We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij

Features Animals
Review Highlights
Good time

Good food, great atmosphere, had a very good time. Nice and outdoors. Lots of shade. Nice place for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Magaliesburg, South Africa
Awesome experience

Van Gaalen's Cheese Farm offers you a unique, intimate and authentic experience of Gouda Cheese... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Read all 139 reviews
All photos (40)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good44%
  • Average23%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“cheese ham”(12 reviews)
“the river”(16 reviews)
“cheese making”(8 reviews)
Skeerpoort, Madibeng 0232, South Africa
+27 12 207 1289
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 May 2013

Hubby and myself ran away from work on a Monday and found Van Galen open. Their coffee alone is worth the trip. We both had their chef's salad and it was very tasty, large prtion and very affordable. Will be back on a weekend with...More

2  Thank Heidi F
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 22 June 2013

It is always nice when you have had a good experience at a place and you can't wait to take your friends there. Well, doing that at Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij was clearly not such a good idea, what an embarrassment. In Sept 2012 we had...More

6  Thank ElsabeHowes
Reviews (139)
Filter reviews
137 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews cheese ham the river cheese making lovely cheese cheese shop farm animals local cheese guided tour worth a visit mountain biking lovely sunday dutch influence jungle gym beautiful surroundings lovely place food was great salad
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 137 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, great atmosphere, had a very good time. Nice and outdoors. Lots of shade. Nice place for kids.

Thank elizev2018
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Van Gaalen's Cheese Farm offers you a unique, intimate and authentic experience of Gouda Cheese making. Age old recipes are used to create flavorful, non commercial and delicious cheeses. The cheese tour is a lively, engaging rendition of the full process of cheese making on...More

Thank Exploration813671
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We drove around 40km's to visit Van Gaalen, it was really disappointing, just a farm stall really - we expected some fresh bread and cold meats but only rook a take-away cheese plate, with store bought bread and a few slices of cheese, ham, salami...More

Thank MaryVanBlerk
Reviewed 15 June 2018

They are doing alteration outside which should be nice when finished maybe it was maintenance . The prices are high . Cheese was excellent . In the deli the lady was so rude which put my sons girlfriend right off . As she is a...More

Thank 789Bronwyn
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful on a sunny day with lovely jungle gym and animals to view for the children and loads of grass to run about. It’s a lovely place for a Sunday visit. Food was nothing to rave home about but the ambiance was lovely and staff...More

Thank Kellyseas
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Great environment! Interesting history with lovely views of how the cheese is made. Great opportunity to purchase some good Dutch products at the shop.

Thank SharleenD17
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Van Gaalens has some awesome mountain biking. There's mostly XC style trails, but there's a couple of "enduro style" fairly technical trails such as Pofadder and Eric's Revenge Enduro, which are worth sessioning. All in there's probably about 60+ kilometers of trails here, well worth...More

Thank pleroux123
Reviewed 23 April 2018

We spent a pleasant couple of hours today at Van Gaalen's sitting under the trees. Being a week day it was very peaceful and not very busy. Unfortunately, even with a rather limited menu on offer, the food was indifferent to say the least. We...More

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 14 April 2018

This is a beautiful setting for a Cheese factory.. Very nice. Stunning little shop in which to endulge in the lovely variety of Dutch Cheeses.

Thank hannob298
Reviewed 11 April 2018

We took a Sunday drive on the Magaliesberg Meander and stopped to experience their cheese which they are renowned for. Their cheeses are par for the course, some spicy and some bland. They offer take away purchases with other home made items for sale. there...More

Thank LES S
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 nearby hotels
Cradle Health Spa
32 reviews
.81 km away
Quiet Mountain Country House
58 reviews
11.76 km away
Kassaboera Lodge
112 reviews
11.87 km away
The Venue Country Hotel
27 reviews
12.63 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 95 nearby restaurants
Die Ou Pastorie
112 reviews
1.81 km away
Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij
112 reviews
.18 km away
Leopard Lodge
109 reviews
3.94 km away
Pica Pau Continental Cuisine
14 reviews
3.80 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 64 nearby attractions
Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris
501 reviews
4.49 km away
Cradle Health Spa
29 reviews
.78 km away
Magalies Park Resort and Spa
27 reviews
5.08 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines