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Observary Rd | South African Astronomical Observatory, Observatory 7935, South Africa
+27 23 571 2436
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A most interesting worthwhile visit

A highly recommended visit to this observatory which is quite a bit off the beaten track... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
Maresa G
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Out of this world

Wonderful experience! The staff were friendly, happy to answer all questions and very... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2016
Nicola G
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Nelspruit, South Africa
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18 Jan 2017
“A most interesting worthwhile visit”
14 Apr 2016
“Out of this world”
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Observary Rd | South African Astronomical Observatory, Observatory 7935, South Africa
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+27 23 571 2436

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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

A highly recommended visit to this observatory which is quite a bit off the beaten track! Literally, as it takes a good 144km on a decent dirt road to get to Sutherland! A short video that brings to realization how big our universe really is,...More

Thank Maresa G
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Wonderful experience! The staff were friendly, happy to answer all questions and very professional. The tour takes you right into the inner workings of the telescope which was an amazing surprise.

Thank Nicola G
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

SALT is based close to the town of Sutherland. Remarkable as SALT is and the technology that is used and its capabilities. We were disappointed at the visitors center bland by the least, for the amount of money spent on SALT they need to revamp...More

Thank Shube1
Reviewed 20 May 2015

well worth it and must be so exciting to visit Sutherland in the winter, cant wait...SALT was everything we expected and more, definitely a bucket list visit which can now be ticked off, delightful.

Thank Vivienne D
Reviewed 2 March 2015

Went to an open night they were holding at the observatory. Had a nice little lecture and then had the chance to look through some of their telescopes. It was okay but I some how expected more. I would recommend that you check it out,...More

1  Thank Raees86
Reviewed 25 December 2014

Go a little bit earlier since there is a interactive area with a photobooth, activities and fossils to investigate and enjoy. The tour was very informative.

Thank roadtrip315
Reviewed 18 November 2014

We visited SALT, just the right thing to do when you visit Sutherland. You pay a minimal fee of R40pp then you can visit the exhibition and visit with a guide the South African Astronomical Observatory (SALT). Magnificent thing to see. You cannot believe it...More

1  Thank Vorsters
Reviewed 27 June 2014

While visiting Sutherland we decided to visit SALT. Being from Gauteng we are not used to this extreme cold, but what an experience. We arrived outside the official tour times but were allowed to do the tour on our own which we really enjoyed. To...More

1  Thank Alrentia V
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