Ganora Guestfarm & Excursions

South Africa|Eastern Cape Province
  • Overview
  • Rooms

Overview

Ganora Guest Farm is a sheep farm situated just outside Nieu Bethesda in the foothills of the majestic Sneeuberg Range sixty kilometres north of Graaff Reinet in the Karoo Heartland. The farmstead and guest cottages nestle deep in the slopes of a depression carved into the bedrock by ancient rivers in pre-historic times. The surrounding rock formations and rich fossil beds on the farm bear testimony to the events that contributed to the formation of this vast and beautiful land. The original farmstead and outbuildings, dating back to the mid 1700's, have been converted into guest accommodation. The stone packed "kraal" wall that once surrounded the farmyard, today form part of some of the guest cottage interiors, allowing visitors the rare pleasure of interacting with the past. The farm also boasts various sites with well-preserved rock paintings and engravings. This is Hester’s area of expertise. Her enthusiasm for the subject is affectionate and visitors can look forward to an entertaining and informative talk on the subject, bringing to life 10 000 years of Bushman folklore. Even the Anglo-Boer War features in Ganoras past. Meal times at Ganora are of special importance. This is down time and visitors can look forward to traditional Karroo cooking, good company, much laughter, and stories about the day's events. Regular fare on offer includes Karroo lamb, kudu, and other game dishes, bobotie with spiced rice, organically grown vegetable dishes, koeksisters and melktert (milk tart).

Rooms

Bush Caravan Camp SiteCamp Site

New Bush Caravan Camp at Ganora. There is 6 sites at this stage with electricity and water points. Large ablution block.
Includes
Accommodation .
Excludes
​All items of personal nature.
Property Amenities
  • Dining Facilities
  • 24-hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Car Park
  • Restaurant
  • WIFI - Free
Child Policy
Children aged between 0 and 12 pay 50% of the sharing rate - Children aged between 13 and 18 pay 100% of the sharing rate.
Cancellation Policy
 
If cancelling 0 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total - If cancelling 14 days before arrival, forfeit 50% of the deposit. If cancelling 31 days before arrival, forfeit 10% of the deposit.

Shed RoomsBed and Breakafat

This has a small lounge area that was used for the generator to provide electricity for the homestead in the old days, while the bedroom area used to be the chicken room. For your comfort you may choose between either twin beds or a king size. The antique furnishing fits in well with the rough 
Includes
Accommodation - Breakfast 
Excludes
​All items of personal nature.
Property Amenities
  • Dining Facilities
  • 24-hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Car Park
  • Restaurant
  • WIFI - Free
Child Policy
Children aged between 0 and 12 pay 50% of the sharing rate - Children aged between 13 and 18 pay 100% of the sharing rate.
Cancellation Policy
 
If cancelling 0 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total - If cancelling 14 days before arrival, forfeit 50% of the deposit. If cancelling 31 days before arrival, forfeit 10% of the deposit.

Ou Kraal - Standard DoubleBed and Breakfast

Originally this room was a sheep kraal but later renovated to become a single workers’ housing until about 1930. Constructed with packed mud and stone it has now been renovated for your comfort. This room has a comfortable bed and an open plan unique round shower. The ceilings are of Agava poles
Includes
Accommodation - Breakfast
Excludes
​All items of personal nature.
Property Amenities
  • Dining Facilities
  • 24-hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Car Park
  • Restaurant
  • WIFI - Free
Child Policy
Children aged between 0 and 12 pay 50% of the sharing rate - Children aged between 13 and 18 pay 100% of the sharing rate.
Cancellation Policy
 
If cancelling 0 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total - If cancelling 14 days before arrival, forfeit 50% of the deposit. If cancelling 31 days before arrival, forfeit 10% of the deposit.

Khoi-San CottageSelf Catering

This cottage was originally the “kraal” where they worked with sheep. It was then changed to the 4 room labourers’ cottage and has been empty since the 1930’s. Jan-Peet renovated it and added another room and bathroom. The cottage now consists of one double en-suite bedroom, one twin room, one
Includes
Accommodation .
Excludes
​All items of personal nature.
Property Amenities
  • Dining Facilities
  • 24-hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Car Park
  • Restaurant
  • WIFI - Free
Child Policy
Children aged between 0 and 12 pay 50% of the sharing rate - Children aged between 13 and 18 pay 100% of the sharing rate.
Cancellation Policy
 
If cancelling 0 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total - If cancelling 14 days before arrival, forfeit 50% of the deposit. If cancelling 31 days before arrival, forfeit 10% of the deposit.