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Bartholomeus Klip, Cape Town

The perfect place to begin any wine tour of the Cape – a carefully restored Victorian homestead and working farm set in the 10,000 acre Elandsberg Nature Reserve.

You can be one of the lucky few. Only 10 guests at any one time are invited to stay at Bartholomeus Klip, ensuring that you receive the sort of personal hospitality that has established the reputation of this original Victorian farmhouse.

So if you’re considering a tour of the Cape Winelands as part of your luxury, tailor-made holiday to South Africa, Bartholomeus Klip is definitely the place to stay. But beware; you may spend more time staying and less time touring. BK is very beguiling; it’s a working farm with sheep and tortoises, buffalo and a 10,000 acre nature reserve stocked with 500 head of game. Then there’s the fabulous food and excellent wine cellar, the water sports on the dam, the game drives led by a ranger…

At a glance

  • Luxurious, period-style farmhouse set on a private nature reserve
  • Within easy reach of the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town
  • Choice of four double rooms in the original farmhouse, one suite outside and Wild Olive House for self-catering groups or families
  • Farmhouse rooms are Victorian in style and décor  
  • Outside suite has its own secluded veranda, perfect for sundowners
  • Wild Olive House has a shady veranda, private garden and its own pool
  • All rooms have luxury en suite bathrooms
  • Fine dining restaurant focusing on country cooking at its best, complemented by the great wines of the Cape

For leisure and pleasure

  • Swimming pool and sun deck set in an attractive garden
  • Morning and evening drives through the nature reserves with experienced rangers
  • Cycling tours through the nature reserve and farmlands
  • Canoeing, kayaking, wind surfing and freshwater fishing at the nearby dam
  • Excellent birdwatching
  • Riebeek Kasteel and Tulbagh are easily accessible
  • The wineries of Swartland, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch are within striking distance
  • Traditional South African braai (barbecue) area

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  • Absolutely outstanding. This was the best holiday we have ever had.

    SF, Mexico