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Sutherland Southern Cross Guest houses

Sutherland Southern Cross Guest houses

Sutherland Southern Cross

We invite you to enjoy the hospitality and fresh air that the Karoo is famous for!
Southern Cross offers everything you need for Self-catering or B & B . Various Rooms (Alpha Centauri & Alpha Crucis) available for everybodies specific needs.

 

Sterboom Guest House and Doringboom Guesthouse

Sterboom Guest House and Doringboom Guesthouse

Sutherland Planetarium

Sutherland Planetarium

Sutherland Planetarium is officially OPEN!

Come and enjoy a whole new experience at Sutherland Planetarium. The 3D - 360 full dome theatre will blow your mind. 
The planetarium is a unique facility for those who wish to enjoy an audio-visual extravaganza of the galaxy in many ways. See, learn and discover the universe at Sutherland Planetarium.
A variety of shows are available.

For a once in a lifetime experience, visit Sutherland Planetarium!

Contact Sutherland Planetarium:
Alta: (+27 ) 76 909 8635 (preferably Whatsapp as we cannot answer during shows, but will get back to you as soon as possible)
Marina: (+27) 83 633 49 13 / 023 - 5712 631

Email: info@discoversutherland.co.za or info@sutherlandplanetarium.co.za

 

Die Heks se Huis

Die Heks se Huis

Marne Marais welcomes you at her uniquely renovated sandstone cottage. Situated in the heart of Sutherland, this quaint cottage is walking distance from and to everywhere in our friendly Karoo town. Die Heks se Huis is fully equipped for self-catering and sleeps 4 persons comfortably. It features an inside ‘kaggel” for those cold winter nights of Sutherland - well-known for its temperatures dropping below zero. Secure parking.

Strawberry Moon Gifts & Eats

Strawberry Moon Gifts & Eats

Come and see, what is new @ Strawberry Moon Gifts & Eats

Something for young and old, all occasions. Handmade items by the locals and many more .......
Come and enjoy a lovely cup of coffee and a home made snack with the locals…..hear their stories ,“staaltjies” of Sutherland, read a book, relax in our shop, and enjoy the peace and quiet of Sutherland.

Various gifts handmade by the locals and many other item available.
Home made treats etc.
Freshly baked cake & various coffees of all kinds all day long
Business hours:
09:30 -18:00
Contact Roelien @ +27 (0) 82 804 3060

 

Rogge Cloof

Rogge Cloof

Silhouette Hiking Trail - Ezeljaght farm

Silhouette Hiking Trail - Ezeljaght farm

The Silhouette Trail is a two-day circular trail on the farm Ezeljaght, 22 km from Sutherland. It is family-friendly, with the first day13km and the second day 9km.  It was laid out in 1996 by Prof. Leon Hugo, the developer of the Green Flag accreditation system for hiking trails, and winds between outcrops of dolomite rocks which give the trail its unique flavour. At sunset the rocks take on a life of their own, becoming animals, people and other silhouettes against the sky, informing the name of the trail.

Accommodation is in two huts built in the traditional Karoo style. Each sleeps 11 people and have a toilet and shower. There is an open fire in one hut and a wood-burning stove at the other, keeping visitors warm during the cold Karoo winter nights. Parking is available at the first hut which has been upgraded to suit those do not wish to walk the trail, but want a farm stay, escaping the hustle and bustle of the city: the shower is gas-heated, crockery and cutlery is provided and there are short walks laid out, including a 2 km sunset trail. The first hut has a boma and the second a lapa under a cluster of poplar trees,making for excellent braaing under the starry Karoo skies.

The route is designed to take in all the places of interest on the farm, often climbing to the top of the koppies (rocky hills) with breath-taking views across the open plains of the Karoo. The world-famous Sutherland Observatory can sometimes be glimpsed in the distance. There are ladders, tunnels through the rocks, and an unexpected river, which makes for a lovely lunch spot on the first day. The relatively short daily distances allow plenty of time to examine the plants, look for animals, take photographs, absorb the unique beauty of the Karoo and soak up its peace and quiet.
The rich plantlife includes roosmaryn, perdebos, bitterbos, renosterbos and a wild variety of succulents. The rock formations house a large population of hyrax (dassie), which lures birds of prey such as the black eagle. There are jackal, small cats, porcupines, buck, hares, baboons and several bird species. Plentiful lichens, also known as rock flowers, can be seen in shades of red, yellow and green. The rare rock “maasvleisklip” (mince-meat rock), which recalls intertwined mince-meat worms, can be found in a specific area of the farm.

