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Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij

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Beautiful on a sunny day with lovely jungle gym and animals to view for the children and loads of... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Great environment! Interesting history with lovely views of how the cheese is made. Great... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
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  • Average23%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“the river”(16 reviews)
“cheese making”(8 reviews)
| Skeerpoort, Magaliesburg 0232, South Africa
+27 12 207 1289
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 Hanno B
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
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

What an amazing spot go stop and recharge! With its quaint shop, lovely cheese platters, chilled bubbly and stunning surroundings, Van Gaalen is a must-see for anyone in the area. Mathias is one if the friendliest servers I have ever had and the food was...More

1  Thank Jumari F
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

It’s a lovely Sunday morning drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria, then you are out in the bush under the towering Magaliesberg. Service is good, choice limited but includes good salads and a cheesy burger, then a meander through the creamery displays a string Dutch influence...More

Thank PeterSulli
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