The Western Cape: Places to Explore

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Darling

Darling is best known for two draws: its sensational wildflowers and its sensational performer, Pieter-Dirk Uys, otherwise known as Evita Bezuidenhout. The wildflowers are usually at their best August-October, and there's an annual Wildflower and Orchid Show held in September. Evita is at her best all year-round. When driving into Darling, ignore the rather unattractive new houses on the Cape Town side of the village, and head straight through to the Victorian section of town, where pretty period houses line up amid lush gardens.

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