We stayed in the little cottage above the farm, with a beautiful view over the gorgeous farm. If you're an eary bird, just sit there, wait for the sunset and try to feel, that you're sorrounded by fossils, that are sourrounded by fossils, that are more than million (!) times older as onselves. They lived here for more a thousand times longer, than our Western civilisation exists. Feel it, and you feel this tremendous peace, what's this place all about.
And don't forget the three MUSTS here: A candlelight dinner with the outragous hospitality of Esther and her staff, the fossil museum (J.P.'s lecture was the most interesting, passionate and empathic hour I've ever experienced as a pupil) and Ponkie's medical plant tour (take fotos and make notes and throw away all unnecessary drugs).
There have been some more tours, but we unfortunately had just two nights.
Neu Bieuthesta: We have been backpackers for many years and this place seemed not too interesting to us, as we missed the authenticy of the original town. To much business there. But maybe it's just a prejudice of us, as we didn't spent time (or money) there...
An if anyone out there is acquanted with foundations in S.S., please help J.P. to found one for palaeontlogical work. He's the doorkeeper to a fossil-library which is unique in the world. But farming makes it impossible for him to life his passion - which is so important for all of us to understand history of this beautiful planet a little bit better.
- 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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