Author Archive | Caroline Swanson

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Bees at Bastiaanskloof

Bees at Bastiaanskloof We were thrilled to discover that bees have finally decided to swarm one of our hives at Bastiaanskloof this past weekend. We had placed 3 hives in November 2015 at the Estate in the hopes of attracting swarms naturally to them and after patiently waiting for 6 months we were delighted to discover […]

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The Butterfly Effect at Bastiaanskloof

Picture this: Azure sky contrasting with rocky peaks and large swathes of multidimensional green slopes… But wait… What was that little winged shadow that just flew past, barely a spec in the surrounding landscape? It is often easy to forget the “little things” hiding out in every corner of Bastiaanskloof Estate. Perhaps this is due […]

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Yoga Retreat at Bastiaanskloof

We were thrilled to host our first yoga retreat at India House at the Bastiaanskloof Estate, Bainskloof Pass. The idea sprung when I had the privilege of attending a week long retreat in Greece on a beautiful island in the summer (my Shirley Valentine holiday) which left me so refreshed and invigorated  –  I felt 16 […]

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Chris | Feb 2016

A great place to stay and only 1.5hrs from Cape Town. Accommodation is beautifully presented, very spacious, nicely finished – like staying in one’s own home. Gardens and surrounds are amazing, with lots of space for relaxing and walking. Dogs welcome, and they loved it too!! Definitely stay again.

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Daniel | Nov 2015

Jessie and I wanted to say a HUGE thank you for being so accommodating to us on our recent stay. We absolutely fell in love with the property and you and your team couldn’t have been more helpful! We were also very grateful for the delicious pie and [enormous] breakfast – both were fantastic

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Jeanne | Nov 2015

Firstly thanks you for a lovely weekend at Bastiaanskloof in Wild Olive Cottage. It is such a cozy and well equipped little place, we savoured every minute spent there. In fact, it has the same vibe and feel as our little sea cottage at Castle Rock outside Simonstown – just the mountain version! We just […]

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Liani and Olaf | March 2015

Dear Caroline, Thank you for the opportunity to use your beautiful venue for our wedding! All we can say is, “Wow!” Even our wildest expectations were exceeded! The feedback from our guests regarding the sheer beauty of Bastiaanskloof on the wedding day and thereafter has been phenomenal. Our guests have not been able to stop […]

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