185km north from Cape Town or 50km from Velddrif lies the charming village of Aurora set against the mountain.

A quaint town square and Sandveld houses, Aurora is a must in flower season when pink, yellow and orange flowers are everywhere to be seen.

The first geodetic (triangulated) survey was carried out in 1751 by the Abbe a de La Caille between Strand Street, in Cape Town, and on the mountain at Riebeek West and an outbuilding on the farm Klipfontein a few hundred metres outside of Aurora. It has been declared a National Monument.


Contact Information

Office Hours:

Open: Mon - Fri: 08:30-17:00; Sat:10:00-13:00
Open public holidays except Good Friday, Christmas and New Year's Day: 10:00-13:00

Emergency Numbers:

Police - 0227838025/8/0 10177
Ambulance - 0227134590 10111


Velddrif Tourism Bureau
Voortrekker Road
PO Box 170
Velddrif 7365

Contact Details

Tel: 0227831821
Fax: 0227831821


Towns in the Bergrivier


Location Map: Aurora