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3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Ganora Guestfarm, Nieu-Bethesda 6280, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I had wanted to visit the Great Karoo for a long time and last month my husband and I visited Ganora and had a memorable experience. Winter in the Karoo is special: sunny days and cold nights, even frost, and if you're lucky rain. Staying at Ganora was a wonderful experience and we really enjoyed Hester's and JP's hospitality. We... More

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

Glad to hear how you enjoyed your visit to Ganora. Hope you will be able to visit us again. Regards Hester More

Almere, The Netherlands
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a real experience and a working sheep farm - it isn't only about the accommodation but the reality and people that surround it. Karoo dusts settles under your skin and here you can taste, feel and experience the land and its people. The medicinal walk, the Bushman paintings, all the fossilsand the musum - look different at a... More

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

Thank you so much for sharing with us how Ganora played a roll in letting you experience the authentic Karoo. It is heart warming to hear when people love our Karoo so much. Learned something about SOS today!! Have never heard about that one before. Hope you can visit Ganora again in the near future. Regards from us all at... 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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