Blanco Vision

To provide country-style hospitality at its very best!

Blanco Mission

To create an environment where guests can relax, unwind, have fun, feel free, recharge and hence rejuvenate themselves from the challenges of everyday life.


Mahatma Ghandi

A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.

History, Heritage & Soul At Blanco


A family getaway in the Eastern Cape, Blanco has been running for close on 100 years and still by the same family. Tucked away at the foot of the Winterberg mountains, it’s one of the Eastern Cape’s best-kept secrets.

It’s an old fashioned family holiday the way it should be, offering unpretentious country-style comfort and hospitality in the Eastern Cape interior.

Blanco Guest Farm is a registered Nature Reserve nestled at the base of the Winterberg Mountains. It is a place that’s always ready to remind you what holidays are all about. Allow our Blanco Team to welcome you and experience for yourselves, the reality of country-style hospitality.


Blanco is warm and friendly and its unique formula makes it the ideal family getaway for those who want to enjoy a farm holiday with a wide range of outdoor and nature pursuits.

It’s equally perfect for those who simply want to relax, unwind and enjoy the peace and tranquility of life away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

It is the special character of Blanco that continues to draw guests back. Many return year after year to recapture memories, renew friendships and to meet new folk.

Surrounded by the vast natural beauty of the Winterberg Mountain range, you’ll enjoy a stay that offers relaxation, hearty meals and great companionship.


Our cottages are rustic yet comfortable and we offer quaint Accommodation in the Eastern Cape. At Blanco you will experience life again as you enjoy the peace of unhurried days and nights.

Facilities include tennis courts, squash court, 9 hole chip and putt golf course, bowling green, sauna, trampoline, pool table, kiddies and teenagers games rooms, horse riding, game park, hiking trails, birdwatching, 4 X 4 trail, plenty of space to run, walk and mountain bike, kids playgrounds Blanco caters for children of all ages – there are tractor-cart rides to be had, farm animals and nannies to help out.


Blanco was originally owned by George Whitehead, who was born on 20 November 1822. He married Catherina Margarietha on 16 September 1840. They had two children, Martha Louisa, born on 8 December 1850 and Mary, born on 10 December 1854. This is where the two predominant flat-topped mountains, Mary and Martha, get their names from.

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