No definite on the spelling yet... 160 years later and still no decision. Also sometimes known as XAIRU, the original Khoi name for the area.
Founded as an 1812 mission village at the foot of the Langeberg next to the Buffelsjag river. (Those old missionaries knew how to pick a spot!) Fertile, mild climate, great views, walks and waterfalls, poor and happy.
Buy and be gentle, slow and humble with your neighbours. You might learn something and teach in the process. Plough with a horse, have Oom(uncle) A.... Or J.... harvest your veggies when you are not there. Come help preserve a very, very gentle way of life.
No bank, no petrol station, police station closes at 6pm. No supermarket (24k's) No Doctor (24k's) What else don't you want? . . . . . . NO FREEWAYS !