Darling Station Theatre in Cape Town, South Africa
Darling Station is but an hour’s drive from Cape Town up the West Coast. And what a darling place it is. There is a small station, which should have been demolished but was saved by a small group of darlings who did everything in their power to prevent that. Now, Darling Station is an international port of call. Tourists love the place!
The name “Evita se Perron” was given because it was a reminder of Mrs Peron of Argentina. It also means ‘station platform’ in Afrikaans, the local language.
Here a small theatre was started which seated 50 people round rickety tables and ‘Evita’ would perform to everyone who would pay attention. It worked. There is a small museum where you will find pieces of history that may make you laugh or cry. But it is a reminder that South Africa no longer lives in the apartheid era.
In the new restaurant/theatre more than 50 can be seated. Now up to 90 people can sit comfortably at table and eat, drink and laugh while Tannie Evita entertains in her own inimitable style. Soon she will be able to entertain 140 guests as plans are to renovate the theatre to accommodate more people. In the restaurant you will be served authentic South Africa food, such as bobotie or braai. You won’t leave their without trying a koeksister – sweet plaited dough, or a fat slice of milktart. Biltong and droewors (dried meat and sausage) will most certainly be served and can be washed down with the fabulous local wines. You will not stay hungry!
So visit “Evita se Perron” at Darling Station to experience something you have never experienced before. An excellent way to relax and laugh and be reminded of our freedom, and that in a democracy the people lead and the politicians can follow. Whether from South African or abroad, you will not be able to resist “Tannie Evita’s boerkos” or her hilarious antics! Who knows what else may happen as she seems to be full of surprises!