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.