About SALT Observatory
The biggest reason why anyone would visit the little Karoo dorpie of Sutherland lies 18 km outside the village in the direction of Fraserburg.
On this arid hilltop you'll find the largest telescope in the Southern Hemisphere – SALT (Southern African Large Telescope). With zero light pollution and cloudless night skies, these enormous telescopes probe the stars, planets and galaxies.
Guided tours take place Monday to Friday at 10:30 and 14:30, and Saturday at 11:30 and 14:30. Bookings are essential.
Directions to SALT ObservatoryFrom Sutherland the Observatory is 18 km in the direction of Fraserburg.
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