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Darling is the heartbeat of the west coast region. The thriving little village lies tucked away between hills of vineyards and golden wheat fields and is the business hub for the surrounding areas. The town is strategically well positioned only 75km from Cape Town along the West Coast road.

Click on any of the links on the right for pictures and more information.


Book League

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Our independent bookshop is situated at 3 Station Rd.

We have a range of books of local interest, as well as a general selection of new books and children’s books in English and Afrikaans.

We carry a range of stationery and computer cartridges for the home and office as well as a variety of games and puzzles.

You may also order specific titles.

Please visit us when in Darling or contact us.

address: 3 Station Road, Darling 7345
tel: 022 492 2667
fax: 022 492 3153
email: bookleague@telkomsa.net
web: www.bookleague.co.za

 


Cape Country Properties

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We are service orientated and passionate about property. You can expect service excellence and results when dealing with us.

Dot Haddad – CRS designation (Certified Residential Specialist) member of the Institute of Estates Agents. Dot has Thirty years in the Real Estate Industry, selling, training and managing for a large South African group.

We have been the resident agents in Darling for the past 12 years

Comments from Buyers:

  • “Just wanted to say that I am truly impressed with your website. I wish other agents were as up to date and informative as you are”
  • “Many other agents might be operating in Darling, but we are certain they are not in your league. CCP is such a class act”
  • “We have never come across an agent as dynamic and on the ball! Congratulations!

Comments from Sellers:

  • “The family would like to thank Dot for all the assistance given to us looking after the house with us being in UK and all the small favours and friendliness we received. We do appreciate it very much. Gods blessing to you all.”
  • “In one word: EXCELLENT! BEST BY FAR!”
  • “Thank you for making something that is usually very hard as easy as you did. We appreciate all the hard work you put in.”
address: 9 Church Street , Darling 7345
tel: 022 492 2902
fax: 022 492 2903
cell: Dot: 083 600 2441
email: Dot: dot@capecountryproperties.co.za
web: www.capecountryproperties.co.za

 


Darling Olives

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Darling Olives is located just 3 km out of Darling towards Yzerfontein, nestled amidst vineyards, grazing cattle and olive groves.

Our 70 hectares of olives are all dry land and grown on the Alexanderfontein Estate. They get processed within 24 hours of being hand picked, resulting in a superior product.

At the tasting room we offer an culinary adventure into what Darling Olives is all about. You will get to experience our olives, olive oils, Labneh cheese, jams, marmalade and olive pastes etc, together with our Sauvignon Blanc. For desert you can sample our olive chocolate together with our red wine. Both the Sauvignon Blanc and red wine are sold exclusively on the Alexanderfontein Estate. During the winter months we always have a fire burning in our tasting rooms to shake off the cold while enjoying an informative tasting.

Experience a traditional approach to olives on a working farm where cattle are still herded by horse and a flock of sheep might cross your path. Darling Olives is a great place to start your education about how olives are grown, pressed and cured.

address: Darling Olives on the Darling Yzerfontein Road
tel: 022 492 3171
fax: 022 492 2785
email: taste@darlingolives.co.za
web: www.darlingolives.co.za
tasting & sales: Mon–Fri: 09h00 until 16h00
Sat: 09h00 until 13h00
Public Holidays: 09h00 untill 13h00
Closed: Good Friday, Christmas & Boxing Day

 


Darling Sweet

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Watch the Darling Sweet team lovingly produce the most delectable old fashioned quality handcrafted toffee at their new premises.Darling Sweet came into existence in late 2013 when Hentie van der Merwe and Frits van Ryneveld decided to start a toffee company in their hometown Darling. The initial idea came from Frits who felt that the small Swartland town with its picturesque surrounds needs something sweet and that it should be the most delicious old-fashioned toffee, seeing as the production of its main ingredient – good quality butter – has been associated with Darling for generations.

The idea didn’t take long to inspire Hentie – artist, lecturer and trained chef – to start journeying into the centuries old art of toffee-making in developing their unique toffee flavours:

  • Tannie Evita’s Classic Toffee (money is donated to the www.thedarlingtrust.org)
  • Honey & Salt Toffee
  • Red Wine & Chocolate Toffee
  • Ormonde Wines Toffee
  • Orange & Pomegranate
  • Liquorice Toffee
  • Sour Fig Toffee

Their toffees are preservative free – and all their reductions they make themselves, nothing synthetic – creating a real old fashioned butter toffee – and probably one of the healthiest toffees on the market!

Darling Sweet also bottles and sells raw veld flower honey from the cape coastal region.

They are also very proud about the fact that their packaging is made from recycled paper, and that their toffee wrappers are biodegradable.

The Darling Sweet kitchen is located in the beautiful original General Dealer building of Darling – where members of the public can view the Darling Sweet production line.

The entire manufacturing process is done by hand – from assembling the ingredients to the final packaging of the product.

