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Firemaking – The Art of Making the Perfect Fire

The art of firemaking is having a resurgence in the world of late and given the fresh winter snow that has fallen over the mountains last weekend, is a hot topic around the Bastiaanskloof dining room table at the moment. In Europe, firemaking is becoming something of a cult pastime. Choosing a particular type of […]

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Winter Holidays at Bastiaanskloof 2017

We have some days still available at Bastiaanskloof for the Winter holidays season and have updated our rates to give locals some great value for money – have a look at our website for rates and to book. Fireplaces with plenty of supplied wood, heaters, underfloor heating (India house), hot water bottles and lovely blankets to curl […]

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Winter Holidays at Bastiaanskloof

We have a few free days during the winter holidays at India House and the cottages at Bastiaanskloof and we have put together a list of things to do at the estate and in the surrounding areas for both adults and kids! Homecooked meals Request our menu for a list of our home cooked meals – […]

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Hiking in Winter at Bastiaanskloof

Hiking in winter is one of our favourite things to do at Bastiaanskloof, it is a beautiful time of the year  with many things to do without the heat of the summer sun. One can hike at any time of the day, which also allows for a lie in before heading up into the mountains on one of […]

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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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Bastiaanskloof visits Babylonstoren for a Workshop on Bees, 22nd October 2014

Bastiaanskloof went to vist Babylonstoren for a very inspiring course on Bees – here are some pictures of our visit and the honey we collected from the hives…we will be introducing some hives to Bastiaanskloof.. watch this space for news of Bastiaanskloof honey in the upcoming months! A few interesting bee facts: Bees are defensive, […]

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