Why Darling?

The ‘flower village’ Darling is popularly known as the wildflower jewel of the West Coast, only 85 km from Cape Town. The little village is tucked away between hills of vineyards and golden wheat fields. You can explore the town on foot. Browse through the antiques and collectables and visit the interesting small craft and gift shops. Enjoy a cup of coffee on the ‘stoep’ of a coffee shop or farm stall, linger a while and see the locals go  by.

Darling is a progressive small town with a good infrastructure and everything necessary to cover your daily needs. The village has its own supermarkets, banks, ATM (Automatic Teller Machine) facilities, a pharmacy, clinic, doctors, schools and several churches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although traditionally known for its spectacular wildflowers, Darling has so much more to offer to visitors. Darling is becoming a new discovery area of modern Cape wines and already some of the region’s wines have achieved the highest critical acclaim.

During your stay in South-Africa it is no doubt that people will ask you ‘Why Darling???’. Here you find only some of the answers you could give:

!Khwa ttu

!Khwa ttu

!Khwa ttu is the San Culture and Education Centre. As a tourist visiting !Khwa ttu, you will enjoy a unique and highly informative experience. Choose to stay at !Khwa ttu for a few hours, a day or take advantage of the ‘retreat-like atmosphere’ by booking overnight at the camp site, ‘bush cottage’ or guest house.

Flowers and orchids

Flowers and orchids

In summer the yellow wheat fields, autumn the rust colour of the vineyards, in winter the lush green hills, the birth of the arum lilies and then in spring - the immense beauty of the wildflowers. Darling is known as the Flower of the West Coast and the abundance of flora and natural flowers is undoubtedly its biggest asset. The Darling Wildflower Show takes place each year during the third weekend in September.

Golf

Golf

Darling has its own 9-hole golf course. Furthermore, many magnificent golf courses are available within about an hours drive. Click on the picture to get a list of golf courses in the Western Cape.

Wine farms

Wine farms

Within 15 minutes of Darling, you can find four beautifully situated wine farms. The ideal place for wine tasting, lunch and picnics. > Cloof > Groote Post > Ormonde Vineyards > Darling Cellars > Withington

Evita se Perron

Evita se Perron

The famous Evita Bezuidenhout entertains ‘volk en vaderland’ at her Evita se Perron theatre complex, situated in the old Darling station. On Friday and Saturday evenings the Perron is lit up by colourful lights, while local, national and international visitors enjoy traditional ‘boerekos’ and entertainment.

Buffelsfontein

Buffelsfontein

Buffelsfontein is a game and nature reserve only 15 minutes from Darling. Different kind of animals can be seen, like for instance: Buffalo, Giraffe, Zebra, Kudu, Eland, Oryx/Gemsbok, Blue Wildebeest, Springbok and Red Hartebeest. A restaurant and swimming pool is available and game drives can be arranged.

IJzerfontein

IJzerfontein

This seaside village lies 15 minutes from Darling. Yzerfontein is renowned for its unspoilt beaches, including the famous 16 mile beach, fantastic weather, beautiful views of Table Mountain and Dassen Island. There are some very nice restaurants, like for instance Strandkombuis (on the beach) and Beaches (near the beach).

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