Move to Bartholomeus Klip

March 03 2015


There is a craft Brewery (The Cape Brewing Company) where one can taste lots of beers and then right beside it a great Biltong shop. Choose your beer and your biltong, sit and enjoy. You can buy charcuterie meats and finish with lunch at the new Bertes Bason restaurant specialising in Africaans food. You can even buy Grappe, locally made to clean the palate afterwards.

We drove on to our destinations at Bartholemeus Klip, a working farm, well off the road in stunning open farmland. Passing through huge, dry fields, recently harvested we arrived at a veritable oasis. A lovely traditional gabled farmhouse, sitting in an established garden, with shady trees, a big pool, and cool, traditionally decorated interiors. Our welcome was generous and we felt right at home. We were sad we had eaten lunch as there was an enormous offering of "high tea" to make your mouth water. We swam, and walked around the dam, and then settled in for sundowners on the stoop followed by a truly delicious dinner. What high standards of service and food are available in this country and Bartholemeus Klip are well known for their excellent menu, using home produced ingredients. I must be gaining pounds every day.

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