Dear Voorkamerfest Fans
It’s that time of the year again!
Planning for VOORKAMERFEST 2012 in DARLING is in full swing!
Tickets are R195 pp for the Friday routes and R225pp for the Sat and Sun routes each, bookings open on 1 July.
Over the past year we have sent out numerous proposals for sponsorship to many organisations, corporations, banks, and government departments in both South Africa and the Netherlands. However, we are finding that due to the restrictive financial climate worldwide, it has become necessary to seek underwriting support elsewhere. We therefore appeal to all our faithful friends and offer the following to those able to give Voorkamerfest ongoing support:
As a Voorkamerfest Ambassador your donation of R200 a year will help to assure that this unique festival remains a definite date on the annual calendar. In return, you will be able to book your Voorkamerfest tickets 2 weeks prior to the official opening of bookings i.e. from Sunday 17 June. Get in early because once bookings open, tickets sell out in a flash!
Your assistance as we move forward to assure the future for Voorkamerfest will be much appreciated! We look forward to receiving your donation and your 2012 booking (any amount, although only donations of R200 or more will qualify for Voorkamerfest Ambassador status and priority booking). Here’s to another exciting line-up of artists for you again this year!
Please email the loverly Lizaan with your request and proof of payment for Ambassadorship – email@example.com
The Darling Festival / Standard Bank / Darling branch – (00)050111 /
account no. 083 273 689 / ref: surname, initial & AMB
Please eft for my attention or fax to 022 492 2851.
082 321 7542
Wednesday 14 December
The Planet Art Creative Centre
Evita se Perron Xmas Season
|There is a full programme of shows scheduled for the festive season at this quirky theatre on the old Darling Station. To find out what is on during this month, please contact Beryl on (022) 492 3930 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.evita.co.za (Bookings are essential)Please note: the Theatre/Restaurant/Bar, Boerassic Park & Evita’s A en C (arts & crafts) are open Tues to Sun from 10h00 to 16h00 for visitors to enjoy the vibe.|
|Friday 16||19h00 Desperate First Ladies|
|Sat 17||14h00 Icons and Aikonas|
|19h00 Reconcile with Evita|
|Sun 18||14h00 Tannie Evita Praat Kaktus|
|Tues 20||14h00 Evita’s Xmas Tree|
|Wed 21||14h00 Evita’s Xmas Tree|
|Thurs 22||14h00 Evita’s Xmas Tree|
|Fri 23||14h00 Evita’s Xmas Tree|
|Sat 24||14h00 Evita’s Xmas Tree|
|Tues 27||14h00 Icons and Aikonas|
|Wed 28||14h00 Desperate First Ladies – SOLD OUT|
|Thurs 29||14h00 Tannie Evita Praat Kaktus|
|Fri 30||14h00 Evita’s Old Year/New Year|
|Sat 31||14h00 Evita’s Old Year/New Year|
Sat 17 December
Oyster and Sparkling Wine Weekend at Vyge Valley
Thurs 22 December
Carols by Starlight
|The Darling Trust hosts ‘Carols by Starlight'(Bring your family and a candle with too)|
|An evening of song, stars and community 22nd Dec @ 7pmAt the Piazza dolcEvita outside Evita se Perron, accompanied by choirs and gospel bands from Darling and surrounds – and local food stalls.For more info please contact Loretta Rhoda 082 490 4788 or Jane Wallace 072 410 1365 To book a stall contact Annelizel 022 492 2851|
Sat 24th December
Christmas Eve @ Bistro Seven
Thursday 29 December
SPCA Weskus Woefie Natuur Wandel
Sat 31 December
New Year Eve Seafood Extravaganza @ Bistro
Sat 31 December
A Vinyl Experience at the Slow Quarter
The Cat Walk
|Come in and view our exciting clothing ranges – Jenja, Slick, Fabric, Indian Summer and Classic Living which offer a range of styles to fit any shape or age! We have a variety of gorgeous interior items such as cushions, throws, home ware and gifts. Vouchers are also available. We are open from 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday, however before and after this, entrance to The Cat Walk is through the main shop, the Marmalade Cat. Looking forward to seeing you! Tel/Fax: 022 492 2515 19 Main Road Darling 7345|
This Q&A article was first published on the SA-Venues blog: http://blog.sa-venues.com/provinces/western-cape/love-darling
Darling IS BEST KNOWN FOR its wonderfully diverse spring flowers, the Voorkamerfest Theatre and Arts Festival, Evita se Perron (the home of Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout), great wine farms, art galleries, country-style restaurants and bistros, the Duckitt orchid nursery, the friendly small-town atmosphere and relaxed country life.
GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Evita se Perron where you can pose as “the most famous white woman in South Africa” and take a humorous trip down South Africa’s memory lane at Boerassic Park.
THE BEST spring flower PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the Tinie Versfeld Wildflower Reserve, Waylands Flower Reserve or at the orchid open days at Duckitt Nurseries on the first Saturday of the month from May to November.
OTHER HAPPY SNAPS CAN BE TAKEN while sipping wine at some of the local wine farms like Ormonde, Cloof, Darling Cellars, Groote Post and Tukulu.
WHEN THE WEATHER’S GOOD, I LIKE TO cycle around the village and farmlands with my camera. The Nguni cattle at Oude Post Farm are particularly beautiful with their speckled hides and long horns.
WHEN THE WEATHER’S BAD, I LIKE TO browse the amazing selection of books at Book League.
I THINK THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT IS any time of the year, BECAUSE summer offers trips to nearby Yzerfontein beach and long warm evenings around the braai. The Darling Music Experience classical festival takes place in February. Autumn is ideal for wine tasting while the vineyards turn to orange and gold. Winter brings misty morning walks, and cosy nights with good food and wine. Spring brings the annual Darling Wildflower Show, Voorkamerfest, Rocking the Daisies music festival and so much more …
FOR LUNCH, I SUGGEST The Marmalade Cat.
MY FAVOURITE RESTAURANT IS Bistro Seven, TRY THE Eisbein.
BEST LATE NIGHT SNACK FROM Café Mosaic, known by the locals as ‘The Stoep’.
MY FAVOURITE bargain hunting SPOT IS The Mantis Trading Store.
FOR A NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN TRY Kraalbosdam on a Friday night.
IF YOU WANT TO MEET LOCALS, GO TO the Darling Country Market on the first Saturday morning of the month at the Nitrophoska Building.
Darling’s BEST KEPT SECRET IS the local butchery, Darling Vleismark, perfect for stocking up before returning to the city. And don’t miss the cheap homemade jams at the till!
MY FAVOURITE THING TO DO WITH FRIENDS IS enjoy the local beer, Darling Brew, available at most restaurants in Darling.
TO RELAX AND RESTORE MY SOUL, I LIKE TO enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
IF YOU’RE FEELING ADVENTUROUS, TRY making your own wine at the annual Darling Cellars Crush Day.
MY FAVOURITE WALK IS with my dogs at the Renosterveld Reserve at the top of the hill, where you have panoramic views of the village and surrounding farmlands.
MY FAVOURITE gift and homeware SHOP IS is the beautiful warehouse at the back of The Marmalade Cat.
MY FAVOURITE bird WATCHING SPOT IS from the kitchen window at Aloe Cottage, where the weaver birds put on a fantastic display building their nests and showing off their dexterity.
MY FAVOURITE MUSEUM IS Darling Museum. Discover how Darling got its name and don’t miss the little shop; Ouma’s Treasures.
MY FAVOURITE BUILDING IS Koekemakranka Backpackers, FOR ITS creative and whacky interior, created by local artist and co-owner Omnia Grobler.
TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN? A FUN OUTING IS Lelieblom Farm Restaurant where the kids can see and touch farm animals. Enjoy a lazy weekend lunch where you dine with your hosts and enjoy true country hospitality.
BEST CHEAP AND CHEERFUL OUTING IS taking a leisurely drive around the countryside.
WHEN MONEY’S NO OBJECT, I LIKE TO go wine tasting, stock up my cellar with excellent local wines, then enjoy a celebratory meal at Hilda’s Kitchen at Groote Post.
THE MOST UNUSUAL THING I SEE HERE IS the difference that one person, Pieter-Dirk Uys, has made to a community by putting Darling on the map and giving so much to support development projects in the area.
MY FAVOURITE WEEKEND GETAWAY IS Aloe Cottage, of course!
WHEN I WANT TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY, I support The Darling Trust.
I ♥ Darling BECAUSE the people are friendly and welcoming, the village is authentic and not overly touristy, and it’s an hour from Cape Town… but a world away!
