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3.0 of 5 Ranch   |   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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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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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

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Hester and JP (and friendly staff) are wonderful hosts. We stayed in Khoi San cottage which is extremely well-appointed and quite private. The food was great and the guided walk to the bushmen paintings a real treat. As was the opportunity to sit amongst the Hansies (hand-reared lambs), feed the calf and watching the sheep come home. It is a... More

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

It is always good to hear when guests enjoy their time with us. The lambs have been weaned and the calf is growing. Although little to big for the bottle we still like spoiling her with a bottle now and then ! More

Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Our group of friends spent two days in Nieu-Bethesda, going into 2014 with a hoot! Ganora Guest farm was the perfect location to relax, enjoy breath-taking views and relish the exquisite dining experience. The guest farm also offered a perfect base for exploring Nieu-Bethesda and taking part in the “Festival of Lights”. I would definitely describe it as one of... More

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

Thank you for choosing Ganora to celebrate New Year. So good to hear that you enjoyed Nieu-Bethesda and the farm. More

Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We had a lovely time at Gonora Guest Farm. The food was fantastic, the staff and owners are very friendly and helpful, the kids loved the fossil museum and the swim we had in the river!They also gave milk to the lambs and loved it. Its best to stay at least two nights to really explore the farm and the... More

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

I am glad that you and your family enjoyed it here. So glad your children had the experience of feeding the lambs and a river swim. Hope they will remember their farm experience for it. More

Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

A visit to Ganora Farm is a fabulous experience and highly recommended. Hester and JP were extremely welcoming, the food was excellent and the accommodation superb. We stayed in the Khoi-San cottage which is perched above the farm and has wonderful views over the valley. All the staff were so helpful and friendly and we had the added delight of... More

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

Thanks for coming to see what Ganora is all about. Lulu missed you after your departure. Seems like you really spoilt her! More

Grahamstown, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Thank you Hester, JP, Derek, Mac and the team for making our stay so special, the food was excellent, homely and tasty and we loved staying in your space, learning about and seeing the fossils, and bushman paintings and just enjoying the magnificent skys~scape.

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

Thank you so much for visiting Ganora and Nieu- Bethesda. Max, Derek and the team is grateful about your acknowledgement ! Hope you will come to visit us again in the near future. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Hester and JP have a hidden gem. Everyone must go and visit them. With their fossil and bushman talks . Most interesting stories. Wonderful , efficient and friendly staff. Rooms are always perfect. Always love their food especially the biltong soup and pumpkin pie! Looking forward to My next visit.

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

It was great fun hosting the photography group. We had such fun with the people attending. Sure everybody learned a lot about their camera's and are looking forward seeing everybody's pics. Can't wait for the next photography course that we will be hosting in March next year. More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Fantastic and authentic farm experience. Comfy rooms, very accomodating hosts that arranged early meals for the kids and an interesting presentation from JP on fossil finds and history. The town of Nieu Bethesda looks tired and drab so our night at Ganora was a worthwhile experience.

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

We always enjoy having children visiting Ganora. Thank you for coming and allowing us to share the fossils experience with you and your family. Hope you next time have time to enjoy our other discoveries like the bushman rock art. More

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Address: Ganora Guestfarm, Nieu-Bethesda 6280, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Nieu-Bethesda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Specialty lodging in Nieu-Bethesda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ganora Farm 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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