A little town 30 minutes from Table View that got its name from a Lieutenant Governor named Charles Henry Darling. The town is at its best winter through to spring: dewdrop mornings and hills of lush green dotted with yellow flowers. Summer? A sunbaked brown basin etched by a somewhat dreary main street. With the arrival of Evita Bezuidenhout and other Cape glitterati, Darling has been inching towards artist colony status, but for the moment her traditional village atmosphere still prevails. The houses are solid Victorian, few residents bother with burglar bars, business closes for lunch and there are a couple of roads that are still all dusty dirt.