Reviews of Ganora Guestfarm & Excursions


"Pure bliss"

(South Africa) Natasha | 3 January 2018

"Hester and JP were such amazing hosts! The farm is so well preserved, I felt as though I was staying on a true Karoo farmstead. The dinner was excellent! All the guests for the night ate at one long table, family style. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet new people. The rock art tour was especia..."

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"Hester and JP were such amazing hosts! The farm is so well preserved, I felt as though I was staying on a true Karoo farmstead. The dinner was excellent! All the guests for the night ate at one long table, family style. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet new people. The rock art tour was especially fantastic, and JP showed his love of his farm and it's history. I will most definitely be visiting again!"


"Friendly, Pleasant, Peaceful"

(South Africa) Isabella | 18 May 2017

"Thank you for a relaxing time. Peaceful, friendly and comfortable. Attention to detail. Enjoyed it."


"Very Good"

(South Africa) petro | 29 August 2016

"We stayed at Ganora Guestfarm & Excursions and everything was fine, the room had all the things we needed and the service from the staff was very good.
Thank you."


"A Little Piece of Heaven in the Karoo"

(South Africa) Jenny | 28 July 2016

"My Dad, sister and I spent a night at Ganora Guestfarm, en route to Laingsburg. We stayed in Khoisan Cottage which was absolutely lovely. The cottage was beautifully decorated and met all our requirements. We were really thankful for heaters in the rooms and electric blankets on the beds as it was f..."

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"My Dad, sister and I spent a night at Ganora Guestfarm, en route to Laingsburg. We stayed in Khoisan Cottage which was absolutely lovely. The cottage was beautifully decorated and met all our requirements. We were really thankful for heaters in the rooms and electric blankets on the beds as it was freezing cold the night we were there! The owners, Hester and JP, were very friendly and excellent hosts. We had a really nice home cooked meal of karoo lamb chops and vegetables and spent a lovely evening chatting to other guests at the farm over dinner. All in all - we loved our stay at Ganora and only wished we had been able to still another night or two to explore the farm. "


"Absolutely Amazing"

(South Africa) Lali | 27 May 2016

"We had an absolutely wonderful time. Our room was absolute perfection, the meals were amazing and I have food allergies and they were especially careful with my special food requests. We loved the walks we went on around the farm, the bush paintings walk and the medicine walk, with a special young m..."

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"We had an absolutely wonderful time. Our room was absolute perfection, the meals were amazing and I have food allergies and they were especially careful with my special food requests. We loved the walks we went on around the farm, the bush paintings walk and the medicine walk, with a special young man by the name of Henry, he so very knowledgeable and so interesting to listen too. We had an all together spectacular stay at Ganora Guest farm and it was the highlight of our trip. Thank you for a fantastic stay."


"Wonderfull stay"

(South Africa) Mr Roux | 8 January 2014

"We had an awesome time at Ganora. Great food and hospitality. Child friendly."


"Lovely Stay Over on Way to the Coast"

(South Africa) Mrs Levin | 30 December 2012

"From the moment of our warm greeting by owner Hester, we knew we were going to be comfortable. The room was clean, well thought out, and very pleasant. There was an overhead fan which was well needed as we were quite hot. The extra dinner was delicious and well presented. The Pre dinner talk by ..."

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"From the moment of our warm greeting by owner Hester, we knew we were going to be comfortable. The room was clean, well thought out, and very pleasant. There was an overhead fan which was well needed as we were quite hot. The extra dinner was delicious and well presented. The Pre dinner talk by J P on his hobby - FOSSILS was terrific. Breakfast was served overlooking the well manicured garden. "


"I wish we could have stayed longer"

(South Africa) Mr de Chappotin | 11 April 2012

"Si vous rêvez de vacances reposantes dans un site magnifique, n'hésitez pas! Les propriétaires sont absolument charmants et l'ambiance y est très sympathique!

Just the right place to stay for a peaceful holiday in a breathtaking site. The owners are delightful people and the atmosphere is v..."

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"Si vous rêvez de vacances reposantes dans un site magnifique, n'hésitez pas! Les propriétaires sont absolument charmants et l'ambiance y est très sympathique!

Just the right place to stay for a peaceful holiday in a breathtaking site. The owners are delightful people and the atmosphere is very friendly!"


