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Email info@bartholomeusklip.com Address Elandsberg Nature Reserve, Riebeek Valley Directions 25 minutes’ drive from Riebeek Kasteel | Click here for directions Telephone +27(0)22 448 1087 Telephone +27(0)82 829 4131
 

One-of-a-kind

For more than twenty years, we have helped groups to turn meetings, explorations and celebrations into truly unique, one-of-a-kind experiences. The historic farm and private nature reserve provide countless opportunities and locations for authentic, exclusive and memorable experiences, while our dedicated team guarantees the highest hospitality standards. From milestone celebrations to product launches and corporate functions … if you can celebrate it, we can cater for it!



Exclusive privacy

When you book as a group, we don’t accept any other bookings – the farm and nature reserve are all yours! We have many secluded and inspirational locations for groups to meet in privacy: the Deckhouse overlooking the dam and nature reserve, the lounge or outside areas at one of the three Farmhouses, the farm shed, the Farmhouse gardens, and of course the nature reserve.



Explore nature

Your group will have plenty of opportunities to explore and connect with the rich and varied realms of African fauna and flora in our 10,000 acre private nature reserve – on foot or on a bicycle, or on a guided nature drive in an open Land Rover. The reserve is located in the Cape Floristic Region, has abundant herds of eland, springbuck, black wildebeest, zebra, quagga and bontebok, as well as other animals such as baboons, bat-eared foxes, lynxes and smaller species of antelope, and is home to many African birds and reptiles.



Learn about nature

At the heart of our business is our commitment to the environment. In recognition of the Elandsberg Private Nature Reserve’s importance to conservation, the reserve was formally declared a national heritage site and is in an ongoing stewardship programme with Cape Nature.

Your group will join our resident game and nature experts on a tour of unique conservation projects, including the Geometric Tortoises Rehabilitation Project (the rarest and most endangered reptiles in Southern Africa) and the Quagga Project (a once extinct subspecies of the Plains Zebra that was brought back to life and into its former habitat by a group of dedicated scientists and farmers).



Rule the roost

Get down and dirty with the furry farm (p)residents that rule the roost – when we’re not looking ;-) Meet and join our farm staff as they go about their daily business of herding, feeding and caring for our farm animals and crops. Depending on the season, you may join our sheep shearing teams, hop along on a tractor in planting or harvest season, join the herding and feeding of farm animals, or handpick almonds in our almond orchards.



Things to do

Paddle, sup or surf out on the lake, or jump in for a refreshing swim in pure mountain water. Take off on a mountain bike or on a long hike and explore the nature reserve and the farmlands around BK. Join resident chef Louise Gillett in the kitchen or in the veld, and learn how to make regional African dishes on big roaring fires. You may even try your hand at archery …



Formal dining

After a day out on the farm and in the bush, you may be longing for something a bit more formal and polished. The Conservatory at the Farmhouse is the perfect setting to dress up, relax, and reminisce over soft candlelight, generous dishes and carefully chosen regional wines. Tradition-inspired, but ever-changing and often adventurous combinations of local produce in an authentic African farm setting with personal attention to every detail, make dinner at the Conservatory a luxurious pleasure for all the senses.



Recharge & connect

Participants in your group will not only have plenty of opportunities to connect with one another, but also to connect with the natural rhythm and abundant vitality of African farm and bush life. Experiences of the day may be shared around bonfires, against the background of star-filled open skies and Africa’s natural soundtrack.



Social Responsibility

Responsible tourism has been a central concept to everything we do at BK since we started in 1997. Our values, ethos and mission statement all speak to the triple bottom line of responsible tourism: economic growth, environmental integrity and social justice. In fact, BK was started as a way of providing meaningful employment to the wives and family members of our farm workers. The guesthouse provides an environment, along with training and mentorship, for the ladies (and the occasional gent) to explore their different talents, help contribute financially to the household and use as a platform to launch their careers.



Around BK – Bartholomeus Klip is located in the rural Swartland near Cape Town, near the scenic Cape Winelands and the quaint towns of Riebeek Kasteel, Wellington and Tulbagh. Within a short drive from the Farm, you may visit world-renowned wineries and restaurants, travel along mountain passes with breathtaking views, and visit local markets, art galleries or cultural events.

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