Self-catering in Village

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@ Lisa’s




Make yourself at home in this comfortable apartment in the well loved village of Darling.

@ Lisa’s offers quality affordable accommodation in a one bedroom apartment with self-catering facilities. There is a double bedroom with large ensuite bathroom (shower – no bath) plus a divan in the lounge area suitable for a third person or a child.

The spacious open plan lounge diningroom has a comfy couch that invites you to sit back and relax with a book. Enjoy sundowners or early morning coffee on the balcony overlooking the garden. There is also a television with Openview HD for those who would like to watch. The well-equipped kitchenette contains a fridge, microwave, 2-plate hotplate, kettle, toaster.

Guests have access to a sparkling pool and braai area.

Explore the charming village with its quirky shops and cafès; visit Evita se Perron on the Old Darling Station; taste award-winning wines at the local cellars; or the local brew at Darling Brew’s Slow Quarter. This small town is a hive of activity and there’s always something to do – from art exhibitions, music festivals and theatre to wildflower shows.

contact: Anneline
address: 4 Botterblom Str, Darling
tel: 022 492 2416
cell: 079 417 1841
rates: R300 pp for 1 or 2 nights/3 days or longer R250 pp


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Aloe Cottage




Aloe Cottage is a luxury self-catering holiday home with possibly the best views in Darling – over rolling hills and farmlands to the distant mountains. The cottage has been beautifully decorated with top quality linen, furniture and artwork. The cottage is pet-friendly!

Aloe Cottage is the perfect romantic getaway for couples as well as for weekends away with friends or family holidays.

Three en-suite bedrooms provide luxurious accommodation for up to 6 guests. Downstairs comprises two bedrooms (one with a queen-sized bed, one with twin beds) both luxuriously en-suite, with an open plan kitchen, dining and living area with fireplace, leading via French doors to a large, sheltered verandah with built-in braai. Stairs from the dining area lead to the spacious loft with another sitting area. The loft has a queen-sized bed and free-standing Victorian bath, with separate loo and basin. The loft has a small balcony with panoramic views and guests can even star-gaze from bed!

Aloe Cottage is fully equipped with a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, gas stove, electric oven, microwave and a chef’s array of pots, pans and appliances. The cottage includes a fireplace, heater, fans, books, games, a small fenced indigenous garden, and lots more for your relaxation. It also includes a television, DVD player and CD player, just in case… Either bring your own DStv satellite smartcard or use ours for a nominal fee.

The cottage is located in an indigenous renosterveld estate with only 9 other houses in the whole estate. The house has been designed for privacy and relaxation. Restaurants, shops and galleries are a mere 3 minutes’ drive away, but you will probably prefer to unwind by absorbing the peaceful country atmosphere and wonderful views over the neighbouring farmlands. There are beautiful walks and trails nearby. Two mountain bikes are included for your pleasure to explore the quaint village of Darling.

Enjoy your days unwinding on the sheltered verandah to the soundtrack of the local birds, have a braai (wood is provided), watch a show with Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout, see the weaver birds build their nests right outside the window, curl up with a book in the hammock, or just relax on the deep, comfy couches in front of the fireplace with some fine Darling wine. The adjacent fields of the Oude Post farm occasionally offer a glimpse of the beautiful long horns and speckled hides of the Nguni cattle.

Guest comment:

“What a beautiful place you have! We had a fab time here. Beautiful views – picture perfect. I love the garden, and the bathrooms are out of this world. Thanks for a lovely stay! What a way to spend my birthday!” – Cindi

tel: 083 400 1666
GPS: 33° 23′ 4.6″ S  /  18° 23′ 20.2″ E
rates: Weekends (Fri & Sat): R1,500 per night

Week days (Sun – Thu): R950 per night (save 35%!)

Weekly rate: R5,300 per week (save R2,450!)

notes: Rates are for the whole cottage (sleeps 6), not per person. Pets and children welcome. No smoking indoors please.


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Artist’s Cottage

The cozy cottage is situated in a peaceful cul de sac.

Adjoining the main house, the cottage offers off street parking and a private entrance leading to an open-plan kitchen/dining/living area that leads onto a small semi-private patio. The kitchen has basic facilities (fridge-freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle, cutlery, crockery, glasses). The bedroom (with double bed) has an en suite bathroom (shower only). Linen and towels are provided. There is DSTV and Wifi; braai facilities can be arranged on request.

The cottage is ideally situated to visit attractions such as Darling Brew, Evita’s Perron, local wineries and the beautiful west coast.

contact: Nina vd Westhuizen
address: 46 High Street, Darling
tel: 022 4923369
cell: 072 6251708
rates: R350 per person for 1 night
R300 per person for 2 or more nights

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Disa Cottage




Disa Cottage offers self-catering accommodation.

The cottage has a luxury double bedroom with a shower and toilet en-suite. A double sleeper couch in the lounge offers accommodation for another two people.

There is a very well appointed kitchen with all the necessary appliances. A gas/electric stove hob is fitted. The lounge has a fireplace for burning logs in winter. The stoep has a built-in braai. Braai wood and fire wood are available on request.

