The Best Stargazing in the whole wide world
An Astronomy & Astrophotography night tour
Join this private guided night tour to Sutherland in the Karoo -- home of the South African Astronomical Observatory. We'll view the night sky through very powerful telescopes for an unforgettable experience. You'll see Jupiter and its moons, Saturn and it rings among other amazing celestial bodies - and you will visit SALT - the Southern African Large Telescope - the largest telescope of its kind in the world.
These tours run during the 7 days either side of the new moon to ensure the best stargazing.
It includes overnight accommodation in small Karoo town of Sutherland, which is world renowned among astronomers for it crystal clear night skies year round where you will see stars like you have never seen them before. Many astronomy research centres from around the world have set up their telescopes here. This is one of only a handful of major astro-viewing research centres in the world.