Summer Holidays at Bastiaanskloof

Hammock-Time

Summer Hammock Time!

Summer Holidays at Bastiaanskloof definitely begin by doing a whole lot of relaxing, be it in our hammock and lovely areas next to the Witte river or next to the pool at India House! Follow this with a hike for gorgeous views over the mountains!

Hiking-the-Tallulah-Trail

Summer Hiking  on the Tallulah Trail

Picnics-and-swimming

Picnics and Swimming in Summer on the Wittel River at Bastiaanskloof!

Poolside-fun

Poolside fun!

 

Splendid-Isolation

Splendid Isolation! Staying at Bastiaanskloof gives you access to your own private 2500 hectare nature reserve

Summer holidays are around the corner and besides relaxing at the farm (literally you don’t have to go anywhere), cooking up at storm, swimming, reading playing croquet and hiking  on our own trails (or book a massage or private yoga session), we have rounded up a list of summer activities right on our doorstep.

Limietberg Nature Reserve Hiking and Swimming

5 minutes from Bastiaanskloof is the Limietberg Nature Reserve which has amazing hikes and crysal clear river pools, lovely and deep even in the hight of summer – permits and maps from Tweede Tol Camping site on the Bainskloof pass.

Flyfishing

 Brown Trout fishing on the Witte River, Bainskloof or at Dwarsberg Trout Hideaway.

Mountain Biking

Wake up early to beat the summer heat and get going on some magnificent mountain bike tracks near us!
Welvanpas is a 20 min drive from Bastiaanskloof over the pass or you can cycle the pass to get to it.
Another great trail is Klutjieskraal http://www.mtbroutes.co.za/kluitjieskraal-mtb-route-closest-citytown-wolseley. Also a 20 min drive to Wolseley or it can be cycled. It formed part of the Cape Epic route in 2016 and takes you through some beautiful scenery and pine forests towards Tulbagh.
Gentler rides are available at Bersig – literally a 5 minute cycle from us http://bergsig.co.za/activities/mtb/ and in Slanghoek valley, a 15/ 20 minute drive from us.

Ceres (30 minutes from Bastiaanskloof)

Cherry picking at Klondyk Cherry farm, November to January,  30 minute drive from us – take a picnic, fun for the whole family
Ceres Zip Lining
Take the Steam Train from Wolseley to Ceres and back  – Wolseley is a 15 minute drive from Bastiaanskloof.

Breedekloof/Slanghoek Valley Wine Route and Restaurants:

The Breedekloof Wine Route is situated between Worcester and Paarl and includes Rawsonville, Slanghoek (my favourite, most beautiful, secret valley besides Bastiaanskloof), Goudini and Breerivier.
You can hike, mountain bike eat and drink and is just 10 minutes from Bastiaanskloof.
Highlights

Bosjes Kombuis

Make a booking for lunch at Bosjes or pop in for tea and a light snack 10 minute drive from us for a fabulous lunch – Bosjes has gathered much attention for its award winning chapel and for its gourmet food offering (menu by Peter Goffe-Wood).

Jason’s Hill Winery

Also open for breakfast and lunch (try their eggs benedict) as well as picking up  a bottle of their award-winning Izak Bordeaux Blend.
 Mariette Stofberg creates exceptional wines while her husband Deon heads up the craft beer and gin distillery. The wines, bubbly, craft beer and gin are available to taste and purchase.
Botha Kelder is one of South Africa’s largest private cellars, book a tour with the winemaker Annamarie van Niekerk or pop into their tasting room.

 Deetleefs

 This is the second oldest local wine estate, situated in Rawsonville. It has a beautiful Cape Dutch tasting room under beautiful Oak trees and features the farms 5 wine ranges, each with its own unique story and purpose.
 Du Toitskloof Winery and Melissa’s restaurant
 On your way home from Bastiaanskloof, drive through the Slanghoek Valley and then at Rawsonville T-junction, turn right and about 3km down the road on your left you will see Du Toitskloof Winery and Melissa’s Food Deli and Restaurant – great for tasting some of their wines and bubbly and Melissa’s is great for a breakfast on your way back to Cape Town – dogs are allowed on leashes if you have brought them with to Bastiaanskloof and something we do often. You will connect with the N1 back to Cape town just 2 km further down the road from Du Toitskloof and of course you can take this route to the farm if you want to stop for lunch before arriving (just turn off the N1 at the Rawsonville turnoff).

Watch out for more posts where we will be giving your more info on our other neighbouring towns of Tulbagh and Wellington and our favourite things to do there!

Summer holidays are around the corner and we can’t wait to see you at Bastiaanskloof!

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