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Address: P.O. Box 74 | Skeerpoort, Magaliesburg 0232, South Africa
Phone Number: (012) 207 1289
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Great Lunch Spot

I love visiting here. It feels authentic. When you visit a farm, it should feel like a farm, and Van Gaalens does. The food won't get a Michelin rating, and the furniture could do... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
BarrieBramley
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I love visiting here. It feels authentic. When you visit a farm, it should feel like a farm, and Van Gaalens does. The food won't get a Michelin rating, and the furniture could do with an upgrade. But that's not why you should be going there. It's a wholesome experience just outside of the city, that leaves you with a... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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92 reviews 92 reviews
25 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Unfathomable amount of single and jeep track.. i'm quite sure you can ride here for 8 hours and not get to all the tracks. Would definitely see me again, just unfortunate it's a bit far from pretoria, but well worth the drive. We had some of the great micro brewery beers afterwards, which is absolute magic after a long ride.... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We went to the Van Gaalen Cheese Farm and they have a cheese tour offered 3 times a week at 10am. These are the days the make cheese. It was informative and one learns about cheddar and gouda and the process to make it. One gets to taste 5 different cheeses of varying maturity. One also gets a tour and... More 

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Hartbeespoort, South Africa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A few years back the food was amazing, but cheese platters especially is dull and boring. The " manager" was not a friendly person and just before they closed one could feel- its time to go. Cycling on the other hand is great! So cycle here and plan eating somewhere else- many options.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

First time here and what a place. The food is great and service quite good. Next time we will come more prepared with some blankets and couchins...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This is a really nice place for a stop over. There are lovely grass fields to lie around in and there is also a cycling trail that we used to take a walk on. The views of the mountain are particulary nice from here. There is also a shop selling lots of goodies from Holland.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The perfect venue for a romantic picnic. A cute little basket of fruit, meat and best of all - a delicious variety of Van Gaalen's cheese - is packed for you. To top the meal off - delicious dutch biscuits and chocolate pieces. You choose your bottle of wine and fetch an ice bucket and glasses and take a short... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Beautiful scenery, delicious cheese platters every time we visit. One of our favourite places to take overseas guests

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Pretoria, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Friendly staff, keen to let you taste their wonderful cheese. Great variety, equal to European standards.

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Middelburg, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Enjoyed seeing and tasting all the different cheeses that are made on the premises. Lovely trip for the whole family. Also a lot of Dutch delicacies that's worth trying.

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