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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Karoo fossil collection and talk by sheep farmer owner, who is also a respected fossil expert, make this a memorable place to visit. The rooms, meals and personal hospitality, which add thoughtful and relaxed atmosphere, leave us with a feeling of having had the privilege of visiting friends on a Karoo sheep farm. We appreciated much about our short...

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Sydney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth visiting Ganora. Comfortable accommodation and very nice meals (dinner and breakfast). A variety of self guided or guided walks are possible. We did "walk 3" which covered a long loop around the mountain behind the farm. Walking times are realistic and snacks & water are essential. Internet & wifi are available although sometimes quite slow. Credit cards not...

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Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Many thanks, Hester and JP, for a wonderful stay on your farm. JP's talk on fossils was fascinating, and we so enjoyed taking long walks on your beautiful farm. The canyon walk was especially good. Next time we'd love to come back for an even longer stay than a week, just to read, catch up ourselves and go walking. There...

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Hester S, Owner at Ganora Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to Ganora for your break! I am so glad to read about what you enjoyed and that we could share our fossil discoveries with you. Glad you could catch up as a family. Kind regards Hester

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Staying at Ganora was a pleasure. Beautiful surroundings, good meals and friendly service makes a person forget about the long dirt road from the main road to Ganora that is not really suitable for modern sedans. The walks on the farm are special and connects a person with nature and the beauty of the Karoo

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Hester S, Owner at Ganora Farm, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to visit Ganora. As you said we off the beaten track and that is what makes coming here special. Glad you enjoyed the farm. Hope we can welcome you back at Ganora in the near future.

George, South Africa
Reviewed 22 July 2016

This is a lovely place. the hosts attend to your every need; very hospitable, friendly and helpfull. good quality finishes with excellent food. the fossil talk and bushman painting tour just a plus. worth a two day visit; one day is too short...

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Hester S, Owner at Ganora Farm, responded to this review

Thanks so much for returning to Ganora! We were privileged to meet your family members . They are so lucky that you spoil them on this long holiday trip you have taken them. I can only hope that my son will one day do the same for me!

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Had a wonderful weeekend away at Ganora to celebrate a friends birhday. ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!! although it was veeerrryyy cold, they made it very comfortable with electric blankets and heaters. We opted for dinner at the farm both nights and I would advise this. The meals were delicious traditional farm food. Loved the freedom of the farm and being allowed...

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Bloemfontein
Reviewed 27 May 2016

A beautiful farm with friendly people! We thoroughly enjoy our stay at Ganora. Hester & JP are wonderful hosts with an abundance of interesting information about fossils, rock art, etc. The food was good and the company excellent. A recommended stay for anyone who wants to experience the Karoo at its best!

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Hester S, Owner at Ganora Farm, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind words about Ganora. We glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here so much! We also enjoyed your company so much. Please visit us if you in the area. Hope you felt regenerated after the holiday in the Karoo.

Parow, South Africa
Reviewed 25 May 2016

WE needed an overnight stay en-route from the Drakensberg to Cape Town. As we've always wanted to visit Nieu Bethesda, I started to do internet research on possible venues. The website on Ganora guest farm convinced me that this is the place for me and actually in reality it was much better than I expected. The first sight as we...

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Hester S, Owner at Ganora Farm, responded to this review

I am so pleased to read what you enjoyed the most.Thank you for the beautiful photo's! Hope to see you in the future to enjoy the tours you did not have time for this time round!

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 24 May 2016

I spent some nights at Ganora when I was traveling through South Africa and I felt like being part of a family. The farm is beautifully located in the heart of the Karoo and you can probably spend weeks exploring the stunning area. There are different hikes starting from the farm but you can also just relax at the pool-...

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Hester S, Owner at Ganora Farm, responded to this review

It was great to welcome you at the farm. Glad you had a good time. All the best for the rest of your travels before you go back to Europe! The lambs miss you!!

Hermanus
Reviewed 19 May 2016

It is worth taking a detour off the main road to visit Nieu-Bethesda and to spend time at Ganora. JP and Hester are lovely hosts. Our room was particlularly warm and cosy on a cold evening. Max served the dinner - delicious soup and Karoo Lamb Chops. We had delightful dinner companions. Who could ask for anything more? JP is...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
GIVE US ONE DAY AND WE GIVE YOU 280 MILLION YEARS! At Ganora you do not only get accommodation but to let you experience our discoveries we like to share with you. Our Accommodation is Three Star graded and "Highly Recommended" by AA. We do various options of accommodation. 1. A self catering cottage that sleeps 6 and has two bathrooms with a small lounge and kitchen as well as a patio overlooking the farm yard. 2. Standard double or twin en-suite bedrooms with tea and coffee facilities. 3. Larger double or twin en-suite bedrooms that can be with King - or single beds. It has a few extras and overlooks the lucern fields that might have sheep grazing in them at the time of your visit. GUIDED DAY TOURS TO: Bushman Rock art site, Anglo Boer War story & engravings, Fossil and artifact museum, Fossil walk, Medicinal plant walk, Sunset drinks. Swimming pool available. ... more   less 

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Address: Ganora Guestfarm, Nieu-Bethesda 6280, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Nieu-Bethesda
Price Range: ₹ 4,044 - ₹ 5,594 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ganora Farm 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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