Welcome to Darling Lodge on SA-Venues.com, offering 3 star graded accommodation in Darling, Cape West Coast.
Darling Lodge offers a harmonious blend of old and new reflecting the romantic name of the little town. The main house, the Victorian charm of which has remained in tact, has three individually decorated rooms. The more modern garden annex consists of three further generously appointed rooms with a vine covered patio overlooking the sparkling swimming pool.
The rooms have very comfortable beds comprising of three doubles, one king and two twins and inviting crisp, white linen, they all have en suite bathrooms with choice of bath or shower. Each room bears the name of a local artist, whose work is on display and can be purchased.
The lush garden with its ancient pepper trees, fountain spraying water over blossoming roses, aloes, bougainvillea and mass of lavender with its heady fragrance, is another attraction to lift the senses out of the stress pit. All this the result of Mother Nature assisted by Oliver and Stephan who lovingly look after the garden. Our main focus however is the well being of our guests. This begins with our famous breakfast and does not end with an excellent concierge service.
We offer secure off street parking, free internet access and a TV lounge. We can accommodate small private functions up to 30 people. We are wheelchair friendly to a point. Children are welcome and we even cater for dogs. Dinner and lunch by prior arrangement.
Activities and Attractions
An eclectic offering of cosy cafes, restaurants, antique shops, art galleries and a book store can be found within walking distance of the Lodge, including "Evita se Perron" the theatre of the world renowned satirist Peter-Dirk Uys.
A visit to the wineries of the Darling Wine and Art Experience, including Cloof, which also serves light lunches, Darling Cellars, Groote Post with the much loved restaurant Hilda's Kitchen and Ormonde / Alexanderfontein; an olive tasting at the local olive farm; spend a couple of hours experiencing the Spirit of the San on !Khwa ttu; or the Moravian Mission in Mamre.
Attend annual events like The Darling Music Experience mid February- much more than a chamber music festival; the Darling Soap Box Derby and the ABSA Off Road 400 in March; the Passion Play on Easter Friday; "Christmas" in July at Evita se Perron and The Darling Story Telling Kuier in August which starts off the spring season with the Voorkamerfest, the Darling Wildflower and Duckitt Nursery Orchid Shows in September ending with Rocking the Daisies at Cloof.
Not to forget: Whale watching, miles and miles of unspoiled beaches, hiking trails, bird watching and for the sport enthusiast; golf, bowls and tennis. But above all come for the warm hospitality of the Darling Lodge and our personal, friendly service. Yes, we have a pillow with your name on it!
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