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George, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a lovely place. the hosts attend to your every need; very hospitable, friendly and helpfull. good quality finishes with excellent food. the fossil talk and bushman painting tour just a plus. worth a two day visit; one day is too short...

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

Thanks so much for returning to Ganora! We were privileged to meet your family members . They are so lucky that you spoil them on this long holiday trip you have taken them. I can only hope that my son will one day do the same for me! More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Had a wonderful weeekend away at Ganora to celebrate a friends birhday. ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!! although it was veeerrryyy cold, they made it very comfortable with electric blankets and heaters. We opted for dinner at the farm both nights and I would advise this. The meals were delicious traditional farm food. Loved the freedom of the farm and being allowed... More 

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Bloemfontein
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

A beautiful farm with friendly people! We thoroughly enjoy our stay at Ganora. Hester & JP are wonderful hosts with an abundance of interesting information about fossils, rock art, etc. The food was good and the company excellent. A recommended stay for anyone who wants to experience the Karoo at its best!

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

Thank you very much for the kind words about Ganora. We glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here so much! We also enjoyed your company so much. Please visit us if you in the area. Hope you felt regenerated after the holiday in the Karoo. More 

Parow, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

WE needed an overnight stay en-route from the Drakensberg to Cape Town. As we've always wanted to visit Nieu Bethesda, I started to do internet research on possible venues. The website on Ganora guest farm convinced me that this is the place for me and actually in reality it was much better than I expected. The first sight as we... More 

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

I am so pleased to read what you enjoyed the most.Thank you for the beautiful photo's! Hope to see you in the future to enjoy the tours you did not have time for this time round! More 

Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I spent some nights at Ganora when I was traveling through South Africa and I felt like being part of a family. The farm is beautifully located in the heart of the Karoo and you can probably spend weeks exploring the stunning area. There are different hikes starting from the farm but you can also just relax at the pool-... More 

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

It was great to welcome you at the farm. Glad you had a good time. All the best for the rest of your travels before you go back to Europe! The lambs miss you!! More 

Hermanus
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

It is worth taking a detour off the main road to visit Nieu-Bethesda and to spend time at Ganora. JP and Hester are lovely hosts. Our room was particlularly warm and cosy on a cold evening. Max served the dinner - delicious soup and Karoo Lamb Chops. We had delightful dinner companions. Who could ask for anything more? JP is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic overnight stay, loved the ambience, warm welcome, wagging tails of the dogs and friendly cat! Delicious Karoo lamb dinner and great breakfast in the homely dining room. Lovely room and bathroom. Enjoyed the new-born lambs and walking to the creek with the dogs. Thanks Hester and JP.

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Staying on this working farm gave us a wonderful glimpse into life in the Karoo. Feeding the lambs, going for long walks along the river and in the veld, having a "chat" with the meerkat that was currently staying at the farm and with the resident water mongoose Bubbles, star gazing... What a fantastic experience! We stayed in the cottage... More 

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George, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

excellent ambience with great views. good facilities and very clean and neat. accommodation is more than what we needed and asked for. very good, tasty dinner. warm welcome. included was a fossil tour and a sheep sheer exhabition!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

This was one of our best B&B stays yet. The farm itself is stunning, with numerous hiking trails, sheep, and beautiful views. The rooms are simple, but comfortable and have all the necessary amenities. What really makes this B&B a 5 star for me is the dining hall / pub that they have on the property. This has a traditional... More 

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

Thank you Stuart for taking time to write a review. We always appreciate feedback on Ganora. So glad to hear how you enjoyed the interaction with the other guests. We have the best guests ! More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about Ganora Farm

Address: Ganora Guestfarm, Nieu-Bethesda 6280, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Nieu-Bethesda
Price Range: $57 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ganora Farm 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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