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Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse

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  • - Lodge type; Lodge
  • - Location; Tulbagh
  • - Lodge size; 5 rooms
  • - Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse is unique. There are only five bedrooms in this small hotel, the original homestead on a large private estate which is both a working wheat and sheep farm and a nature reserve with a spectacular mountain backdrop.

Bartholomeus Klip Lodge, in this unexplored region only an hour by car from Cape Town's international airport, you can feel part of the peaceful life of rural South Africa and its clean crisp air and star-filled night skies.

Bartholomeus Klip's 10 000 acre fynbos nature reserve is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, the world's smallest, but the richest in species for its size.

Rooms & Suites:

Each of the comfortable bedrooms of this Tulbagh Lodge, with their specially made bedlinen, generous reading lamps and views onto the garden, has its own distinctive style, and returning guests often ask for their particular favourite.

The separate suite, converted from farm outbuildings, is spacious and inviting, with a private verandah looking out over the reserve and up to the mountains. Here you can sit in the evening and imagine yourself in the African heartland, listening to the clattering calls of the guinea fowl as the daylight fades and the owls begin to hoot their night time warnings.

Food & Wine:

The food - in the French tradition but with a local flavour - is one of the highlights of a stay at Bartholomeus Klip. The dedicated chefs in the kitchen have ensured that as many as possible of the ingredients they use come from the area, such as the locally-produced salmon trout and lamb, and the menus are varied and imaginative.


The gardens at Bartholomeus Klip flourish in the heat of the long summers. Flowerbeds, old oak trees and extensive lawns surround the house, with 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 overlooking the nature reserve, where you may spot the quaggas grazing in the evening light as the setting sun turns the mountains pink behind them.


There are many different things to do at Bartholomeus Klip, although plenty of our guests love to spend their time with us just switching off. However, if you want to do something more strenuous, we 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.

Down at the dam guests can take to the water in canoes, or go windsurfing, trout fishing or birdwatching.

Even the most relaxed guest will want to join our rangers on the morning and evening game drives through the reserve, where there is always something different to discover.
  • Lodge Highlights
  • - Excellent boutique wine farms
  • - Franschhoek, Stellensbosch and Paarl wine routes
  • - Galleries, boutiques and art shops
  • - Visit some of the cheese makers of the valley
  • - Visit historical sites

  • Rates from: R 3585.00
  • Per person per night sharing
  • Rates are in South African Rands
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - RSA; from £ 611
  • USA - RSA; from $ 1390
  • EUR - RSA; from € 495
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

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  • Tulbagh Scenery

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  • The beautiful and peaceful hamlet of Tulbagh with those mountain that surround and fruit farms and vineyards as far as the eye can see. A truly stunning destination that as of yet has not been over run by mass tourism, yes a working town with exceptional beauty awaits all that visit.
  • Tulbagh Church Street

  • Tulbagh Church Street
  • It is an absolute joy walking up and down this quaint little street either with camera in hand or simply enjoying the moment. Church Street is quiet whilst the historic buildings are gorgeous. Visiting Tulbagh to only walk this street is well worth the effort of getting here.
  • Krone South Africa

  • Krone South Africa
  • In a nutshell this is a must visit spot for a little bubbly tasting when in the Tulbagh region. The tasting area is outside under oak trees with amazingly historic buildings surrounding one and views out over vineyards and onto those majestic mountains in the background.
  • Oakhurst Olive Estate

  • Oakhurst Olive Estate
  • And now for something completely different, Olive Oil Tasting. Yip you read that part right, for us this was a mind blowing experience. Never ever has we even contemplated that olive oil had so many tastes, smells and complexities yet there we where sipping Olive Oil out of shot glasses.
  • Saronsberg Wine Tulbagh

  • Saronsberg Wine Tulbagh
  • As far as wine tastings go, Saronsberg is pretty spectacular to say the least. Driving in the gate you are met by a giant of a naked man sculpture from which you wingle your way up the driveway to the parking area under trees and onto the main tasting and gallery area.