Aloe Cottage offers luxury self-catering holiday accommodation in Darling, near to Cape Town, South Africa. We are pet-friendly! The holiday home has been beautifully decorated with top quality linen, furniture and artwork and enjoys possibly the best views in Darling — over rolling hills and farmlands to the distant mountains. Aloe Cottage is the perfect romantic getaway for couples as well as for weekends away with friends or family holidays.
Chicory Cheese — +27 (0)72 852‑6644
Brig’s Barn — +27 (0)22 492‑2451
The Marmalade Cat — +27 (0)22 492‑2515
Bistro Seven — +27 (0)22 492‑3626
Café Mosaic — +27 (0)22 492‑2307
Kraalbosdam — +27 (0)22 492‑3803
Lelieblom Farmhouse — +27 (0)82 573‑7736
Are you a hardcore mountain lover, a twitcher, or botanist, do you want to take your family on an easy walk to appreciate nature? Do you see yourself as a modern-day strandloper?
The Darling Stagger (launching September 2011) :- A slow-paced, mouth-watering hiking trail from the hills of Darling through wine and olive farms to !Khwa ttu San Cultural Centre and down to Yzerfontein on the coast.
It’s great to see South Africans finally picking up on what the Italians have known for centuries; that this is the way life is meant to be lived – slowly and simply, with good food and wine and good company, in a natural, outdoor setting. This is a trail for those who know how to experience the good things in life.
This 2.5 day, 25km trail begins in Darling. Tucked away between hills of vineyards and golden wheat fields, the trail winds through olive groves and wine farms up to the highest point in Darling where you will take your time sampling local fruits of the vine direct from the farmer.
The trail then meanders through renosterveld and fynbos full of flowers, game and birds, en route to !Khwa ttu where you spend the first night at the unique San Cultural Centre. After a leisurely breakfast, we continue downhill through the strandveld to Tygerfontein Farm along the coast to Yzerfontein, sampling local seafood along the way.
These new 2.5 day slackpacking trails, without the schlep, are guided and catered, comfortable and safe. Hikers carry a small daypack, lifts and luggage are organised and local folk and restaurants prepare meals in traditional West Coast style.
For more information, full itineraries and prices and to book please call or email.
Earlier this month (July 2011) the Cape West Coast Trails were launched within the Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve (CWCBR). The CWCBR, with the West Coast National Park at its centre, is one of the 6 UNESCO recognised Biosphere Reserves in South Africa.
Paul and I were invited to explore the brand new Darling Stagger, a cycling and walking slack packing trail between Yzerfontein and Darling. The Darling Stagger is one of the five trails planned within the CWCBR. The other four include the Eve’s Trail (a walk mostly along the West Coast National Park beach), the Five Bay Trail (a coast hugging walk between Paternoster and Jacobsbaai), Wheels of Time (a cycling tour from Mamre via West Coast National Park to !Khwa Ttu), and the Berg River Canooze (a kayak trail from Hopefield to Velddrift).
Why a Biosphere Reserve?
With Cape Town rapidly expanding north, West Coast communities recognised that action was required to ensure that conflict between urban expansion and the diverse ecosystems on the West Coast would not get out of hand and appropriate development plans were put into place. Hence the CWCBR was proclaimed in 2000.
The idea behind the UNESCO Man and Biosphere Programme is a sustainable and balanced approach between human development and nature conservation. Part of the sustainable development of the CWCBR is enhancing its tourism potential and the Cape West Coast Trails are part of this philosophy.
At lunch time we left Cape Town on an unseasonally warm & sunny day. The meeting point just outside Darling at Alexanderfontein Farm was also the first activity of the weekend. Olive tasting at the home of Darling Olives is an all-round olive education on growing, pressing, and use of these originally Mediterranean fruits. As a non-olive eater, I was fascinated and partly converted. A total surprise to see how many uses olives can have. From your simple virgin olive oil and cured olives to olive pastes and olive cooking & bath salts. Maybe I am pretty ignorant when it comes to these little fruits, but the biggest revelation was to learn that black olives are just ripe green ones. Always believed these were different types….
After this olive experience we set off to !Khwa ttu, San Education and Culture Centre and home for the night. We worked up a bit of an appetite with a cycle from the Bush Village Camp to the Atlantic Ocean for a traditional African sundowner. Staying in locavore style, we had a Darling Brew, a slow beer inspired by the rare geometric tortoise. Although a reasonably light beer, the return cycle was far more challenging than the first leg. Or maybe it was more due to the fact that we ended up cycling in the pitch dark, under the most magnificent night sky? The Scorpio constellation was a gentle reminder that it really still is winter in South Africa.
