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Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse
Ranked #1 of 4 Hermon B&B and Inns
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“Somewhere to remember”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

We didn't know what to expect but we couldn't have imagined what a beautiful place this is, with fabulously comfortable rooms, helpful caring service, great food and all against the backdrop of majestic mountains. And don't miss out on the drives which were a highlight of our stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Hampshire, England
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

We have recently returned from a wonderful trip to South Africa and the high light was, once again, our stay at Bartholomeus Klip. We have been many times and loved it. It amazes us that each visit is better than the last. The warmth of the welcome from Lesley, Vicky and the wonderful staff always makes us feel as if we are coming home. The stunning setting, the calm and gentle pace of life is the best restorative we can think of. The morning and evening drives are always interesting and informative ( but don't expect the Big Five!), with their specialist breeding programmes and rare flora and fauna. Linda and the kitchen staff's wonderful food has gone from strength to strength. It's not just about maintaining standards but constantly striving to improve the whole experience for the guests. A truly unique place

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse, conveniently situated to Cape Town, is a huge working farm set against mountains which incorporates a guest house in the original farm homestead plus a stand-alone home and cottage. Serenity, impeccable service, beautiful views and superb cuisine combine with friendly competent staff to make this a memorable relaxing experience. For the active, nature trails and drives, walks,swimming, biking, and more make it ideal for couples or families. privately owned, it has many repeat satisfied guests.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Bucks
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

We have returned for our 4th time in 5 years and from the moment we arrived until the moment we left we were completely spoilt ! The same staff have always been there and are so welcoming , always smiling and Lesley who manages the Lodge is exceptional. It is the most relaxing evironment with stunning gardens and a beautiful reserve - game drives morning and evening included . The food was even better than usual . Nothing is too much trouble .
We have stayed in over 40 hotels in 9 years of travelling to South Africa and you will have to go a long way to beat this special place ! .

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

We have been visiting Bartholomeus Klip at least once a year (sometimes twice a year) for the last 9+ years. Over that extended time the staff and management have provided consistent high quality lodging with matching food, service and facilities. This lodge is highly recommended for all who seek a luxurious break with value for money.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

We needed a little break away so booked ourselves into Bartholomeus Klip, our only disappointment was that we didn't stay longer. From the moment we arrived we felt home and completely relaxed. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, who were always smiling, even when they didn't think you could see them. The rooms are not huge, but just the right size, with all the comforts you would expect. The food is out of this world, their chef is just amazing!! One can easily add a couple kilos in one weekend - good thing there are bicycles to keep some at bay! They also include game drives (morning and evening), and for the more adventurous there are also canoes and windsurfs, so there's something for everyone. For me, Bartholomeus Klip is one of the most down-to-earth places I have ever had the pleasure of staying at and I hope to return again soon. Every aspect of this very unique and special farm is just top-class and I would highly recommend it to anyone.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Riversdal, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

I had to attend the wedding of my little brother in nearby Riebeek Kasteel, the quick response to my reservation enquiry clinched my wanting to book at this renowned destination. I myself am in the industry and have heard plenty word of mouth reports, so was excited to be able to be treated as a guest for a change. My bed was the most confortable that I have ever slept in - I cannot stress this enough ! The staff, WOW !!! Words are not enough to express the level of attentiveness I experienced and I noted that nothing would of been a problem should I have wanted a specific need attended to. Bartholomeus Klip not only met my expectations but exceeded them. Kudos !

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse
Address: | Elandsberg Farms, Hermon 7308, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Hermon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Hermon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bartholomeus Klip is a charming small hotel for only 16 guests on a working wheat and sheep farm just over an hour away from Cape Town – ideally situated for exploring the famous winelands. There is a 4,000 hectare fynbos nature reserve, with a spectacular backdrop of mountains, to be explored on game drives or by mountain bike, and beautiful gardens with a unique swimming pool. The food is renowned, with lavish brunches and high teas, and a gourmet three-course dinner. The separate Wild Olive House, with its own swimming pool, can be hired on a self-catering or full-board basis. ... more   less 
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