Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse

Bartholomeus Klip 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. 

Located on the West Coast Way Tractor Route

Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse


Find Bartholomeus Klip on the West Coast Way Tractor Route. Bartholomeus Klip is an exclusive destination in the Riebeek Valley, just 25 minute drive from Riebeek Kasteel, in the Cape Winelands, located on a working sheep and wheat farm at the Elandsberg Nature Reserve. Discerning travellers will appreciate the peace and quiet in the exclusive five-bedroomed farmhouse, while families with children can enjoy privacy in the Wild Olive House & Cottage.

An easy drive of just over an hour from Cape Town, their romantic and supremely comfortable farmhouse is set beneath a spectacular mountain range, and surrounded by well-kept farmland and a 10,000 acre nature reserve. They offer a range of activities on the farm as well as in the surrounding Cape Winelands and West Coast area

There is a long history of hospitality at Bartholomeus Klip, which shows in the friendly smiles that greet our guests and the relaxed atmosphere of the homestead. You are welcome to make the house your own, perhaps in one of the reception rooms where an open fire crackles in the winter months, or on the broad verandah that winds around the house and catches the late afternoon sun.

Bartholomeus Klip is famous for its food, which is generous, imaginative and mostly made from a variety of local produce. The conservatory is full of morning sunshine at breakfast time, and at night soft candlelight makes a romantic atmosphere for diners enjoying the gourmet evening meal. High tea, with its delicious array of sweet and savoury choices, is a speciality of the farmhouse. The restaurant is open for lunch, with a weekly changing 3-course set menu with welcome drink and tea or coffee. By booking only and no children under 16 years.

There are so many things to do at Bartholomeus Klip, although plenty of their guests love to spend their time with them just switching off. However, if you want to do something more strenuous, they provide mountain bikes for cycling through the reserve or along the farm roads through the wheatfields, and there are plenty of wonderful routes to choose for walks. They also now offer archery, which is proving very popular. Down at the dam guests can take to the water in canoes and kayaks, or go windsurfing, freshwater fishing or bird watching. Even the most relaxed guest will want to join our rangers on the morning and evening nature drives through the reserve, where there is always something different to discover. And of course they are well situated for visits to the attractions of Riebeek Kasteel and Tulbagh, as well as the up and coming wineries of the Swartland or, farther afield, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.

Sunday Family Lunch

Every Sunday So, imagine … it is Sunday, and you don’t feel like cooking, but still want the family or friends gathered around a sumptuous lunch table, sharing hearty, bite-sized food and stories. Children are running around barefoot, hide behind trees, or paddle on the dam’s unfiltered mountain water, while you unwind from a week filled with to-do lists and schedules. Well, let them take over. Let them do the cooking, and the serving, and let them invite you to a carefree, relaxing day on an authentic African farm, only an hour away from Cape Town. They’ll serve lunch with local, seasonal quality produce, at R280 pp (kids under 12 half price) Why not start planning your weekend now, and book your table now

Bartholomeus Klip is located on the West Coast Way Tractor Route

Open: 7 days a week
Distance from Cape Town: 106 km
Where: Elandsberg Nature Reserve, Riebeek Valley
Coordinates: 33.4722° S, 19.0386° E
Contact: +27 (0)74 159 9906 | +27 (0)22 448 1087 | +27 (0)02 829 4131 | [email protected] |

Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse


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