PRICE for this fully inclusive 3 day tour on a luxury coach (7—15 seater, dependent on numbers) will be released shortly. The tour starts & ends in Cape Town
Included in the tour:
All transport & transfers as indicated
Accommodation & meals as
Entrance fees where indicated
Gratuities on booked meals (Not drinks)
Items of a personal nature
Refreshments & alcoholic beverages
Third party increases
All optional excursions & activities
DAILY PROGRAM (10-12 July)
Day 1: Friday 10th July
Your early morning shuttle will collect you from your home and we will all meet at the Airport holding bay before we take our leave of the city up the N1 through the Du Toitskloof Tunnel heading to Sutherland.
Lunch today will be at the Veldskoen Padstal (outside De Doorns) -We will enjoy an early lunch and we should have time to pop into the Matjiesfontein Hotel for a coffee before we head to Sutherland.
We will then travel just over 100km until you see the sign to Sutherland.
We are staying at 2 guest houses in Sutherland—KambroKind and Skitterland. Both are 4* rated and 5* in the welcome you will receive from them! These little dorpies know howto make you feel-at-ease.
Be ready by 18h45 to go out to dinner at Cluster d’Hote where Anelia is their chef whilst her husband Johann looks after front-of-house.
This restaurant comes with good reviews and the couple have been in Sutherland for years!
Sleep well in your warm bed tonight!
Day 2: Saturday 11th July
Breakfast today will be at your guest house at anytime to suit you from 08h00. We will leave Sutherland and travel the 20kms to the SALT telescope for their tour at 10h30 which includes a walk-about at the Visitors Centre, giving you a background of the work they do at SALT. It also includes a tour of the actual Large Telescope, where you will see people at work!
Lunch today will be at The Whitehouse Inn. After lunch there are 2 options—we will go just 6km out of town where they are making wine (yes, in Sutherland!) – The Snowfield Boutique Winery! Here Bi-Anne Du Toit who grew up in the Swartland decided to try her hand at wine making in the cold regions of Sutherland! Taste their wine and while away the afternoon. OR I can arrange a museum visit to the Louw House (birthplace of NP van Wyk Louw)
At 17h30 we are expected at the JupiterRestaurant for an early dinner before our date with Jurg and the STARS of the Sutherland sky. For our night with the Stars please make sure that you bring warm clothing. We stay outside until at least 22h00 (or later if there are exciting happenings in the sky that night!). You will appreciate your heated bed on your return to your guest house tonight!
Day 3: Saturday 12th July
Breakfast at your guest house.
We will leave Sutherland by about 10h00. Time permitting I will take you to see the Karoo 1 Hotel Village en route to our lunch stop at my favorite restaurant in the Breedekloof—Opstal Restaurant. We should be back at the Airport holding bay by about 16h30, where shuttles will be waiting to take you home!
We might be lucky to experience snow in Sutherland. No-one knows when this can
happen and many strive to get there when it does! If it does snow, it usually does not last long! However it can be magical in the snow—I’ve been on a winter tour at least 5 times and only once was I fortunate enough to experience a light snowfall.
Have a GOOD CAMERA to capture memories!
A word of warning – ATM machines are few-and-far between and you might be lucky if you find one that works—there is really not much to buy in Sutherland. The residents, I say, live in a type of Time-Warp—but appreciate the peace of the little dorpie and go home with renewed spirit.
Sutherland is in the heart of the Roggeveld region – named in reference to the naturally occurring wild rye grass (Secale africanum). Early scouts considered it to be promising for sheep farming, which is why pioneer farmers ventured over awe-inspiring terrain, across immense distances and forbidding mountain ranges to settle in the area. There is a population of 2841.