History

Province: Western Cape
Winelands
Coordinates:33°10.86′S 19°0.6′E
Area:2.13 km2 (
Municipality: Drakenstein

Mission station for freed slaves and indigenous people

Saron was established when Johannes Heinrich Kulpmann of the Rhenish Mission Society settled there in 1848. He bought the farm Leeuwenklip. The mission was established to serve the freed slaves and the indigenous people in the area. The name Saron is of biblical origin and means”flats or plain” The mission provided education and skills development for the inhabitants. Some of these skills learned all those years ago have been passed down through generations and are still used in the area today. The mission was later (after 1945) run by The Dutch Reformed church and it still stands today, the mission is a heritage site.

The name Saron is written on the side of the Saronsberg mountain and this can be seen from the air. Saron was proclaimed a town in 1929 and the church had to surrender control to secular authority.

The postcode for Saron is 6812

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Useful Number

  • Police: 023 240 8000
  • Municipality-021 807 4500 (Drakenstein)
  • Traffic department: 021 807 628
  • Fire: 021-807 400
  • Water:
  • Electricity:021 807467
  • Ambulance: 10177
  • Post office; Agency – 23 640 0012
  • Library:023 240 0015
  • Closest hospital;Lapamunnik Hospital-ER-022 931 2140
  • Clinic : 023 240 0078
  • SPCA: – Wellington-021 864 3726
  • Schools: Saron Primary School 023 240 0016   
  • Saron community hall Cnr Main and Burg streets 073 444 5564​                                                                                                                                                                                                                        [/vc_column_text]
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