Things to Do in Darling

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Duckitt Nurseries at Oude Post Farm

Duckitt Nurseries at Oude Post Farm

Popular Attractions in Darling (3.3 km from Darling)

Duckitt Nurseries is the largest orchid nursery in South Africa, if not the southern hemisphere. They specialise in growing Cymbidium orchids as cut flowers, mainly for export to Europe and the USA while many other varieties and hybrids are sold as pot plants in South Africa.  The nursery is open to the public on the first Saturday of the month...

Evita se Perron

Evita se Perron

Galleries and Museums in Darling (0.4 km from Darling)

Get in your karretjie and head to Darling's Evita se Perron, a cabaret theatre started by Evita Bezuidenhout aka Pieter Dirk Uys, South Africa's famous satirist. Perron means 'station platform' in Afrikaans and here you will find Voortrekker Monument kitsch rivaling apartheid signs – it's a place where everyone has a chance to laugh and/or cry,...

Darling Club

Darling Club

Sports Stadiums Clubs in Darling (0.9 km from Darling)

Apart from golf, the Darling Club offers a wide variety of sport including bowls, netball, tennis, gymkhana and cricket. The club hosts annual events such as the Darling Wild Flower Show, Nissan Rally, WP Gymkhana Championships and Boland Bowls Championships. It is also a popular venue for weddings, conferences and other social functions. The...

Vygevallei Farmstall and Winehouse

Vygevallei Farmstall and Winehouse

Farms in Darling (11.9 km from Darling)

The Farmstall is well known for it`s freshly baked breads and homemade pies. The farmstall owned by the Louw family of the farm Nuweland in Malmesbury. They sell wines, preserves jams and chutneys that they make on the farm at the Farmstall's Shop and Wine House. Juan Louw jnr is the winemaker and mom Mariëtha makes the preserves and jams. There...

Groote Post Winery

Groote Post Winery

Wine Estates in Darling (12.5 km from Darling)

Groote Post is a beautiful historic wine farm dating back to 1706, situated in the Darling area on the West Coast. Many of the buildings, including the Manor House and cellar, are National Monuments. Part of a family owned, 4 000 hectare working farm the winery produces award-winning wines. The farm incorporates a game camp and offers game drives...

Darling Cellars

Darling Cellars

Wine Estates in Darling (17.2 km from Darling)

Situated on the Darling/Malmesbury Road, Darling Cellars produces a wide range of excellent white and red wines. It's premier range is the Onyx range with excellent Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz. They have an extensive reserve range with excellent value-for-money wines, as well as the Zantsi range for easy drinking.

Cloof Wine Estate

Cloof Wine Estate

Wine Estates in Darling (22.1 km from Darling)

The West Coast village of Darling – only one hour’s drive from Cape Town – is home to artists, actors, retired financiers, farmers and other interesting people (Cloof proprietors count themselves amongst those).Even if the region geographically and demographically is more than a little off-centre, Darling’s annual wild flower show – showcasing a...

Things to do near Darling

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Houseboat at Kraalbaai, West Coast National Park

West Coast National Park

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 Main Beach

Yzerfontein Main Beach

Beaches in 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...

Melkbos Beach

Melkbos Beach

Beaches in 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...

Big Bay Beach

Big Bay Beach

Beaches in 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,...

Pearl Bay Beach

Pearl Bay Beach

Beaches in 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. Photo source: en.wikipedia.org

Table Mountain National Park

Table Mountain National Park

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...

!Khwa ttu

!Khwa ttu

Nature Reserves in 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...

Buffelsfontein 4x4

Buffelsfontein 4x4

Four By Four Trails in 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...

Blombosch 4x4 Nature Trail

Blombosch 4x4 Nature Trail

Four By Four Trails in 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...

Atlantis Dunes

Atlantis Dunes

Four By Four Trails in 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.

The Grysbok Hiking Trail

The Grysbok Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail in 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.

Koeberg MTB Route

Koeberg MTB Route

Mountain Biking Trails in 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.

Koeberg Nature Reserve

Koeberg Nature Reserve

Nature Reserves in 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...

Paintball Melkbos

Paintball Melkbos

Popular Attractions in 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...

Thandeka Horse Riding

Thandeka Horse Riding

Popular Attractions in Melkbosstrand (39.2 km from Darling)

The Thandeka Stables in Melkbosstrand offers horse riding for novices and seasoned riders in some of the most beautiful parts of the area. With over 40 years experience, the owners ensure a safe and wonderful experience. They even offer riding for the disabled and specialized equine therapy. Picnics can be catered for and a quaint little coffee...