Welcome to Jacaranda House B & B, the perfect venue for your relaxing visit to Darling. This beautifully restored Victorian country home is one of the oldest and historic properties in town and was originally the town house of the Duckitt’s of Towers Farm, one of the original founding families of Darling.
Secure off street parking, a beautiful swimming pool, free internet Wi Fi, a large open courtyard, braai facilities and a well-stocked paperback library are available for all our guests, on a first come, first served basis.
Centrally located in the heart of the Village  we are within easy walking distance of most local amenities including restaurants and cafes, shops, the Museum, Darling Wine, Udderley Delicious cheese, the Flying Pig charcuterie, Darling Sweets, Ormonde Winery and of course the Evita Perron theatre.

Breakfast and warm, friendly service are what really set us apart from other similar establishments in Darling. Our breakfasts are legendary, including, fresh fruits and grains, freshly baked bread or pastries, jams and marmalades from our very own orchard and several choices of the main breakfast dish, in addition to the traditional fry up.

Event catering for parties and small groups of up to thirty people can always be accommodated for breakfast, lunch or dinner, either inside the house, in the garden, out on the courtyard or on the covered stoep according to numbers and prevailing weather conditions. We are always pleased to assist and advise on these occasions from planning through to delivery.
Dinner is available by prior arrangement. Jane is a professional chef and restaurateur with a wide repertoire of Middle Eastern, European and Asian cuisine. Our dishes are all homemade using ingredients in season, supporting local producers wherever possible and we will design a menu for you that reflects your tastes and budget.

Jacaranda house rooms and rates

All our rooms have their own separate entrance and come equipped with a refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities and quality natural, toiletries. We also provide complementary bottled water together with a supply of Jane’s home made cookies

The Cottage Suite

The Cottage Suite is spacious, comfortable and overlooks the pool. It includes a sitting area with TV, a kitchenette with microwave oven, and refrigerator. There is a separate bedroom with King size bed and en-suite shower room, heaters and ceiling fans along with extra towels for swimming, weather permitting.

Cost R1,280 per night, inclusive of breakfast for two adults.

The Jacaranda Room

The Jacaranda Room is a large, comfortable room with King size bed and good size en-suite with large free standing bath and shower.  There is a refrigerator, heater, ceiling fan and electric blanket along with extra towels for swimming, weather permitting.

Cost R1,080 per night inclusive of breakfast for two adults.

The Rondavel

The Rondavel has a Queen size bed and en-suite with shower.  Whilst this is a private and comfortable room we do not recommend it for an extended stay as it is our smallest. There is a refrigerator, heater, ceiling fan and electric blanket along with extra towels for swimming, weather permitting.

Cost R880 per night inclusive of breakfast for two adults.

Dining at it’s best at Jacaranda House

Summer Birthday Buffet

Starter Tapas Plate

Sticky chicken wings
Chicken liver pate
Crudités and dip
Vegetable spring rolls
Homemade breads

Main course buffet

Marinated roast beef with onion and red wine sauce
Cider and mushroom baked chicken
Roast, stuffed loin of pork
Roast potatoes
Assorted salads and vegetables

Dessert table

Lemon and berry pavlova
Cappuccino cheesecake
Chocolate tart

Weekend House Party

Friday evening


Croustades,  guacamole, smoked Salmon &horseradish mayo, chopped tomato,onion,basil, chili and balsamic.


Three Cheese Soufflé
Poached pears, candied walnuts and baby leaves

Main Course

Vietnamese style Yellowtail
Shallots, butternut, green beans,snap peas, baby corn, spinach, noodles
Port and Lemon


Sticky Toffee Pudding, Toffee sauce and ice cream
Coffee, Limoncello and biscotti

Saturday lunch

Soup, leek and potato
Thai fish cakes
Sweet corn fritters
Roast peppers
Cheese and onion pie
Pasta salad
Crunchy green salad
Date and almond tart and cream

Saturday dinner

Salmon Mousse
Fresh and smoked salmon, cucumber salad
Duck confit
Asian plum sauce, Parmesan mash, green beans
Hilton,    Large field mushrooms, stuffed, roasted red onions mash and beans


Chocolate truffle tort
Berries and cream

Evening Menu


Our own Eland. Served with Parmesan shavings and baby leaves
Homemade Chicken Liver Parfait
Served with orange confit and homemade bread
Homemade spinach and Feta filo triangles, our own olives and salad

Main Course

Salmon fillet
Fresh Norwegian Salmon fillet, pan fried with Asian style marinade. Served with Parmesan mash and buttered green beans
Malaysian Beef Fillet Curry
Cooked in a Coconut Red Curry based sauce, served with Garlic fried rice
Three Mushroom Rissotto
Traditional creamy mixed mushroom Rissotto,  served with garlic bread


Sticky Toffee Pudding,with toffee sauce
Chocolate Truffle Tort
Homemade Amarula ice cream

Jane and David are finally calling it a day and retiring from the B&B business. Jacaranda House will in future become a private residence again and we are sure that it will give its new owners as much pleasure and enjoyment as we have been privileged to receive during our 10 years here.

We will be remaining in Darling most of the time for the foreseeable future and hope that retirement will provide us with the time to resume our travels; there is still much to explore and see both here in SA and abroad.

We want to thank all our guests for supporting us over the years and to send you our best wishes for the future. Thank you and go well!

David & Jane Wallace