Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Melkbosstrand (39 km from Darling)
The first West Coast beach you will encounter on leaving Cape Town is Melkbos. Perfect for long, lazy walks and safe swimming, Melkbos Beach offers beautiful views of Robben Island and Table Mountain. The sunsets are stunning.
Good surfing conditions can be found at Corner, Tubewave and Derdesteen. Melkbos Beach is also a popular spot for...
Yzerfontein (24.8 km from Darling)
Yzerfontein is mostly known for having wonderful spring wildflowers, great kitesurfing and windsurfing, and good fishing. It’s also known for the seemingly endless stretch of 16 Mile Beach, starting in the south at Yzerfontein Main Beach. A beachfront restaurant maximizes the view. There are public ablutions and just south of the beach is the...
Game Reserve in West Coast National Park (31.1 km from Darling)
The West Coast National Park stretches from Yzerfontein up to the edge of Langebaan and surrounds most of the enormous Langebaan Lagoon. Just a one-hour drive north of Cape Town lies this watersports junkie’s paradise offering awesome kayaking, snorkelling and some of the best windsurfing and kite surfing on the planet.During summer, migratory...
Yzerfontein (23.4 km from Darling)
Pearl Bay Beach is backed by seacliffs offering standout views of Dassen Island, Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. This new suburb in the south of Yzerfontein is going through a rapid development phase.
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Big Bay (47.3 km from Darling)
Big Bay is one of two Bloubergstrand beaches – the other is unsurprisingly called Little Bay (or Small Bay) – and is a favourite surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing spot, drawing international enthusiasts to annual competitions.
Not only is it a great fun family beach, the long, flat sandy Big Bay Beach is perfect for sun tanning, walking,...
Game Reserve in Table Mountain National Park (75.1 km from Darling)
One of the New7Wonders of Nature, Table Mountain is the centrepiece of the Table Mountain National Park. The easiest way of visiting Table Mountain is to ride up in the Cable Car, which operates every day, except in bad weather conditions. But it's a great walk, either up, down or both ways. Platteklip Gorge, just east of the Cable Station, is a...
Yzerfontein (12.3 km from Darling)
Join a guided tour at !Khwa ttu for interesting insights into the culture, heritage, knowledge and modern-day life of the Bushmen of southern Africa. Qualified San guides will demonstrate their skills, share their oral history, track animals and identify plants with you. You will also learn a few words in some of their languages and find out about...
Four By Four Trails
Yzerfontein (21.8 km from Darling)
Buffelsfontein 4x4 is a sand route in the Buffelsfontein Nature Reserve just outside Yzerfontein. An entry fee is asked per vehicle and possibly per person. This is a fantastic adventure for the family as the trail has a grading of 1 to 3 and has a braai and picnic spot in the halfway mark of the route. The trail is 14 km long on a two-way...
Four By Four Trails
Yzerfontein (23.1 km from Darling)
Blombosch 4x4 Nature Trail is located just outside of Yzerfontein along the West Coast in the Western Cape. The trail aim was for adventurers to experience the Sandveld vegetation. The sandy route may require drivers to deflate their 4x4 or 2x4 vehicle tyres. The trail has a 1 to 2 grading and is 13.5 km long; it takes approximately 2 hours to...
Four By Four Trails
Atlantis (25 km from Darling)
Atlantis Dunes is located just outside Atlantis and is exactly what the name says, a hug sand dune – or sandpit. Adventurers are able to take their 4x4 vehicles and no low range is required. A high clearance vehicle is recommended. This is a great day activity when visiting Atlantis.
Melkbosstrand (33.9 km from Darling)
This two-hour walk starts at the Koeberg Visitor Centre. Part of the walk is along the beach and passes a salt marsh, rich in bird life. The trail leads you around the main reactor, heading for the beach on the Cape Town side.
Mountain Biking Trails
Melkbosstrand (34 km from Darling)
This mountain bike route consists of two trails, both relatively easy. The one trail is a 7 km loop and the other a 25 km route to the beach. The trails are well marked and safe for all ages.
Hopefield (34.7 km from Darling)
The Mill Country Fair is an organic and fresh goods community market happening each Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Relax in the coffee shop and slow café or fill your basket with food and fresh goods from the deli.
Melkbosstrand (34.8 km from Darling)
Eskom controls 3000 ha of West Coast around the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station. In keeping with both Eskom's environmental policy and national conservation trends, Eskom has decided to open this property to the public. Grysbok, Steenbok and the larger Duiker are buck species in the area and Bontebok and Springbok have been introduced as well. The...
Melkbosstrand (37 km from Darling)
This fun activity takes place at the Melkbosstrand Country Club. A minimum number of six players are required to make a group booking. A refundable deposit is required and a minimum age of 10 years old applies. Long-sleeve tops, long pants and good shoes are recommended. All paint used is bio-degradable and washes out. Protective clothing is...