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Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij

P.O. Box 74 | Skeerpoort, Magaliesburg 0232, South Africa
(012) 207 1289
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English first
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Lovely for riverside picnic - you must order your picnic basket a day in advance but it is really worth it and the picnic spots are secluded

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Springs, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Do not go there if expecting glitz and glamour. Lovely place for a quiet, peaceful, "old fashioned" day out in the sun. Several spots opened up under shady trees next to a small river. Enough space for young kids to run around. Staff friendly; very good cheese/picnic baskets; blankets supplied. Shop needs some attention - quite dark inside.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We popped in here since we were in the area, but were somewhat disappointed. The inside of the building lacks natural light and the furniture and fixtures were tired and dated. We tasted some cheeses, which were good. There is a large selection of imported (Dutch) goodies on sale. The kids play equipment could do with some work (old tractor... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

travelled out over 100kms for lunch, dissapointing when I saw the menu it was so limiting.. and overpriced in my opinion. Service was slow. the location is magnificient, surrounded by mountains. bought some cheese and chutney from the shop, good value and tasty.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Obviously the focus has moved away from the cheese to other things! Service bad and everything looks tired. Used to pop in often but no more! Very sad!!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Had heard great things about Van Gaalens so stopped for lunch during a Magalies Meander. Sadly, left feeling a little disappointed. However, they appeared to be having power issues so perhaps they need another visit. Great mountain bike trails I believe!!

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Rustenburg, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

It is always nice when you have had a good experience at a place and you can't wait to take your friends there. Well, doing that at Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij was clearly not such a good idea, what an embarrassment. In Sept 2012 we had a wonderful visit to van Gaalen. On Youth Day we decided to take a good... More

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Rustenburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
44 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This place has a lovely setting. We enjoyed it once before, and returned full of hope. But things have changed. Surly staff at the cheese tasting found us an irritation rather than a sales opportunity. Bought our cheese and moved outside for a coffee under the trees. Staff issues again. The table was sticky when we sat down, and only... More

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