Ganora Guest Farm 7km outside the village of Nieu Bethesda, in a beautiful setting in the foothills of the Sneeuberge, offers accommodation in four quaint buildings, each part and parcel of the history of the farm. All our accommodation is fully catered although the Khoisan Cottage offers self catering facilities for those who wish. Wi-Fi is available in all rooms and the Swimming pool is for our guests convenience.
Main reasons for visiting Ganora are the Excursions that are offered.
Anglo Boer War engravings
Our private Fossil collection & Bushman Artifacts in our museum
Fossil walks in veld
Medicinal plant walk with a local guide.
On your own you can do Birding, Hiking, Biking, 4x4 trials and just relaxing!
ACCOMMODATION and CAMPING:
This is full of character, having originally been a stone kraal for sheep and later developed into accommodation.
It comprises of four rooms (TGSA 3 star graded and Highly Recommended by the AA), all en-suite and with tea and coffee facilties.
Three rooms whose historical role on the farm is encapsulated in their names, Blacksmith etc. Each of these rooms can accommodate two guests.
The Engine Room, Coal Room and Shed room, whose former functions are clear, are larger rooms with various little extras to make your stay that bit better. They overlook fields of lucerne in which sheep sometimes graze.
This cottage also began life as a sheep corral which was later improved into a labourers' cottage but which was uninhabited from the 1930's until the present owners completely renovated it and added another room and two bathrooms. Today, the cottage has one en-suite double bedroom, a twin bedroom, a lounge with a sleeper couch, a dining room and a fully equipped kitchen.
CAMPING - The Bushcamp camp includes:
- 6 sites with electricity
- 6 sites without electricity
- ablution facilities with hot water
- braai facilities
- The Swimming pool is for our guests convenience.
Birding at Ganora:
Ganora Guest Farm has a birdlist of 184 birds that has been spotted on Ganora. Some of the special birds on the farm is for eg Black Eagles, Blue cranes, Black storks and even often in the rainy season flamingo's.
For 21 years we have been looking after orphaned meerkats until they can be returned safely to the wild. A visit to us is not complete without looking in on these engaging little creatures.
Anglo-Boer War History
Ganora was registered in 1838, just after the Great Trek. The Davels who came to live here had a son who became a great leader for the area. However, as he was Dutch speaking, he was not very welcome during time of the Anglo Boer War. He was captured and his family sent to the concentration camp. His one son witnessed this and hid in the Bushman shelter for 3 months. He made some engravings while in hiding which we will be able to show you while on the tour to the Bushman shelter with paintings.