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Swissland Cheese

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Open Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Impromptu Picnic

Had to give a shout out to Swissland Cheese. We drove up there on our Midlands Meandering holiday... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2019
TheBrownes_80
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Lovely surprise! 🐐

This spot is great for a picnic, with the ready-made cheese variety platters, blankets and... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2019
thecouchster
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Cape Town, South Africa
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  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
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Old Main Rd, Balgowan, South Africa
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Reviewed July 9, 2019

Had to give a shout out to Swissland Cheese. We drove up there on our Midlands Meandering holiday and were pleasantly surprised when we got to the shop and discovered that with a simply deposit of your car keys, you can grab a basket, a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 9, 2019 via mobile

This was a real waste of a visit. To start the road to the cheese shop was terrible. However we endured expecting a good experience at the end of the road. All we saw are a few goats. The cheese shop had a small fridge...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

This spot is great for a picnic, with the ready-made cheese variety platters, blankets and preserves to choose from. If you only want a few cheeses, make sure to include the ash/coal cream cheese - I’m not even a fan of goats cheese and I...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank thecouchster
Reviewed April 11, 2019

We missed the cheese making. However the goats on the farm excited our kids and they were quite friendly. We bought chess platter and all of the flavors and types were delicious. I would definitely go again, except this place does not suite a small...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Candice Shari M
Reviewed March 6, 2019

A nice spot to stop for a coffee and see the goats, but nothing specifically interesting. You need a 4X4 to get up the steep and rocky path

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank nollag
Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

A little of a rough drive up to Swissland in a small low car, but what a lovely peaceful place with excellent cheese and a good vibe. Very nice, will definitely try and visit again, but that road needs a little care.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank J2204LNhelenm
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

Great family orientated place to visit. Small selection of cheese but worth a try. Good picnic spot with great views. Only downside and the reason i scored it average is the route that you have to take to get up the mountain to it. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

Stop off sample the goats milk cheeses and pickles all handmade and don't forget to stop and feed the goats. A delight gor kids and adults you can grab a blanket and have a picnic.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LornaSJohannesburg
Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

After missing the turn to the place and then making our way up the hills to Swissland. We engaged in a lovely tasting experience with an engaging Beauty who was helpful while explaining products and answering questions. There is no obligation to buy after tasting...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AveshN06
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Up the hill along a road that certainly needs some attention, but the cheeses made it worthwhile. No need to purchase, but friendly staff work through the samples with all visitors. Very picturesque once at the parking area, and although the shop and tasting area...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank irishmike60
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There’s no entrance fee, you just pay for the goodies you’d like in your picnic basket. :)
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