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History of Darling

In 1682 Oloff Bergh, an official of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) undertook a journey northwards through the heavy sands of the West Coast, Cape Town District, South Africa; and his records show that he passed through De Groene Kloof (the region in which Darling stands was formerly known as De Groene Kloof - the Green Valley).

The town built itself up around the Dutch Reformed Church on the Langfontein farm. It took its name after Charles Henry Darling who came to the Cape as Lieutenant Governor in 1851 and was founded on the farm Langfontein in 1853. In 1955 Darling gained municipal status.

World War II & the Darling Airfield
The Hildebrand Monument from the South African War (Anglo-Boer)