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Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse
Ranked #1 of 4 Hermon B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Sublime countryside relaxation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

We stayed at Bartholomeus Klip for 4 nights during the heart of the Cape winter. Despite the cold and wet weather we had an amazing time. The food, service & hospitality were spectacular, they certainly know how to go above and beyond. I only had to mention once that I was gluten intolerant and from there on out they arranged special meals for me and even baked gluten free cupcakes for me & my husband on his birthday.

The game drive was highly informative and the ranger was extremely accommodating, slowing down for numerous pictures and really taking the time to explain the region and its beauty.

The rooms are tastefully decorated and even have heated floors which, in the heart of winter, was very much appreciated!

It was a wonderful stay and is highly recommended.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Suite - it has a lovely view and is incredibly spacious in comparison to the rooms...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lesley G, Manager at Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Dear Reviewer

Thank you for your lovely review and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us in the Suite.I am also so happy to hear that you enjoyed the meals with us and that you found the nature drives informative and were able to see some of the amazing highlights of the Reserve.

We look forward to having you stay again in the near future!

Regards
Lesley
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Vorden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

We stayed at Bartholomeus Klip for 3 nights. It is really a hidden gem in the winelands. Outstandig food and hospitality!!!
A wonderful place to relax and unstress. You can go on a gamedrive in the morning and afternoon. No predators but plenty different kind of antilopes or take a mountainbike and cycle through the reserve.
Thank you all for this wonderful stay!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lesley G, Manager at Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Dear Reviewer

Thank you for your comments and feedback and very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us!
We look forward to welcoming you again.

Warmest Regards
Lesley
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maastricht/ the Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

From minute one you're impressed by terrific hospitatilty in an unbelieveable setting: a lovely country house with a beautiful garden and pool surrounded by an unique combination of the mountains and a reserve with hurds of all kinds of African animals, pretty flowers and Swartland on its best. The staff is beyond lovely, the food is excellent, the wines are great and all from the region; every detail is right.
If you want to give yourself a "best treat ever" go to the Barthlomeus Klip:you may want to stay quite long.
Peter van Minderhout

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Lesley G, Manager at Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Dear Reviewer

Thank you for your comments and I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, our staff, the local wine and food. Thank you so much for coming and we do hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip in and around South Africa.

Warmest Regards
Lesley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

It's the second time we stayed in this lovely farm/ nature reserve where we booked the suite overlooking the lovely scenery . This is a really special place with terrific hospitality, genuine friendliness and delicious food.
There's plenty to do to fill 2 or 3 days. You can walk or mountain bike in the reserve, walk round the lovely dam and watch the sun go down against the mountians or simply relax in the lovely garden, by the pool and verandah . There are drives around the resrve too but we were happy just to absorb the peace and beauty of this special place.
Everything runs like clockwork as the place is so well managed.
Thank you Lesley and all the staff for a wonderful stay

Room Tip: the suite is well worth the extra cost. you have your own private patio with great views
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lesley G, Manager at Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Dear Reviewer

Thank you for your lovely feedback and we are delighted to have had you stay with us for a second time.We are so glad to hear you enjoyed taking part in all our activities and that you enjoyed the peace and tranquility aswell. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future
Warmest Regards
Lesley
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Cape Town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

As a local, I think that there is nothing to match this experience in the area. The service is outstanding, the food excellent, and the vibe is what you want it to be. You can just relax, or keep busy walking/hiking/kayaking or exploring the surrounding area. We prefer to relax, fully enjoying the peace and quiet.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lesley G, General Manager at Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
Dear Reviewer

Thank you for your review and positive feedback to your stay at Bartholomeus Klip. We are delighted you had a good experience with us and we hope to welcome back in the near future.
Thanks again for staying!

Regards
Lesley
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Portsmouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

What an outstanding place to visit. Well away from the hustle and bustle of towns this is a real gem of a hotel. The staff are so friendly and attentive, nothing is too much trouble for them. The food is outstanding, lovely brunch either before or after your game drive, delightful afternoon tea and then an innovative dinner. As the main house was fully booked we were accommodated in the Wild Olive House (fantastic) but all meals were served in the main house. Somewhere really different and well worth a visit, we will be going back.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lesley G, Manager at Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Dear Reviewer

We are delighted to hear that you had a good stay with us and enjoyed your accommodations in the Wild Olive House.Louise our chef is also very happy that you enjoyed her meals and that all the staff were friendly and made you feel welcome!Thank you for touring our beautiful part of the world and we do look forward to seeing you both again.

Warmest Regards
Lesley
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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

My husband, son and daughter and I spent two nights at Wild Olive House in early June. The house is absolutely charming and very well appointed. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as a large kitchen equiped with everything you could possibly need to cook a feast. The house is well stocked with all the basics such as bathroom amenities, tea, coffee, milk plus a few treats.
We arrived on a chilly evening and they had a nice fire going in the fire place. Prior to arrival we had arranged for dinners to be served at the house. The food was hearty (beef tenderloin one night and ham the other) and the portions were insanely large. They delivered it on time and said to leave everything where it was and they'd clean up the next day which of course, they did.
My kids are older but I noted the house is well equiped for babies and small children. There was a high chair and changing table. One room has bunk beds with space to accomodate a crib.
We spent our time relaxing and reading. During a few rain free hours we were able to borrow the bikes (the bike selection included kid size and baby seats) and ride around the area. It is incredibly peaceful, quiet with beautiful views that go on forever.
The staff is quick to respond and seem happy to be as present or absent as you desire. Wild Olive House is ideal for a group or family that wants an easy carefree get away. I'd love to experience it in warm weather when you can enjoy the pool and outdoors more.
Overall, it's a perfect wine country get away. Just beautiful!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Lesley G, Manager at Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Dear Reviewer

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with your family in Wild Olive House. I do agree that coming in the hotter months would be better to be able to enjoy the pool and to do more outdoor activities although you did do a great job of going cycle between the rain during your stay!
We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future
Regards
Lesley
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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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