Help keep kids warm this winter with Blanco Guest Farm’s charity project!

Blanco Guest Farm

Blanco Guest Farm in Tarkastad is truly an enchanting retreat that boasts a diverse array of wildlife and beautiful landscapes. However, beyond its holiday offering, Blanco Guest Farm has a thriving community-driven initiative known as Blanco Cares.

This heartwarming charity project centers around uplifting lives in their local community through various impactful programs and initiatives. Their focus for 2023 is a project to keep local kids warm.

The Tarkastad area is no stranger to heavy snowfall and bone-chilling temperatures during the winter. Hence, the goal is ensuring that as many children as possible stay warm during this season.

“What we throw out and no longer need can be very valuable to another so we are asking anyone, who has old blankets, jerseys, scarves, gloves or socks to please please send them our way,” appeals the owners of the farm, who are also the founders of the Blanco Cares charity project.

“Last year, we were deeply privileged to receive the most amazing pile of hand crocheted blankets from the DSG community in Grahamstown and those were received with the biggest amount of gratitude from the little children’s home in Tarkastad and are still being used to keep a whole bunch of little people warm.”

Help Blanco Cares ensure that no child again faces the harsh winter cold without warmth and comfort. Through our collective efforts and generosity, we can make a significant impact on the lives of these children. To help Blanco Cares in spreading warmth, love and compassion this winter season, contact them using the contact details below.

Winter holidays at Blanco Guest Farm

Winter is also still among the best times to visit Blanco. The surrounding Winterberg Mountains are high enough to often be covered in snow. Who would want to miss that?

While planning to bring the kids over; you will be happy to hear that there is a range of cosy and comfortable accommodation to choose from at the farm. Choose between the Blanco Guest Farm Country Cottages, theBlanco Guest Farm Manor House and the Blanco Guest Farm Country House. The units come equipped with everything you need over your stay..

See their rates HERE. See other reviews of Blanco Guest Farm HERE.

In addition, there are still lots of activities and things to do at the farm and in the surrounding area over your winter holiday.

Blanco Guest Farm is located at Bedford Adeleide Road. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 45 846 9163 | +27 (0) 68 260 1268; email or visit them online at today. Follow them on Facebook HERE.


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