After a visit in Velddrif (on the West Coast) it is an absolute must to visit the village named Aurora…
We traveled towards Piketberg via the R399. The tare road stretch through farmlands and it is a scenic drive out in the country.
After about 50km from Velddrif there is a turnoff left that leads to Aurora.
Aurora is nestled at the foot of the Piketberg Mountains
Like with so many towns, we visited before this one, we received a welcoming notice at the town’s entrance.
It was quiet and peaceful… being mid-day, I reckoned that everybody were having some siesta time.. Needless to say that we did not see a soul while we were driving around in this unique little village.
The streets are lined with lots of trees…tall and green…total opposite of a concrete jungle!
Only the main roads in the village are tared. Gravel roads map out the rest of the town filled with a variety of architectures. Some of them dating back many years.
The NG Church forms the center of town. It was designed by architect WH Ford and completed in 1908.
The Aurora High School building looks so old …
Further down the road we saw the Post Office building and…
…the Co-op which I’m sure is the main source of daily bread and milk for the locals.
We saw this petrol pump in the yard of the Co-op. I assume it is still in working order, but don’t know for sure…
The dirt roads stretched to the outskirts of town, where they faded away into farmlands.
This beautiful little town offers a big experience for those who want to break away from the rushed city life and enjoy a day or few in the country.
Do yourself a favour…grab some Aurora!