Darling Brew – upcoming events calendar


Gear Up For a Bumper Year


Keep a look out for Darling Brew’s jam-packed events line-up for 2017. If the recent Darling Summer Beer Festival and the Darling Brew Christmas Market is anything to go by, it should be stellar.

Darling Brew Valentine’s Weekend
Date: Saturday 11 February 2017; Sunday 12 February 2017 (10:00 – 15:00)
Location: Darling Brew Tasteroom & Brewery, 48 Caledon Street, Darling.
Book your Picnic with live Music for Saturday 11 February and Sunday 12 February Lunch with philippa@darlingbrew.co.za

Darling Brew Valentine’s Travel Tuesday
Date: Tuesday 14 February; (Valentines Day) (12:00 – 13:00)
Location: Darling Brew Tasteroom & Brewery, 48 Caledon Street, Darling.
A special Travel Tuesday Valentine’s lunch paired with our Pomegranate Lager Valentines Beer and get a brewery tour. Book with philippa@darlingbrew.co.za

The Annual Egg-citing Easter Egg Hunt
Date: Saturday 15 April; (10:00 – 16:00)
Location: Darling Brew Tasteroom & Brewery, 48 Caledon Street, Darling.
A family day with an Easter Egg Hunt for children. Book with philippa@darlingbrew.co.za

Worker’s Day – Bread & Butter
Date: Monday 1 May 2017; (10:00 – 16:00)
Location: Darling Brew Tasteroom & Brewery, 48 Caledon Street, Darling.
Book your cuisine day with philippa@darlingbrew.co.za

Mother’s Day Lunch
Date: Sunday 14 May 2017; (10:00 – 15:00)
Location: Darling Brew Tasteroom & Brewery, 48 Caledon Street, Darling.
Book a special Mother’s Day lunch with philippa@darlingbrew.co.za

Date: Saturday 27 May 2017; full day event
Location: Darling Brew Tasteroom & Brewery, 48 Caledon Street, Darling.
Mountain Bike Event bookings are now open – book with philippa@darlingbrew.co.za

Youth Day – Back To Our Roots
Date: Friday 16 June 2017; (10:00 – 16:00)
Location: Darling Brew Tasteroom & Brewery, 48 Caledon Street, Darling.
Book your African cuisine day with philippa@darlingbrew.co.za

Father’s Day Lunch
Date: Sunday 18 June 2017; (10:00 – 15:00)
Location: Darling Brew Tasteroom & Brewery, 48 Caledon Street, Darling.
Book your Father’s Day lunch day with philippa@darlingbrew.co.za

Date: Saturday 1 July 2017; (10:00 – 18:00)
Location: Darling Brew Tasteroom & Brewery, 48 Caledon Street, Darling
Book your Darling Winter Beer Festival 2017 ticket with philippa@darlingbrew.co.za

Date: Saturday 14 October 2017; Sunday 15 October 2017 – full 2-day event)
Location: Darling Brew Tasteroom & Brewery, 48 Caledon Street, Darling.
Book your 2-Day Mountain Bike Stage Race ticket with philippa@darlingbrew.co.za

Date: Saturday 2 December 2017; (10:00 – 18:00)
Location: Darling Brew Tasteroom & Brewery, 48 Caledon Street, Darling.
Book your Darling Summer Beer Festival 2017 ticket with philippa@darlingbrew.co.za

Darling Brewery
+27 (0)21 286 1099

48 Caledon St, Darling
33°22’20.4″S 18°23’25.6 “E
1hr. from Cape Town

TIMES (Booking Recommended)
Mon & Tues: 9am – 5pm
Wed to Sat: 9 am – 8pm
Sun: 9am – 4pm

What’s happening in Darling during May 2011?


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: mclaughlin@worldonline.co.za.


Evita se Perron

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

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:  info@duckittnurseries.com 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 karen@lelieblom.co.za



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


Crème Bruleè

Lemon Meringue

R130-00 per person Bookings 022 492 2515


Sunday 15 May 2011

Owen Brits accompanied on piano by Rika Steenkamp performs at Lelieblom

12:30FOR 13H00

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

Karen Basson 0825737736 E- mail: karen@lelieblom.co.za  www.lelieblom.co.za

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!

