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Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij

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Address: | Skeerpoort, Magaliesburg 0232, South Africa
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Relaxing Heritage day

Enjoyed the local cheese platter for two tremendously. Beautiful scenery and will be back for picnic.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Riaan J
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have recently had lunch a few times at Van Gaalen - once on our own and once in a group of friends and weren't disappointed either time. Toasted sandwiches were good and the cheese lovely. This time we shared a cheese platter which was really good - the mixed cheeses from Europe. The setting is very pretty and scenic.

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Krugersdorp, South Africa
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't answer the phone..... Ordered an Americano and a filter coffee. Got 2 filter. Ordered toasted cheeses, one brown, one white, one health. Got 3 brown. The "slice" of ham I could see through and we all had to look for the cheese !!On a cheese farm??? Ordered 2 cappachinno, go 2 filters. Ordered cheesecake he forgot. Asked to have... More 

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Thank 451Duncan
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58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were at Hartbeespoortdam for the and went to the cheese makers place . Lovely . Our first visit was on a Friday , nothing much going on , except to buy some cheese . On Sunday we stopped there again to buy some cheese to take home . This was lovely . Lots of people , restaurant area was... More 

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Thank Lutia2015
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the local cheese platter for two tremendously. Beautiful scenery and will be back for picnic.

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Thank Riaan J
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We frequent Van Gaalens and always leave feeling refreshed by the view and being outdoors. My only gripe with the place is the rather bland menu which could use a revamp. Currently the only thing worth it is the cheesecake and coffee, but we go mainly for the view and picnic

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Thank HugheyP M
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230 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We went on a 10km hike on the van Gaalen property - along the river and enjoyed the shady spots and scenery. Make sure you call them in advance so they know that you're coming; the price per person is very reasonable and it's a lovely day trip from the surrounding area.

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Thank Rya-Mari M
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely Sunday afternoon picnic on the river bank of the van gaalen farm. We purchased their prepacked picnic basket and a bottle of wine and set out to find our spot. The area around the river was beautiful and the goodies inside the basket were delicious! A really romantic day!

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Thank DeeVee89
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Popped in for breakfast what get at wimpy for R25 will cost R75 here, the cappuccinos was also some of the worst I have had. Walking around is great and I suppose if you have euros to spend one would not mind the overpriced average food. Will l not go again.

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Thank Elde G
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Not the best out there. Service was slow and dishevelled. Food was positively average. Watching the guy make cheese was fun, though.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Sorry, but not impressed at all. Service pretty average. Food- Overpriced completely, for what you get. R90 for two 'Kroketten" and a few green leaves and FAR too much bread. Come on, not nearly value for money. The same goes for the Cheese Schnitzel (R90) Our granddaughter (aged 11) had Lasagne, tiny portion and very dry. What saved the day... More 

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