Oh yes, Darling
● Darling’s vineyards, olive groves, golden wheat fields and carpets of yellow and purple flowers are indeed darling, but the town is actually named after Charles Henry Darling, who became lieutenant-governor of the Cape Colony in 1851. The town, which served as an SAAF airfield during World War 2, has a number of restored Victorian houses dating back to the 1850s. It has a voorkamer festival, a scarecrow festival, an annual 24-hour mountain-bike race, and a brewery, as well as the famous Wildflower Show, which this September marked its 101st year.
The Darling train station, transformed into ‘Evita se Perron’.