Tea Garden

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 info@darlingtourism.co.za.

Saterdag 21 Mei


10:30vir 11h00

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                                                                    

Bespreking noodsaaklik asseblief Karen 0825737736  karen@lelieblom.co.za
Website: www.lelieblom.co.za

Thurs 26 May

Wildflower Meander

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

Darling Tourism

+27 (0)22 492 3361



Mother’s Day in Darling: 9 May 2010

Treat Mom to a weekend of relaxation and luxury in Darling! Spoil her with a feast at one of these wonderful country restaurants…

Mother’s Day Menu

Smoked haddock and courgette tart
Roast butternut soup with caramelised apples

Chicken in red wine on creamy mash

North African lamb tagine on couscous
(Main courses served with vegetables)

Apple and almond crumble with home-made custard

Chocolate brownies with vanilla ice cream

@R175 per person

A vegetarian option will be available and a kiddies menu @ R50 per child
All Moms’ names go into a draw to wine a bottle of Groote Post MCC
For bookings contact – Shaun Mc Laughlin – 083 325 4148 or stay@trinitylodge.co.za


Mother’s Day Menu
Freshly baked bread from the farm kitchen with butter and home made jam.
Creamy Butternut Soup

Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary and Gravy

Bobotie and Rice
Sweet Potato
Brocolli and carrots with cheese sauce

Lemon Cheesecake


R150.00 p/p

Children under 12 R75.00 p/c
Every Mom will receive a small gift from Lelieblom
Please book in advance.
Karen 082 573 7736


Mother’s Day Sunday Lunch Buffet
Freshly baked Breads, Pates,
Selection of fresh Salads
Homemade Quiches, Potjies and Roasts.
Selection of Vegetables
Selection of delicious Desserts.
Eat to your heart’s content.
Complimentary glass of champagne and orange juice on arrival.

R145.00 per person (children under twelve R80.00)

Bookings essential at 022 492 2998


The final Gourmet BBQ event of the season is on Mother’s Day. You are invited for an informal wine tasting from 12.00pm, followed by Gourmet BBQ (served from 1.00pm)

On the Tables…
Bowls of olives from Cloof’s organic olive grove
Hot smoked salmon, creamy mayonnaise, caper berries and lemon wedges
Roosterkoek – Soft bread dough roasted on the braai
For Main…
Sizzling lamb chops in lemon juice smoked paprika and oregano marinade off the braai
Crispy rosemary roast potato wedges with roast garlic crème fraiche
Tzatziki also served on the side
Slow braised pork belly, glazed on the braai with ras al hanout
Wood roasted butternut and beetroot, rocket, toasted walnuts and lavender balsamic reduction
Green salad with smoked sundried tomatoes, fresh herbs, avocado, red onions, cucumber, Danish feta, avocadoes and pesto vinaigrette
And for the vegetarians…
Wood roasted cherry tomato and goats cheese tart with Cloof olives, shaved parmesan and rocket
Roast butternut and ricotta ravioli with burnt sage butter and shaved parmesan
For Dessert
Dark chocolate and coffee mousse with berry coulis and butterscotch Chantilly cream
And for the little darlings…
Cheese Rolls
Fresh fruit
Soft drinks and fruit juice
For Dessert
Vanilla ice cream with hot chocolate sauce and colourful sprinkles
R180 per Adult
R90 per Tween (9 – 15)
R35 per Darling
Please specify any dietary requirements (including vegetarians) on booking your table
Please contact Jonno (events@cloof.co.za or 022-4922839) for bookings. Please note, we cannot confirm your booking until payment has been confirmed.
Tweens may have the normal menu at half price


Duo of spinach and cauliflower soup served with toasted homemade bread and farm cheese
Asparagus and parmesan Tart
Slow cooked Oxtail served with rice and garden salad
Chicken, Leek, Mushroom casserole topped with crispy cheese potato and served with baby roast veg
Crème brûlèe served with fruit compote
Medley of delicious fruit sorbet
Irish Coffee
R120-00 per person
Note: our normal menu will also be available
Bookings 022 492 2515