In 1609 GALILEO GALILEI made a public demonstration of the first
scientifically constructed telescope.
Today thousands of tourists come to the small town of SUTHERLAND to visit the largest telescope in the Southern Hemisphere, called SALT.
110 km tarred road from the N1 turn-off at Matjiesfontein will bring you here and arriving here, GALILEO COTTAGE will be the place you’ll want to stay.
Whereas GALILEO proclaimed that the earth moves around the sun, we at GALILEO claim that with us THE EARTH MOVES AROUND YOUR COMFORT.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM US?
Let some of those who have already experienced it, tell you:
A Self Catering Cottage where all expectations are exceeded.
Unbelievable attention to detail.
Warm and generous hospitality not often found in today’s world.
Galileo is beautiful. My eye is constantly caught by some beautiful
The best of both - attentive service and privacy.
GALILEO OFFERS YOU:
Privacy guaranteed: private, sunny living room; private entrance;
private garden area solely for your enjoyment. Look out for some of the 36
species of birds found in the garden alone.
Utilize BBQ facility, wood provided for one braai.
Double bed and being child-friendly, two extra single beds, which makes
it perfect for a family.
Electric blankets, clean linen.
Shower and separate toilet; heated towel rails; towels; hairdryer.
Heaters and a very popular antique wood burning stove; wood provided.
Coffee - making facilities; variety of beverage and home made treats.
Fridge and microwave.
Reading materials; board games; TV; DVD player and collection of DVD’s.
Pleasing view of the garden and surrounding - Karoo- koppies from all
As part of the service we offer to do the necessary bookings for our
guests for visits to Observatory, night stargazing and if needed a
NOT TO BE MISSED IN SUTHERLAND:
A round of golf on our unique golf course.
Visit the South African Largest Telescope (SALT)
A night viewing of our clear night skies is a must, privately or at the
The Louw Museum, birthplace of poets NP van Wyk Louw and WEG Louw.
Architectural gems such as the Dutch Reformed Church build in 1898 and
still bearing testament to the Anglo Boer War.
English and Jewish Cemeteries and the graves of an English Soldier who
was actually buried twice.
Ouberg Pass, with unsurpassable views of the Karoo Valley a thousand
A visit to Tuinplaas Trekpad Church, one of the oldest churches still in
use in South Africa, can be combined with a visit to Windheuwel Bossieskerm,
a road stall with a difference and situated on the farm Windheuwel where one
can still walk through the ruins of the “miserable abode” where the explorer
Burchell once passed a night during one of his travels in 1811.
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