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Address: | Skeerpoort, Magaliesburg 0232, South Africa
Phone Number: (012) 207 1289
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I heart Amsterdam

Therefore I heart Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij. Great place to unwind and enjoy freshly made cheese (book a picnic-basket and spread your blanket on the banks of the Skeerpoort river... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Benoni, South Africa
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Yesterday was our first time visit to Van Gaalen. And what a wonderful day and place. As adults we did a nice 5km hike and the kids did a 36km trip on their mountain bikes. Bought some fantastic cheese: semi-mature Gouda, extra mature Gouda and onion cheese. There are beautiful picnic spots, but must be booked. I can imagine that... More 

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Benoni, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Loved the cheese and the place is do beautiful we walked around was a well spent day out. Staff .made us fell at hone

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Centurion
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We visited Van Gaalens and we were really not impressed. We would not even recommend anyone going there. The restaurant was not open when we went. There is a wide variety of cheese but the service is very slow. One would expect that there would be a cheese show, but there wasn't. Apparently there are shows only at specific times.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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85 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Therefore I heart Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij. Great place to unwind and enjoy freshly made cheese (book a picnic-basket and spread your blanket on the banks of the Skeerpoort river for a peaceful picnic). Wide selection of Cheese and wine to choose from. Buy a variety of cheese (home made) from the well stocked Shop with lots of special delicacies imported... More 

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Boksburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Excellent cheese and very relaxing surroundings. Try the cheese platter and buy some locally produced Dutch cheese or even imported cheeses. Well worth a visit.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We cycle in the Magaliesberg area and frequently at Van Gaalen, but we can't even count on this spot to serve us lunch after a tough ride. A few months ago we thought we would have beers, but just attracting the attention of a waiter took forever. Beers eventually arrived, warm and with half the order incorrect. The interior is... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Their selection is great and it's awesome that you can book a picnic basket and enjoy some of their cheese, together with a bottle of wine, down by the little stream. Blissful tranquility and a fabulous weekend outing!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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111 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Very interesting place to visit. Nice cheeses and lots of other products to look at or purchase. I was really impressed.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We enjoyed a beautiful cheese platter for lunch in a magnificent treed garden. Ca definately recommend this!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

For my birthday we planned a picnic on the farm on our way to our holiday :) we had a lovely picnic with huge amounts of food, in the sun and by the river! It was amazing lying in the winter sun relaxing! The basket was amazing but bring your own blankets as they are not there and remember to... More 

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