Come and enjoy the magic of stargazing in Sutherland which hosts the biggest telescope in the Southern Hemisphere (SALT)
Jurg & Rita Wagener will give you a warm welcome. Stay in one of our three guest houses in town or for the nature lover there is our farm Middelfontein 1.3km outside of town with lovely walking trails.
Come and enjoy Jurg`s private stargazing on Sterland. There's a historic walk through town, visit the NP van Wyk Louw Museum, the Dutch Reformed Church or enjoy a scenic drive through the Ou Berg Pass.
We have three guest houses in town:
KAMBRO KIND :6 x en-suite bedrooms)
SKRYWERSHUISIE : Cottage with two double rooms, communal bathroom, lounge with cosy fireplace, fully equiped self-catering kitchen and sheltered braai on stoep & Annex (small, but comfortable double bed en-suite just outside Skrywershuisie)
BAROE : 2 double and single bed en-suites with extra single bed in lounge, fully equiped self-catering kitchen, lounge with braai/fireplace inside as well as outside braai.)
On our farm Middelfontein 1.3km outside of town towards Calvinia we have:
FONTEIN ON THE FARM : two bedroom Farmhouse, Room 1 : 2 x double beds and Room 2: double and single bed, communal bathroom, big farmhouse kitchen with braai/fireplace, lounge with selected DSTV, enclosed stoep and outdoor braai.
FONTEINTJIE ON THE FARM : 100 m from Fontein and linked with intercom system to Fontein, open plan bedroom with a double and two single beds, fully equiped self-catering kitchen with braai/fireplace inside and sheltered braai op stoep.
SAFFRAAN: Stone cottage with copper double bed, fireplace/braai in open plan bedroom/kitchen. Modern bathroom with gas geyser. No electricity but so romantic with lanterns and all the necessary gas appliances to ensure a warm and comfortable stay (gas geyer, gas hob, gas heater & gas fridge)
All our guest houses (except Saffraan) have selected DSTV, electric blankets & hairdryers.
Jurg does his own private stargazing on Sterland 1km outside of town toward Matjiesfontein. Mon - Sat 70.00 pp, Sundays R100.00 pp (20:00 - 22:00) and his monthly special Stars to Midnight is R140.00 (20:00 - 24:00)
Come and enjoy a nice plate of boerekos (Karoo mutton, rice, potatoes and mixed vegetables served with dessert and tea/coffee) for only R140.00 pp (kids portions R80.00 per child) at 18:00 before your stargazing at Riet-se-Eetplek on Sterland. You are welcome to bring your own wine. We sell Coke, Fanta & Appletiser at the restaurant. Bookings for Riet-se-Eetplek and Jurg's Stargazing are essential.
During the day come and enjoy a light meal at our coffee shop Halley-sê-kom-eet next to Kambro Kind, walk through town with our book available at our office and learn about the history of Sutherland, visit the NP van Wyk Louw Museum (home of the famous two poets NP van Wyk Louw and W.E.G. Louw), the Dutch Reformed Church takes you back in time when it was occupied during the Anglo Boer War, enjoy a scenic drive to the Ouberg Pass or get a breath of fresh air with our walking trials of 3 - 15km on our farm Middelfontein 1km outside of town. Costs are R20.00 pp and there is a marked trail with about 46 different plants/flowers. For the brave at heart there is our monthly ghost route (R100.00 pp - minimum of 20 people). Book a tour at SALT (the observatory 18km outside of town).
Sutherland is a small town with so much to offer - one day is just not enough! Remember, you are visiting the Gateway to the Universe....