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Tour 1

Our main tour is to accompany you to Sutherland to the largest telescope in the Southern Hemisphere (SALT).


From the Garden Route or Gauteng you can travel via Prince Albert or Olive Grove as halfway stopover to experience the Starry Splendour over the Karoo as an introduction to the grandour of Sutherland.

To ensure that a Sutherland excursion turns into an enriching experience bookings have to be made at least six month in advance to secure good accommodation and a place on the day tour as well as night tour at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) outside Sutherland.

Tour Timetable


Sutherland Tour

On a Friday

Drive to Prince Albert or Olive Grove under own steam / or by bus;
Book into star graded guesthouse


Star lecture

17h00 to understand what you see during the night

Karookoppie climb/Sunset drive

18h30 sunset with sundowner drink


20h00 genuine Karoo Cuisine


21h00 through telescope and binoculars


On the Saturday



08h00 Depart for Sutherland

Book into B&B

12h00 Light lunch (own account)

Depart for observatory

13h00 18 km to SAAO

Sutherland day tour

14h30 various domes including SALT

Dinner at Hotel

18h00 genuine Karoo Cuisine


19h00 at B&B site


On the Sunday



08h00 sight-seeing in Sutherland




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