Telescope at Sutherland - The tour guide told us that Sutherland has clear skies for 80% of the year, which is why they built the South African Astronomical Observatory there. We were clearly there in the other 20%.
Only a few hours’ drive from Cape Town is one of the coldest places in South Africa, Sutherland. As much as it may be known for its cold winters, it offers year-round warm hospitality, wide-open spaces, peace and quiet. With very little light pollution, it is known as the star-gazing capital of South Africa. Don’t miss the lamb shank at Cluster d’Hote restaurant.