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Washington
Reviewed 1 July 2014

I had wanted to visit the Great Karoo for a long time and last month my husband and I visited Ganora and had a memorable experience. Winter in the Karoo is special: sunny days and cold nights, even frost, and if you're lucky rain. Staying at Ganora was a wonderful experience and we really enjoyed Hester's and JP's hospitality. We...

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

Glad to hear how you enjoyed your visit to Ganora. Hope you will be able to visit us again. Regards Hester

Almere, The Netherlands
Reviewed 23 June 2014

This is a real experience and a working sheep farm - it isn't only about the accommodation but the reality and people that surround it. Karoo dusts settles under your skin and here you can taste, feel and experience the land and its people. The medicinal walk, the Bushman paintings, all the fossilsand the musum - look different at a...

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

Thank you so much for sharing with us how Ganora played a roll in letting you experience the authentic Karoo. It is heart warming to hear when people love our Karoo so much. Learned something about SOS today!! Have never heard about that one before. Hope you can visit Ganora again in the near future. Regards from us all at...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 24 May 2014

Ganora gave us a wedding what we dreamt of. We decided to make it a few day affair and with many of the guests being 5 star executive chefs we were silenced and inspired by Hester's cuisine. The property, town and area is filled with mystique, peace and tranquillity with a deep sense of history with a story to tell...

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

It was such a pleasure hosting your Karoo Wedding! We loved your idea of enjoying the Karoo cuisine and our farm. We at Ganora got to know you all so well and therefore you will always be welcome to return to the farm in the Karoo! Ollie also misses all the activities of the wedding!

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 May 2014

We decided to take some time out on the drive back to Gauteng and visited Nieu Bethesda which is a really quaint town where time slows down and is highly recommended. We stayed at Ganora outside of town and what a great find - from very comfortable rooms, drinks on the patio, excellent farm fair and an highly informative fossil...

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

It is always great to hear how someone enjoyed their stay with us at Ganora. And even more so to hear that the fossil museum was a surprise for you all. Make some more time next time you pass to view the Bushman rock Art or medicinal plant walk ! Thank you for taking time to write a review. Hester

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 29 April 2014

You will find Koi San paintings on this farm and the owner JP has a very interesting collection of artifacts, skulls, fossils etc at the farms museum. My dad Hennie is an geologist and would love Ganora. So much history! Its well worth a visit. Nieu-Bethesda is off the beaten track - between Port Elizabeth and Colesburg or Graaff-Reinett, when...

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

thank you for visiting Ganora. We so glad to hear how you enjoyed your stay here. Hope you can bring your father to see the fossils one day!

Maun, Botswana
Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 9 April 2014

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East London, South Africa
Reviewed 10 March 2014

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Pahl, Germany
Reviewed 7 March 2014

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 20 January 2014

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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: £45 - £71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ganora Farm 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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