Top 10 Things to do in Darling, South Africa

August 23, 2017 Natalie Tallman

Discover the best top things to do in Darling, South Africa including Darling Brew, !Khwa ttu, Darling Olives, Evita se Perron, Darling Sweet, Darling Museum, Groote Post Winery, Ormonde Vineyard, The Darling Wine Shop, Buffelsfontein Game & Nature Reserve - Day Tours.
Restaurants in Darling

1. Darling Brew

48 Caledon Street, Darling 7345, South Africa +27 21 286 1099
Excellent
48%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 159 reviews

Darling Brew

Reviewed By KrissyKrull

We stopped off in Darling on a Saturday, it was super hot outside. Pushing 40 degrees! Our barman, Richard, was very enthusiastic and full of information about the beers he served us and regrading info on the actual town of Darling. Awesome place for a big group of people to visit and to have a social. Just wish there were individual beer glasses to buy as mementos. Only available in 6 packs. But overall, great vibe and service.

2. !Khwa ttu

Grootwater Farm, R27 | West Coast Rd, Yzerfontein 7351, South Africa +27 22 492 2998
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 279 reviews

!Khwa ttu

!Khwa ttu, the San Education and Culture Centre, 70 km north-west of Cape Town offers you the unique experience of being introduced to the world of the descendants of the first indigenous people of southern Africa. The San themselves will take you on a journey into their history, traditional knowledge, skills, languages, customs and current affairs. This enjoyable and eye-opening event will stay with you for a long time. Besides our San-guided tours, we present creative dishes in our cosy restaurant, unique San-produced items in our craft shop and the efficiency that goes along with our conference room. If you would like to stay at !Khwa ttu for a few days our guest house, bush camp and bush cottage provide appealing accommodation.The San are looking forward to welcoming you at !Khwa ttu!

Reviewed By olive c - Cape Town, South Africa

This experience was just fabulous....we booked a guided tour of the venue and were greeted by two well informed guides both from different tribes, one Khoi the other San...they explained in a quite modest way the heritage of their people as the first people's of South Africa...the centre it self was well done with loads of information to read but for me the tour which lasted an hour on a bumpy Land Rover truck topped it off...we were on our own with them which gave us the opportunity of a much more personalized encounter....and we saw lots of buck including the Bontebok.
There is also a place to eat there as well as a few souvenir options...the ostrich egg shell bracelets make a charming and unusual gift.... You can also stay there but I can't comment on that as we didn't stay there....
Highly recommended...

3. Darling Olives

R315 | Alexanderfontein Estate, Darling 7345, South Africa +27 22 492 3171
Excellent
74%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 60 reviews

Darling Olives

At Darling Olives, we not only produce great-tasting olives, but also offer a great tasting experience. For half an hour we will keep you entertained so you can discover our range of delicious products in our tasting room. You can look forward to learning more about how to buy a good olive oil, tasting different styles of olives, jams, oils and even olive chocolate all while enjoying a taste of our two exclusive wines (when in stock.) It is a lovely experience and an absolute taste-adventure (even for non-olive eaters).

Reviewed By hilary710 - Yzerfontein, South Africa

A friend and I popped into Darling Olives and were very pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome we received. We passed a very pleasant hour tasting and ummiing and ahhiing over the amount of products there are. Beautiful olives, pastes, olive oils, jams, marmalade even...MoreHilary, thank you very much for this awesome review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tasting and we hope to see you guys again soon for even more olive goodies!

4. Evita se Perron

8 Arcadia Street, Darling 7345, South Africa +27 22 492 3361
Excellent
40%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 110 reviews

Evita se Perron

Reviewed By David C - Benoni, South Africa

We stopped off in Darling to visit the small theater & meseum made so well known by Pieter-Dirk Uys & his many "spoofs" & his South African political humor which many from overseas may not appreciate. But then many have heard of Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout. A character he portrays so well. It is easy to find & well worth a visit for a light lunch or a coffee. But, do take your time.

5. Darling Sweet

7 Lang Street, Darling 7345, South Africa +27 83 235 4002
Excellent
62%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 46 reviews

Darling Sweet

Reviewed By MrsMitha - Durban

It's a lovely quaint town with this little candy store with a little art gallery attached, I would have loved to try their candys it's a pity it was not Halaal. when I asked if it was Halaal the lady said it was and they where waiting on stickers but I then noted alcoholic flavours and upon questioning this she said oh yes but it evaporates, a little bit of knowledge or a simple I'm not sure would be appreciated :)
It's a lovely stop to see the candy being made and wrapped behind the glass and they sell some tshirts and bags as well

6. Darling Museum

Pastorie St, Darling, Darling 7345, South Africa +27 22 492 3361
Excellent
60%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 49 reviews

