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Sutherland, Northern Cape KarooThe tiny town of Sutherland is well known as the coldest place in South Africa in mid-winter. It is also called the ‘Gateway to the Universe’ as it is the location of the most powerful telescope in the Southern Hemisphere – SALT. The Sutherland Observatory takes advantage of the local climate and remoteness of the Upper Karoo – an area that is flat and arid, and therefore cloudless, for most of the year and also very undeveloped with clear unpolluted and very dark skies &...

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Welcome to Sutherland

Welcome to Sutherland

Sutherland's environment and history make it one of SA's more interesting dorps. And then, of course, it's the home SALT ... Caught between space & time

Caught between space & time

It's that cold town with the big telescope, a mere speck in the vast Karoo landscape. Are stargazing and the promise of snow ... Stargazing at Sterland Farm, Sutherland, Northern Cape Karoo

Stargazing at Sterland Farm, Sutherland, Northern Cape Karoo

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