Darling is a quaint little town in the farming region on the west coast of the Western Cape. Just 75km from Cape Town, it offers all manner of surprises!
Darling, falling within the Swartland municipal region, was founded in 1853 on the farm, Langfontein and named after Sir Charles Henry Darling who served in 1851 as Lieutenant Governor in the Cape. The Darling Museum is a treasure trove of information from the Darling Creamery, founded by two Swedish settlers in 1899, a whole collection of agricultural equipment and many more interesting artifacts.
Darling is known for a number of things, including the wildflower and Darling Wildflower show, the Darling Winery, Darling Brew house and of course Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout and Evita se Perron – the wonderful character created by South African Satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys.
Darling also boasts a wind farm!
Darling offers the perfect day-trip from Cape Town.