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Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij

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| Skeerpoort, Magaliesburg 0232, South Africa
+27 12 207 1289
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Excellent mountain biking

Van Gaalens has some awesome mountain biking. There's mostly XC style trails, but there's a couple... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
pleroux123
Peaceful setting, professional service, indifferent food

We spent a pleasant couple of hours today at Van Gaalen's sitting under the trees. Being a week... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sandra S
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good43%
  • Average23%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“cheese ham” (12 reviews)
“cheese making” (8 reviews)
“picnic basket” (8 reviews)
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| Skeerpoort, Magaliesburg 0232, South Africa
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+27 12 207 1289
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"cheese ham"
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"cheese making"
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"picnic basket"
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"romantic picnic"
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"great mountain"
in 3 reviews
"farm animals"
in 3 reviews
"lovely sunday"
in 2 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 3 reviews
"lovely cheese"
in 3 reviews
"local cheese"
in 3 reviews
"lovely selection"
in 2 reviews
"interesting tour"
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"schnitzel"
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"dutch influence"
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"cheese shop"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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.

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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
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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

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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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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

We did the 12km River Hiking trail and ended up crossing the Skeerpoort river on a floating bridge! The farm itself is in beautiful surroundings with ample space to enjoy a picnic afterwards - or a restaurant menu. The farm shop sells cheese, wine and...More

Thank Lynette V
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Van Gaalen is a cheese farm near the Hartebeestpoort dam (Skeerpoort area) making traditional dutch cheeses. You can taste and buy many different types. There is a shpop selling Dutch delicacies and a good restaurant.

Thank Fkafrica
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

I went with my partner to van Gaalen cheesefarm to enjoy a nice Saturday afternoon at the venue. We arrived with our small terrier wanting to give him some 'outside adventure' too. Upon entering the premises a teenager ( daughter of the owners we figured...More

Thank Hanneke H
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

The venue is really good, but we found the extent of the offering disappointing with a limited menu. The shop is also very expensive.

Thank MikeyK
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