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SALT - Southern Africa Large Telescope

  • Southern African Large Telescope (SALT), Sutherland, Northern Cape
Southern African Large Telescope (SALT), Sutherland, Northern Cape  © South African Tourism

SALT - Southern Africa Large Telescope

SALT is situated in Sutherland in the Karoo in South Africa. SALT stands for, South African Large Telescope. This particular telescope has a mirror of 11 metres in diameter and is the most powerful of all the telescopes. It consists of 91 interchangeable mirror segments, each one is a metre wide and weighs about 100kg each.


The San/Cape Bushmen had an extensive knowledge of the stars and used them to guide them in their every day lifestyle. The South African Astronomical Observatory is near Sutherland and here many people come and enjoy watching the stars, planets and galaxies through these telescopes.


The Karoo Highlands is the perfect spot for stargazers. Almost every evening has clear skies and there are no other lights to disrupt the clarity of the stars. Many galaxies, planets and stars have been discovered from here.

Be sure to make this a priority when you are in the area, it is truly an experience you will never forget.


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The Whitehouse Inn
Sleeps 16 in 8 units
From R 140
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 6 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

The Whitehouse Inn

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Sutherland

Hantam Karoo & Upper Karoo

The Whitehouse Inn caters for travellers who enjoy warm hospitality, hot summers and snowy winters. This historic building has been converted to offer travellers a variety of accommodation. We boast a fully licensed bar on the premises...

Skitterland Guest House
Sleeps 12 in 5 units
From R 560
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Skitterland Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Sutherland

Hantam Karoo & Upper Karoo

The luxury suites, with private sitting-rooms, are equipped, among others, with a plasma screen TV, M-Net/DStv, fireplaces, heaters, under floor heating and coffee facilities. In each bedroom there are electric blankets, down duvets and woollen ...

Calvinia Hotel
Sleeps 50 in 25 units
From R 425
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 1 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Calvinia Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Calvinia

Hantam Karoo & Upper Karoo

Calvinia Hotel offers an oasis in the Karoo town of Calvinia in the Northern Cape. When entering the Calvinia Hotel, visitors are still welcomed with true warm country hospitality. The Hotel offers 25 rooms all with en-suite showers & bathrooms, a Splash

The Retreat at Groenfontein
Sleeps 14 in 5 units
From R 945
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

The Retreat at Groenfontein

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Calitzdorp District

Klein Karoo & Groot Karoo

The Retreat at Groenfontein offers bed and breakfast accommodation in the Calitzdorp District in the Klein & Groot Karoo region in the Western Cape. The Retreat is an old Victorian farmhouse set in 560ha of the Groenfontein Valley Conservancy bordering on

Karoo View Cottages
Graded:
Sleeps 30 in 7 units
From R 795
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 4 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Karoo View Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Prince Albert

Klein Karoo & Groot Karoo

Karoo View Cottages offer self catering accommodation in Prince Albert in the Klein & Groot Karoo region in the Western Cape. We offer 7 cottage units and can accommodate up to 30 people. Units range from a 2 sleeper to an 8 sleeper. Our luxurious self-ca

Saxe-Coburg Lodge
Sleeps 10 in 5 units
From R 600
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Saxe-Coburg Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Prince Albert

Klein Karoo & Groot Karoo

Saxe-Coburg Lodge offers bed and breakfast accommodation in Prince Albert in the Klein Karoo and Groot Karoo region in the Western Cape. Nestling in Prince Albert, possibly the prettiest small town in South Africa, with its Karoo style, Cape Dutch and Vic

Hotel Oasis
Guest Rating: 9
From R 225
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

Hotel Oasis

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Beaufort West

Klein Karoo & Groot Karoo

Hotel Oasis (50 rooms) offers hotel accommodation in Beaufort West in the Klein Karoo and Groot Karoo region in the Western Cape. Set in the heart of the Karoo, Beaufort West situated on the N1 between Cape Town and Johannesburg, offering family accommoda

Meurant Self-Catering
Guest Rating: 10
From R 285
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Meurant Self-Catering

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Riversdale

Garden Route

Meurant Cottage offers self catering accommodation in Riversdale in the Western Cape's Garden Route. This stylish and spacious self catering cottage (sleeps 6) but also can accommodate an extra guest if required. Conveniently located just 1km from the N2

Haus Holzapfel
Sleeps 30 in 9 units
From R 900
Per person, per night sharing
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Haus Holzapfel

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Beaufort West

Klein Karoo & Groot Karoo

Haus Holzapfel offers self catering accommodation in Beaufort West in the Groot Karoo and Klein Karoo region in the Western Cape. The popular self catering accommodation Haus Holzapfel is situated in the up market, peaceful and quiet area in the highest s

Mirtehof Guest Farm Estate
Sleeps 10 in 5 units
From R 2450
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 2 adults max
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Mirtehof Guest Farm Estate

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Prince Albert

Klein Karoo & Groot Karoo

Mirtehof Guest Farm Estate offers a choice of bed and breakfast accommodation and self catering cottage accommodation in Prince Albert in the Klein & Groot Karoo region of the Western Cape. We offer our guests the opportunity to enjoy the peace and quiet

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