcome drink and tea or coffee. Our menu changes weekly, based on produce available. Booking essential.
    BOOK NOW EMAIL | TEL +27 (0)741 599 906 | TEL +27 (0)22 448 1087 | TEL +27(0)82 829 4131


  • Brunch
    R 250
  • Brunch

    A late brunch, served after the morning nature drive, offers a spread of fruits, cereals (including Bartholomeus Klip's famous muesli pie), cold meats, cheeses, and freshly baked pastries. A full English breakfast can be ordered, along with hot toast and muffins, and a selection of delicious home-made preserves.
    BOOK NOW EMAIL | TEL +27 (0)741 599 906 | TEL +27 (0)22 448 1087 | TEL +27(0)82 829 4131


  • High Tea
    R 220
  • High Tea

    Tea in the sitting room, with a crackling fire in the winter months or on the sunny verandah in the summer months, is a serious affair: scones with whipped cream and homemade jam, miniature quiches, exotic sandwiches and wraps, various tarts and pastries, and always a spectacular cake. Included is freshly brewed coffee and a selection of loose leaf teas.
    BOOK NOW EMAIL | TEL +27 (0)741 599 906 | TEL +27 (0)22 448 1087 | TEL +27(0)82 829 4131


  • Nature Drive, dinner, sundowners and canapes
    R 445
  • Nature Drive

    Highlights of a stay at Bartholomeus Klip are the nature drives through the 10 000 acre nature reserve. The morning drive leaves after coffee, rusks and fruit and sets off through the gate and across the river into the reserve, entering a completely different world from the farmlands and gardens of Bartholomeus Klip. You might head towards the mountains towering up in front of you, or along the road to the grassy plains area where herds of black wildebeest and springbok tend to congregate. Fynbos surrounds you with its rich and varied plant life full of interest, where at any moment you might spot a zabra from the quagga project, a rare plant or perhaps even a strikingly patterned geometric tortoise. In the springtime there will be thousands of wild flowers and streams of running water everywhere, and in summer the heat and dryness will tell you that you are unmistakeably in Africa. Guests have to tear themselves away from the splendid high tea to leave on the afternoon drive. It's the end of the day and the veld is beginning to cool down for the night, with the geese flying home to the big dam and the clapper lark whistling as he soars into the sky. If you are lucky, the setting sun will turn the long range of mountains a fleeting shade of soft pink while your ranger serves you the classic South African sundowners along with a few delicious snacks. Then it's back to the farmhouse to freshen up ready for the evening's enjoyment of dinner in the candlelit conservatory. Whatever time of day you go, you are sure to see plenty of life in the reserve whether it's a couple of bontebok, a lone secretary bird striding through the veld, or a herd of eland standing watchfully in the fynbos: and you will have the knowledge that you are driving through a uniquely-preserved piece of one of the world's smallest but richest floral kingdoms, the Cape Floristic Region.

    Dinner

    A perfect day in the country is rounded off with dinner in the conservatory, where the gourmet meals are matched with the offerings on our carefully-chosen wine list. The food - in the French tradition but with a local flavour - is one of the highlights of a stay at Bartholomeus Klip. The dedicated chefs in the kitchen have ensured that as many as possible of the ingredients they use come from the area, such as sustainably-farmed kabeljou and Riebeek lamb, and the menus are constantly changing.

    Sundowners + Canapes


    BOOK NOW EMAIL | TEL +27 (0)741 599 906 | TEL +27 (0)22 448 1087 | TEL +27(0)82 829 4131


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