"Typical and charming farm in the Karoo"

(France) Mr Thinet | 25 August 2010

"A remote and beautiful farm to spend some relaxing time in the Karoo as a couple or as a family. Charming, friendly and helpful people. Good food. Special thanks for Esther's kindness."


"Karoo Gem"

(South Africa) anonymous | 1 May 2010

"If you love the wide open spaces of the Karoo, if you are challenged by the paleontological relics which this place offers up, if you are moved by the paintings done by the first people of this land, if you are inspired by local art, if you are warmed by people who are determined to improve their co..."

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"If you love the wide open spaces of the Karoo, if you are challenged by the paleontological relics which this place offers up, if you are moved by the paintings done by the first people of this land, if you are inspired by local art, if you are warmed by people who are determined to improve their community through encouraging sustainable and informed tourism, then Ganora is the place for you.

Hike the hills, (accompanied by meerkats which are being rehabitated!), visit Bushmen paintings and have a community guide explain the meanings, cycle for miles, listen to farmer Hester talk about the Boer War, be entranced by the Owl House, learn about fossils on the farm at the Fossil Centre, and most of all, experience the wonderful warmth and hospitality that is Ganora.
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"Fabulous family time"

(South Africa) Mr McKenzie | 30 July 2008

"Go to Ganora to experience something unusual. Your hosts are fine, friendly people. The farm is fascinating, the accommodation just right and the location stunning. This is an almost forgotten part of South Africa but so vital and alluring. The rock art and amazing fossils crown the place and pu..."

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"Go to Ganora to experience something unusual. Your hosts are fine, friendly people. The farm is fascinating, the accommodation just right and the location stunning. This is an almost forgotten part of South Africa but so vital and alluring. The rock art and amazing fossils crown the place and put a true perspective on the current picture.

We had a fabulous family time.
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"Marcus Askew"

(South Africa) Mr Askew | 22 July 2008

"I was very pleasantly surprised by the comfort of the accommodation and friendliness of the owners. There was no wanting for any extras all details were covered right down to a lovely indoor fireplace, wood provided daily and even games in the cupboard. The fossil museum was also very interesting an..."

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"I was very pleasantly surprised by the comfort of the accommodation and friendliness of the owners. There was no wanting for any extras all details were covered right down to a lovely indoor fireplace, wood provided daily and even games in the cupboard. The fossil museum was also very interesting and an asset to the area. "


"Ganora Guest Farm"

(South Africa) anonymous | 10 April 2007

"Ganora is a unique Karoo Guest Farm with the attractions of space, solitude and beautiful surroundings. The hosts are very friendly and knowledgeable about the area and its history, including the local Bushman paintings and the fossil deposits found nearby.

I would thoroughly recommend it ..."

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"Ganora is a unique Karoo Guest Farm with the attractions of space, solitude and beautiful surroundings. The hosts are very friendly and knowledgeable about the area and its history, including the local Bushman paintings and the fossil deposits found nearby.

I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone interested in this un-spoilt corner of South Africa. I have not given it 5 stars because the accommodation (while perfectly comfortable) is not hi-tech, in the sense that they do not provide all the latest technological marvels like Internet access, satellite TV, etc. If that's what you are after, perhaps you should stay in the city, but I found it exceptionally restful and the hosts really went out of their way to welcome us and treated us with great courtesy and friendliness."


"Ganora is Great"

(South Africa) Ms Elgin | 10 January 2007

"At Ganora Guest Cottage, one can expect absolute peace and tranquility, in a truly beautiful setting. Hosts are friendly and helpful, keen to help make your experience a memorable one, yet respecting your privacy if that is what is desired. The fossil museum is impressive and being able to view ot..."

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"At Ganora Guest Cottage, one can expect absolute peace and tranquility, in a truly beautiful setting. Hosts are friendly and helpful, keen to help make your experience a memorable one, yet respecting your privacy if that is what is desired. The fossil museum is impressive and being able to view other fossils still in their natural state where they were found on the farm is certainly memorable in itself.

I would highly recommend Ganora Guest Farm to anyone wishing to escape the rat race, explore the magical Nieu Bethesda Valley or simply to stay overnight enroute between Cape Town and Johannesburg."


"An eye opener"

(South Africa) Mr Greyling | 21 December 2006

"What a pleasure to meet and enjoy the owners. There hospitality was refreshing after a long drive. The meerkat family was quite interesting. The rooms are very sufficient and the running water stream next to is great. We should have stayed for longer."