Activities on the farm
Off the farm
Visit Sutherland Planetarium
Sutherland Planetarium is the only privately owned digital planetarium in South Africa. Located in the centre of town, the 31 seater planetarium is open 7 days a week showcasing a wide range of full-dome films for the whole family to enjoy.
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.
Please note: Blesfontein has lots of farm animals and resident wildlife. We love to have you interact with them but please leave your dogs at home. Blesfontein is not pet-friendly.