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About Galileo Cottage

In 1609, Galileo Galilei made a public demonstration of the first scientifically constructed telescope. Today, thousands of tourists come to the small town of Sutherland to visit the largest telescope in the Southern Hemisphere, called SALT.Travelling on 110 km of tarred road from the N1 turn-off at Matjiesfontein will bring you to Galileo Cottage which will be the place you will want to stay. Whereas Galileo proclaimed that the earth moves around the sun, we at claim that with us the earth moves around your comfort.We offer a self-catering cottage where all expectations are exceeded. World-class accommodation, unbelievable attention to detail and warm and generous hospitality not often found in today's world. We guarantee privacy with sunny living rooms, a private entrance and a garden with bird life.Guests are encouraged to use the barbecue facilities as well as a wonderful fire place in the cottage. We supply reading materials, board games and a collection of DVDs. As part of the service, we offer to do the necessary bookings for our guests for visits to the Observatory, night stargazing and a restaurant if desired.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 66 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Shower
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.


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Reviews for Galileo Cottage

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Amour Venter
04 January 2019

We spent a wonderful two days at Sutherland and our stay at Galileo Cottage was most enjoyable. The cottage is spacious, clean, comfortable and in a quiet area. The cottage contains everything one needs for self-catering. I can definitely recommend this accommodation to anybody who wants to spend some peaceful time in Sutherland.

Daniel Malan
21 September 2018

It was terribly cold but we enjoyed our stay and was comfortable.

Shawn Wilken
08 September 2018

Everything about my stay was just perfect ...loved the little cottage catered to my every need and little town consisting of just B&B very interesting and unique but my holiday in Sutherland's peak point was seeing the stars in another unique way...

Gillian Mudie
05 July 2018

Comfortable and convenient

Brian Rowe
24 May 2018

Liked the peace and quiet. Our hostess was most helpful and gave a lot of her time.

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Galileo Cottage is 0.7km from the centre of Sutherland , the nearest airport 261.3km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling