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Picnic hampers are booked through our restaurant at least a day in advance. Picnic spots are reserved on the banks of the Skeerpoort river for patrons of our restaurant only.

Each hamper in a basket is packed for one, two, three, four or five guests and contains the following:

  • Cheese platter

  • Cold meat platter

  • Noodle salad

  • Pickles and olives

  • Bread and biscuits

  • Seasonal fruit

  • Sweet Dutch biscuits

For children we pack a knapsack with a sandwich, fruit, juice, a sweet and a packet of chips.

The Terrace is set amongst the trees with a beautiful view over a large surface of water and the Magaliesberg Mountains. It is a family-friendly restaurant with a big play area for the kids. The menu has something for everyone, from pizza to sushi and of course our original cheese platters. The Terrace caters for a variety of functions and weddings. For more info on booking an event follow the link below.

Mountain biking, trail running & hiking in Magalies

Skeerpoort is a village in the foothills of the Magaliesberg mountains. Its community enjoys country lifestyle, privacy and caring for the environment. The trails, developed by Erik Schipper, extend over 30 private properties with a distance of 100 kilometers.

The trails (mainly single track) offer opportunities for mountain biking, trail running, hiking, horse riding and birding. The manicured routes are well prepared and maintained which attracts many athletes to the area.

Day permits and mandatory indemnity forms are available at the Farm Shop.

During the weekends, the trails open at 06h00 during the summer and at 07h00 during the winter.

Wednesdays - Fridays the trails are open from 08h00.

Trail access is limited or closed during events.


For any trails queries, please contact Victor Schipper at 0835603318 or victor@vangaalen.co.za

A cheese tour at Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij is an informative and fun experience for young and old since 1996. The tour explains how cheese is made from milk to the final product. Cheese tasting is part of the experience as well.

We cater for primary schools, high schools, chefs, corporate functions and any social groups. Tours for groups can be made by appointment.

Wednesday and Saturday mornings at 10h00 we offer tours for individuals and families.


  • 60 minute duration

  • Cheese tasting included

  • Served with coffee/tea/juice and Dutch apple cake