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Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij

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Address: | Skeerpoort, Magaliesburg 0232, South Africa
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+27 12 207 1289

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Informative tour and relaxed picnic next to the river

We enjoyed a relaxed few hours, first taking the cheese making tour, which is more of an information session as the factory is within the restaurant building, and enjoyed a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning al fresco dining or a picnic along the stream. Lots of space for the kids to run around, climb, enjoy the farm animals and a perfect place to enjoy the country air

Thank Sue M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a relaxed few hours, first taking the cheese making tour, which is more of an information session as the factory is within the restaurant building, and enjoyed a pre-booked picnic next to the river. The farm is owner-run and the service is good and very friendly. The talk about cheese-making was interesting and our 9 year old son... More 

Thank Quiddity
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I enjoyed the amazing scenery of the farm, the food was great and on time. We will definitely be back soon!

Thank Mishka N
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful experience, watched cheese being made. Enjoyed lively Cappuccino on the veranda under the trees. Stocked up on all The Dutch treats and of course Dutch Cheese! Drop, stroop waffels and Appelstroop.

Thank Ronnie P
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

During one of our many trips to this area we were not dissapointed when we spend the day at van Gaalen . The menu hasn't changed in years and a typical South African breakfast with some Dutch influence ensure a good luck start of the day. There are hiking trails, cycling trails of many nature's. You can simply have a... More 

Thank Louis D
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

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.

Thank Fiona_and_Mark_RSA
Krugersdorp, South Africa
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

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 

Thank 451Duncan
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

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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4 reviews
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Riaan J
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10 reviews
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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

Thank HugheyP M

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