Evita se Perron – the home of South Africa’s icon Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout has undergone a lot of changes during the lockdown period.
The perron is under new management, but is still the home of the former ambassador of Bapetikosweti.
Evita se Perron, founded by Pieter-Dirk Uys in 1996 as a theatre complex in Darling’s original station building – has grown to a huge tourist destination where people can come and have a painful-laugh at South Africa’s politics (past and present), and also can we see what Pieter-Dirk has done for South Africa and tribute can be paid for such an amazing (and still on-going) career.
Currently we offer no shows, and will announce when the opportunity arrives and Covid19 restrictions have been lifted.
Evita se Perron is open 7 days a week and boasts a new restaurant – with a liquor license – where we produce proudly South African cuisine. Traditional favourites can still be found here like melktert, bobotie and koeksisters which the Tannie makes herself. Tannie Evita’s years working in Luthuli-house’s kitchen has extended her cuisine offering and we also sell Cape Malay koesistes and other local delicacies like pap-en-wors. We also have vegan options available.
There is also a Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout Museum – dedicated to this lady who had such an influence on Apartheid-politics through her angle of humoristic criticism.
The heart of the perron has been converted into a bakery named Swartland Kitchen. Here we bake top-quality rusks which the Tannie has declared her personal choice. Use #tannieschoice or #tanniesegunsteling
Come and see how we bake the rusks – purchase some as well as other produce from the Swartland in our deli.
Boerassic Park and our gardens are also enjoying attention and can be visited by the public.
The Book League has also found a spot and this beautiful book shop can be visited too.
We also have space available for conferences, functions and events – please contact Hentie at email@example.com should you be interested.
Our trading hours are 09:00 – 16:30 daily. We hope to see you soon!