Darling

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Origins of Darling: Darling is situated within the Groenkloof area that dates back to 1682, when standard bearer Oloff Bergh, pioneer explorer, undertook a journey discovering this valley as an extremely fertile region.

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The town was named after Charles Henry Darling who came to the Cape as lieutenant-governor in 1851.  Today, Darling has benefited from having fertile soil – offering it’s residents and visitors alike the tranquility of beauty and country-style living.  The name itself bears the charm in itself by having branded their local produce under it’s title.

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Darling Lodge Guest House

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Darling Brewery ♥ Darling Dairy ♥ Darling Toffee ♥ Darling Honey ♥ Darling Wine ♥ Darling Olives

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The natural phenomenon takes place annually – forms a rich tapestry of flowers that cover the fields surrounding Darling during spring, overwhelming travelers through the Greonkloof.   James Backhouse (Botanist and Missionary) wrote in 1840, “There are no flowers like those at Darling.”  In 1915 Mrs Suzanne Malan, the minister’s (Dutch Reformed Church) wife and Mr Frederick Duckitt of Waylands founded the Darling Wildflower Society and the renowned annual Darling Wildflower Show has been held virtually every year since its inception in 1917.  Where there are flowers you are assured to find bees, birds and beautiful communities that have taken pride in their darling town of Darling.

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DARLING WINE

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DARLING BEER

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DARLING FLOWERS

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DARLING OLIVES

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DARLING ACCOMMODATION

Guest House Lodge:  Darling Lodge Guest House

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DARLING EVENTS

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