Darling is a small farming town up the West Coast. This is the land of Duckitts and Tannie Evita.
Getting there: head up the R27 from Melkbos; 50km further turn right and drive 15km on the R315 to reach Darling
Of course Darling is best known to me as the home of Evita Bezuidenhout, South Africa’s best-loved Tannie, satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys who performs his shows at Evita se Perron, a cabaret venue and restaurant. There is a museum of sorts in the building displaying an assortment of memorabilia, mostly related to Apartheid, that all South Africans should take the time to browse.
The town also hosts a wildflower show in September, which includes the Orchid Fair at Duckitt Nurseries.
Cloof Wine Estate also hosts the annual Rocking the Daisies music festival.