Returning to camp, a typical West Coast dinner was awaiting us, mussel soup, grilled snoek, and several traditional deserts prepared by Natasha and Cariline from Langebaan. All flushed down with the lightly wooded Quercus Gold Chardonnay from the Darling Cellars.
Was this setting the standard for the rest of this slack packing weekend? Can it get even better?
Waking up after a chilly but comfortable night, I bumped into yet more great cooks. Natasha & Kyle from Chefs on the Move in Scarborough, although not quite Darling local, were here to show our guides, Morgan and Jacky, what can be achieved with some TLC and fresh ingredients. For a change I was not the odd one out, the lonesome vegetarian, the one declining a full cooked breakfast. This time breakfast consisted of Mobi’s organic granola with fruit & yoghurt, a vegetarian spicy Lebanese take on a cooked breakfast and good quality coffee. Basically I was in heaven.
Coming down to earth with a bang, I realised why this weekend was called the Darling Stagger. After all this fabulous food, walking is no longer an option. So we just staggered to !Khwa ttu, where Ivan gave us an introduction to San medicinal knowledge of the Fynbos vegetation. Fynbos is not only the most diverse vegetation types known on earth, it is also rich in medicinal purposes.
From !Khwa ttu we walked through the fields, vineyards, and olive groves of Ormonde and Alexanderfontein with stunning views of Table Mountain, Dassen Island, and the Atlantic Ocean behind us. The terrain varies from sandy & grid tracks to some tarmac roads or just through the fields. The trail is not hard, you only carry your day pack and the distance is limited to about 15 km. I had no problems at all, so basically anybody in reasonable shape can do it.
After about three quarters of the hike, we arrived at an idyllic setting in the olive groves, where a Bedouin type tent was erected, straw bales set out to give the old legs a good rest and a delicious light lunch of salads ready to be devoured. Natasha, Kyle and Morgan had done an sterling job!
The last stage of the stagger was fortunately mostly downhill, a good thing as drinking wine at lunchtime and climbing hills is not a good combination. Little did we know however that more wine was on the itinerary with a full blown Ormonde wine tasting. For some strange reason, nobody seems to quite remember how many wines we tried, but I can tell you we sampled the whole Alexanderfontein, Ondine, and Ormonde ranges.
The evening programme was the cherry on the cake – Evita Bezuidenhout’s Christmas in July show and babotie at Evita se Perron in Darling. Having heard so much about Evita se Perron and Pieter-Dirk Uys’ character Evita Bezuidenhout, I can confirm that all the praise is well-deserved and more. She is not only funny, but very sharp and willing to stick her neck out by tackling political issues in a way that everybody, regardless age, gender and race, will listen to and take note off. In addition, she does amazing work raising funds for the Darling Trust. Girl you totally rock!
The second night we stayed in the heart of the sleepy village of Darling in Trinity Lodge. Here you don’t need an alarm on Sunday, as the church bells, calling Darling’s community to the early morning service, wake you well on time for breakfast.
After breakfast it was time to burn some of those calories with a short cycle through the village, a visit to the fascinating Darling museum and Nicolaas Maritz’s Studio Gallery. Nicolaas, a well-established local artist, decided it was time to have a proper Studio Gallery, so people can have a look ‘behind the work’ and understand it better. He created the most incredible house full to the rafters with art, mostly his own but also some of his fellow South African artists. You roam from one room into the next, into his waterwise garden and his studio, and lose yourself in his intriguing work described by art critics as zippy, post-modern ethno-centric punk, naive, and challenging. No idea what that means, but I love his work.
The finale to the Darling Stagger is wine tasting and lunch at the historic Groote Post wine farm. I have always liked their wines, but the Groote Post Chenin Blanc 2011 is exceptionally good and great value for money. The mini ‘Ice Age’ last spring led to a very late harvest of this cultivar and the beautiful guava and green-apple flavours.
