South Africa offers a home to the most tortoise species in the world, some say. South Africa is also home to one of the world’s rarest tortoise species – the geometric tortoise.
Darling Brew – who focuses on the creation of conservation awareness by highlighting the plight of individual species that are endangered – uses the black and yellow of the carapace of the geometric tortoise as their testudinal brand colours.
Travel Tip: Plan your road trip to Darling by following the West Coast Way Culture Route. Explore the map and choose the stops that you want to visit to make your BeerCation the holiday of a lifetime. Then share with your friends using #BeerCation to create serious #FOMO.
Spend one night & two days in Darling, the home of Darling Brew. Experience the excitement of a craft brewery in action & taste an array of authentic beers that range in style & flavour, each with their own story inspired by conservation.
Find out why Darling Brew’s Blood Serpent is a game changer as the first Carbon Neutral beer in Africa – it’s all about empowering people, preserving forests and protecting wild life.
The real story of how creating a sustainable business is all about building relationships.
For Darling Brew their commitment to sustainability and supporting local businesses goes beyond words and into action when you consider that the majority of their produce comes from Darling and surrounds and their workforce is almost entirely comprised of Darling locals. However, the most fascinating story of supporting local is ever-present throughout their tasteroom, their furniture.
Our story and our heritage is based on two remarkable people, Kevin and Philippa, our founders, who envisaged a brewery which would not only become a business success but also a model of sustainability, supporting local and staying true to the old adage that with hard work success inevitably follows.
Since 2012, Darling Brew has been involved with Megan Murgatroyd who is doing amazing work with the Verreaux's Eagle in the Sandveld and Cedarberg. The project she is busy with involves tracking their flight behaviour patterns using high-resolution GPS tags. The idea is to tag and track members of up to eight pairs of eagles in order to fully assess turbine collision risk and ensure that sustainable development decisions are made.