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Ganora Farm

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Ganora Guestfarm, Nieu-Bethesda 6280, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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East London, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our cottage was self catering but a cleaner came to tidy the rooms and clean the kitchen during our stay. The cottage was clean and well appointed. Hearty breakfast every morning. I loved the isolation and beauty of the nature and surrounds. I could take long scenic walks any time of day, Our hostess was superb and informative with a... More 

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

Thank you for writing a review. We are busy renovating the cottage you have stayed in and hopefully a next time you come you will see some changes. More 

Bloemfontein
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful, quite location. Where you can unwind from city life. Take long walks along the river or go on a guided tour to the Bushman paintings. Welcoming people, would have loved to stay longer. Looking forward to a next time.

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

Thank you for visiting Ganora. Hope you enjoyed the rest of you trip! Hope we will see you in the near future again. More 

East London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Most enjoyable stay Rooms comfortable and clean. Everything very well maintained and managed. Excellent food. Interesting fossil museum with very informative "talk" given by JP. Hester and JP very hard working and "hands on" couple which is reflected in all aspects of the farm. Will definitely visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Ganora was perfect for my entire family. Hiking to the cave paintings, touring JP's fossil museum, eating delectable meals, playing with the resident water mongoose, and star gazing were amongst our highlights. We can't wait to go back for sheep-shearing season. A total hidden gem in the Karoo!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

If you're looking for the authentic farm experience in the Karoo, then this is the place to stay. It's about as far removed from city living as one is likely to find. This farm is situated a few kilometers from the village of Nieu Bethesda along a dirt road. It's very picturesque, especially on approach where one sees the farmhouse... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

During our 3 month travels in South Africa, my wife and I spent three weeks at Ganora Guestfarm on a Workaway assignment, exchanging part-time work for room and board. Our extended stay gave us a chance to get to know Hester and JP and their staff, in addition to experiencing the magic of days and nights in the Karoo. Listen,... More 

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Ganora is a wonderful guest-house... You can bottle feed lambs, learn about Boer history or just relax. Ganora is a great location to visit Nieu-bethesda and also close enough to visit Graaf Reinet and the Valley of Desolation during the day. Ganora has wifi which is needed as there is no cellphone reception and the beds were so comfortable and... More 

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

Thank you so much for your comments on Ganora. It is good to read that you enjoyed your stay so much. Hope you will visit our farm again in the future. Kind regards Hester More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

We spent 3 nights at Ganora. The accommodation is great -well appointed and comfortable. We enjoyed the delicious meals in the communal dining room which also allows to interact with other guests if you want. We had a fascinating fossil talk and tour with JP- the history of the farm is amazing. Henry also took us for a medicinal plant... More 

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

I am glad to read how you enjoyed the tours and your stay at Ganora. Great timing for the kids to be here to feed the lambs. Regards Hester More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Hester and JP are the perfect hosts. Nothing is too much to ask. Ganora farm is beautifully situated at the foot of the Compassberg, the food was excellent and the hospitality unsurpassed. Cant wait for my next visit.

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

Thanks for visiting Ganora Guestfarm. Thank you for the positive comments. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday and will be visiting Ganora again in the near future. Kind regards Hester More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

a slick, well run operation. Make sure you eat dinner there as the food is not only delicious but you can get seconds..and thirds! close enough to Neiu Bethesda to pop in for a day visit as well The room was clean and neat and a firm mattress with crisp bedding. Next time we are in the area we will... More 

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