Overall the Darling Stagger slack packing trail was a great success with fabulous food, wine tasting to make anybody’s mouth water, mixed with a good amount of calorie burning of walking and cycling, and great company. Thank you guys for hosting us!
|tel:||086 187 2457 (TRAILS)
Cape West Coast Biosphere Central Office: 022 451 2648
Cape West Coast Biosphere Hub R27: 022 492 2750
083 261 7960 (Ivan)
083 628 3426 (Sheryl)
|notes:||Special offer! Ask about reduced prices on initial exploratory trails.|
REFLECTIONS OF GROOTE POST AT HILDA’S KITCHEN
Groote Post, the historic wine farm on the West Coast, presents a wine experience with a difference. Groups, of between 10 and 20, are entertained in the Private Room of the Manor House to a wine tasting in which the farm owners give a brief presentation on the history of the farm dating back to 1706. The talk includes anecdotal references to Hildagonda Duckitt, doyenne of South Africa’s cook book writers, whose “Diary of a Cape Housekeeper” is an account of her growing up as the hostess of the Groote Post farm in the 1860s. Guests enjoy 4 white cultivars and a starter followed by a tasting of 4 red wines and a main course followed by a dessert.
Bookings are essential and can be booked through the cellar on 022 492 3430 or e-mail: email@example.com.
Evita se Perron
The Theatre/Restaurant/Bar, Boerassic Park & Evita’s A en C (arts & crafts) are open Tues to Sun from 10h00 to 16h00. for visitors to enjoy the vibe.
Saturday 07 May
Open house at Duckitt Nurseries from 9h00 until 12h00. These Open Days take place every first Saturday of the month May – November. Admission is free. Complimentary tea and coffee. Various orchid pot plants, spikes and accessories for sale in pack shed. Debit and credit card facilities available. One of the greenhouses will be open to the public. Contact: 022 492 2606 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.duckittnurseries.com
Please be advised that the Orchid Shop on the Oudepost Farm, will be open from May until October – Monday until Thursday – 09h00 until 12h00. The Orchid Shop has a variety of orchid pot plants and accessories for sale. Orchid flower orders can also be done directly through Lynne. Contact: Lynne Duckitt at 022 492 2368 (The Orchid Shop is separate fromDuckitt Nurseries)
MOTHERS DAY:- Sunday 08 May 2011
Buffelsfontein Game & Nature Reserve – Mother’s Day Menu
Fresh Home-Made Bread / Cream Mushroom Soup
Leg of Lamb in Mint Infused Gravy / Pork & Dried Fruit Stew / Deep Fried Hake
Vegetables in Season / Roast Potatoes/ Savoury Rice
Apple & Pecan Nut Salad / French Salad / Curry Green Bean Salad
Tiramisu / Cappuccino Mouse
R175 per person R75 per child under 12 years
(Reservations essential) 022 451 2824/072 356 4797
It’s Mother’s Day at Lelieblom
Treat your wife and/or mother to a lovingly prepared, relaxing, laid back and traditional Mother’s Day Lunch on the farm!
Let us spoil her, make her day special…WHY… because…she DESERVES it!
R180.00p/p Children under 12 R75.00 p/c
Bring own wine.
Every Mom will receive a small gift from Lelieblom
Please book in advance: Karen 082 573 7736 email@example.com
Mother’s Day @ the Marmalade Cat
Smoked Salmon Potato cakes
Spinach and Ricotta crepes
A choice of:
Lamb shanks served on mustard mash
Coq Au Vin on creamy mash
Bombaystyle fish on Basmati rice
Country veg bake
R130-00 per person Bookings 022 492 2515
Sunday 15 May 2011
Owen Brits accompanied on piano by Rika Steenkamp performs at Lelieblom
Join us for an afternoon of glorious and heavenly music! Sit back, relax and sooth your senses while Owen and Rika transport you to a world filled with angelic music, perfoming a repertoire of light classical works for flute and piano from well known composers like Bach, Rachmaninov, Telemann, Chaminade and Bizet,
Owen Britz obtained his B Mus degree from the University of the Free State in 1999 majoring in piano, always being in love with the flute it was a natural progression from the piano to the flute.
Owen obtained the UNISA Performer’s Licentiate in Music (Flute) cum laude in 2010.
He has premiered works by Hendrik Hofmeyr and Christo Jankowitz and has performed as soloist at the Darling Music Experience, Voorkamerfest and various other concerts and events.
Owen is currently working on his Masters degree in Performance at the University of Cape Town.
Rika Steenkamp obtained her B Mus degree and Diploma in Organ music at the University of Potchefstroom. Rika’s love for organ started from the age of 14 and since the age of 15 was instructed by Marthie Koornhof in piano and church organ music.
