Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse

Bartholomeus Klip (BK) is a wonderfully restored Victorian homestead on an operational wheat and sheep farm amid the 10,000 acres Elandsberg Nature Reserve in the Cape Winelands, just outside Riebeek and a mere 15 minutes’ drive from Wellington.

LUXURIOUS ACCOMMODATION ON A PRIVATE NATURE RESERVE NEAR CAPE TOWN

In just under 20 years of operation, the guesthouse has built a solid reputation for its impeccable farm-style hospitality, idyllic location in a peaceful country atmosphere and deliciously fresh food.

Ten thousand acres of private nature reserve with over 500 head of game, a working farm, wheatlands, flocks of sheep and a buffalo and tortoise breeding project invite no more than ten guests at a time to enjoy walking, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing and birdwatching, or just to switch off and relax.

Bartholomeus Klip is located in the scenic Riebeek Valley near Cape Town, and is an excellent base for exploring the Cape Winelands. We are also Fairtrade in Tourism accredited since 2006.

Additional Info

  • Contact Person: Lesley
  • Telephone: +27 (22) 448 1087
  • Mobile: +27 (82) 829 4131
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  • Directions: * Not all farm roads are registered on Google Maps. Please use the map as the reference only and make use of our printable directions for swift travels.

    Travel out on the N1 and take exit 47, sign-posted as the R44 to Stellenbosch, Klapmuts and Wellington.

    On leaving the N1, turn left and follow the R44 for 20km until you reach a four-way stop. Proceed across the four-way stop and 2km later turn left at the traffic lights into the road marked Distillery Street/Wellington/Porterville/Ceres (still on the R44).

    Travel for approximately 26km until you reach the turn-off on the left to Hermon/Riebeek Kasteel. DO NOT TAKE THIS ONE but be on the lookout as our turn-off is 1KM LATER on the right, sign-posted BO HERMON.

    Follow the gravel road for about 2km until it curves to the left and then sharply to the right (at this point there will be farm workers’ houses on your left and large sheds on your right).

    As you come out of the second bend you will see two white concave walls on your left. Turn down between the two walls and follow the road that heads towards the mountain until it reaches a cement drift, which you cross over. You then take the right-hand fork and follow the road for about 3.5km until you reach the farmyard.

    As you arrive (PLEASE BEWARE OF SPEED HUMPS) you will see on your left some small buildings under the trees, and then you will pass Wild Olive House and a private home. The road then splits and you take the left-hand fork, towards the white-washed wall with the Bartholomeus Klip sign on it. Follow the road up through the gardens under the oaks, and around to the parking area at the back of the house.

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