The charming town of Sutherland, a wonderful town to visit and retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. A place to unwind and find oneself.

Other places to see in the area:

www.karoohoogland.co.za
for information on the Sutherland region.

People who take to the Karoo Hoogland love nature and enjoy eating cultural food and experiencing local cultures. Thus the Karoo Hoogland becomes the ideal destination for travelers who enjoy out-of-the -ordinary, yet value excellent but down-to-earth hospitality.

You therefore stand invited to visit this unique destination - one that is with reason referred to as "The Gateway to the Universe" - and experience our tourist offerings.

The three towns that make up the Karoo Hoogland Municipality is Fraserburg, Sutherland and WIlliston...click for more

Sutherland Info

Things To Do In & Around Sutherland...click for more

Southern Cross Bed and Breakfast

Southern Cross Bed and Breakfast is situated in the Karoo town of Sutherland and offers self catering as well as bed and breakfast accommodation... click for more

www.salt.ac.za
for information on the Southern African Large Telescope.

The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) is the largest single optical telescope in the southern hemisphere, with a hexagonal mirror array 11 metres across. Although very similar to the Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) in Texas, SALT has a redesigned optical system using more of the mirror array. It will be able to record distant stars, galaxies and quasars a billion times too faint to be seen with the unaided eye - as faint as a candle flame at the distance of the moon...click for more

www.saao.ac.za
The South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO)

The South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) is the national centre for optical and infrared astronomy in South Africa. It is a facility of the National Research Foundation under the Department of Science and Technology. Its prime function is to conduct fundamental research in astronomy and astrophysics by providing a world-class facility and by promoting astronomy and astrophysics in Southern Africa. SAAO headquarters are in the suburb of Observatory in Cape Town. The main telescopes used for research are located at the SAAO observing station near Sutherland in the Northern Cape, a 4 hour drive from Cape Town...click for more

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