Bastiaanskloof Self Catering in Bainskloof, Western Cape


Self Catering at R301, Bainskloof Pass, Breede River Valley, Western Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

  • Property TypeEstate
  • Guests12
  • Units/Rooms4
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights

About Bastiaanskloof

Bastiaanskloof is situated in the historic and picturesque mountain pass of Bainskloof, one and a half hour’s drive from Cape Town. The 2500ha property contains over 800 species of fynbos trees, shrubs and plants and a wide range of fauna, including Leopard, Klipspringer, Black Eagles, Angulate Tortoises, African Clawless Otters, Giant Musk Shrews, Spectacled Doormice, Blackbacked Jackel and Cape Horseshoe bats, amongst others.

Studies have been conducted on all flora and fauna and guests have access to this information as well as being able to spot few of these species themselves. During spring, fynbos flowers are a must see as the valley becomes a sea of purples and pinks and yellows.

The property forms part of the Boland Mountain Complex in the Cape Floristic region, one of eight areas in South Africa designated by Unesco as World Heritage sites. Places as unique and diverse as the wilds of East Africa's Serengeti, the Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Wall of China, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Baroque Cathedrals of Latin America make up Unesco's World heritage sites.


India House (Sleeps 6 guests)
India House, sleeps up to 6. So named because of its beautiful turquoise front door, imported from Gujarat, India, Dogs allowed. It has a state of the art kitchen, its own swimming pool and access to the organic kitchen garden amongst many special features. The option of a 5 star full-service chef is available on request.

Kraal Cottage (Sleeps 2 guests)
The Kraal Cottage sleeps 2. The Kraal Cottage is a lovingly restored cottage, which once was the home of a cattle herder. The Kraal was used as a stopover point for cattle on their way over the mountains to be sold at the market in Wellington. Today the Kraal cottage is a self-catering, one bedroom. Dogs allowed.

Restio Cottage (Sleeps 4 guests)
Restio Cottage, sleeps 4. Restio Cottage is is an eclectically decorated cottage with2 bedrooms en-suite. It is a front verandah from where you can gaze at the views of surrounding mountains and starts. Try and spot one of our rescue tortoises which have been released in and around this cottage.

Wild Olive Cottage (Sleeps 4 guests)
Wild Olive cottage situated on the Bainskloof Pass is a cosy 2 bedroom cottage with wonderful views of the Ceres Mountains – relax in the hammock on the stoep and watch the mountains turn pink at sunset and then dine outside under a million sparkling stars. Dogs allowed.

Attractions and Activities

Bastiaanskloof boasts access to spectacular mountain hikes and trails, allowing guests to hike previously unchartered mountain passes, past magical waterfalls and explore centuries old caves with historic paintings. There is also the option to hike the neighbouring Limietberg Nature Conservancy.

Guests also have access to two main perennial rivers, the Witte River and the Bastiaanskloof river. Both of these rivers have natural pools and are still sparsely populated with indigenous Cape Galaxias, Cape Kurper and Breede River Redfin. Decks have been built along the Witte River allowing for lazy days lounging with lots of tanning and picnics, or swimming in the natural pools and watching the myriad birdlife and wildlife.

Other activities in and around the property include
• Wine routes on the doorstop of the Estate: Wellington, Paarl, Worcester, Breedekloof, Tulbagh
• Horse Riding
• Brown Trout Fishing on the Witte River through the Cape Piscatorial Society
• Farmers Market - Things I love Deli in Church Street, Tulbagh, hosts a Farmer’s Market on the last Saturday of every month. Tulbagh is a 20 minute drive from Bastiaanskloof
• Birding: For bird enthusiasts, Bastiaanskloof hosts over 140 species for your viewing pleasure! • Several fynbos endemics are found on the property. These include the Cape Rock-jumper, Victorin’s Warbler, Orange Breasted Sunbird, Cape Sugarbird, Protea Seedeater and the Cape Siskin. A full birding report on the bird species on the property has been conducted and is available to guests only
• Arts / Culture and excellent restaurants in the surrounding towns of Wellington, Tulbagh, Ceres and Worcester
• Experiencing Western Cape fynbos and fauna at its most pristine

More / Rooms & Rates / Reviews / Map & Directions / Booking Enquiry

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Smoking: allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Underfloor heating

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (periodic)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
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  • ZAR 1300
  • per unit per nightbased on 2 persons

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -33.543274999666664
Longitude: 19.157856944444443

Closest airport(s)
Cape Town International - 90km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome but at guests own risk

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h30
Check-out by 10h00

Listed on
December 2009 - 5 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

One of those times where the photographs on the website (although gorgeous) Still do NOT do the place justice. It's way better than I had...

Christine Searle, Cape Town Travellers' Rating


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