Sunday, 4 July 2010

Van Gaalen Cheese Farm

Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij
Van Gaalen Cheese Farm at Skeerpoort near Hartebeespoortdam is a great place for a Sunday afternoon lunch and a drive out of the city smog. Also a great place to take the kids.

The teen asked that we celebrate her upcoming 17th birthday with the family here. It was great fun, and the cheese platters are divine!

We did not know that there would be so many people there. They had a bicycle race event going down, and there were extra tents and music and people. And, of course, lots of bicycles! But it did not distract from a very nice outing!

It is winter here in South Africa, and there is a bit of a wind blowing, but we are still very lucky to be able to sit outside in the sun.

They have jumping castles and play gyms and a bit of animals for the children as well. The toddler enjoyed looking at the goats and pigs and ducks, and we all had to take turns to walk the Pointy Finger! Mieka is not impressed with jumping castles at this stage. Not too much of a downer – we are able to enjoy our lunch sitting at the table with the rest of the family. Not having to do the “jumping- castle- watch”! I know it is not going to last for ever... While it lasts, I am not complaining! (*Wink smile*)

Arnia and Stian, the BF!


  1. i think i may need to go there ;)

  2. Friends of our have also been there and loved it.

  3. Sounds like a lovely place - altho anywhere with cheese and crackers would work for me!

    Cannot believe how much she looks like you.


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