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3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Ganora Guestfarm, Nieu-Bethesda 6280, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Heidelberg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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

Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Ganora gave us a wedding what we dreamt of. We decided to make it a few day affair and with many of the guests being 5 star executive chefs we were silenced and inspired by Hester's cuisine. The property, town and area is filled with mystique, peace and tranquillity with a deep sense of history with a story to tell... More

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

It was such a pleasure hosting your Karoo Wedding! We loved your idea of enjoying the Karoo cuisine and our farm. We at Ganora got to know you all so well and therefore you will always be welcome to return to the farm in the Karoo! Ollie also misses all the activities of the wedding! More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We decided to take some time out on the drive back to Gauteng and visited Nieu Bethesda which is a really quaint town where time slows down and is highly recommended. We stayed at Ganora outside of town and what a great find - from very comfortable rooms, drinks on the patio, excellent farm fair and an highly informative fossil... More

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

It is always great to hear how someone enjoyed their stay with us at Ganora. And even more so to hear that the fossil museum was a surprise for you all. Make some more time next time you pass to view the Bushman rock Art or medicinal plant walk ! Thank you for taking time to write a review. Hester More

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

You will find Koi San paintings on this farm and the owner JP has a very interesting collection of artifacts, skulls, fossils etc at the farms museum. My dad Hennie is an geologist and would love Ganora. So much history! Its well worth a visit. Nieu-Bethesda is off the beaten track - between Port Elizabeth and Colesburg or Graaff-Reinett, when... More

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

thank you for visiting Ganora. We so glad to hear how you enjoyed your stay here. Hope you can bring your father to see the fossils one day! More

Maun, Botswana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Looking for a tranquil spot on a working sheep farm near a quaint and funky village in the Karoo? Then visit Ganora and enjoy great Karoo hospitality. The village of Nieu Bethesda is close by and holds many interesting sights. If you have time and an interest in the area the town of Graaf Reniet is within easy reach. If... More

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

Thank you for visiting Ganora all the way from Botswana. Even though it was for your friend's wedding held at Ganora I am glad you enjoyed the farm and the Karoo. More

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We stayed a Ganora for one night last weekend and really enjoyed our stay. Hosts Hester and JP were very accommodating with our needs. As ours was a last minute booking there was only a double room left available, however they made up an extra mattress on the floor for our 3 year old son. We enjoyed an extremely informative... More

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

So good to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at Ganora. Hope your son enjoyed the rest of his holiday and did not miss his friends too much! My doggies missed him. More

East London, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

What a beautiful place! Thank you for being so helpful and inviting! Will definitely be back :) Very cultural with the Bushman paintings and Fossils! Lovely accommodation, felt like home! Clean and comfortable!

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

Thank you for visiting Ganora. Looking forward to see you and the family in the future. Hester More

Pahl, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We stayed in the little cottage above the farm, with a beautiful view over the gorgeous farm. If you're an eary bird, just sit there, wait for the sunset and try to feel, that you're sorrounded by fossils, that are sourrounded by fossils, that are more than million (!) times older as onselves. They lived here for more a thousand... More

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

Thank you so much for taking time to send feedback about your stay. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much and that it really made you think and take in millions of years! JP just loves his fossils and is always very pleased when other think like him! Thank you for your mail to ask... 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*
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GIVE US ONE DAY AND WE GIVE YOU 280 MILLION YEARS! At Ganora you do not only get accommodation but to let you experience our discoveries we like to share with you. Our Accommodation is Three Star graded and "Highly Recommended" by AA. We do various options of accommodation. 1. A self catering cottage that sleeps 6 and has two bathrooms with a small lounge and kitchen as well as a patio overlooking the farm yard. 2. Standard double or twin en-suite bedrooms with tea and coffee facilities. 3. Larger double or twin en-suite bedrooms that can be with King - or single beds. It has a few extras and overlooks the lucern fields that might have sheep grazing in them at the time of your visit. GUIDED DAY TOURS TO: Bushman Rock art site, Anglo Boer War story & engravings, Fossil and artifact museum, Fossil walk, Medicinal plant walk, Sunset drinks. Swimming pool available. ... more   less 
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