Disa Lodge: Your Down-To-Earth Accommodation In Darling
Darling is a special little place. “Only one hour from Cape Town . . . but a million miles away.”
It’s a small town, and while you can explore it all on foot, it’s great to go for a few days to experience everything that’s on offer. If you decide to spend some time there I highly recommend staying at Disa Lodge. Run by owners Pat and Bobby, it’s the perfect place to go if you’re looking for a flavour of Darling.
Pat and Bobby moved to Darling at the end of 2005 and bought an old farm style house. They transformed this house into a guesthouse, offering 3 double bedrooms for guests to use in their home. The rooms all have en-suite bathrooms and come with private entrances from the verandah. These rooms are great if you’re staying a night or two, and breakfast is included should you choose this option. However, if you’re looking for something more private, or you’re there for a longer stay, you can choose Disa Cottage, a self-catering apartment that sleeps up to four. This comes with a kitchen, bathroom, washing machine, and built-in braai unit on the stoep.
There’s something about Disa Lodge that makes it stand out, and that’s the owners themselves. Pat and Bobby were so hospitable. They immediately welcomed us in with open arms, and the four of us sat chatting for ages. Their kindness and willingness to help stood out to me, and made me wish that there were more people like them in the world. Pat and Bobby are quite literally the darlings of Darling, and we’ll definitely be popping in for coffee the next time we’re there.
Disa Lodge offers unpretentious, for your stay in Darling. The lodge is situated in walking distance to a variety of restaurants (you can even go wine tasting at Ormonde without taking your car!), but if you feel like staying in you can make the use of their shared braai facilities. It’s your home away from home. Give them a call when you’re next in the area and make a booking!
Make a trip out of it.
Combine your Darling Brew visit with a West Coast Darling road trip for some wine tasting at Ormonde Wine Estate and a visit to the Darling Museum. Add a West Coast safari with a game drive, archery and a self-guided nature walk at Thali Thali Game Lodge. Or turn it into a foodie road trip and visit Russells on the Port for lunch and cocktails overlooking the Port Owen Marina. Visit www.westcoastway.co.za for more information on the best #WestCoastWay experiences.
Find Disa Lodge on the West Coast Way Culture Route and Tractor Route
• Accommodation • Child-Friendly • Braai Facilities • Pool • Trip Advisor • WiFi •
Where: Lang Street, Darling
Coordinates: -33.377771, 18.377267
Contact: +27 (0)22 492 3561 | email@example.com | www.disalodge.co.za
Written by Christine Bernard Photography by Warren Bernard
Photos by Warren Bernard (www.flatwhiteimages.com)
West Coast Way is South Africa’s road trip with the most twists. South Africans and visitors can explore a unique collection of themed routes to do adventure-filled Cape West Coast self-drive trips or a West Coast Holiday. The new West Coast Way “basket” of free routes on offer include the West Coast Way Tractor Route, the West Coast Way Berg Route, the West Coast Way Foodie Route, the West Coast Way Cultural Route – as well as the newly launched West Coast Way Wild Route, all of which are designed to showcase the many attractions and activities that are already on offer on the Cape West Coast and inland areas – but may be unknown to many. For more information on West Coast Way’s #WestCoastTwist and the list of 101 Things to Do on the West Coast visit www.westcoastway.co.za or call West Coast Way on 0861 321 777. Connect with West Coast Way on Facebook and Twitter at WestCoastWaySA.