For more information please contact Rudolf at 083 256 2688

Starry Night

Starry Night

Spacious self-catering accommodation that sleeps up to seven people. Great value for money! Book today!
Contact: Thea: 072 368 2814

The Blue moon

The Blue moon

The Blue moon is a lovely cozy restaurant and B&B accommodation.
Experience the ultimate relaxation and the warm hospitality of the Karoo. Open for breakfasts, light lunches and treats.FREE WI-Fi Available to clients!
Also, if you want to order cakes, for special occasions, please contact Jannie in advance.

The Velvet Olive 1881 ***

The Velvet Olive 1881 ***

The Velvet Olive 1881 *** This Self-catering home is ideal for a family or a group of friends wanting to experience the tranquility of Sutherland in a historic house.
Enjoy the warmth of an old wood stove, whilst you share a bottle of red wine, dinner and good conversation around the large kitchen table.
The Velvet Olive is situated in the middle of town that you can enjoy all of Sutherland’s hospitality.

Blesfontein Guest Farm

Blesfontein Guest Farm

OK FOODS Sutherland

OK FOODS Sutherland

At OK FOODS you can buy all your necessities and a little extra for your visit to Sutherland.

Sutherland is very proud , OK Foods have had a revamp and is brand new. Also a deli/bakery with lovely sweets and treats available and take - a ways.
We also have the widest range of fresh fruits and vegetables delivered twice a week.

OK LIQUORS is also right next to OK FOODS with regular specials on your favourite drinks.

We are on the left hand corner at the end of the main road in town.

ABSA and Capitec ATM’s in store!

Our business hours are as follows:
Mondays to Saturdays: 08:00 - 18:00
Sunday/Public Holidays: 09:00 to 13:00 and 16:30 - 18:00
or please contact us at: Tel Nr: +27(0) 23 5711 201
Email: oksutherland@telkomsa.net

Piet Retief Street 44
Sutherland

Paulsen Butchery

Paulsen Butchery

Local Karoo lamb chops available, a variety of other fresh meats,  Biltong and droëwors!
Open:  08:00 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 17:00 Mondays to Fridays
Open : 08:00 - 13:00 Saturdays
Ian and Colette Paulsen

Stargazing at Sterland

Stargazing at Sterland

For a more personal stargazing experience at ‘Sterland’, a privately owned and managed establishment, contact Jurg Wagener of Sterland group Guest houses and stargazing!
Bookings for this very popular activity are still essential to avoid disappointment.

The show at Sterland starts at 18:00 / 19:00 in winter and summer 20:00 / 21:00, lasting for two hours.(approximately) *please see exact time at bottom.
The stargazer is first treated with an indoor presentation on a three meter big screen explaining all the constellations and sizes in the universe.

Entry gates will open 30 minutes prior to starting time. Interesting displays to be viewed in lecture room while enjoying a complimentary coffee/tea.

Inside the dam are numerous posters of Astronomy and books to be read. After that the stargazers are taken outside to the Muisbos Amphi theatre and first treated with an explanation of how to find South, with the aid of the Magellan Clouds, Southern Cross and other stars. They make use of a very powerful laser so that each stargazer can see what they are talking about.

All the relevant constellations, stars, planets and objects to be observed are then explained before looking through the eye piece of the telescope.

At present they make use of 6 x 11 inch (280mm) Celestron Go-To telescopes, each with its own GPS. Each telescope is operated by a knowledgeable person. Every stargazer gets enough time to enjoy the object to be seen.

STERLAND Stargazing/Sterrekyk 2018
There will be stargazing at Sterland, every night. Accept for 24 & 31 December 2018.
Cloudy nights: Useful viewing/displaying material to make an entertaining evening.     

Die koste beloop:  R120 pp weeksdae , Openbare vakansiedae en Sondae R 150 pp.  The cost remains R120 pp in the week and on Sundays R 150 pp. Public Holidays R150 pp

*Time when the show starts: *
JAN-APRIL: 20:00 – 22:00
MEI / MAY: 19:00 – 21:00
JUN-JUL:       18:00 – 20:00
AUG: 19:00 – 21:00
SEPT-DES / DEC: 20:00 – 22:00

Please contact Jurg directly for updated rates, as these rates are subject to change.

Contact: Jurg Wagener: 082 556 9589
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Skurweberg Guest Farm (Bo - Visrivier Road - Roggeveld Sutherland)

Skurweberg Guest Farm (Bo - Visrivier Road - Roggeveld Sutherland)