Darling has long been synonymous with breathtaking wildflower displays and is home to several municipal and private wildflower reserves with a variety of endemic and threatened fynbos and renosterveld species. Wildflower enthusiasts from all over the globe have been visiting Darling to attend the annual Darling Wildflower Show for over a 100 years. In addition to frolicing among the daisies nature lovers can also book a game drive at one of the local game farms or visit the West Coast National Park which is very popular among birders due to the diversity of bird species. History buffs, fossil hunters and anthropologists will also find plenty to uncover when visiting the museums and parks of the region.
Darling is home to the world’s first carbon neutral craft brewery and of course a number of award winning wine cellars and estates. For the hungry traveller there are several local restaurants to suit all palates and a variety of local delicacies to sample from handmade sweets to locally grown olives and olive produce. A day, even a weekend might not be enough time to explore and experience all that Darling has to offer. Be sure to book your accommodation in advance.
Here is a list of some of the attraction and activities on offer during wildflower season. Click on the activity or attraction to link to the website with more information.
Darling Museum – Agricultural and Cultural history
Yzer Bru – Craft Beer
Duckitt Nursery – Orchids
West Coast Fossil Park – Fossils