Darling Museum

Reviewed By Don_G_Wright - Vancouver, Canada

This museum provides a very comprehensive history of the European presence in the area and the creation of Darling in the mid-1800s (named by the way, for the governor of Cape Colony at the time, who happened to be born in Nova Scotia and later was governor of Jamaica and Newfoundland). Through old-school arrangements of artifacts, extensive displays of farm tools and equipment, and lots of written explanation, the importance of the area as a supplier of agricultural goods, including dairy products, is aptly described and celebrated. We gain less of a sense of the people who lived here before Europeans displaced them, and little about the impact of Apartheid on the non-white population of Darling who were removed from the community and forced to resettle down the road. It is open limited hours, and not always during posted hours, it took three tries for us to find it open. It is also extremely dusty inside this old town hall and the agricultural barn next door, so be prepared if you have dust allergies!

7. Groote Post Winery

Darling Hills Road, Darling 7345, South Africa +27 22 492 2825
Excellent
48%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 47 reviews

Groote Post Winery

Groote Post is a historic 18th century farm on the Cape's West Coast where winemaking traditions have been revived by the Pentz family. Unique aspects and cool climatic conditions of the Darling Hills yield superlative fruit. Our wines are produced to reflect the uniqueness of our vineyards.

Reviewed By Cheryl T - Cape Town, South Africa

Free entry to Groote Post market. Variety of stalls - fresh flowers, deli items, wooden toys for kids, gorgeous beaded items, entertainment for kids with ponies and live music in the shade of the trees. Variety of Eatery stands, craft beer and wine tasting in the farms winery. A lovely outing. Turnoff opposite Grotto Bay on the R27 - West Coast Road.

8. Ormonde Vineyard

Mount Pleasant Street, Darling 7345, South Africa
Excellent
76%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

Ormonde Vineyard

Ormonde Private Cellar is situated on the West Coast of South Africa, where the rugged Darling hills roll and fall along the contours of an ancient granite intrusion. These molten rocks, forced from the earth to 300m above sea level, guard the Atlantic Ocean while banks of fog bless the vineyard with coolness and moisture. Proprietor Theo Basson embraces the legacy left to him by his father Nico Basson and his grandfathers before him. The appreciation for accumulated knowledge and attention to detail are principles Theo vows to when asked about the various accolades Ormonde has been awarded. Ormonde is proud to house in it's stable two Old Mutual trophies, as well as various Platinum, Gold and Double Gold medals over the years to mention but just a few. Wines tasted at the tasting room are exclusively available from the estate and selected restaurants. The serene atmosphere and personal experience at Ormonde promise our guests a memorable experience.

Reviewed By Cindy T - Cape Town, South Africa

A lovely wine cellar to visit. Great Ondine wine to enjoy. Pity the outside Seating area is so exposed. A pagoda over and a trellis to shield the wind would make the world of difference. Such a pretty farm and right in the middle of Darling. A few platters and you would be sorted. Love the wines. Thx

9. The Darling Wine Shop

5 Main Road, Darling 7345, South Africa +27 22 492 3971
Excellent
76%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

The Darling Wine Shop

Darling Wine Shop is the home of Darling wine and carries the widest range of Darling wines in the world. We offer unsurpassed regional wine knowledge, professional staff to advise and guide, and a nationwide Delivery service. If you with to experience the "Taste of Darling" this is where it is !

Reviewed By My2centsMyOpinion - Muizenberg, South Africa

This shop was amazing.... We where in Darling on a Sunday not realizing that Darling Wineries would be closed.... but we where not disappointed. ..the same wine at great prices...i don't think there was that much mark up on it but we left happy with...MoreThank you for your kind review. We actually sell all Darling wines at cellar door prices, so if you ever drive past Darling again, please pop in.

10. Buffelsfontein Game & Nature Reserve - Day Tours

R27 West Coast Road, Darling 7345, South Africa
Excellent
44%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
6%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 73 reviews

Buffelsfontein Game & Nature Reserve - Day Tours

Reviewed By mauroger2015 - Somerset West, South Africa

My son and soon to be daughter in law booked to go on a game drive at Buffelsfontein Nature Reserve.
My son arranged with the Ranger Andrew and the receptionist to organize his proposal to marry his girlfriend somewhere on the reserve. The management went all out to make this occasion so special for him.
Andrew decided that the venue should be the Cheetah enclosure and as we stood around waiting for the Ranger to tell us all about these 2 cheetahs my son Quintin went down on his knee and proposed to Janine. The rest of the guests on the vehicle went along with this and cheered and clapped and shed a few tears as it was so romantic.
The receptionist then arrived with a basket with champagne and heart shaped Turkish delight for them. It was so beautiful. We were rewarded too with seeing so many animals in a somewhat dry because of the drought but awesome scenery. We highly recommend this venture. Thanks to the team at Buffelsfontein..

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