In the Bergrivier region.
180 kms North of Cape Town on the N7 or 50 kms from Veldrift (the closest town) on the R 27 West Coast Road, lies the charming village of Aurora. Nestled at the foot of the Mountain, a quaint town square and the NG Kerk, designed by W H Ford, wait peacefully to greet you as you enter the village. Aurora is a must in spring. Orange, red, yellow, white pink flowers, carpeting the landscape with intense colours everywhere you look.
The first geodetic (triangulated) survey was carried out in 1751 by Abbe` de Caille between Strand Street in Cape Town and on the mountain in Riebeek West and an outbuilding on the farm Klipfontein (now a national monument) lies a few hundred meters outside of Aurora.
To the average visitor, Aurora has very little to offer other than a trip back to yesteryear. A place where time seems to have stood still. It is recommended that you get your petrol and supplies before coming to Aurora.
With all this said, the farms in the area are highly productive with the main crops being wheat and potatoes.
Aurora meaning Dawn Light, giving the visitor a chance to pause and breath and experience time as it once was. Slow.