Bartholomeus Klip

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The Victorian farmhouse is situated in a spectacular landscape of mountains and spreading farmlands, just over an hour away from Cape Town. There is an important nature reserve of 4 500 hectares (11 000 acres) as well as wheat and sheep farming operations on another 2 000 hectares (5 000 acres) of arable land.


Inside the main farmhouse building there are three sitting rooms and a light and airy conservatory-style dining room. Sleeping accommodation is in four double bedrooms, each with bathroom. There is a suite outside, a few steps from the farmhouse.

All the rooms are decorated with sophisticated floral fabrics and antique furnishings. Bedside lamps etc are modern. The overall feel is fresh and light. The bathrooms have Victorian-type fittings and some have showers over the bath.

Also available is Wild Olive House, with open-plan sitting room, dining room and kitchen, three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and a separate cottage for two. Both of these can be hired on a self-catering or full-board basis and altogether seven people can be accommodated. Children are welcome.


Food is taken very seriously and the cooking at Bartholomeus Klip has a deservedly high reputation. The kitchen is staffed by professional chefs who make imaginative use of local produce.

A large shady verandah runs around the house, which is surrounded by extensive gardens with old oaks and quiet corners for reading and relaxing. A large salt-water swimming pool has a deck and wonderful views up to the mountains and over the farmlands.

A separate building down by the lake makes a scenic venue for weddings and small conferences. It has an upstairs sitting room and balcony with a view over the water which makes a magical setting for sundowners.


Activities include game drives through the natural fynbos veld, where many species of antelope are to be seen, walks, bike rides, birdwatching, canoeing and flyfishing on the lake, and visits to nearby attractions such as Tulbagh, Riebeek Kasteel, Wellington, Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch, all of which are surrounded by winelands.

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SeasonFarmhouse Luxury RoomFarmhouse Orchid SuiteWild Olive House & Guest Cottage
Until 31.10.2012R 1510pppn sharingR 1855pppn sharingR 748pppn sharing


Farmhouse Rooms: Full Board and all activities
Wild Olive House and Guest Cottage: Self Catering

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