Darling is situated in the West Coast region of the Western Cape, South Africa. Only an hour out of Cape Town but a million miles away from the stress and strains of city life. Gain an insight into the historic origins of the town by visiting the Darling Museum, a charming reflection of 19th century lifestyle.
It is a vibrant town with a blend of old and new. Easily accessible along the R27 on the West Coast, follow the R315 through hills of vineyards with spectacular wildflowers blooming in spring to where Darling lies tucked away. Although known traditionally for the wondrous natural beauty of the spring wildflowers and the spring flower festival held annually during September, Darling has so much more to offer visitors.
There is no shortage of accommodation in Darling from Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts to Self-catering units. See the accommodation directory for a list of advertisers in the area.
Activities and Businesses
Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout, the most famous white woman in South Africa entertains at Evita se Perron. This theatre in the old Darling Station is a lively place to meet, eat, drink and talk.
Darling Stagger - West Coast Hiking Trail. From the hills of Darling through wine and olive farms and !Khwa ttu to Yzerfontein. A slackpacking trail, guided and catered – for those who know how to experience the good things in life! 2,5 days, 25km walking and cycling cultural experience.
The Darling Club - Western Cape Darling Golf Club. Besides an attractive and well-maintained 9-hole golf course, the club also offers Bowls, Netball, Tennis, Gymkhana and Cricket - the perfect venue for corporate and social events.
Darling Museum - learn more about the historical origins of the town by visiting the Darling Museum, a charming retrospective look at 19th century country life.
The Hildebrand Monument - Kraalbosdam Farm. This monument is a memorial to Field Cornet C P Hildebrand of the Boer forces' Maritz Commando who died in a skirmish during the Anglo-Boer War (1899 - 1902).
Buffelsfontein Game and Nature Reserve - West Coast Road. This private game reserve offers view magnificent wildlife as well as a variety of other activities surrounded by the beautiful natural scenery of the
Burgherspost - Escape to the relaxing West Coast country life to experience game drives, 4x4 routes, Renosterveld hiking trail or wine tasting at the nearby cellars. Bookings essential in advance.
Cape West Coast Flamingo Birding Route - Various in Darling area. The wide diversity of vegetation in the Darling area offers birders a large variety of birds from larks & pipits to lesser flamingos and great white pelicans. Bird checklist & routes available at Tourism office.
A tour of the Darling Wine and Art Experience offers the wine visitor a myriad of experiences; from cellar tours (sampling a wide range of award-winning wines) to winery restaurants - enjoy the slow measured pace of West Coast life.
Darling offers a diversity of dining experiences. Enjoy modern country cuisine in an historical manor house at a wine estate or sit back and enjoy a cup of coffee on the ‘stoep’ of a coffee shop. A delicious meal at any of the local restaurants should be complemented with one of the award-winning local Darling wines.
Darling has a thriving tourist business community and provides a wide range of goods and services to its residents as well as surrounding communities.
For more information, please visit www.west-coast-info.co.za.
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