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Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse goes Eco-Active with Bike and Saddle



2012-05-14

Fine dining? Private Nature Reserve? Edwardian elagance and superior service? That and much more can be had at Bartholomeus Klip! Bike & Saddle is proud and excited to announce a partnership with arguably one of the best weekend-breakaway destinations outside of Cape Town.

Situated only 30km outside of Wellington on the Bo-Hermon road, just a stone's throw from Riebeek Stad, and the wine estate of Kloovenberg, and another mile towards Tulbagh, it's the ideal accommodation choice for a romantic weekend or mid-week break-away.

Now Bike & Saddle in partnership with Bartholomeus Klip offers an amzing choice of day trips from the property, cycling not only on the estate and the private nature reserve, but a full day or two or three of fantastic wine tasting and cycling.

From Bartholomeus Klip there is the Riebeek Valley where many wine and olive farms can be visited, as well as the house where Jan Smuts was born, now a museum.  Half an hour away the charming restored village of Tulbagh is reached via a scenic pass winding through the mountains, and farther afield, Wellington, Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch have much to offer visitors, especially those interested in wine and food and cycling!

Along the West Coast, easily reached from Bartholomeus Klip, the West Coast National Park near the town of Langebaan is a mecca for birders and, in the springtime, for flower lovers.  Also near Langebaan, the West Coast Fossil Park is one of the richest fossil sites in the world, with an open archaeological dig where the bones of extinct giraffes called sivatheres are clearly visible among a jumble of other fossilised bones.  The small town of Velddrif has a bird hide and boardwalk overlooking the Berg River Estuary, a ‘hot spot’ for rare waders and waterbirds in general, and the nature reserve at Rocherpan nearby is renowned for wildflowers and whale watching as well as for its wide variety of bird species.