SALT Observatory

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2 Customer Reviews


The biggest reason why anyone would visit the little Karoo dorpie of Sutherland lies 18 km outside the village in the direction of Fraserburg.

On this arid hilltop you'll find the largest telescope in the Southern Hemisphere – SALT (Southern African Largest Telescope). With zero light pollution and cloudless night skies, these enormous telescopes probe the stars, planets and galaxies.

Guided tours take place Monday to Friday at 10:30 and 14:30, and Saturday at 11:30 and 14:30. Bookings are essential – 023 5712 436.

This place was added by Sutherland Guest House


From Sutherland the Observatory is 18 km in the direction of Fraserburg.

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Great - Excellent day tours which introduce you to SALT plus the star gazing night tours are highly recommended.

Catherine Grant-Smith

Impressive - Very impressive telescope, and fascinating work that is going on there.

Uwe Auer
South Africa

Accommodation near SALT Observatory

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

Andromeda |
from R400
1 night, 2 adults


Sleeps 10 Sutherland Guest House, Sutherland Self-catering in Sutherland
16.37km from SALT Observatory

Andromeda is a large family home, simple but tastefully decorated. Situated in Sutherland the house ...

Karin's Cottage |
from R500
1 night, 2 adults

Karin's Cottage

Sleeps 8 Sutherland Private Home, Sutherland Self-catering in Sutherland
16.40km from SALT Observatory

Karin's Cottage is located on the small Karoo town of Sutherland, famous its dramatic landscapes and...

Sutherland Guest House |
from R400
1 night, 2 adults

Sutherland Guest House

Sleeps 10 Sutherland Self-catering, Sutherland Bed and Breakfast in Sutherland
16.44km from SALT Observatory

A four-bedroom guest house with countryside charm and atmosphere. Perfect accommodation for up to 10...

Catherine's Cottage |
from R500
1 night, 2 adults

Catherine's Cottage

Sleeps 4 Sutherland Self-catering in Sutherland
16.50km from SALT Observatory

This is a fully furnished self-catering cottage located in the out-of-the-way village of Sutherland,...

The Artists Cottage |
from R800
1 night, 2 adults

The Artists Cottage

Sleeps 5 Sutherland Self-catering in Sutherland
16.52km from SALT Observatory

The Artist's Cottage is situated in the centre of the little town called Sutherland. It is one of th...

Alpha Bed and Breakfast |
from R480
1 night, 2 adults

Alpha Bed and Breakfast

Sleeps 4 Sutherland Self-catering, Sutherland Bed and Breakfast in Sutherland
16.58km from SALT Observatory

Alpha Bed and Breakfast offers a two-bedroom, en-suite apartment with stone walls in the charming Ka...

Baroe Bed and Breakfast |
from R790
1 night, 2 adults

Baroe Bed and Breakfast

Sleeps 7 Sutherland Self-catering, Sutherland Bed and Breakfast in Sutherland
16.66km from SALT Observatory

Baroe Bed and Breakfast is ideal for four to six people travelling together. The cottage can be ren...

The Galaxy |
from R640
1 night, 2 adults

The Galaxy

Sleeps 6 Sutherland Self-catering, Sutherland Bed and Breakfast in Sutherland
16.67km from SALT Observatory

The Galaxy is a beautiful Victorian stone cottage situated in Sutherland, 110 km north of Matjiesfon...

Windhoek Guest House |
from R440
1 night, 2 adults

Windhoek Guest House

Sleeps 6 Sutherland Guest House, Sutherland Bed and Breakfast in Sutherland
16.72km from SALT Observatory

Windhoek Guest House is a beautiful old home offering a peaceful stay in one of the original streets...

Kambro Kind B & B |
from R160
1 night, 2 adults

Kambro Kind B & B

Sleeps 95 Sutherland Guest House in Sutherland
16.77km from SALT Observatory

Kambro Kind B & B is situated in Sutherland, which is the coldest place in South Africa, you get th...

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