The cottage has a separate drive-in entrance from Prospect Street.

We’d love to have you stay with us.

address: 22 Long Street, Darling, 7345
tel: 022 492 3561
cell: 083 441 6094 – Pat082 416 0046 – Bobby
rates: R400.00 per person per night, min 2 people, and min of 2 nights.


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Just Darling Cottage

Just Darling Cottage

Relax in your own country style garden.

Pick vegetables/herbs from the garden…..

Linger in our horse trough, with a glass of your favourite Darling wine……

Have a braai in your own undercover stoep….

Bedrooms – 2:

  • 1 x double bed
  • 2 x ¾ beds

Bathroom 1 : shower only

Kitchen: fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle

  • 4 burner gas hob
  • fully equipped
  • dining area


  • open plan lounge
  • Plug and play monitor

Stoep/braai: Private/covered/fully equipped

We also offer

  • Free WiFI
  • Laundry service
  • Shopping service
  • Meals on request
  • Secure car port
  • Cleaning service

Walking distance from shops, restaurants, etc


contact: Lynette
address: 5 Prospect Street, Darling
cell: 082 551 1028

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Kalimera is a beautifully appointed self-catering holiday house in Darling, about 45 minutes from Cape Town and 15 minutes from the Atlantic beach. It offers stunning views and is the ideal place for a relaxed holiday in a tastefully decorated atmosphere.


Kalimera is a sunny holiday house which can sleep 6 persons. There are three tastefully furnished double bedrooms each with an en-suite bathroom and a spacious living area with fully equipped kitchen. Kalimera is built around the swimming pool, which offers you a nice chilling during the hot summer months and is surrounded by a lush garden with many indigenous plants.

From the patio and the balcony you have stunning views over the village and its hills. Having a holiday, planning for a sabbatical or enjoying your retirement? With or without children? Kalimera offers you many opportunities. You will appreciate the calm, peaceful atmosphere and can be assured of total privacy. Whether you stroll through the friendly village, laze around the pool or explore the Western Cape, you can be assured of a memorable stay.

On the ground floor you will find two bedrooms: one bedroom (the ‘poolroom’) with a queen size bed and en-suite bathroom and one bedroom with two single beds and en-suite bathroom. The en-suite bathrooms have a shower and toilet. The poolroom has French doors leading to the swimming pool. The main bedroom is situated upstairs and contains besides a toilet, bath and shower also a large worktable. It has its own balcony offering stunning views over the village and its hills. The kitchen is well equipped and contains a gas cooker and breakfast bar. The dining area is next to the kitchen. There is a sunken lounge with fireplace and French doors leading to patios and pool area.

If you have smaller children, you can put a safety net over the pool. Near the pool you will find several patios to relax while enjoying the beautiful views. There is a large covered patio with built-in braai. In the garden you will find a lawn and many indigenous plants and trees like the Protea, olive trees, bougainvillea, and jasmine.

contact: Johan and Claudia Crijnen
tel: +27 83 6611615


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On the hillside of Darling, overlooking the village and the vineyard covered hills, you will find our fully renovated (2008) self-catering holiday home. Not even one hour drive from Cape Town International airport, a 50 minutes drive from Cape Town to the north and a small 15 minutes drive from the Atlantic Ocean to the west, you will find Darling.

Lookout, your holiday house, has 4 beds (2 bedrooms), with a new cottage (2006) as annex in the garden for another 2 beds (one double bed). Both houses with bathroom/shower/toilet.

In the main house you will find kitchen (including an oven, dishwasher, refrigerator), a living room with fire place, one bedroom (2 separate beds), a large double bathroom (one side bath; other side wc, shower); on the first floor there is the large bedroom (2 beds, which can easily be made into a double bed) and the lounge with tv and dvd player ,wifi – free of charge, and a spectacular view!

From the living room you may step outside, directly to the swimming pool, as well as the braai (barbecue) on the covered large patio, overlooking the yard with fruit trees, lots of various birds (among them the weavers), with the Ceres mountains in the distance. A laundry machine and a dryer are also available.

Darling’s LOOK OUT offers you many opportunities, on its premises, in the village as well as in the Western Cape area. Come and wander around – you will enjoy it!

address: 10 Petunia Street
cell: 072 573 7937
rates: R1,450 to R1,650 p/night – max 6 people – Enquire about reduced rates for longer term/seasonal stays year


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Marigold Villa




Marigold Villa sits in a large garden in the heart of the old village. There are 4 en suite bedrooms, large kitchen diner, pool and braai patio with fruit trees that goes down to the Darling stream.

The house is sleeps 8 in 4 en suite bedrooms, 1st suite with twin beds, bath and outside shower, 2nd suite with Queen bed and shower, 3rd bedroom in garden cottage with Queen bed and shower, 4th bedroom with double bed and shower. Cosy loft if required.

There is a large kitchen diner with Godin wodburning fireplace, large gas range cooker, large fridge freezer, microwave and dishwasher.

