Darling Day Trip – 140km from Draaihoek Lodge

Picture of Darling town situated in Swartland region bordering the West Coast of South Africa

Head to Darling should good food, excellent wines and country life in a small trendy town appeal to you. Well known for reviving the performing arts in the Swartland, this charming town is only an hour’s drive from Draaihoek Lodge.
Savour the serenity of small village life by taking a stroll down the streets of Darling and browsing through the charms on offer.

For the exact location of Darling, check out our printable West Coast map.

When in Darling, we recommend you visit:

  • Ormonde Winery & Tasting Room
  • Darling Museum
  • Nostalgia Antiques & Collectables
  • The Mantis Trading Store
  • Book League
  • Evita se Perron
  • Darling Original Art Supermarket
  • Ouma’s Treasures

Restaurants

A variety of dining experiences are on offer in town – from authentic fare to modern country cuisine

  • The Marmalade Cat (022 492 2515)
  • Simone’s Restaurant (022 492 2451)
  • Trinity Restaurant (022 492 3430)

A Day Trip Around Town

  • IKhwa tu San Cultural Center (022 492 2998)
  • Duckitt’s Orchid Nurseries (022 492 2606)
  • Rondeberg Nature Reserve (022 492 3435)
  • Darling Olives (022 492 3171)
  • Cloof Winery & Restaurant (022 492 2839)
  • Groote Post Winery & Restaurant (022 492 2825)
  • Buffelsfontein Game Reserve (022 451 2824)
  • Darling Bird Route (022 492 3361)
  • Buffelsfontein 4×4 & Survival Games (022 451 2824)
  • Various Wildflower Reserves (022 492 3361)

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