Evita se Perron is the big quirky show open 7 days a week!
Comprising a museum, book shop, outdoor sculpture park, and theatre, the Perron of Darling is a well-known tourism attraction and the home of the most famous tannie of South Africa: Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout.
Everything is local and a delight
Evita se Perron is filled with local gifts and food with funky packaging, descriptive names, and interesting décor.
The local brands sold in this Swartland emporium are all handcrafted, and are creating employment opportunities
The products are displayed in a mishmash of wooden cabinets,1950 style Formica cupboards. The original cabaret stage sits at the far end of the room, showcasing yester-year furniture, on the side Tannie Evita’s flamboyant frocks hang from the top of the glass wall, her high heel shoes stand tall in a glass display case, and art deco chairs offer a soft landing for the ample bottom to rest a while with a coffee and koek. Tables and chairs inside and out are provided for eating or takeaways.
Entertaining satirical museum and garden of political incorrectness
Dance The Toyi‑Toyi In This Garden
Visit the on-site Book League Bookstore, with a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books, as well as Uys’s own works including Evita’s se Kossie Sikelela and Evita’s Bossie Sikelela cooking books.
As Desmond Tutu says: “Evita Bezuidenhout is not a woman; Evita Bezuidenhout is a legend.”
The outdoor sculpture garden and collection of apartheid signs in the Museum “Nauseum” is filled with artefacts, photographs, clothing, posters, and letters celebrating Boere Barok and Afrikaner history.
Two Dining Experiences
The menu of the Evita se Perron Cafe features light meals prepared with fresh local produce and the carrot cake comes highly recommended!
Or book your table at the Kossie Sikelela Restaurant, a new addition to the famous Evita se Perron for a fine dining experience offering a taste adventures of eccentrically proud South African dishes.
Fill your basket with padkos and gifts
The Tannie Evita range includes lemon atchar, onion marmalade, apricot jam, green fig preserve, chutney, vla cookies, Moer koffie, and of course the full range of rusks.
The deli cafe offers many local and South African foods: Funky Ouma has all your salt needs covered and then some. Tumeric and Ginger, Beetroot, Chilli, Black Garlic Pink Salt, Biltong and Parmesan. Het Bos olive oil from the farm down the road, !Khwa Ttu Brew Wellness Tea from the San Cultural Centre on the Darling hill, Droë Wors from the Darling Meat Market in town, or unique Darling Brew spent grain chips, from the first carbon-neutral brewery in Africa, and situated just over the railway line. All the way from Mossel Bay from Sharlebel Food Delights are Dried Shiitake mushrooms, still local and lekker. Dukkah will change your life. It’s an Egyptian side dish made up of a mixture of nuts and spices. Use as a dip for bread and extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle over salads or veggie dishes, or give your cheese platter a fantastic taste twist. Soefija’s biltong dukkah, olive jam, Moroccan rub, roasted seeds, or sweet mustard sauce will add pizzazz to any table. The stuffing, crushing queen of all things pickled is Ouma Swesie Se Spens, making magic on a farm in Darling. Garlic stuffed Jalapenos, garlic crush olives & sundried tomatoes, black garlic, garlic sweet cherry pepper snack, all must-have items for the discerning tastebuds. Toffees Made The Old Fashioned Way: Darling Sweet has so many flavours from the original “take me back to my childhood toffee” to honey and salt, birds’ eye Chilli, or ginger and cardamom.
Evita se Perron can host indoor and outdoor functions and has conference facilities available. Birthday parties, engagements, weddings, anniversaries, or any other reason you can think of to celebrate.
Special Events Hosted Here
Evita se Perron is the ideal venue for every type of occasion and can host both indoor and outdoor functions. We can cater for birthday parties, engagements, weddings, civil ceremonies, anniversaries and more. If Tannie Evita is available, a special show can be arranged for your function.
All setting up and clearing of the functions, as well as the use of all The Perron´s standard equipment, is included in the venue hire fee. This includes a selection of tables, “Evita se Perron” branded tablecloths, seating inside and outside for garden ceremonies, cutlery, crockery and glassware, napkins, table seating plan and easel, cocktail tables, garden chairs, PA system, a podium for speeches, air‑conditioning, heaters and fireplace.
Full catering and bar services are provided and can be tailored according to your requirements and budget. Evita se Perron supports local Darling businesses and can offer you our excellent local wines, beer, olives, flowers, guest gifts and more, as well as recommendations for accommodation and video and photography services to capture your special day forever.
Please contact [email protected] or call Omnia at 022 492 2101 to discuss your function.
Find Evita se Perron on the West Coast Way Culture Route.
Open: 7 Days a Week (Closed on Christian Holidays)
Trading hours are 09:00 – 16:00 daily.
Where: 8 Arcadia Street, Darling
Contact: +27 (0)83 235 4002 | www.evitaseperron.com