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The SA Astronomical Observatory
Sutherland
120km north of Matjiesfontein (turn-off from the N1) on the R354 and approximately 135km south of Calvinia

Region:
Namakwa
Nearby Towns: Fraserburg, Calvinia

Established in 1858 and named after a prominent Worcester cleric, Reverend Henry Sutherland, the town on the Roggeveld Plateau 1 450m above sea level is known for its brilliant night skies and cold, biting winters, known to be the coldest place in SA.

The ‘sterboom’ (star tree), which blossoms in September is found on farms in the region. Birthplace of Afrikaans author and poet NP Van Wyk Louw, the town is said to produce the finest mutton in the country and is home to the world-renowned South African Astronomical Observatory. The region is also home to the endangered Riverine Rabbit.
  i Tourist Information
Karoo Hoogland Tourism
Tel 023 571 1265
Fax 571 1307
Email hooglandtourism@telkomsa.net
Web http://www.karoohoogland.co.za
 

 


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Featured Accommodation

1.
Galileo Cottage
Tel:023 571 1959
Cell: 082 444 9602
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Sutherland

2.
Kambro-kind B&B
Tel:023 571 1405
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Sutherland

3.
Skitterland Guesthouse
Tel:023 571 1115
Cell: 072 853 0113
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Sutherland

4.
Jakkalsdans Guest Farm
Tel:023 571 2745
Cell: 072 611 3280
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Sutherland

5.
Rhenoster Valley Guest Farm
Tel:023 571 2780
Self Catering, Sutherland

6.
Rooikloof Guest Farm
Tel:023 571 2607
Self Catering, Sutherland

7.
Sutherland Inn
Tel:023 571 1432 / 072 547 9490
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Sutherland

8.
Alpha B&B
Tel:023 571 1257 / 023 571 1232
Cell: 082 579 6238
Self Catering, Sutherland

9.
Blesfontein Guest Farm
Tel:023 571 2631
Cell: 083 444 5810
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Sutherland

10.
Skurweberg 4x4, Camping and Guest Farm
Tel:023 5712728
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Sutherland

11.
Sutherland Guest House
Tel:023 571 1257
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Sutherland

12.
Kosmos Self Catering
Tel:023 571 1192
Cell: 083 238 4204
Self Catering, Sutherland

13.
Susana's Cottage
Tel:023 571 1204
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Sutherland

14.
Rosa Villa Guest House
Tel:023 571 2798
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Sutherland

15.
Southern Cross B&B
Tel:+27 (0)23 571 1477
Cell: +27 (0)82 429 5788
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Sutherland

16.
Verlatenkloof Guest Farm
Tel:021 975-4439 / 023 572-1085
Cell: 083 462 8650
Self Catering, Sutherland

17.
Banksgate Guest Farm
Tel:02062 ask for 1930
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Sutherland

18.
Cottage, The
Tel:023 571 1074
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Sutherland

19.
De List School Hostel
Tel:023 571 1055
Backpacking, Sutherland

20.
Galaxy, The
Tel:023 571 1241
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Sutherland


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