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Located in South Africa :: Northern Cape (Great Karoo)  :: Sutherland
Category: Places :: Town Small


Sutherland lies 270 km North East of Cape Town in the Great Karoo of South Africa. It is the coldest place in the Republic. The largest telescope in the Southern Hemisphere, SALT (Southern African Largest Telescope), is 18 km outside of the town in the direction of Fraserburg. Opened on the 11th November 2005, it is so powerful that one could see a candle flame on the moon. Guided tours takes place Mondays to Fridays at 10h30 and 14h30, Saturdays at 11h30 and 14h30.

Address :  Tourism Office, Karoo, South Africa
Contact :  Kambrokind Guest House (Tourism)
Contact 2 :  Sutherland Tourism
Tel :  +27(0)23 571 1405
Tel2 :  +27(0)23 571 1020
Direct :  +27(0)23 571 1265
Email :  Click Here
Cellphone Reception :  Good Main Cellular Network :  Vodacom & MTN.


Take the N1 north from Cape Town. At Matjiesfontein (270 km N East of Cape Town), take the R354 (North) to Sutherland which is a further 110km along.

Destination Information
Police Hospital Doctor Tourist Information Office Petrol Diesel Shops Shopping Centre Bank ATM Internet Cafe Lodging Camping Butchery Bakery Liquor Restaurant Tyre Repair Tyre Sales Mechanical Repair Towing Service
Police Telephone :  +27(0)23 571 8040
Hospital Telephone :  +27(0)23 571 1002
Doctor Telephone :  +27(0)23 571 1041
Tourist Information Telephone :  +27(0)23 571 1265
Towing Service Telephone :  +27(0)23 571 1015
Petrol Type :  Leaded & Unleaded.

Other Facilities :  Government Services.

4WD Trails Hiking Trails Mountain Biking Horse Trails Swimming Bird Watching Stargazing
Donkey Cart Drives
Notes on Activities :  (Some activities may be offered nearby)

Travelling Information

OK grocer, coffee and gift shops and a post office. Travel info on the minor route between Sutherland and Merweville, via the Rammelkop Pass and onto the Karoo National Park: It was reported that during October 2013 this road condition was good, but with many manual farm gates to open and close on the Sutherland side. Going further towards the Karoo National Park, find out possibly from Sanparks website wrt flooding in the area and the conditions of the roads. It was reported that the road between Skurweberg and Sutherland was not that good in September 2013. There is a clinic, hospital no. for Sutherland Public Hospital. Towing Service a/h no: +27(0)23 571 1471.

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“Sutherland was named after the Rev. Henry Sutherland and founded in 1855. It was the birthplace of Dr Hendrik Olivier who completed massive engineering project internationally (Eg Kariba Dam)and Gariep dam Vanderkloof dam and Orange-Fish tunnel in SA.” - Chris Smit, 2014/09/18

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