In the 'hood, Tarkastad as a destination

Set against the dramatic Winterberg Mountains, between Cradock and Queenstown, only three hours from Port Elizabeth, Tarkastad is a typical Karoo town on the banks of the Tarka River, its streets lined with quaint historical buildings. Just outside the town of Tarkastad rest two distinct flat-topped hills, aptly named Martha and Mary - they sit like two heavy women on a stoep, weary from a ... cont.

Bedford / Adelaide Road, Tarkastad, 5370, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Directions to Blanco Guest Farm and Holiday Resort

From Port Elizabeth:
Travel North on the N2 and then take the R32 to Cookhouse. At Cookhouse continue through to Craddock. Approximately 1km before Craddock, take the Queenstown / Tarkastad turnoff. At Tarkastad, take the Adelaide / Bedford Road and follow the Blanco signs. Blanco is 14 kilometres from Tarka. After having travelled approximately 10km on the Adelaide / Bedford road, you will come to a boom. Go through the boom. Directly after the boom, the road splits, take the right split and follow the Blanco signs. Drive for approximately 3km on a gravel road and you will reach the Guest Farm.

From East London:
Travel North on the N6 to Queenstown. At Queenstown, take the R61 to Tarkastad. At Tarkastad, take the Adelaide/Bedford Road and follow the Blanco signs. Blanco is 14km from Tarka. After having travelled approximately 10km on the Adelaide / Bedford road, you will come to a boom. Go through the boom. Directly after the boom, the road splits, take the right split and follow the Blanco signs. Drive for approximately 3km on a gravel road and you will reach the Guest Farm.

From Cape Town:
Travel on the N1 to Beaufort West. At Beaufort West continue along the R61 to Aberdeen. At Aberdeen, take the R57 to Graaff-Reinet. At Graaff-Reinet, continue along the R57 for 49km and then turn right onto the R61towards Craddock. At Craddock, take the R61 to Tarkastad. At Tarkastad, take the Adelaide / Bedford Road and follow the Blanco signs. Blanco is 14km from Tarka. After having travelled approximately 10km on the Adelaide / Bedford road, you will come to a boom. Go through the boom. Directly after the boom, the road splits, take the right split and follow the Blanco signs. Drive for approximately 3km on a gravel road and you will reach the Guest Farm.

From Johannesburg:
Take the N1 to Bloemfontein. At Bloemfontein, take N6 to Aliwal North and then through to Queenstown. At Queenstown, take the R61 to Tarkastad. At Tarkastad, take the Adelaide/Bedford Road and follow the Blanco signs. Blanco is 14kms from Tarka. After having travelled approximately 10km on the Adelaide/Bedford road, you will come to a boom. Go through the boom. Directly after the boom, the road splits, take the right split and follow the Blanco signs. Drive for approximately 3km on a gravel road and you will reach the Guest Farm.

Fly in:
Blanco has a gravel airstrip which is 1000 metres long by 30 metres wide. Co-ordinates E longitude 26 degrees - 18 min S Latitude 32 Degrees 05 min. Elevation 4200 Ft. Three windsocks provide wind direction.

Activities

  • 4x4 trails
  • Bird watching
  • Bungee jump
  • Caving
  • Children's entertainment
  • Climbing (mountain / rock)
  • Cultural experiences
  • Cycling paths
  • Driving range
  • Farm activities
  • Fishing
  • Game viewing
  • Golf course(s)
  • Health spa / massage
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Quad biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis court(s)

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