Rika obtained her Higher Teaching Diploma with honours from Unisa and accompanies singers, instrumentalists and choirs.
Recently at the opening concert of the Darling Music Experience, Rika accompanied the community choir singing excerpts of Rossini’s Petit Mass Solonelle.
R150.00 pp LIGHT LUNCH included Advance booking essential please
Saturday 21 May
Time to get moving if you want to enter the Darling Half Marathon and 5km Fun Run!!
Pack the car with the kids, ouma and yes even the dogs for the annual Darling ½Marathon, 10 km run, 5km fun run and Doggie Dawdle. Not only is it the canine social event of the year but one in which the whole family can enjoy a happy, fun day in the country. For the serious fitness lover there is the 21 km run and for those who like to smell the coffee along the way there is plenty of time to walk it. For those who enjoy a stroll get those feet a-moving with your furry family members and stand in line to win lots of prizes and surprises with stalls, Darling’s famous pancakes and good clean country air.
For more info phone Mary on 0826845575 / 022 492 3401 www.darlinghalfmarathon.co.za
Saturday 21 May
Darling Museum Open Day
Each year the Darling Museum celebrates International Museum Day by holding an Open Day and this year is no exception.
All welcome. Free entrance to the museum on this day.
Time: From 10h00 until 14h00
Traditional Crafters at Work
Local crafters will showcase their talents in a variety of old-fashioned crafts such as quilting, spinning and weaving, butter making, flower pressing, beadwork, and much more.
Visitors can watch these crafters as they demonstrate their work and perhaps purchase a San or Xhosa beaded necklace, homemade butter, a mohair spun & woven scarf, etc. Car Boot Sale
All kinds of interesting items for sale in the parking area opposite the museum! Please contact us if you would like to book a space!
Bring the family for a treat in our new garden area; tea, coffee, sandwiches and snacks or Boerewors rolls.
Bring the family, bring friends – discover and enjoy our wonderful museum in Darling!!
For more information phone 022 492 3361 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saterdag 21 Mei
BEKROONDE SKRYWER ILSE SALZWEDEL KUIER OP LELIEBLOM
Ontmoet vir Ilse Salzwedel in persoon en luister na haar vetellinge van
die stories agter die stories van haar nuwe boek Seerowers, kameelkoppe en chillies vir tee, en hoe die boek ontstaan het.
Daar is heelwat humor in die boek, en jy sal beslis anders dink oor mense wat hul heil buite SA gaan soek. Dis sommer ‘n informele reis na die res van die wereld.
Moenie die geleentheid misloop om een van ons eie bekroonde skrywers in lewende lywe op Lelieblom te ontmoet nie! Ilse skryf gereeld artikels vir Rooi Rose Lees gerus haar artikel oor ma’s en dogters en hul lywe in Rooi Rose!
Sukkel jy om jou lyf te aanvaar (of jy nou maer is of minder maer)? Lees dan llse se artikel oor ma’s en dogters en hul lywe in die Rooi Rose wat op die rakke is. Ilse deel die ware verhale van ‘n paar vroue, en was verstom.
“Ma’s met dogters, ons het ‘n baie belangrike verantwoordelikheid teenoor ons dogters.” se Ilse
Come and meet Ilse Salzwedel in person and listen to the story behind the stories of her new book, “Seerowers, kameelkoppe en chillies vir tee” and how the book came about. The book is humorous and you will surely think differently about the people who looked for their welfare outside SA. It is an informal travel to the rest of the world.
Ilse regularly writes articles for Rooi Rose, such as mothers and daughters and their bodies. Ilse shares true stories of a few women. “Mothers with daughters, we have a great responsibilty towards them.” says Ilse
R100 p.p. ligte verversings ingesluit
Thurs 26 May
Flora Group walks take place in the Reserves in and around Darling/Yzerfontein as follows:
Darling: the last Thursday of each month with Helene Preston 082 222 8135 .
Yzerfontein: from June on the first Wednesday of each month with Libbes Loubser 022 451 2504.
We explore the reserves for whatever is flowering that day, also to find anything new, and to discuss anything botanical as we go along. These are gently walks, so anyone can come along.
Saturday 29 May
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…. Why don’t you join us?
Contact Con Meyer 082 927 6225 for information or to book a stall
Please note: Some of these events are subject to change – to avoid disappointment please enquire/make a booking with the contact person above before making arrangements to attend an event
Dianne le Roux
+27 (0)22 492 3361