Aurora

A village famous for its night sky and known as the “centre of the universe” on account of the French astronomer Abbe De la Caille who used the spot to determine the shape of the earth in 1751.

Located on the Berg RouteAurora

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Aurora is located on the West Coast Way Berg Route. The so-called “centre of the universe” named after the Roman goddess of dawn

In the 18th century, Abbé Nicolas de le Caille set up an observatory in Aurora and went on to, somewhat controversially, conclude that the earth was pear-shaped.

Starlit skies and Aurora’s remote location make it a spot where you can truly unwind and find some peace of mind.

Aurora is one of those little unheard of towns on the Berg Route and is located close to Redelingshuys, Picketberg, Eendekuil and Goedverwacht.

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The town has a beautiful church at its centre and there are surprisingly well-known restaurants. Amazing flower displays rounds of the offering of this small Sandveld gem.

Visit Aurora for the incredible night skies, the flowers during the season, and Helmut Wokalek, the Austrian who arrived for a visit and never left, and now (single-handedly) runs such a renowned restaurant that Capetonians will drive out for a meal.

Find Aurora on the West Coast Way Berg Route

Distance from Cape Town: 167.3km
Where: On the R27
Open 7 days a week | Free entry
Contact: +27 (0)22 783 1821| [email protected]| www.velddriftourism.co.zaAurora

West Coast Way Is South Africa’s Road Trip With The Most Twists

Explore the Cape West Coast by planning a self-drive trip or book a guided tour for a nature and adventure-filled Cape West Coast holiday.

Road-Trip-Southern-Africa-West-Coast-Way-Routes Find a 101+ things to see and do on the West Coast Way: Enjoy wine, craft beer, olives and Rooibos tea tastings, Weskus cuisine and braaivleis (barbecue), swing into Citrusdal with a zipline, go Cederberg bouldering, jump into natural (warm) pools, step onto cruises of lagoons and rivers, trek through nature reserves and a National Park, hop onto game drives, try the skill of archery and angling, get your adrenaline pumping with sand-boarding and quad-biking, go horse riding, learn about the San culture and Riel-dancing, do kite- and windsurfing, chill in your flip flops and do surfing, book a kayaking trip, go beach hopping, learn about bees, whales and listen to our birds in a twitcher’s paradise – all in South Africa’s wildflower reserve. For more information on the West Coast’s top places to go, road tripping, hikes, tours and trails, explore westcoastway.co.za or call West Coast Way on 0861 321 777.  Follow us on @WestCoastWaySA on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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