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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, Sights & Landmarks
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Magaliesburg, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Although I've visited Van Gaalens on numerous occasions, I've never seen the cheese factory actually working. It is basically an open air eatery with a limited menu. It must have some value as I've been again and again. Maybe it's the variety of cheeses in the store, and the lovely fresh African air.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Limited menu - but as expected...lots of cheese options. The shop could do with some more friendly staff who actually want you to try the cheeses and entice you to buy. You get the impression they don't want you to sample their goods... Toilets need work. Bit dirty, urinals not working and no paper towels when I was there. Not... More 

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JHB
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14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Hi Van Gaalen has a resturant where you can go eat and chill out. They make delicous cheese which you can taste and buy. It's an excellent optionto drive out for tgethe day. If you are really into moutain biking you def have to try out the Van Gaalen's trails. There are some serious mountain bike races that are held... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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