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Ganora Farm

3.0 of 5 Ganora Guestfarm, Nieu-Bethesda 6280, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Ganora Farm was amazing! I stayed there for 2 weeks, along with 9 of my friends, while we built a playground for the local school in Nieu-Bethesda. Not only were the rooms spotless and comfortable, but the owners, Hester and JP, were like our family. We even started calling Hester mom toward the end of our time there. They helped... More 

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Hester S, Owner at Ganora Farm, responded to this review

Thank YOU for coming to our community to spend your time building the beautiful playground for the local school. It was so great having your group staying at Ganora. We had so much fun meeting you all. And I loved being able to help paint !! It was only a pleasure helping and hosting you on the farm. Hope you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Two night stay at this lovely working sheep farm. The guest rooms are beautifully presented and the food was divine. Dinner is served in a lovely communal dining room with old farm tools & photos on the walls and wagon wheels for chandeliers! Breakfast is in the main house dining room - I loved the stewed fruits! The Owl Route... More 

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Hester S, Owner at Ganora Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Ganora. So glad you enjoyed the farm with all that goes with it and the meals. Hope you will turn in at Ganora again when in the area. You are always welcome. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Visiting ganora guest farm feels like visiting family on the farm. Dinner and breakfast was fantastic. The service is prompt and friendly. Hester and JP gave us very helpful advice on Nieu Bethesda... The actual reason for our visit. The farm is situated not more than ten minutes drive from their quaint little town. I would recommend staying in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

A lovely place to stay when exploring the area. Quiet and serene and just the right amount of upgrading of the old buildings to retain character. Lovely home-style cooking for breakfast and dinner. Everyone really friendly and keen to help regarding what to visit I. The area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the cottage and will definitely try to stay longer next time! It was a great experience. Very clean, stylish and comfortable, great food and company. The fossil tour and slideshow about the stars and outer space was very entertaining and interesting. What a unique and beautiful farm!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I stayed there only for one night, but it was a great experience. I was phoned by the owner the afternoon to confirm whether we will have dinner with them and upon arrival the owner came out to greet me. We were taken to our room - what a lovely rustic little place. The next morning we had a full... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Ganora is a beautiful place to stay. JP's fossil museum and walk is very interesting and a must-do. Hester entertained us with long chats about the Karoo, the history of the area and interesting stories about Helen Martins and the Owl House. They are excellent hosts. The rooms are beautiful, but could do with more ways of staying warm in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Perfect stay in the cottage at the Ganora farm. Arriving late in the dark, we only found the beauty of the location the next morning. Extremely friendly owner, very supportive. Breakfast in the dining room was majestic. Got a guided tour to the ancient rock drawings and a full explanation to the fossils found at the property. Dinner the second... More 

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Hester S, Owner at Ganora Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about Ganora. We really appreciate positive feedback like yours. It means a lot to our staff too. I hope we will see you again in the future if you visit SA ! More 

Bloemfontein, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It was a pity that we only stayed over for a day. Ganora really is a gem. The kids enjoyed the farm and all the happenings associated with it. The hosts, the accommodations and cuisine can not be faulted. Next time, we will stay for longer.

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Hester S, Owner at Ganora Farm, responded to this review

Thank you Andre for your review. Good to hear that the kids also enjoyed the farm. You always welcome to stay for longer a next time. Kind regards Hester More 

Heidelberg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We were there to relax, eat good home cooked food, chat about life on a Karoo farm, learn about the fascinating fossil history and RUN trails...we got it ALL and more. What a lekker place We will definitely revisit and and stay longer than the 3 days...there is lots more exploring to do Thanks Hester and JP

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Hester S, Owner at Ganora Farm, responded to this review

So good to hear that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for sending some photo's of the canyon hike you did too. You are most welcome to come and explore the other side of the farm next time! Best wishes. Hester More 

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Address: Ganora Guestfarm, Nieu-Bethesda 6280, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Nieu-Bethesda
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Hotel Class:3 star — Ganora Farm 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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