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Bartholomeus Klip

Cederberg, South Africa

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One of the beautiful things about South Africa is the diversity. I’ve slept in a bush treehouse one night, then been whale watching on the beach with a wild picnic the next.

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We offer an open book pricing approach and our transparency is one of the reasons so many first time clients become lifetime clients.

Whether it’s supporting conservation programs, sustainable hotels or expert local guides, you will have a positive impact on the people and places you visit.

Your big ideas – designed by our specialists and delivered with meticulous attention to every single detail. Just sit back and enjoy the experience.

We offer an open book pricing approach and our transparency is one of the reasons so many first time clients become lifetime clients.

One of the beautiful things about South Africa is the diversity. I’ve slept in a bush treehouse one night, then been whale watching on the beach with a wild picnic the next.

Stay at Bartholomeus Klip

Bartholomeus Klip is situated in the Western Cape just over an hour from Cape Town. It is a beautifully restored Edwardian farmhouse that has 5 large en-suite bedrooms. There is a separate house called Wild Olive that sleeps a further 7 guests, has its own small pool, and is ideal for families who want exclusivity.

The main homestead at Bartholomeus Klip is over a hundred years old but is filled with modern comforts, including air-conditioning for the hot days of summer. It is surrounded by a wide shady veranda, with areas of comfortable seating overlooking the gardens, and the house itself is furnished with antiques and designer fabrics.

This small country house luxury hotel makes sure you have the feeling of being a guest in a particularly charming and hospitable home, where you are always welcome.

The gardens at Bartholomeus Klip flourish in the heat of the long summers. Flowerbeds, old oak trees and extensive lawns surround the house. There are loungers enticingly set out under umbrellas on the grass, and benches in secluded places perfect for absorbing the relaxed atmosphere.

A wonderfully capacious circular farm dam has been converted into an unusual salt-water swimming pool, complete with a wide wooden deck for sunbathing or enjoying sundowner drinks. The dam overlooks the nature reserve where you may spot the quaggas grazing in the evening light as the setting sun turns the mountains pink behind them.

Bartholomeus Klip is famous for its cuisine and impeccable service. Well known chef Louise Gillett produces mouth watering gourmet meals using locally sourced meat and home grown organic vegetables. Being on the edge of the Cape Wine-lands, clients can also enjoy a variety of local wines and an education in food and wine pairing. Louise also offers cooking classes and workshops.

Surrounding the farmhouse is a 4000 hectare private nature reserve which is pure fynbos. Nature drives go out morning and afternoon or guests can explore the reserve on mountain bikes or by foot. The reserve is home to African wildlife such as zebra, eland, springbok, bontebok, wildebeest, even buffalo, but also wonderful spring flowers and bird life.

Quite the most spectacular feature however is a huge lake at the bottom of the garden on the banks of which Bartholomeus Klip have built an elegant deck house. The views of the sun setting against the looming Elandskloof mountains is breathtaking.

Wild Olive House
Wild Olive House, which was opened in response to requests for self-catering accommodation at Bartholomeus Klip, has proved very popular with groups of friends and families. Children are welcome, and the house has its own garden, swimming pool, large shady veranda and outdoor facilities for braais and barbecues.

Accommodation inside Wild Olive House consists of a spacious open-plan sitting room, dining room and beautifully equipped kitchen, with two airy double bedrooms, a smaller single one (bunk beds can be supplied on request), and two bathrooms.

In the garden of Wild Olive House there is a separate cottage with double bedroom, bathroom and small sitting room, and a private veranda overlooking the reserve. The cottage has proved particularly popular with grandparents as an escape when the rest of the family is staying in Wild Olive House itself.

Bartholomeus Klip is ideal for the outdoorsy and adventurous, but also for those who want peace and tranquility in new and relatively undiscovered territory.

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Absolutely amazing holiday. Garonga is heaven! We did everything possible and our guide was brilliant and hilarious. I can definitely recommend True Travel for their excellent advice and professionalism – they clearly are very knowledgeable about where they send their clients and made sure we had a worry-free holiday that perfectly suited us. We were particular grateful for the collection off our flight and help onto our transfer in Johannesburg, which included a very nifty queue jump due to their reputation!

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