Upcoming shows at Evita se Perron

See Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout in action at Darling’s famous ‘Evita se Perron’ theatre…


Show times subject to change. Always check http://www.evita.co.za for the latest programme. Booking essential for all shows.


February 2014 

Saturday 01 14H00 An Audience with Pieter-Dirk Eish
19H00 50 Shades of Bambi

Sunday 02 14H00 Tannie Evita Praat Kaktus

Saturday 08 14H00 Desperate First Ladies

Sunday 09 14H00 And then there was Madiba

Friday 14 19h00 50 Shades of Bambi
Valentine´s evening

Saturday 15 14H00 Adapt or Fly

Sunday 16 Tannie Evita Praat Kaktus

Sunday 23 14H00 Tannie Evita Praat Kaktus


March 2014

Friday 21 14H00 Evita´s Human Rights
19h00 Adapt or Fly

Saturday 22 14H00 An Audience with Pieter-Dirk Eish
19h00 Desperate First Ladies

Sunday 23 14H00 Tannie Evita Praat Kaktus

Sunday 30 14H00 Tannie Evita Praat Kaktus


April 2014

Saturday 12 14H00 Adapt or Fly

Sunday 13 14H00 Tannie Evita Praat Kaktus

Saturday 19 14H00 An Audience with Pieter-Dirk Eish
19h00 Desperate First Ladies

Sunday 20 14H00 Tannie´s Easter

Monday 21 14H00 Adapt or Fly

Friday 25 19h00 An Evening with Evita

Saturday 26 14H00 Adapt or Fly
19H00 Desperate First Ladies

Sunday 27 14H00 Evita´s Freedom Day

Monday 28 14H00 An Audience with Pieter-Dirk Eish


May 2014 

Thursday 01 14H00 Evita´s Workers Day

Friday 02 14H00 Adapt or Fly

Saturday 03 14H00 An Audience with Pieter-Dirk Eish
19H00 Desperate First Ladies

Sunday 04 14H00 Tannie Evita Praat Kaktus
Saturday 10 14H00 Adapt or Fly
19h00 Tannie Evita Praat Kaktus

Sunday 11 14H00 Evita´s Mothers Day

Saturday 17 14H00 An Audience with Pieter-Dirk Eish

Sunday 18 14H00 Tannie Evita Praat Kaktus

Saturday 24 14H00 Adapt or Fly

Sunday 25 14H00 Tannie Evita Praat Kaktus

Saturday 31 14H00 An Audience with Pieter-Dirk Eish


Call Beryl on 022 492 3930
E-mail bookings@evita.co.za


‘Xmas in July’ at Evita se Perron


Have a great break from the city and eat drink & be merry with Tannie Evita as she celebrates an extra Christmas in the middle of the year. Enjoy a good laugh over Xmas lunch in the cosy theatre. You’ll find scandal, hope, hilarity and even a sing-a-long in Evita’s Xmas stocking!

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.

Contact Beryl on (022) 492 3930 for enquiries/bookings or e-mail bookings@evita.co.za  or visit www.evita.co.za.


Upcoming Shows at Evita se Perron, Darling

See Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout in action at Darling’s famous ‘Evita se Perron’ theatre…

Show times subject to change. Always check http://www.evita.co.za for the latest programme. Booking essential for all shows.

April 2013

Saturday 20 14H00 An Audience with Pieter-Dirk Eish

Sunday 21 14H00 Tannie Evita Praat Kaktus

Freedom Day/Workers Day Weekend
Friday 26 19H00 Ondskan

Saturday 27 14H00 Evita’s Freedom Day

Sunday 28 14H00 Tannie Evita Praat Kaktus

May 2013
Wednesday 1 14H00 Evita’s Workers Day

Saturday 4 14H00 Desperate First Ladies

Sunday 5 14H00 Tannie Evita Praat Kaktus

June 2013
Saturday 1 14H00 An Afternoon with Evita

Sunday 2 14H00 Tannie Evita Praat Kaktus

Saturday 8 14H00 Adapt or Fly

Sunday 9 14H00 Tannie Evita Praat Kaktus

Saturday 15 14H00 Desperate First Ladies

Sunday 16 14h00 Evita’s Youth Day

Saturday 22 14H00 Adapt or Fly

Sunday 23 14H00 Tannie Evita Praat Kaktus

Saturday 29 14H00 An Audience with Pieter-Dirk Eish

Sunday 30 14H00 Tannie Evita Praat Kaktus

July 2013
Saturday 6 14H00 Evita’s Xmas in July

Sunday 7 14H00 Evita’s Xmas in July

Saturday 13 14H00 Evita’s Xmas in July

Sunday 14 14H00 Evita’s Xmas in July

Saturday 20 14H00 Evita’s Xmas in July

Sunday 21 14H00 Evita’s Xmas in July

Saturday 27 14H00 Evita’s Xmas in July

Sunday 28 14H00 Evita’s Xmas in July

Call Beryl on 022 492 3930
E-mail bookings@evita.co.za

‘Xmas in July’ at Evita se Perron

“XMAS IN JULY” is an ideal time to eat, drink and be merry at Evita se Perron in Darling, where Evita Bezuidenhout will make you forget you’re in South Africa in winter, just six months away from the festive season!

It’s cold, cosy, unique and memorable – a Christmas tree with Tannie and all that is found in the Christmas stocking – scandal, hope, laughter and a sing-a-long. The limited season runs for four weekends, so book now to avoid disappointment.

Bookings 022 492 3930 or e-mail bookings@evita.co.za

I ♥ Darling Because…

This Q&A article was first published on the SA-Venues blog: http://blog.sa-venues.com/provinces/western-cape/love-darling


Hi, I’m Paul Martin from Aloe Cottage in Darling.

Darling IS BEST KNOWN FOR its won­der­fully diverse spring flowers, the Voorkamerfest Theatre and Arts FestivalEvita 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, CloofDarling CellarsGroote 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 …

MY FAVOURITE BREAKFAST SPOT IS Chicory Cheese Café or Brig’s Barn.

FOR LUNCH, I SUGGEST The Marmalade Cat.
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.

FOR SOME CULTURE , I LIKE TO GO TO the Voorkamerfest in September, where per­formers from South Africa and around the world give intim­ate per­form­ances in the ‘voork­amers’ (lounges) of houses in Darling. It is not to be missed.

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.

IF YOU’RE HERE IN July, JOIN IN THE FUN AT Christmas in July at Evita se Perron.

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.

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

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.

Visit Aloe Cottage
View Rates or make a Booking

Desirable Digits

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

Introducing the Darling Stagger

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.


The Darling Stagger Slack Packing Trail

Review by Louise de Waal

Courtesy of http://baobabtravel.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/the-darling-stagger-slack-packing-trail/ 


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.

The Darling Stagger Stage 1

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?

The Real Darling Stagger

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 Darling Stagger finale

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)
email: trails@capebiosphere.co.za
web: www.capebiosphere.co.za/trails
notes: Special offer! Ask about reduced prices on initial exploratory trails.

It’s almost time for Xmas in July

Evita se Perron in Darling will once again present Xmas in July.

It’s that time of the year again. July. It’s cold and wet, with a crackling fire in the room, excellent wine and good food adding to the comfort and joy. It’s time to laugh at the crazy state of our world while wearing funny paper hats and singing about the 12 Days to Christmas.

But it’s not December when it’s hot and sticky and your nose is peeling and the last thing you have time for is to sit and just enjoy life. Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout has been celebrating friendship and fun at Evita se Perron for some years now, highlighted with her Christmas show during the month of July.

Xmas in July 2011 is even more special – she has created a price to suit most pockets with show tickets at R114 per person. Groups of 50 and more cost R80pp.

Sophia’s Rosemary Roast Chicken from her cookbook Evita’s Kossie Sikelela – a special Xmas Buffet at R100pp.

Book now with Beryl at 022 492 3930 or via bookings@evita.co.za or visit www.evita.co.za

Pieter-Dirk Uys to receive a Teddy Award!!

Pieter-Dirk Uys

Pieter-Dirk Uys

Pieter-Dirk Uys, actor, satirist and HIV/AIDS activist will receive a Teddy Award for outstanding lifetime achievement at the Berlin International Film Festival on 18 February.

This is the 25th year that the prize is being awarded and previous winners include Pedro Almodovar, Gus van Sant, Derek Jarman, Helmut Berger, John Hurt and Tilda Swinton.

Pieter-Dirk Uys received his prize in the category outstanding personality for his tireless work in HIV/AIDS education as well as his work as entertainer Evita Bezuidenhout. On 20th February Tannie Evita will perform Desperate First Ladies in the Jewish Museum in Berlin where Pieter Dirk Uys’ late mother’s piano is now kept.

Congratulations Pieter, Darling is very proud to able to claim you as our own!

For more information on the Teddy Awards visit http://news.teddyaward.tv/en/aboutteddy/special_teddy_award/

What’s Happening in Darling in December 2010

Darling Weekend Packages

Includes: 2 nights B&B at a four star guesthouse/A dinner in Darling /A ticket to a Pieter-Dirk Uys show at Evita se Perron/A wine tasting and lunch at Groote Post

R1 500 per person /50% non-refundable deposit required / Special group rates /Subject to availability

Contact Shaun McLaughlin 083 325 4148 or stay@trinitylodge.co.za


Book your special end-of-the-year function at Lelieblom Farm in Darling – – a jolly good end-of-the-year function with a difference… on the farm… with a tractor and trailer. We will collect you in the village at 11:00 where you will board our tractor and trailer, and in true farm style we will transport you to Lelieblom Farm with exquisite Swartland scenery along the way.
Enjoy a day out on the farm, relax and end your year on a jolly good note. A 3 course meal will be served overlooking the fields where horses, cows, sheep, cattle and goats contentedly graze.
We endeavour to make your special event a memorable one
Advanced booking essential R250 p/p (min. 10 people) – Karen 082 573 7736
karen@lelieblom.co.za www.lelieblom.co.za


What’s on at Evita se Perron during December?

