Darling is a progressive small town with a good infrastructure and everything necessary to cover your daily needs. The village has its own supermarkets, banks, ATMs, a pharmacy, clinic, doctors, schools and several churches.

General shopping hours are 8h30 to 17h00 weekdays and 9h00 to 13h00 Saturdays. Please note that some businesses are closed for lunch between 13h00 and 14h00.

Explore the town on foot. Browse through the antiques and collectables and visit the interesting craft and gift shops. Enjoy a cup of coffee on the “stoep” of a coffee shop or at a farmstall. Linger a while and watch the locals go by.

The mean annual rainfall of the area is 600mm. Most of the rainfall occurs from April to the end of August. The mean temperature during the summer is 24 degrees Celsius.