Tannie Evita is Back! 4 & 5 Sept 2021

She’s back! Two jabs richer! New look, old tricks. Tannie Evita praat Kaktus, where she proves that the future is certain; it’s just the past that is unpredictable.

Ticket Price: R200 per person

Limited seats, online booking essential.

Guests will be seated at tables in the theatre.
Please arrive at least 15 min prior to the start of the show.

No meals will be served during the show.
Lunch walk-in diners welcome at Evita se Perron Cafe before or after the show or book lunch at the fine dining restaurant, Kossie Sikelela, on www.dineplan.com after the show. 

Duckitt Nurseries Open Weekend 3 – 5 September, 2021

This year the annual Duckitt Nurseries Open Weekend will take place from Friday 03 until Sun 05 September, 2021.

All activities will be subject to the COVID legislation at that time.Duckitt Nurseries(Pty) Ltd was established in 1979, and is situated approximately 3km south of Darling. They specialize in producing and exporting top quality Cymbidium Orchid cut-flowers to mainly European and East USA regions. They are constantly breeding, selecting and importing new varieties, to accommodate the needs of an ever-changing global flower market. ​Cymbidium, Ansellia, Cattleya alliance, Oncidium alliance and many other orchid types are hybridized, selected and grown for the local pot plant market.

The nursery is also open to the public on the 1st Saturday of the months from May to November from 09h00 to 12h00.
Entrance is free, and plants and flowers are for sale in the pack-shed. The green house with the most spectacular display of flowers at that time is also opened to the public. Visit https://www.duckittnurseries.com/ for more information.


Due to the government’s third wave Covid restrictions on event numbers, the Darling Wildflower Society (DWFS) announces with regret that it has had to cancel the 2021 flower show.

However, this year, as an exciting alternative to viewing the traditional landscaped display of wildflowers at an indoors venue, we have decided to facilitate guided tours and walks to several local flower reserves and farms, where volunteer guides from the DWFS will be available to lead walks into the veld. We are taking the wildflower show outside!

Additionally, instead of just the usual three-day event on the third weekend during September, we have realized that the new offering may realistically be extended throughout the two main spring flower months of August and September.

Fabulous local wildflower viewing options include the Darling Renosterveld Reserves, Tienie Versfeld Reserve, Waylands, Oudepost, Contreberg, Burgherspost and Groote Post farms. Further afield, !Khwa ttu San Heritage Centre, Buffelsfontein Game Reserve and the West Coast National Park, amongst others, also offer wonderful wildflower viewing.
Local attractions like the Darling Museum and good value wine tasting and dining options will of course also be available to visitors.

Arrangements for picnic baskets, snack boxes or luncheons can be made when booking DWFS guided tours at 084 916 1111. Online bookings can be made via the contact page on our website: www.darlingwildflowers.co.za

Covid restrictions will be observed if the walking or tour groups are kept small and the wearing of masks, social distancing and hand sanitizer protocol is followed.

We wish everyone a wonderful 2021 spring flower season. Join us outside!

Darling wildflowers promise spectacular display after wet winter!

The West Coast with its wide open spaces, less populated towns, and diverse outdoor activities makes for a safer travel option amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read further to find out more about how the Darling Wildflower Society will approach wildflower season and save the dates for upcoming activities and events in Darling and surrounds. 

Groote Post Country Run: 28 October 2018

Get on your running shoes and be part of this beautiful country run. There’s something for people of all fitness levels, from a 4km fun run, to 10km and 21km challenges. Load of crafts, music, tractor rides, and other activities for the whole family at Groote Post Vineyards.


Book online at www.trailrunning.co.za

Darling Wildflower Show: 14 – 16 Sept 2018

Spring time on the West Coast brings an array of wonderful wildflowers. It also means it’s time for the annual Darling Wildflower Show from 14 – 16 September 2018 at the Darling Golf Club. The indoor exhibition of indigenous flowers is fascinating and will spark an interest to get into the nature reserves to discover these many specimens in their natural environment. The show also has activities for the whole family and is not to be missed.


Voorkamerfest 2018: 31 Aug – 2 Sept

voorkamerfest2018.jpgVoorkamerfest is BACK with a passion and renewed energy to enchant and delight the lucky ones who manage to get a ticket.

Voorkamerfest is usually sold-out every year, so prepare yourself for the weekend-comeback of your life: Friday 31 August, Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 September.

For those of you who have never experienced this truly South African cultural experience – this is what you are in for!

Festival-goers arrive at Evita se Perron 8 Arcadia Street in Darling, collect their colour coded tickets for various routes of different colours. They then queue for a taxi ride to their first venue where the first 25 minute performance starts, after which the taxi will take them to the second 25 minute adventure and then a third 25 minute surprise experience, returning thereafter, via the local taxi to Evita se Perron to enjoy the market vibes and connect with friends who have been on different routes, sharing their unique experience all over again! So within 100 minutes, three worlds of magic will be celebrated and new friends will be made. Owners of the homes are the theatre managers for those three days in September. After the years of experience, the people of Darling know how special each one of them has become to the success of this project!

Voorkamerfest was founded in 2004 by Inge Bos and Wim Visser, with help of Pieter-Dirk Uys and the inhabitants of Darling.

Founding sponsor is Stichting Doen (NL)