Stargazing in Karoo

The Karoo may be sparsely populated, but the people that are here have a lot of fascinating stories to tell and plenty of unique attractions to show you.
One of the most amazing activities that you can do in the Karoo is Stargazing.
To experience this, you need to take a drive to the remote hamlet of Sutherland where the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) focuses its giant eye on our universe.

SALT is an international collaboration that has put South Africa at the forefront of…

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Stargazing in Karoo

The Karoo may be sparsely populated, but the people that are here have a lot of fascinating stories to tell and plenty of unique attractions to show you.

One of the most amazing activities that you can do in the Karoo is Stargazing.

To experience this, you need to take a drive to the remote hamlet of Sutherland where the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) focuses its giant eye on our universe.

SALT is an international collaboration that has put South Africa at the forefront of astronomical observation.

It is the cold climate, cloudless skies and lack of light pollution that makes this one of only a handful of destinations in the world that is ideal for stargazing. So for an experience of a lifetime, book your Stargazing Adventure today!

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Sutherland | Stargazing - South Africa Astronomical Observatory

Explore the universe from the beautiful town of Sutherland, known not only as the home of the largest single-aperture telescope in the Southern Hemisphere (the Southern African Large Telescope, or SALT) but also reputed to be the coldest place in South Africa with record lows of -16 degrees Celsius. The South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), 18 km from the town itself,...
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