Reasons to pack your bags and visit Blanco Guest Farm in Tarkastad

Blanco Guest Farm

Tarkastad, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the Eastern Cape, comes alive with unparalleled charm and beauty, especially in December. It is here that you will find the Blanco Guest Farm and here’s why this is the time of the year to explore and experience all that Tarkastad has to offer.

December brings to Tarkastad warm temperatures and clear skies. The landscape transforms into a vibrant tapestry of colours as flowers bloom, creating a picturesque backdrop for your visit. Blanco Guest Farm itself, which spans over many hectares of rolling hills and lush grasslands, is home to a diverse range of wildlife as well as a variety of bird species.

In addition, Tarkastad radiates a festive atmosphere in December, making it an ideal destination for those seeking a joyous country-style holiday experience. The local community comes together to celebrate the season with various events, adding a touch of merriment to your visit. From holiday markets to cultural festivities, Tarkastad ensures that your December stay is filled with cheer and celebration.

For outdoor enthusiasts, December in Tarkastad offers a plethora of activities to indulge in. Explore the scenic beauty of Blanco Guest Farm and or take leisurely strolls, hikes or horse rides into the surrounding mountains.

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of the area. The friendly locals and your hosts at Blanco Guest Farm take pride in sharing their traditions and heritage, offering visitors a unique glimpse into life in the countryside.

December is indeed the time to visit Tarkastad and Blanco Guest Farm. Whether you choose to explore the quaint town, take leisurely walks in nature, or simply enjoy the tranquillity of your farm surroundings, Tarkastad offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Accommodation at Blanco Guest Farm

Staying overnight? Blanco Guest Farm has several accommodation choices. The Blanco Guest Farm Country Cottages come with all the amenities that you will need for a memorable stay including private bathrooms, bed linen, cot beds, highchair, heaters as well as tea and coffee facilities.

Or you can choose the Blanco Guest Farm Manor House. It comes with four comfortable suites – several with luxury bathrooms, lounge areas. During your stay at the Manor House, expect fully serviced and furnished rooms, full use of the resort facilities, English breakfasts and Country-style lunches as well as 5-course dinners etc.

Travelling with kids? You will also love the Blanco Guest Farm Country House – a charming little farm house that consists of three family units. One unit is a loft bedroom with an en-suite bathroom for a family of four. The second unit consists of three bedrooms with an en-suite bathroom for a family of six. The third unit is a three quarter unit with a queen-size bed and bunk beds for a family of four or two adults.

See their rates HERE.

Blanco Guest Farm facilities

Guest facilities at the farm include ample secure parking for vehicles, the Blanco Wellness centre, tennis and squash courts, a 9-hole chip and putt golf course, an Olympic-size bowling green, a sauna, trampoline and much much more! They also cater for corporate events and end-of-year parties.

Blanco Guest Farm Specials & Competitions

Book your stay now and stand a chance to win exhilarating prizes – including free horse rides and family weekend getaways. You will also love their weekend getaway specials. Click HERE!

December is undeniably the best time to visit Tarkastad and the Blanco Guest Farm where the fusion of summer vibes, festive celebrations, outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, and a relaxing atmosphere creates an unparalleled travel experience.

Blanco Guest Farm is located along the Bedford Adelaide 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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Restaurants with a good mix of service, food and ambiance

To my mind a great restaurant offers three things – excellent service, great food and a wonderful ambiance.  Of these, service is the most important. 

No matter that the food is delicious and the setting delightful, poor service can ruin the occasion.  However, great service combined with mediocre meal and a plane jane restaurant can still be a pleasant night out.

We’ve eaten in restaurants that are really dirty but with incredible food and couldn’t help but give a rave review.  We’ve also hardly noticed what we ate because the setting was just amazing.

However, the best restaurants come with the best of service, food and ambiance.

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How do you know when you have had a great spa experience?  The answer, of course, is when you doze off on the treatment table. 

Well that’s our theory anyway.  It also doesn’t take a grand location with enormous facilities for a spa to be really good

A small, personal spa that is owner run can result in the best massage you have ever experienced.  However, the grand spas in five star hotels offer unsurpassed facilities in an environment that just makes the stress in your shoulders and neck melt away before you even finish checking in.


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Ziplining, bungy jumping and shark cage diving are all very safe.  It’s just that our mind tells us we are craaazzzzyyyy to be doing this.

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