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Address: | Skeerpoort, Magaliesburg 0232, South Africa
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Cheese and then some

We popped past this during our travels through Harties and Magaliesburg. Lovely place with the best cycling trails and beautiful setting. The gardens are gorgeous and well kept... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jay D
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped past this during our travels through Harties and Magaliesburg. Lovely place with the best cycling trails and beautiful setting. The gardens are gorgeous and well kept. Sad that we were unable to do a cheese making tour as these are only done Wednesday and Saturday, but we shall return to do this specifically. Worth a visit!

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Thank Jay D
Johannesburg, South Africa
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90 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the breakfast at Van Gaalen, and it helps to get there early, since it fills up very quickly. After the breakfast take the time to visit the cheese shop, and to see the cheese production facilities.

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Thank rogerlayton
Pretoria, South Africa
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38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a nice experiance and we enjoyed the food. The service were good and friendly. We were welcomed well and had a good experience. If your looking for a restaurant with a difference it is the place to be.

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Thank Hester741
Pretoria, South Africa
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Van Gaalen's Cheese Farm and had a lovely afternoon under the trees with wine and two of the cheese plates they offer. It was a nice day out

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Thank Cassandra G
Fourways, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful cheese making tour. Great walking trail along the river and under the reeds. Wonderful outdoor restaurant seating and nice simple menu. Nice picnicking spot.

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Thank Kharm M
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the farm for breakfast. Disappointed as very average menu. Would have expected a lot more variation & creativity. Cannot come for cake & coffee . Venue and food choice very under utilized . Great picnic spot & walks. Children friendly. As it is a farm would have expected more homemade/farm choices

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Thank Sharon S
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We visited the cheese farm and restaurant. Lovely food on offer and the cheese platters are divine. Try the smoked cheese - a real treat. Service was poor with waiters sitting down and not attending to their tables. Not well trained at all. Place could to with a bit of a spruce up at the entrance as it is not... More 

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Thank AndreanaOchse
Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Educational and fun cheese tour and tasting. Great team builder for our staff. We enjoyed the fun interaction.

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Thank 307jellybean
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

If you like cheese you will love it. Remember it is a working Farm not a shopping Mall. Yes you wil find smelly goats, sheep and cows on the farm because thats where they live.

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Thank Martingp3coza
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Superb cheese based menu, especially if you are a cheese lover (like us). Great ambience, seating under the trees, great mountain biking trails and cheese shop. Well worth a visit, but come early, as it is extremely popular. We visit Van Gaalen at least once a month, either as a single destination or en route to/from one or more of... More 

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