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About The Old Pastorie

The Old Pastorie is situated in the charming village of Darling, in the heart of the wild flower area, and offers beautiful accommodation in a manor house built in 1865.

The historic house is set on 100 acres of a nature reserve with a lake and a variety of wildlife. The four double rooms all have en-suite bathrooms and linen is provided. All rooms are furnished with comfortable queen-size beds and one room has a full en-suite bathroom while the others have showers only. For an extra person, another bed can be added at an additional cost. Each room has a CD player and tea and coffee facilities. All the rooms have lovely garden or lake views.

With the lake nearby, The Old Pastorie is great for birdwatching and guests will see herons, spoonbills, Egyptian geese and many other species that make this their home at different times of the year. Animals are allowed, but with restrictions due to the wildlife. Unfortunately no children under 12 are allowed and the establishment is no smoking. Guests can also cool down in the plunge pool.

For breakfast, 'The Marmalade Cat' in the village is highly recommended. Guests can also visit Evita se Perron and enjoy a show or spend a day at the beach in nearby Yzerfontein and explore the sights and sounds of this delightful town. For those who love history, the Darling Museum is worth a visit. The Old Pastorie is a great location for guests looking for peace and tranquility.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 8 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 7 Reviews


  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
* Please enquire for further details.

The Old Pastorie Rooms

Reviews for The Old Pastorie

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Michelle de Bruyn
17 September 2017

Characterful building with spacious rooms and lovely location.

Martin Janutsch, Reunion
17 January 2017

Nice room and very quiet. The bed was very comfortable. Neal has been very friendly and was expecting us upon arrival.However, there is no TV or any form of entertainment. Bathroom is too basic.

Nikki Zigras, South Africa
15 February 2016

What seemed like a grand old dame of a home, is now run down and a bit neglected. Could have been a good stay, but not enough attention to detail.Pros: Beautiful building, nice pool and views.Cons:  our room was teeming with dozens of daddy long legs spiders, cobwebs, ants and dust... very off-putting.The owner must check each room before guests come to stay, or get another cleaner... 

Andrew McRobert, South Africa
04 January 2015

The Old Pastori is extremely comfortable, Kneale is very welcoming and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay

Pieter van Zyl, South Africa
21 September 2014

Situated at the edge of Darling, and bordering an orchard of Olive trees this 100+ year old house afforded comfortable and spacious accommodation. The surrounding farmland offered quiet and tranquil walks in nature. It was far enough from the hustle & bustle of the town and close enough to enjoy the Voorkamerfest and Evita's Perron.Pieter & Lenie van Zyl, Alberton, Gauteng.

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The Old Pastorie is 1.2km from the centre of Darling , the nearest airport 69.6km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling