Evita se Perron

This is home to ‘Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout’, the world famous alter ego of Pieter Dirk Uys, South Africa’s best-known political satirist, and impersonator. Evita se Perron is a transformed train station with two cabaret venues, a restaurant, and a bar.

Located on the West Coast Way Culture Route

Evita se Perron


Evita se Perron is located on the West Coast Way Culture Route. The cabaret theatre and restaurant created by Pieter-Dirk Uys in 1996, is the home of Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout, the most famous white woman in South Africa. Here you can meet Tannie Evita, along with other respected and yet scandalous members of her family, as well as many of South Africa’s most loved icons and loathed aikonas.

The name Evita se Perron was inspired by the venue’s location in the former Darling railway station.  Perron in Afrikaans means station platform and Evita is also the name of South Africa’s most famous white woman, Mrs Evita Bezuidenhout.

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The Perron’s quirky and relaxing atmosphere makes it the ideal venue for every type of occasion such as birthday parties, engagements, weddings, civil ceremonies and anniversaries, as well as for corporate functions, awards ceremonies, end-of-year celebrations and team-building outings.

On weekends, Pieter‑Dirk Uys performs his internationally acclaimed shows live on stage.  The full programme can be found here.  You can also enjoy great traditional South African cooking in our restaurant, which features recipes from Evita´s Kossie Sikelela cook book.

The Restaurant:

Tannie Evita was known as the best cook in the old National Party; die beste kok in die ou Nasionale Party, and she has now moved on to cook for the ANC in Luthuli House.

Her two cookbooks, Evita’s Kossie Sikelela and Evita’s Bossie Sikelela, are available at the Perron bookstall in the A en C (Arts and Crafts) shop. Naturally, Evita=s iconic bobotie and legendary koeksisters are available at the Perron café, as well as many other delights, all out of Evita’s kitchen.

So book to see a show and add lunch to your treat. Bambi’s Berlin Bar (named after Evita’s sister Bambi Kellermann, much to Tannie’s disgust) will supply you with the best in local wines and foods.

The Arts and Crafts Shop:

The Perron shop features a variety of craft items – including straw bags, handmade soaps, wooden toys, ceramics, scarves and more – as well as locally made food items such as olive oil and Darling Sweet toffees.

The shop’s bookstall is the only place in the world where you will find all the books by Pieter Dirk Uys.

Find Evita se Perron on the West Coast Way Culture Route.

Open: 7 Days a Week (Closed on Christian Holidays)

Monday 19:00 – 13:00 | Tuesday – Sunday 09:00 – 16:00
Where: 8 Arcadia Street, Darling
Contact: +27 (0)22 492 2851 | [email protected] | www.evita.co.za Evita se Perron


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