Blue Crane Farm
BLUE CRANE FARM:
Blue Crane Farm is an phenomenal fly fishing destination with two beautiful manicured and well stocked trout dams. Our big dam is an impressive 9 hectares in size and has a number of jetties to make the fly fishing an even more enjoyable experience.
This beautiful venue offers phenomenal scenery with free roaming game species such as springbuck, blesbuck, zebra, hartebeest, fallow deer and vaal rhebuck. The birdlife is exceptional with a number of of endangered species such as the Blue Crane and Crowned Cranes that nests on the farm on a regular basis.
The accommodation on the farm consist of 7 lovely self-catering units, ranging from our smallest 2 sleeper cottage to our large 8 sleeper houses. In total the farm can accommodate 40 guests which makes Blue Crane Farm the ideal venue for a small or large group booking.
The units offer privacy and are waterfront stands offering amazing views.
The farm is situated approximately 10mins drive from Dullstroom town and is easily accessible from the main Belfast / Dullstroom road. The gravel road leading from the main road to the farm entrance is well maintained and any low clearance vehicles can access these roads.
LAWRENNY - 2 sleeper / 1 bedroom
Lawrenny is a cozy little 2 sleeper cottage with a fantasic view over the phenomenal 9 hectare dam.
This cottage is the smallest of all the units at Blue Crane Farm and has 1 bedroom, with a queen bed, and an en-suite bathroom with a shower. The unit has a small open plan kitchen, dining, and living room area (TV and a fireplace)
The unit has an open plan living room with a Morso fireplace and TV, dining area and fully equipped kitchen. There is a built in braai and a dining table with 4 chairs. on the patio.
This unit has an exceptional view of the big dam, and is situated approximately 30 meters from the edge of the water. The unit has a covered parking.
Kingfisher is a 2 bedroom cottage sleeps a total of 4 guests. This fantastic unit has 2 bedrooms, each with their own ensuite bathroom. The first bedroom has an queen bed and a shower in the bathroom. The second bedroom has two single beds with a bathtub in the bathroom.
The unit has an open plan living room with a Morso fireplace and TV, dining area and fully equipped kitchen. There is a built in braai and a dining table on the patio.
This unit has an exceptional view of the big dam, and is situated approximately 30 meters from the edge of the water. There is a jetty right in front of the unit leading in the dam, ideal for the person who loves fly fishing. Covered parking
OTTERS COVE / MISTY WATERS / WEAVERS NEST - 6 sleeper / 3 bedroom units:
There are three beautifull 6 sleeper units on the farm. Each unit has 3 x bedrooms and 2 x bathrooms.
The 1st bedroom (queen bed) has an en-suite bathroom with a bathtub. The 2nd (queen bed) and 3rd bedroom (2x single beds) share a bathroom with a shower
These exceptional units each has an open plan kitchen, dining, and living room area as well as a scullery with dishwashing machine. The units have a covered patio with a built in braai and 2 seating areas. a Lovely stone boma situated in front each unit, ideal for a nice open air braai.
HILLCROFT /LAKE VIEW - 8 sleeper / 4 bedroom units”
Hillcroft and Lake View are phenomenal 8 sleeper units each with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The 1st and 2nd bedroom each has a queen bed. The 3rd and 4th bedroom each has 2 single beds.
The 1st bathroom has a shower and the 2nd bathroom a bathtub. These exceptional units have an open plan kitchen, dining, and living room area as well as a scullery with dishwashing machine The units have a covered patio with a built in braai and 2 seating areas. a Lovely stone boma situated in front each unit, ideal for a nice open air braai.
GUEST ACCESS - activities on the farm:
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.
The farm border is approximately 6km if a circular route is taken. There are a number of interlinked farm roads over the hill that is lovely for hiking, cycling or jogging. Taking a 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.
There are 2 dams on the farm where guests can enjoy fly fishing. Both dams are stocked with rainbow trout. The big 9 hectare dam is also stocked with brown trout.
Enjoy a round of golf at the famous Highland Gate golf and trout estate, designed by Ernie Els. Distance from Blue Crane Farm to Highland Gate golf estate is approximately 30km / 22 mins drive.
Horse riding, river rafting, mountain biking, abseiling, rock climbing and more, are all nearby attractions.
Visit the well known Bird of Prey Educational and rehabilitation center in Dullstroom.
Only 10min drive from Dullstroom town, where you can wine and dine and shop till you drop. One of the best restaurants in town is "The Mayfly" restaurant situated at the beautiful "Shop at 67" center, as well as the famous "Mrs Simpson's" restaurant.
LOCATION OF THE FARM:
The entrance to the farm is situated on the R540 between Belfast and Dullstroom. The short gravel road leading to the farm gate is in a very good condition and is suitable for any type vehicles with a low- or high clearance.
The farm is about 10 minutes easy drive from Dullstroom with all amenities, including shops, restaurants and attractions.
Higland Gate golf estate is approximately30 km / 22mins drive from Blue Crane Farm.