Galileo Cottage

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Galileo Cottage

Contact Anelia Marais
Tel: +27 (0)82 809 9869

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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. A 110 km tarred road from the N1 turn-off at Matjiesfontein will bring you here and arriving here, GALILEO COTTAGE will be the place that you’ll want to stay. Whereas GALILEO proclaimed the earth moves around the sun, GALILEO claims that with them THE EARTH MOVES AROUND YOUR COMFORT.

Galileo is a beautiful little cottage that offers self-catering. You will find that our standards are beyond expectations and at a standard that is world class. What makes our cottage extra special is extreme attention to detail and true Karoo hospitality. During your stay, you can enjoy privacy with sunny living rooms, your own private entrance and a garden that attracts abundant bird life. In the cold winters of Sutherland, you can enjoy the lovely fireplace! A free continental breakfast will awaits you at arrival.

Please do enjoy the barbecue facilities during your stay, with wood that we provide. You will also stay entertained with reading materials, board games and a collection of DVDs. Please also feel free to make use of our services when it comes to booking Observatory visits, evening stargazing tours, and make reservations at a local restaurant.


Facilities include
- a double and two single beds
- bathroom with shower & separate toilet
- fresh linen, towels and electric blankets
- sunny living room with a kaggel for the cold Sutherland winters
- well-equipped kitchenette
- board games, TV and DVD
- continental breakfast and beverages
- private garden with braai (BBQ) facilities
- on-site parking

Galileo Cottage is situated on the corner of Republiek and Jubilee street. From Matjiesfontein, Republiek street is the first street to the right, just as you enter town (last right if you enter from the North). Galileo Cottage is clearly signposted.

  • Rate: SPECIAL RATE NOW ON: R300.00 pp per night !!! From R720 for two guests.( R360.00 per person per night sharing. )Rates may be subject to change, please ask the owner.
  • Physical Address: Cnr. of Republiek and Jubilee Streets Sutherland 6920
  • Type: Guest House
  • Grading:  4 Star
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