4.     The Darling Mystery Trail

This is innovative trail is great fun for the whole family and, offering an exciting fusion of geo caching and treasure hunting, it takes visitors through the scenic and historic village of Darling doing exciting things like hunting for a message in a bottle, searching for clues or using their skills in compass reading.

All riddles are family-friendly and distributed only in the secure and relaxed surrounding of the old village of Darling. Grab your personal trail map for R25 at the Darling Museum and head off for a relaxing two hour walk, or hop on a bike for a quicker finish. Once all the riddles have been solved, the participants receive a treasure and everyone who finishes the trail stands the chance to win a Darling weekend for two worth R2000.

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5.     !Khwa ttu San Culture & Education Centre

!Khwa ttu San Culture & Education Centre offers a fascinating insight into the culture, heritage, knowledge and modern-day life of the San of Southern Africa. During a three-hour tour, qualified San guides will demonstrate their skills and share their ancient knowledge about oral history, tracking animals, identifying edible and medicinal plants.

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Quite literally an adventure, the tour includes a ride in an open-top vehicle, a walk through their breathtaking landscape, a visit to the replica traditional San village and an interactive session about San languages at the traditional boma. The beautifully restored original farmhouse is now a restaurant which serves breakfast and lunch.

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6.     The Blaauwberg Nature Reserve

Only 25 minutes from the city, it not only boasts nature at its pristine best, but also includes historical points of interest dating back centuries, and a wonderful day resort at Eerstesteen where visitors can swim in the ocean, relax with a picnic and indulge in South Africa’s favourite pastime – the ubiquitous braai.

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