The focus on manual production is very much part of Frits and Hentie’s focus on job creation and skills and career development within the Darling community.

address: 7 Long Street, Darling
tel: 0224922101
cell: 083 235 4002
email: frits@darlingsweet.co.za
web: www.darlingsweet.co.za
trading hours: Mon – Sat 08:00 – 17:00
Sun 10:00 – 14:00
Closed Xmas, Good Friday, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day

 


I Love Yzers

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I Love Yzer is an event, publishing, marketing and brand management company established in 2013. Our aim is to promote Yzerfontein, Darling & the West Coast as a tourism destination to support our local events and businesses.

EVENTS

We’ve organised 53 events to date including markets, shows and ad hoc events to establish a tourism footprint in our area. Through the markets we support our local producers and crafters by providing them the opportunity to sell their products to locals and visitors, growing their customer base. Our main seasonal markets are:

Groote Post Country Market On the last Sunday of the month at Groote Post Vineyards in Darling from August – April. Together with their PR company we are able to attract a variety of visitors that has never been to our area and expose them to what Darling and Yzerfontein has to offer.

I Love Weskus Market We selected key seasonal market dates during the year and it is held at Vygevallei Farmstall on the R27.

I Love Yzer Feesmark The market that established our business! Our annual market takes place on the Saturday prior to Christmas Day at the Delarey Farm in Yzerfontein. The farm is situated on the R315, a stone’s throw away from the Yzerfontein entrance. We provide entertainment, kids activities, local crafters and the best food on the West Coast! With more than 3000 visitors attending our market in 2014, it is not a day to be missed!

Since 2013 we have hosted well known artists such as Koos Kombuis, Lollos, Valiant Swart, Piet Botha, Chris Chameleon and The Parlotones. The support from the community has been amazing and all the shows has been sold out.

PUBLISHING

In 2013 we launched the I Love Yzer Darling magazine as a medium to promote our local talent, events and all things West Coast. Mostly local contributors supply content and anyone is welcome to submit articles. The quarterly publication is a must-have for all the visitors in our area. Learn about the locals, where to eat, what to do and have the handy pull out business directory and map nearby in case of emergency.

We also publish three electronic newsletters in Yzerfontein & two in Darling per week in partnership with BFound. By signing up for the newsletters you can receive up-to-date news, info and specials from our local restaurants and businesses and plan your stay accordingly.

MARKETING & BRAND MANAGEMENT

We offer a marketing & brand management service that can be tailor made according to the client’s needs. From corporate identity, a marketing strategy, social media, electronic newsletters, website construction & management to customer service feedback.

PRODUCTS

Our product range showcases our love for Yzerfontein, Darling and the West Coast. The products are available from local retailers, our markets and our shop.

THE TEAM

I Love Yzer was originally a threesome: Christele Breedt, Eldré Strydom & Nadine le Roux. Unfortunately in 2014 Christele resigned but is still with us in spirit! Eldré & Nadine now heads op the business.

Our passion is Yzerfontein, Darling and the West Coast. We’ve had an incredible journey serving our community and watching our tourism and businesses grow. If you are in the area pop in and say Hi, we are always eager to meet new people!

 

address: Shop 5, Yzerfontein Business Centre, Buitekant Street Yzerfontein
tel: 022 451 2202
email: Nadine@iloveyzer.co.za / eldre@iloveyzer.co.za
web: www.iloveyzer.co.za
facebook: I Love Yzer
twitter @ILoveYzer

 


Monda PR, Publicity & Events

GETTING MARRIED? PLANNING YOUR OWN WEDDING? NEED A PLANNER?

Your wedding day is one of the most special and exciting days in your life. It should be perfect from start to finish.

MONDA PR, Publicity and Events can turn your wedding dreams into your dream wedding. As your consultant, planner and coordinator, and adviser, we assist you in areas such as proper protocol, etiquette, suggestions on designs and styles to help you create your day. Most importantly, our experience allows us to work every detail to make sure your day is unique and memorable so you can relax and enjoy your special day!

MONDA PR, Publicity and Events realize how important this day is to you, your family, and your friends. We are delighted to plan this momentous event with you. With the demands of daily life, a wedding consultant has become a necessity.

MONDA PR, Publicity and Events draws from knowledge in event planning, entertainment, business, and the arts to create an unforgettable wedding experience. At Monda, planning your wedding is a joy!

contact: Nina Monda
tel: 022 492 3139
cell: 072 822 5518
web: www.mondaprpublicityandevents.com

 


Ouma’s Treasures

Darling Museum’s fundraising shop – profits from the sale of all goods goes towards the upkeep of the museum.

It’s a treasure trove of kitchen collectables, bric-a-brac and nostalgic finds from granny’s attic.  The shop also stocks home produced goods such as jams, preserves, farm butter, lemon squash, toffee and fudge plus local crafts & products: woodwork items; mohair scarves, shawls & blankets, olive soap, etc

There’s something for everyone so it’s a great place to purchase a gift that’s a little out of the ordinary.

