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Activities on the farm
Off the farm
The South African Large Telescope is situated just 15 minutes outside Sutherland, and is a must for any budding or serious astronomer.
This collaborative project delivers accurate photographs of the deep space visible from the southern hemisphere.
The observatory hosts a number of telescopes: tours include a visit to SALT, the museum, and observations of the night skies through powerful telescopes.
Make sure you call the Observatory to book a personal tour and to confirm tour times on the day that you want to go through.
Sutherland offers some great local restaurants, a step-back in time to simpler days, and of course, the best Karoo meat for miles: visit the local butcher for the best South African lamb chops, droe wors, biltong and braai wors.
You can also stop at the local Dutch Reformed Church in Sutherland - one can still see graffiti from British Soldiers during the Anglo Boer War - or pay the small but interesting Louw Museum a visit.
Local definitely is lekker, so we also recommend a stop at the Sheep Cheese Farm and Factory - do call before you drive through.
Bird enthusiasts will enjoy sightings of a number of birds endemic to the Karoo.