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Ganora Guestfarm, Nieu-Bethesda 6280 South Africa
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#1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Nieu-Bethesda
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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.
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Free parking
Free breakfast
Table tennis
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Fax / photocopying
Non-smoking hotel
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Private check-in / check-out
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Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric blanket
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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EONJoburg wrote a review Aug 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa559 contributions132 helpful votes
JP and Hester have created a special homely BnB on Karoo sheep farm just on the outskirts of Nieu-Bethesda. It a great moment in ones life when you find such authentic good people, that enjoy what they do , entertain and engage openly with guests and tell their story with such passion and energy . Great service wonderful home cooked meals is the standard. The personal one on one time with JP in his museum full of fossils that were picked up on the farm is a treat. Well done - we will be back .
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Hester Steynberg, Owner at Ganora Farm
Responded Aug 18, 2020
Thank you so much for visiting Ganora ! We so appreciated your visit at the end of the Covid time. Loved to hear how you experienced the Karoo Road trip for work for the first time. Hope to see you soon again.
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Chwag wrote a review Jan 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa62 contributions16 helpful votes
A welcome stop over. Only for one night so didn’t have time to explore the caves or rock art. Would be worth a longer visit. Refreshing pool was respite from the heat. Generous hosts, honesty bar, farmstyle cooking. Room was adequate as we had last minute booking and last available room.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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urs e wrote a review Dec 2019
Oberrieden, Switzerland145 contributions41 helpful votes
it’s off the beaten track, this sleepy nieu-bethesda village. and it’s another 15km to the farm, a green oasis in the wilderness. beautifully furnished cabins/rooms. inviting porch in the main house dating back to 19th century. a lush garden with relaxing pool. charming and welcoming hosts and staff. don’t miss one of the walks around the farms or a visit to the bush men paintings. start the day with their hearty breakfast and top the day with a locally flavored dinner. an overall wonderful african experience.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Brigette M wrote a review Oct 2019
Kempton Park, South Africa3 contributions1 helpful vote
A lovely place to recharge. JP and Hester are such warm and friendly people who make you feel instantly at home. The room was clean and cosy. Meals were tasty and dinner gives one the opportunity to interact with the hosts and other guests. Really loved the conversations around the dinner table. Beautiful place to walk, feed the lambs, listen to intriguing fossil talk and see the bushman paintings. Nieu Bethesda is a tiny dusty little place that delights with its hidden gems if you want to drive into ‘town’ to see the owl house and the likes.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dr Pierce wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
What an awesome place - unpretentious, friendly and well worth the visit. We enjoyed great food and friendly ambience. The scenery is beautiful and pleasing to the eye. I would highly recommend it and visit New Bethesda while staying here. Most enjoyable
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from Hester S, Owner at Ganora Farm
Responded Aug 17, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. As we are only 7km from the village our guests enjoy going to it but enjoy the tranquility of the farm life at the same time. Good to see you enjoyed your stay! Kind regards Hester
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South AfricaEastern CapeNieu-Bethesda
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ganora Farm
Which popular attractions are close to Ganora Farm?
Nearby attractions include The Owl House (2.4 miles), First People Centre at The Bethesda Art Centre (2.4 miles), and Nieu Bethesda Church (2.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ganora Farm?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Ganora Farm?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ganora Farm?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ganora Farm?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Ibis Lounge, Nieu Karoo Country Restaurant, and Die Waenhuis Restaurant & Function Venue.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ganora Farm?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ganora Farm?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.