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Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij

Address: P.O. Box 74 | Skeerpoort, Magaliesburg 0232, South Africa
Phone Number: (012) 207 1289
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Type: Farms, Outdoors
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A well kept secret (I hope). This little cheese manufacturer nestled in the picturesque valley of Skeerpoort is a gem. Great surroundings (you might be lucky and see the vultures flying high on summer thermals). The cheese is excellent. The outdoor setting is lovely (where I go to unwind during the week). Service is good too. Views are something to... More

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Breathtaking view, mountain trail for hikes and bikes also available but we didn't go, a scattering of farm animals and a jungle gym for the kiddies, would like to go back sometime for the cheese tour they make available every Wednesday and Saturday as the cheese I bought to come home with was really yummy. Booking is essential for the... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Small portions and too expensive the setting is great as is the ambiance, would do good if bigger portions were served and possibly a craft beer?

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

One can organize a tour or just take a drive there and relax in the restaurant while taking in the surrounding beauty. The shop has an amazing variety of cheese and other goodies, which are reasonable priced. Well worth a visit.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Awesome, relaxing, interesting, smelly. Its such a great place to be, lovely selection of cheese, service from waiters could be improved. Prices are reasonable. definitely going to return and recommend to others

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great Mountain bike trial and the cheese is out of this world. Make sure you buy some to take home. Setting of the restaurant is beautiful and have a relaxing atmosphere.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The mountain bike trail is very poorly marked and dangerous. It is a single track trail but allows for two way traffic. I almost had a head on collusion with an oncoming biker than came downhill around a blind corner. Bikers are not warned ahead of time that the trail allows for two way traffic. We will not be riding... More

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Pretoria
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Loved the picnic by the river as well as lunch. Really worth a visit, even if it's just to buy cheese! :)

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Pretoria, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Visit this very interesting farm in the Magaliesburg. Not only do you get to know a lot about cheesemaking, but you can buy great cheeses at very reasonable prices. Have a lovely breakfast in true Dutch tradition or enjoy a Dutch treat on the stoep!

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Durban, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Surroundings are beautiful. The cheese tour did not quite meet our expectation. A bit overpriced at R85 pp including a beverage and slice of cake. Well we didnt quite get enough slices for all in my group and by the time it came, well lets just say a bit too late. (This is served at the end of the tour)The... More

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