Bartholomeus Klip

Verification audit at Bartholomeus Klip according to the 4C's

In a nutshell:

Bartholomeus Klip Management has a most beautiful lifestyle philosophy comprising a triple bottom line: economic growth, environmental integrity, and social justice. Bartholomeus Klip is managed according to a conservation services management plan. It is part of the Cape Nature Stewardship Programme and has a strict and expansive management plan for the reserve area which is audited annually.

C1. Conservation
Bartholomeus Klip has a clear policy with regard to natural and cultural conservation. This mindset is displayed in every item, action and person involved. Various conservation research projects are ongoing.

C2. Community
The owners actively support and encourage employee involvement in all aspects of the conservation and development activities on the farm. They have a recommendable policy of referring guests to surrounding attractions and activities.

C3. Customer
An information booklet and other relevant reading matter are available in the rooms. Many cultural heirlooms are displayed in the farmhouse accompanied by some interesting stories and tales. A small private “library” containing reading matter about relevant facts is available to guests. A beautiful arrangement of flora, with regularly updated name tags, is displayed in the living room.

C4. Company
The covid lockdown gave the guest house business a financial knock. To alleviate this, staff members were asked to assist with the establishment and planting of an almond orchard during these trying times. This ensured ongoing activities and salaries.

GST Audit Certification - Bartholomeas Klip

Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse (Bartholomeus Klip)

Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse is uniquely - and spectacularly - situated on one of the largest wheat and sheep farms in South Africa’s beautiful Western Cape region. The Elandskloof mountains tower behind the farm's own Nature Reserve, a South African Natural Heritage Site, which preserves 4000 hectares of the Cape’s famous shrubland vegetation, known as West Coast Renosterveld.

The late Victorian farmhouse has been meticulously restored, and each room professionally and individually decorated with stylish fabrics and family antiques. The four double rooms have en suite bathrooms with luxuriously deep ball-and-claw bathtubs and are supplied with toiletries specially created for Bartholomeus Klip. A separate suite provides a spectacular view of the fynbos and the mountains from its own veranda.

The warm welcome, friendly service and highly-praised food are part of the Bartholomeus Klip experience, with a team of chefs producing gourmet meals. However, self-catering is an option at the recently opened Heron House and Wild Olive House, sited away from the main house. They provide accommodation for families or groups of friends of up to twelve and eight persons respectively. The houses have leafy outdoor living areas, private swimming pools and are bright, charming and elegantly comfortable. Meals and activity options can be added to your stay.

Guests are taken on game drives through the reserve twice daily to see many different kinds of game, including eland, springbok and black wildebeest, as well as zebras from the world-famous Quagga Project. A great variety of wildflowers provide wonderful colours during spring. The working farm has extensive wheat fields, large flocks of Merino sheep, Wagyu cattle and 60 hectares of almond orchards.

Apart from exploring the farm and the reserve, activities at Bartholomeus Klip include guided walks, mountain-biking, bird-watching, fishing on the dam, swimming in the salt-water pool with its marvellous views and peaceful relaxation in the extensive gardens.

See you soon!

Lesley and the local hosts.
Bartholomeus Klip