Thank you for your support!

address: Darling Museum, corner of Pastorie & Hill streets
tel: 022 492 3361
email: info@darlingtourism.co.za
web: www.darlingmuseum.co.za
hours: Mon-Thurs: 9h00-13h00 & 14h00-16h00Friday: 9h00-13h00 & 14h00-15h30Sat, Sun: 10h00-13h00 & 14h00-16h00(Closed Easter, Christmas and New Year)

 


Pam Golding Properties

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We are proud to say that the same level of personal and professional service our Life President, Pam Golding, introduced in 1976 is still at the core of our business today. Our solid reputation is now matched with world-class systems and experts at every level, affording us, as agents, the ability to find the right buyer for your property or the right home for our buyers, as well as to guide you through the buying or selling process. We match accountability with responsibility and, most importantly, the right buyers with the right properties, and we continually strive to deliver innovative marketing to uphold our status as a world-renowned brand.

Our Gold link referral network ensures that over 2500 buyers a week enter our database – maximizing your opportunity to sell quickly and at the highest price.

Between Sheena and Ilona they have 35 years experience with Pam Golding Properties and are the area specialists for Darling and Yzerfontein. Sue Smuts has recently joined the team and is doing rentals in Darling and Yzerfontein and sales and rentals in Grotto Bay and Jakkalsfontein. Our office is situated at the Shell petrol station in Buitekant Street in Yzerfontein.

Both Ilona & Sheena are qualified Professional Practitioners in Real Estate (PPRE) while Sue is currently doing her internship with Pam Golding Properties.

“As agents for Pam Golding Properties we want to provide a sense of comfort to people in the stressful turmoil of property dealing.”

Sheena Boardman: 079 395 0842
Ilona Du Toit: 082 853 5983
tel: 022 451 2188
fax: 022 451 2189
rentals: Sue Smuts – 022 451 2044
email: sheena.nutter@pamgolding.co.za / ilona.dutoit@pamgolding.co.za / sue.smuts@pamgolding.co.za
web: www.pamgolding.co.za

 


The Cat Walk

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Come in and view our exciting clothing ranges – Jenja, Slick, Fabric, Indian Summer and Classic Living which offer a range of styles to fit any shape or age! We have a variety of gorgeous interior items such as cushions, throws, home ware and gifts. Vouchers are also available. We are open from 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday, however before and after this, entrance to The Cat Walk is through the main shop, the Marmalade Cat. Looking forward to seeing you!

address: 19 Main Road, Darling, 7345
tel/fax: 022 492 2515

 


West Coast Way

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West Coast Way is a Destination Marketing Company offering top Cape West Coast Marketing focused on sustainably growing the tourist industry in the Cape West Coast through the:

  • activation of a variety of themed self-drive routes
  • provision of credible, helpful and entertaining product information
  • encouragement of responsible tourism
  • innovative approach to generating new business ideas, opportunities and partnerships
  • building of broad and strong stakeholder relations within and outside of the Cape West Coast

West Coast Way also offers bespoke marketing services to West Coast accommodation, attractions and activities:

  • Website Design
  • Social Media
  • Public Relations
  • Launches
  • Media Events
  • Exhibitions
  • Advertising
  • Packaging Design
  • Photographic Services

TESTIMONIALS

Proof of positive results achieved through the West Coast Way initiative & developed routes by Wesgro in their 2014/15 tourism report:

“The growing popularity in the heritage-inspired Culture Route (sic…along Groenekloof area) and the leisure inspired Foodie Route (sic…along Blue Benguela coast line) is underlined by the activities indicated by visitors during the 2014/15 summer season; with scenic drives (30.8%), gourmet restaurants (15.1%), outdoor activities (13.6%), culture/heritage (11.4%) and fishing (4.0%) ranking as the top five activities enjoyed in the Cape West Coast. The role played by West Coast Way, a private initiative procured by Sanparks to promote the West Coast Bio-diversity Corridor from Blaauwberg Nature Reserve to the West Coast National Park cannot be understated. With many attractions on the West Coast realising increased visitor numbers since their inception.”

Michael Daiber CEO !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre says:
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“West Coast Way has exceeded our expectations with innovative online marketing and social media campaigns. This has been a much needed and an exciting addition to the niche tourism product offerings. They filled a strategic gap for a truly professional marketing company dedicated to the West Coast. Their team includes devoted individuals with excellent experience, their positive attitude and extended network surpassed all our expectations. Their in-depth knowledge on tourism perspectives has transformed our ability to stay focused on the issues that matters most in our continued development.”

For more information on West Coast Way

Contact Carmen Lerm on 0861 321 777 or email us on carmen@westcoastway.co.za

Visit: www.westcoastway.co.za

Connect with West Coast Way on Facebook and Twitter at WestCoastWaySA.

 

contact: Carmen Lerm
mobile: 0861 321 777
email: carmen@westcoastway.co.za
web: www.westcoastway.co.za
facebook: WestCoastWaySA
twitter: WestCoastWaySA