About Bartholomeus Klip Renosterveld Reserve

Bartholomeus Klip Reserve is teeming with herds of eland, springbuck, black wildebeest, zebra and bontebok. Many other animals, such as baboons, bat-eared foxes, lynxes, and smaller species of antelope, live here too, and it is known that leopards still occur in the mountains.

Among the birdlife at Bartholomeus Klip is the world’s largest bird, the ostrich, once farmed here in large flocks at the height of the ostrich feather boom in the 1870s and today one of the leopard’s favourite foods.

The magnificent black eagle (correctly known as Verreaux’s eagle) nests in the mountains, and the enormous dam near to the farmhouse has a spectacular array of water birds, some resident like the fish eagles and the kingfishers, and others such as the pelicans and the spoonbills less regular visitors.

Flamingos have also been seen in some of Bartholomeus Klip’s smaller dams and there are a host of interesting large and small birds out in the reserve and on the wheatlands, including large flocks of the blue crane, South Africa’s national bird.

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Accommodation near Bartholomeus Klip Renosterveld Reserve

Obiekwa Cottage

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The Royal Hotel

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Du Vlei

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Bartholomeus Klip Renosterveld Reserve Map

Bartholomeus Klip Renosterveld Reserve is 18.4km from the centre of Riebeek Kasteel , the nearest airport 74.2km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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