View the latest programme at http://www.evita.co.za/current_programme.htm

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

Tickets are R100 pp (which includes R1pp donation to The Darling Trust)

Contact Beryl on (022) 492 3930 for bookings or e-mail bookings@evita.co.za

Saturday 11 December 2010

CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT on the lawn @ Vyge Valley Farm stall

Time: 6pm

Live Entertainment

Hamburgers & Chicken Kebabs on the Braai / Picnic baskets to order in advance

Wine tasting: Groote Post & Tully Family Vineyard

Cost: R20 adults / R10 Children over 6 / Children under 6 free

Contact 022 492 2586 for more information


Saturday 11 December 2010


Much loved singer and social persona, NIEL RADEMAN will perform Christmas carols from across the world. Niel is an opera-trained (baritone) cabaret- and light music siner who has performed across South africa as well as internationally.

Join us for a concert jam-packed with nostalgia and music covering a wide spectrum.  A highlight will be the Irish lullaby reset by Rika Vermeulen. We guarantee you Christmas music like you’ve never heard before!

U kan liedere vanaf O Holy night tot Somerkersfees te wagte wees! ‘n Hoogtepunt is ‘n Ierse gebed soos getoonset deur Rika Vermeulen. Met virtuose klavierspel en ‘n stem so warm soos Overbergse heuning, sal hierdie gedugte musiekpaar weer die lied en die posie in jou Suid-Afrikaanse somerkersfees terugbring.

R180 p/p (Ete en vertoning ingesluit)

Advance booking is essential – please contact Karen on 082 573 7736 or visit www.lelieblom.co.za


Thursday 16 December

Santa Paws is coming to town….

Our furry friends would love if you could support them by joining us for a day in the country @ LELIEBLOM farm, just outside our Darling town……

(Take note of a short dirt road drive)                      Time: 12h30 for 13h00


Welcoming drink on arrival and assortment of canapés


Tossed salad served with Olive bread and butter from the farm kitchen


Roast beef served with gravy

Traditional Soet Patat / Oven roasted Butternut / Green Beans with Feta Cheese


Chocolate Truffles

Coffee/ Tea

Complimentary wine on tables or BYO


Bookings & payments before 05 December – Contact Wendy are@kingsleymail.co.za (022) 492 2294 / 083 270 5161

Price: R185 with R80 going towards our furry friends


Saturday 25 December 2010

Christmas Lunch at Lelieblom Farm

Lelieblom Farm will be doing a traditional Christmas lunch on the farm @ 13h00 on Christmas day. Bring your family and friends and join us around the large family tables to celebrate Christmas 2010

R180.00 p/p and children under 12 R75.00 per child

Booking essential please – Karen 082 573 7736
karen@lelieblom.co.za www.lelieblom.co.za

We look forward to making your Christmas Day a memorable one. Make new friends and renew old friendships at Lelieblom farm in Darling, only an hour from Cape Town, but a million miles away!


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

Tannie se Tuin

Tannie se TuinOn a wet and windy Friday afternoon, volunteers turned up from all corners of Darling bringing with them a wonderful variety of plants from their own gardens to ‘Tannie se Tuin’, for a community planting day!

After a rainy morning, the clouds parted just in time for the volunteers armed with spades and other implements, to start the planting. Within an hour, this veritable army of volunteers under the guidance of Will van der Merwe had the whole garden set out. More rain over the weekend was a bonus in giving these new additions to Tannie se Tuin life and a fresh start!

Thanks to Pieter-Dirk Uys for this wonderful initiative and gift, Will for the implementation, Rika and Loretta (the newest volunteers at The Darling Trust, this being their first project) who mobilised more volunteers, The Darling Angels for yet again ‘mucking in’ and all the other budding gardeners who braved the weather giving their time for the community. As Tannie Evita would say: “ If the people lead, the government will follow!”

Something of great beauty for the Darling community to enjoy

Something of great beauty for the Darling community to enjoy


Darling Angels

Darling Angels

creating an artwork

creating an artwork

Anna organises the troops

Anna organises the troops

All smiles for a good cause

All smiles for a good cause

Armed with tools of mass production

Armed with tools of mass production