Events in Darling during October

Saturday 09 October

Darling Gymkhana

The annual Darling Gymkhana will take place at the Darling Club. This traditional event has been taken over by a new management team determined to inject new enthusiasm and interest in this fun day.  The day will kick off at 8h00 with several different fun events for children and adults alike.

Besides the numerous participants there is always a good turn out of spectators and all interested parties are welcome to come and watch this prestigious event.

Food and drink stalls will be provided by Groeneweide, but people are welcome to bring their own cooler boxes, camp out and watch the fun. Overall the idea is for everyone to have a good time, enjoy the horses and maybe think of entering next year!

For any more information please contact Jenny Loedolff at 084 670 3954


Saturday 16th October

Art Morning at Lelieblom Farm

You are invited to a morning of fun and creativity! Learn to express yourself through art.

Set the child within you free. Relish the West Coast Tranquillity

Time:  9h30 – 13h30

Place: Lelieblom Farm, off the R307,  Darling

Price:   R245 (Basic  art material & light lunch included)

Presenter;   Adri van Aswegen-janse van Vuuren – Artist & Communication Practitioner

Join the journey of self discovery

Booking is essential. A maximum of 12 people can be accommodated to ensure group interaction.

Contact: Karen: 082 573 7736 or Adri:            022 4512 725   or   073 1747 439


Saturday 30 October

A Literary and Vine Lunch in Darling

Where: Groote Post Wine Farm

When:  Sat 30 Oct @ 12h00

Format: A wine tasting conducted by farm owner Nick Pentz and a talk on his book “PK van der Byl – African Statesman” by author Hannes Wessels followed by a gourmet 3 course meal presented by chef Debbie Mc Laughlin.

Wine sales and signed copies of the book will be available for purchase on the day.

Cost: R175 pp including a welcoming glass of wine


Saturday 30 October

The Darling Country Market

This community market has its home at the Nitrophoska Building in the Main Road of Darling.  The market opens promptly at 10h00 and trades until 12h30. With the emphasis on home made, home grown and hand made; stallholders sell fresh produce, flowers, home bakes, special breads, preserved olives, arts & crafts including pewter and much more…. Contact Con Meyer 082 927 6225 for information or to book a stall


What’s on at Evita se Perron during October?

The Theatre/Restaurant/Bar, Boerassic Park & Evita’s A en C (arts & crafts) are open Tues to Sun from 10h00 to 16h00.

– To find out what’s on the programme during this month, please visit or contact Beryl on (022) 492 3930 for enquiries/bookings or e-mail


Brig’s Barn

Sunday Carvery (Two Roast Meats, Potatoes, Veg, Rice and Gravy) including glass red/white wine, every Sunday @R80.00pp
Midweek Dinner bookings for 8+ people can be organised.

Watch out for the start of our Burger/Braai evenings.

Phone Margy at 022 4922451/0826403405


Café Mosaic

This family orientated rendezvous in the Main Road of Darling is open daily from 8 until late.  Cafe Mosaic is a South African mix of the French Cafe de la Rue, the Dutch Coffee Bar, the German Strasse Kaffe and the English Pub.  Special home cooked meals are served on Tuesday evenings and Thursday night is Pizza Night. Contact 022 492 2307 for bookings.


Hilda’s Kitchen at Groote Post Wine Estate is open Wednesday to Sunday for lunch.

The cellar is also open for wine tasting seven days a week including on Sundays from 11h00 to 16h00 which allows guests to enjoy a wine tasting either before or after lunch. Bookings for lunch essential 022 492 2825


Kraalbosdam Venue/Restaurant is open for

  • Friday Evenings Steak & Chips

Alternatively Chicken Schnitzel/Fish or Vegetarian Stir-fry are also served.

Bookings essential:      022 492 3803 / 022 492 2345 / 083 632 2196


Lelieblom Farm and Venue  A Family Affair – A Real Farm Experience.

Open daily for lunch and dinner – bookings essential – Lelieblom serves hearty traditional South African Cuisine. They also cater for small functions, birthday parties, family gatherings, any special event! Contact Karen on 082 573 7736 for bookingsor visit

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