Saron, Western Cape

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Mission Church in Saron
Mission Church in Saron
Saron is located in Western Cape
 Saron shown within Western Cape
Saron is located in South Africa
Saron (South Africa)
Saron is located in Africa
Saron (Africa)
Coordinates: 33°10.86′S 19°0.6′E / 33.18100°S 19.0100°E / -33.18100; 19.0100Coordinates: 33°10.86′S 19°0.6′E / 33.18100°S 19.0100°E / -33.18100; 19.0100
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
District Cape Winelands
Municipality Drakenstein
 • Total 2.13 km2 (0.82 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 7,843
 • Density 3,700/km2 (9,500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 1.8%
 • Coloured 97.3%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 0.1%
 • Other 0.6%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 96.8%
 • Other 3.2%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 6812
PO box 6812
Area code 023

Saron is a town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

A Mission Station can be found at the foot of the Saronsberg in the Tulbagh district, about 20 km south of Porterville. The Mission Station was established by the Rhenish Missionary Society in 1848 by Johannes Heinrich Kulpmann, it was later taken over by the Dutch Reformed Church in 1945. The name, Afrikaans for Sharon, is of biblical origin (1 Chronicles 27:29, Song of Solomon 2:1), meaning 'flats' or ‘plain’.[2]

On 30 November 2013, Heritage Western Cape declared the historic core of the Saron Mission Station as a provincial heritage site.[3]

Saron has its name written on the side of the Saronsberg which can be seen from an aerial view.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Saron". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Raper, P. E. (1989). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 397. ISBN 978-0-947464-04-2 – via Internet Archive. 
  3. ^ Province of the Western Cape Provincial Gazette, No. 7202, Cape Town, 29 November 2013, pp.3178-3180
  4. ^ Google maps satellite view

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