Blue Crane Farm is a spectacular holiday destination for any person with a love for nature. It is situated approximately 10 minutes' drive from Dullstroom with all amenities, including shops, restaurants and attractions. The farm boasts 2 beautiful dams where guests can enjoy fly fishing. Both dams are stocked with rainbow trout. The big 9 hectare dam is also stocked with brown trout. Birdwatching is also a very popular activity on the farm due to the big variety of land and water bird species that can be seen on the farm. Endangered bird species that can be spotted includes the Crowned Crane and Blue Crane. We also have a Blue Crane breeding pair that recently nested on one of the islands in the big dam.
The venue offers beautiful scenery with free roaming game species such as springbuck, blesbuck, zebra hartebeest and vaal rhebuck. We offer all our guest the opportunity to enjoy nature by hiking on the farm, but do not have hiking trails. The paths generally are around 6km if a circular route is taken but taking s stroll around the big dam will be close to 1.5km - 2km. The difficulty would be easy, all walks are on well-kept paths with no climbing involved
Location, Accessibility and Nearby Attractions:
Blue Crane Farm is situated on the R540 between Belfast and Dullstroom. a Short 800m, very good condition gravel roads lead to the farm that any vehicle can access. The farm is approximately 15km (10min drive) from Dullstroom town with all amenities, including shops, restaurants and pubs. Nearby attractions includes golf at the famous Ernie Els Highlands Gate golf estate, Bird of Prey rehabilitation Educational and rehabilitation center, Mountain biking and horse riding.
3 Bedroom house - 6 sleeper (UNIT 1, 2 and 3)
The accommodation comprises 4 lovely, separate houses. UNIT 1, 2 and 3 each has 3 bedrooms - 2 rooms are equipped with a queen-size bed each and 1 room with 2 single beds. Each unit has 2 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a scullery with a dish-washing machine, a living area with a Morso fireplace, a TV with DStv and a patio with braai facilities. The units are situated between 60 and 100m from each other, and is approximately 50m from the edge of the water of the big dam.
2 Bedroom house - 4 sleeper (UNIT 4)
UNIT 4 has 2 bedrooms - 1 with a queen-size bed and the other with 2 single beds. The Unit has 2 bathrooms, a fully fitted kitchen, living area, TV with DStv, a Morso fireplace and a patio with braai facilities.
UNIT 5 - 8 sleeper
Unit 5 is a luxury 4 bedroom, 8 sleeper house and is in a classs of its own. The unit has breathtaking views, is situated a mere 15meters from the waters edge of the top trout dam and has its own private jetty for fly fishing.
The unit has four bedrooms and sleep a total of eight guests. Two of the bedrooms have queen-size beds and two rooms have two single beds. The unit has two shared bathrooms, one with a bathtub and one with a shower and both with a toilet and basin.
Beautiful wooden finished fully equipped kitchen, 8 seater dining room table, scullery area with dishwasher and a living room complete with leather couches, a morso fireplace, flatscreen TV and DSTV (commercial bouquet). The patio has a big built-in braai and 2 seated areas (all covered) - a picnic table for outside dining next to the braai, and another area with 2x 3 seater benches and a coffee table.
The bench area on the patio has a outdoor heater mounted on the wall for those cold evenings. The unit has a beautiful stone build boma where camp fires can be made in. All the units on Blue Crane Farm are equipped with their own generator, in the case of power cuts.