What to do in and around Darling.... 

Darling is the heartbeat of the West Coast region. The little village lies tucked away between hills of vineyards and golden wheat fields. Here you can still expect to see a horseman cantering through the streets on a Saturday afternoon. A gaggle of geese might waddle into a neighbor's garden to forage. You may witness a funeral procession accompanied by the consolatory gospel sounds of a traditional brass band. Lovingly restored Victorian homes and ancient trees make an idyllic setting for a getaway that promises serenity, nature, culture and much more.Darling is a progressive small town with a good infrastructure and everything necessary to cover your daily needs. The village has its own supermarkets, banks, ATM's, a pharmacy, clinic, doctors, schools and several churches.

General shopping hours are 8h30 to 17h00 weekdays and 9h00 to 13h00 Saturdays. 

Darling Spar is open from 07.00 to 19.00 daily. 

Please note that some businesses are closed for lunch between 13h00 and 14h00. 

1910 The Old Forge Bar and Restaurant is only walking distance from the B & 

A must if in Daring.  Bookings suggested always, as not to be dissapointed.

The Old Forge is another business Derek and Nina Poole own and run. Been in operation now for five years.

With an extensive wine list, and menu, they boost a little fine dining.

Food and Service have great reviews.


022 492 2120 

072 822 5518

Since its inception, the Darling wine route has grown immensely in popularity. It's less than an hour's drive from Cape Town and its warmth and hospitality coupled with wines of tremendous quality and value has placed it on the list of routes to visit when visiting the Cape.

Cloof, Groote Post, Darling Cellars, Ormonde and Contreburg offer wine tastings and many also provide scrumptious meals.

Make a day of it!  There so much to see and do, you may have to stay for the weekend.