Western Cape DestinationsDarling, Cape West Coast
Traditionally known for its spectacular wildflowers, Darling has much more to offer visitors ... Darling has become the home of well-known South African satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys's theatre, Evita se Perron, a cabaret venue and restaurant in Darling, named after his alter-ego, Evita Bezuidenhout.
The adjacent arts and crafts market was taken over in 2006 by the Darling Trust, a charitable organisation which addresses the problems of impoverished communities in the area through the establishment of grassroots projects.
Darling is one of those towns where you can still expect to see a horseman cantering through the streets and lovingly restored Victorian homes and ancient trees add to it's charm. Darling is a thriving agricultural centre, concentrating on dairy, wheat, grapes, peas, potatoes and sheep farming. There are several industries, including a textile factory, basket weavers and a clothing factory.