9 Things To Do in Sutherland

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Sutherland, Upper Karoo Astronomy

SA Astronomical Observatory

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 ...

Sutherland Astronomy / Scenic Flights

Sutherland Star Gazing Trip - CLOSED

We regret this company has closed. We depart late afternoon directly to Sutherland passing over the mountainous landscape turning into the flat Karoo once past Matroosberg. One of the most picturesque views is ...

Sutherland Monuments / Museums

Sutherland NG Kerk

The NG Church on the main road of Sutherland is an absolute must see. Designed by architect Charles Freeman, the church was occupied by British soldiers during the Anglo Boer War before it could be ...

Sutherland Sight Seeing

Stargazing at Sterland

Sterland, just outside of Sutherland has stargazing sessions every night, with the cold air providing excellent viewing of the Milky Way. The show starts at 8pm and lasts just over two hours. An indoor ...

Sutherland Monuments

The Sutherland Graveyards

If you are a historian or have an interest in graves of the Anglo Boer War then the Sutherland graveyards will hold an interest for you. The graveyards are unique for their gravestones etched using handmade ...

Sutherland Monuments / Museums

Sutherland Musuems and Memorials

A memorial to the Voortrekkers, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Great Trek is located at the entrance to town. Louw House is Sutherlands only museum and the house dates back to 1861. Louw ...

Sutherland 4x4 Trails / Cycling / Sports & Leisure

Skurweberg Trail

Enjoy a very scenic ride with spectacular views and magnificent wildlife. The terrain is rough and rugged with steep inclines, sandy river banks and high cliffs. There is an entry fee for visitors of the camping ...

Sutherland Casual Dining / Cafés & Eateries / Wheelchair Friendly

Cluster d' Hote

Tantalize your taste buds at the Cluster d’ Hote Restaurant in Sutherland and enjoy sumptuous meals that will entice you to return. Try the wood fired pizza with incredible toppings, such as bacon, blue cheese ...

Sutherland Scenic Drives / Sight Seeing

R354 Sutherland to Matjiesfontein

The tarred R354 between Matjiesfontein and Sutherland (110km) is one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the Western Cape. It’s also one of the best-kept-secrets, known only by those who head en masse to the ...

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Nieuwoudtville Hiking Trails

Oorlogskloof Rameron Pigeon Trail

Start: Groot Tuin, Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve Finish: Groot Tuin Duration: 4 – 7 days, 53 km Fitness: moderately fit Our tip: pack a field guide to the area for the wild flowers The Rameron Pigeon Trail is ...

Richmond Museums

Visit the Richmond Horse Museum

Housed in what was formerly, in the 1800’s, a school and boarding house, and more recently a cabinet maker’s workshops and residence, is the very unique Horse Museum of Richmond. It is only one of two such museums ...

Colesberg Museums / Wheelchair Friendly

Colesberg-Kemper Museum

The charm-filled Colesberg-Kemper Museum celebrates this small town in the Northern Cape Province by effectively combining its historical import with its modern-day identity. This museum is not only about fossils ...

Colesberg Nature Reserves

Explore the Doornkloof Reserve

On the south-eastern banks of the Vanderkloof Dam, the 9 388 hectare Doornkloof Nature Reserve is home to kudu, eland, brown hyena, mountain Reedbuck, steenbok, grey duiker, the bat-eared ox, aardvark and aardwolf ...

Prieska Museums

Visit the Prieska Museum

The Prieska Museum stands on the main street protecting the history of the town and skilfully displaying the wonders of it's memory lane. Situated on the South banks of the Orange River, the town of Prieska is ...

Prieska Parks & Gardens

Enjoy the Ria Huysamen Aloe Garden

During the Anglo-Boer War a British fort was built from raw semi-precious stones found in the Prieska region, called Tiger Eye. The fort standing on a hilltop overlooks Prieska; the hillside is the Ria Huysamen ...

Vanderkloof Water Sports / Nature Reserves / Family Entertainment

Vanderkloof Dam

Vanderkloof Dam is a unique man-made experience of a precious natural earth element, Vanderkloof Dam catches water stretching a 100 Km in length at it's maximum capacity. The dam took the name of the farm it stands ...

Prieska Sight Seeing

View the wonders of Wonderdraai

On a longitude of 22° 42’ 0” E and a latitude of 29° 40’ 0” S is a small town where water has the power to defy gravity and run uphill ... okay where water has the power to create the illusion that it defies ...

Victoria West Malls & Shopping

Ant Tiek

Visit Ant Tiek, a charming little antique shop which stocks old furniture from the Karoo, including cottage furniture. A variety of glass and porcelain is also on sale, as well as old books and sets of ...

Victoria West Farm Stalls & Markets / Museums

Victoria Trading Post

Experience Karoo nostalgia and take home a reminder from The Victoria Trading Post. Browse through a collection of old enamel kitchenware, old bottles and porcelain, all of which is on sale. Homemade pies, ...

Victoria West Nightlife & Theatre

The Apollo Theatre

Acclaimed as the last Art Deco cinema in the country, the Apollo Theatre has recently been revamped and reopened, to the delight of culture-vultures all over the country. This quirky theatre is in Victoria West, ...

Calvinia Museums

Calvinia Museum

Visit the Calvinia Museum in Church Street which is housed in the old synagogue. The Calvinia museum aptly illustrates the history of sheep farming in South Africa. View farming activities depicted by a bucket ...

Colesberg Cafés & Eateries / Bistros & Pubs

Horse & Mill Pub & Restaurant

The Horse and Mill English style Pub and Restaurant is a beautifully restored Coach House with a real Horse Mill inside. It was built in 1840. The horsemill was erected on the farm “Sewefontein” in 1891. It was ...

Richmond Cafés & Eateries / Cafés & Coffee Shops

Vetmuis Plaaskombuis

At the Vetmuis Plaaskombuis a National Heritage Building, and typical Karoo dwelling with thick walls and yellowwood floors, freshly prepared "Kontrei Kos" (hearty country meals) are served. Indulge in freshly ...

Colesberg Family Entertainment / Cafés & Eateries / Cafés & Coffee Shops

Bordeaux Coffee Shop & Restaurant

Bordeaux Coffee Shop & Restaurant in Colesberg offers an authentic Karoo lifestyle and gastronomic experience. The Restaurant occupies the spacious and original building that was once the home of the Badenhorst ...

Sutherland as a destination

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Also in the neighbourhood

Brandvlei, Calvinia, Carnarvon, Colesberg, Fraserburg, Gariep Dam, Hanover, Loxton, Nieuwoudtville, Norvalspont, Prieska, Richmond, Three Sisters, Victoria West

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