The lounge area has comfy couches.

The patio has dining area with large canvas umbrellas.

There is a large covered braai and seating area with ample wood.

The house is beautifully equipped with percale bedlinen, fluffy towels and cozy duvets.

12 place setting and high quality kitchen equipment

Outstanding quality mattresses and percale bedlinen

Walking distance to shops, restuarants and Flower Reserve

Fully secure with alarm system

Secure off street parking for 3 cars.

Pet friendly by arrangement.

No Children under the age of 12 as we cannot safely accommodate them.

contact: Paul & Nicky
address: 21 Long Street, Darling
cell Paul: 079 421 5203
cell Nicky: 082 453 7962
rates: R3 000 per night/R395 pp for smaller groups


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Stone Stables




Stone Stables is a uniquely decorated self-catering cottage set in a large indigenous garden. Built in 1925, originally stables and a small jail accommodating overflow from the local prison. Remnants of this can still be seen in the horse trough below the kitchen counter and the bars in the windows of both the bathroom and kitchen.

An open plan 80m cottage with fully equipped kitchen. Inside and outside fireplace. Cotton linen and towels provided. Braai facilities on request. Non-smoking establishment.

Set in the heart of Darling, this cottage is ideal for a few nights of getting away from it all. Visitors could spend their time enjoying some local culture, tasting the local wines or simply enjoying the peace and tranquillity that Darling has to offer.

address: Fontein Street, Darling, 7345
cell: 071 901 2532
rates: R700 per night


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Tranquility is a newly built semi self-catering guest suite on Station Street, in the heart of the Darling Village. Offering affordable upmarket accommodation for 2 x people with semi self catering facilities (this includes a small kitchenette with fridge and microwave) as well as cutlery, crockery, toaster and kettle.

Double doors open up onto a delightful patio and succulent garden, separate entrance with carport and access ensures privacy and security. Guest suite offers two single beds and en suite bathroom (shower only)

Tranquility promises to provide much needed relaxation and down time in the village of Darling with all the amenities of the town minutes away!

contact: Pamela Woodfine
address: 33 Stasie Street, Darling 7345
cell: 082 365 7234
rates: R300 per person sharing / single R330 per night


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Tuinhuis Cottage




Tuinhuis, with its secure garden and parking, is privately situated in the old part of Darling Village.

This fully equipped cottage caters for 4 people. It has 2 double bedrooms, bathroom with shower and toilet, a separate guest toilet and kitchen leading into the large living room. There is a separate scullery next to the kitchen which contains a washing machine and tumble dryer, with storage space.

The braai ( barbeque) area is at the back of the house and in the front is the veranda where you can enjoy your breakfast with the undisturbed view over your own olive trees on to the Darling Hills.

Please note that there is a minimum two nights stay.

contact: Anna Cleophas
address: Garden Street, Darling, 7345
cell: 084 728 4318


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Vineyard Cottage


Vineyard Cottage sits high and proud in the center of Darling offering a tranquil mood where one can just simply relax submerged by the comfort and ambience of the cottage and surrounds. Make this your base for exploring or your anchor for relaxing, either way Vineyard Cottage is the place to stay!

This beautiful cottage is set in an elevated position; a small vineyard to the front gives one the sense of being in the Winelandswhile the almond trees and olive grove add to that Country feel.

The front stoop provides the perfect place for sundowners with a view as far as the eye can see…

Vineyard Cottage offers 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms (main en suite).

  • The main bedroom has a super comfortable Queen Size bed and en-suite bathroom comprising shower, toilet and basin.
  • The second bedroom has two single beds which can be joined and made up as a King. This bedroom boasts a window to the front of the cottage, sit up in bed and watch the sun rise across the horizon – what a treat!

Both bedrooms have an overhead fan for those warm nights and cozy blankets for the winter.
There is ample wardrobe space and a hairdryer.
White percale linen and thick towels addcomfort to your stay.
Second bathroom has a bath with mobile shower head, toilet and basin.
Fully equipped kitchen with gas hob, oven, microwave, fridge freezer and washing machine.
Top quality appliances,crockery and cutlery.
Living area is open plan with a dining room table and chairs to seat six;the lounge boasts an over stuffed settee and two comfortable bucket chairs, TV and Hi-Fi.
Perfect for relaxing with a book, listening to music or watching the afternoon matinee.
There is a small selection of DVD’s for your viewing.
For those cold evenings there is a wood burner in the open plan living area.
To the side of VineyardCottage nestled under the almond trees is an enclosed patio complete with table and chairs for outdoors entertainment.
There is a single carport and parking for a further two vehicles in the driveway, the Cottage is fitted with an alarm system.

Vineyard Cottage is within easy walking distance of local shops, restaurants and art galleries making this beautifully appointed Cottage a good base for exploring the West Coast or to just simply “get away from it all”

Pets are welcome by arrangement.

contact: Helen & Roy Schurink
address: 32A Fontein Street Darling
cell: 082 451 0308 / 082 553 0074


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