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Cyril Jackson Observatory

Cyril Jackson Observatory
Cyril Jackson was a prominent South African Astronomer who discovered / co-discovered three comets and 72 asteroids which made him one of South Africas leading Astronomers. These discoveries included the periodic comets 47P / Ashbrook Jackson and 58P / Jackson Neujmin, both named after the astronomer. Jackson worked mainly in South Africa, Australia and South America, but during the last years before retirement, in the early 1950s, he built an observatory on his farm named Hilltop in the Haenertsburg district. After his retirement he moved to the farm and used the observatory. He sold the observatory ground in the 1970s and the site was forgotten about until it was rediscovered. Magda Streicher identified the site, had the site registered as a Provinsial Heritage Site with the National Heritage Foundation, and managed to contribute a display at the local Haenertburg museum.

The small stone observatory lies 3 kilometres from Haenertsburg on the road to Polokwane, the R71. (Visitors shouls turn off at the Fillys Way sign and drive 800m further, it will be on your right hand side)

The museum in Haenertsburg kindly allowed Magda Streicher to display some material.

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Sleeps: 9 in 4 units/rooms

L'Orange Guesthouse

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Haenertsburg

1.2km East of center of Cyril Jackson Observatory

L'Orange provides self catering accommodation in Haenertsburg in the Limpopo province. L’Orange one of the oldest houses in Haenertsburg. It was built back in the early 1960s. Karen Boyum (a humanitarian and founder of Thusanang) and two friends, bought t

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Zwakala River Retreat

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Haenertsburg

3.6km North of center of Cyril Jackson Observatory

Zwakala River Retreat is situated on a privately owned farm in the beautiful Magoebaskloof Mountains, just north of Haenertsburg in the Limpopo Province. Our array of accommodation includes cosy self catering cottages, a guest house and a private camp sit

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Sleeps: 28 in 8 units/rooms
From R 450,00
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Cheerio Trout Fishing & Holiday Resort

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Haenertsburg

4.8km North of center of Cyril Jackson Observatory

Cheerio Trout Fishing Lodge offers a self catering escape in the beautiful Cheerio Valley close to Haenertsburg, in the Magoebaskloof area, between Polokwane and Tzaneen and is an excellent stop over to the Kruger National Park and other game parks. (Slee

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Magoebaskloof Adventures Accommodation

Room Only / Limited Self Catering Accommodation in Haenertsburg

7.6km East of center of Cyril Jackson Observatory

Magoebaskloof Adventures Accommodation provides chalet accommodation near Haenetsburg in the Limpopo province. Discover a magical place where mountain meets river and the spirit of adventure is born. Magoebaskloof Adventure Chalets' wooden chalets are in

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Glenogle Farm, The Stables and The Loft

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Haenertsburg

7.7km North East of center of Cyril Jackson Observatory

Glenogle Farm offers 2 self catering cottages in the mountainous area of Magoebaskloof in the Limpopo province. (Sleeps 4 and sleeps 2). Situated between Haenertsburg and Tzaneen, hidden amongst the pine plantations in the beautiful mountainous area of Ma

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Pavetta Country House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Haenertsburg

8.6km North of center of Cyril Jackson Observatory

Pavetta Country House provides self catering accommodation in Magoebaskloof in the Limpopo province. This self catering house (6 adults and 2 children) is scenically placed next to the Haenertsburg Trout Association's trophy dam with great views over the

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Sleeps: 100 in 10 units/rooms
From R 1 300,00
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Casa Clavella

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Haenertsburg

10.6km North East of center of Cyril Jackson Observatory

Casa Clavella provides a wonderful self catering escape in the heart of Magoebaskloof between Haenertsburg and Tzaneen in the Limpopo province. This self catering home sleeps 10 people. Stunning views abound from this three storey Manor House in the heart

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Sleeps: 14 in 6 units/rooms

Granny Dot's Country Spot

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Tzaneen

18.8km East of center of Cyril Jackson Observatory

Granny Dot's Country Spot offers bed and breakfast accommodation in the outskirts of Tzaneen in the Limpopo province. This is the perfect spot snugly settled on a hillside amidst lush tropical greenery and overlooking the magnificent Wolkberg mountains ra

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Coach House Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Tzaneen

22.3km East of center of Cyril Jackson Observatory

Coach House Hotel & Spa offers hotel accommodation near Tzaneen in the Limpopo province. (38 Rooms). Easily accessible from Gauteng, Coach House Hotel & Spa offers country style hospitality and comfort in tranquil settings. Internationally renowned, this

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Sleeps: 6

Boskiep 2

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Tzaneen

24.8km North East of center of Cyril Jackson Observatory

Boskiep 2 provides self catering flat accommodation in Tzaneen, in the Limpopo province. (Sleeps 6). Boskiep 2 is a convenient stopover or holiday base, an affordable self catering flat for business travellers, sales representatives, tourists, parents wit

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