Skitterland is a quaint bed and breakfast in the sleepy Karoo town of Sutherland.
The small, sleepy town of Sutherland in the Karoo region of South Africa was placed on the international map when the the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) came into full use in September 2011. It is the largest single optical telescope in the southern hemisphere, and one of the largest of its kind in the world. Skitterland offers some of the finest four star guest house accommodation available in Sutherland. It is an ideal base from which to explore the telescope as well as the other telescopes and facilities of the South African Astronomical Observatory.
Skitterland is a historic building that dates back to 1860. Guest accommodation is provided in five luxury suites, each fitted with a fireplace or heater, under floor heating as well as plasma screen TV's. The rooms are stylishly decorated and each has a spacious en suite bathroom.
At Skitterland you will experience great hospitality, fine food and a quiet relaxed environment to unwind and replenish your strength. Sutherland is officially the coldest town in South Africa. The area surrounding Sutherland offers a multitude of attractions, from world-class observatories to rare plant species like the Olifantsvoet and the Sterboom that occurs nowhere else. The Tankwa Karoo National Park offers exciting game viewing in a truly unique habitat.
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