Top 2018 Darling Events

Darling West Coast is the perfect weekend getaway destination, offering myriad activities, both in the town and surrounds. The citizens of Darling like to show off their town and host a variety of annual events that will ensure that all visitors are entertained. Here are the TOP events to look forward to in Darling in 2018:

Darling Brew Extreme MTB

Date: May 2018

The event consists of four routes ranging from the super endurance long course to the less challenging short ride for the family, novices and youngsters. The four distances are made up of a combination of single track, jeep track and farm roads in and around Darling, each named after a popular Darling Brew beer.

Darling Winter Beerfest

Date: July 2018

The event takes place in Darling Brew’s state-of-the-art Brewery. (So in the case of rain, we’ll be cosy and undercover)

Don’t miss the chance to taste the local craft beers famous in the West Coast! A ticket gets you entrance, a branded beer glass and a bottle of 500ml Darling Brew at the door*. Musicians, acts & guest breweries will be announced soon. 

Slow Beer at Darling Brew

Darling Wild Flower Show

Date: 14 – 16 September 2018

The Darling Wildflower Society has been around for more than a century and the Society’s Show takes place annually over the third weekend in September. It celebrates an integral part of the Cape Fynbos Kingdom comprised of Renosterveld, Rietveld, Sandveld, and Strandveld where more than 1200 different species of flowers can be found.

The Flower Show will offer a variety of activities to entertain young and old. Your ticket includes entry to:
• the Landscaped Hall depicting the flowers of the area in their natural habitat,
• an orchid display by Orchid Creations by Trisha,
• a free ride on a tractor-drawn wagon to see the pristine wetland at Oude Post, which is not normally accessible to the public and may only be visited during the Show,
• a Craft & Gourmet Food Market,
• a Veteran Tractor/Car Display
• an Entertainment Tent featuring live music
• safe and secure parking for vehicles,
• kids entertainment area.West Coast Wildflowers

Darling Village Fest

Date: October 2018

We all know that a scarecrow is usually an object made to resemble a human figure, set up to scare birds away from the field where crops are grown.

Darling plans to borrow from this age-old idea, a symbol of peaceful country life.

As part of this new annual event village and farm schools, families, local clubs, outreach initiatives etc. will build scarecrows to be exhibited at the Darling Village Fest.

Darling Summer Beerfest

Date: December 2018

The Darling Summer Beer Festival is BACK – and it’s better than ever! Guest breweries, food trucks, live music and entertainment round out this highlight on the Darling calendar. Musicians, acts & guest breweries will be announced soon.

Find Darling on the West Coast Way Culture and Tractor Routes 

Distance from Cape Town: 76km

Darling Tourism Bureau

Open 7 Days a week | Booking Not Essential
Where: Pastorie Street, Darling
Contact: +27 (0)22 492 3361 | [email protected] |

West Coast Way Is South Africa’s Road Trip With The Most Twists

Explore the Cape West Coast by planning a self-drive trip or book a guided tour for a nature and adventure-filled Cape West Coast holiday.

Road-Trip-Southern-Africa-West-Coast-Way-Routes Find a 101+ things to see and do on the West Coast Way: Enjoy wine, craft beer, olives and Rooibos tea tastings, Weskus cuisine and braaivleis (barbecue), swing into Citrusdal with a zipline, go Cederberg bouldering, jump into natural (warm) pools, step onto cruises of lagoons and rivers, trek through nature reserves and a National Park, hop onto game drives, try the skill of archery and angling, get your adrenaline pumping with sand-boarding and quad-biking, go horse riding, learn about the San culture and Riel-dancing, do kite- and windsurfing, chill in your flip flops and do surfing, book a kayaking trip, go beach hopping, learn about bees, whales and listen to our birds in a twitcher’s paradise – all in South Africa’s wildflower reserve. For more information on the West Coast’s top places to go, road tripping, hikes, tours and trails, explore or call West Coast Way on 0861 321 777.  Follow us on @WestCoastWaySA on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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 or call West Coast Way on 0861 321 777. Connect with West Coast Way on Facebook and Twitter at WestCoastWaySA.








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