Get into the great outdoors at Blanco
If bowls is your game, there’s a full size championship rink with Florida grass, whether you want to play around with the kids or get a little more competitive with other guests. Golfers can practice their chipping and test their skills on our challenging golf course.Three all-weather tennis courts are available and we have a squash court with a wooden sprung floor. There is also a sauna, a large swimming pool and a trampoline and a volley ball court, making Blanco one of the country’s most celebrated Resorts in Eastern Cape.
We have now added lovely 4X4 trails and mountain bike trails through the beautiful mountains that surround Blanco. For those who want a more natural way to experience our surrounding beauty, Blanco horses are suitable for adults and children. Rides are at set times and are accompanied by a member of our staff. Early morning pony rides are always a favourite with the children. Cows are milked daily and children are welcome to participate. There is also a rabbit enclosure where bunnies are always ready to nibble on that hand-delivered extra piece of greenery. Animals are very much a part of the farm life, and to witness first hand the birth of a lamb or calf can be an unforgettable experience.
Blanco is a nature-lover’s delight with its own private game reserve in a peaceful setting. Guests can walk or ride through the park and look out for the different species of game, including zebra, springbok, impala, blesbok and black wildebeest. Birdwatchers will also be kept very busy with over 160 recorded species. For those who like to walk, there are many ways to go – not too far from home. The more adventurous hikers can find different routes and challenges to take up all around the farm and on the mountains for an active Family Getaway in the Eastern Cape.
Massages At Blanco
And then finally, for those with aching muscles from the abundance of activities we have a fabulous lady who gives the most relaxing massages, who can be called out on request.
Thrift Dam – Fishing in Eastern Cape
Thrift is the most easterly and largest of the new trout fisheries. It lies at an altitude od 1700 metres on the uppermost reaches of the Black-Kei River and covers approximately 160 hectares when full. The dam has been stocked with selected mixed-sex, all-female and triploid fry and fingerlings. At present rainbow trout are averaging better than 2 kilograms.
Tsolwana Game Reserve
Tsolwana is 8 500ha in size, nestled on the edge of the Winterberg range. This marks the start of the Karoo plains and provides a unique range of habitats. The reserve offers some of the best game-viewing opportunities in the Eastern Cape. It is named after the Xhosa word “spike”, characterized by a prominent hill in the reserve.