|PRICE for this fully inclusive 3 day tour on a luxury coach (7—15 seater, dependent on numbers) is available on the information brochure accessible at the foot of this post.
The tour starts & ends in Cape Town.
Included in the tour:
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Day 1: Friday 3rd September
The original dates were set at 16-18th July but due to our service provider double booking, we have had to accept the new dates as 18-20 July,
then the Covid 19 3rd wave expanded and we had to delay this trip further, to 3-5 September
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 (own account) 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. (4* rated). These little dorpies know howto make you feel-at-ease.
Be ready by 18h45 to go out to dinner at a local restaurant (possibly 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 4th September
Breakfast today will be at a local guest house at anytime to suit you from 08h00. We will leave Sutherland and travel the 20km 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 (Own account). 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 Jupiter Restaurant 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: Sunday 5th September
Breakfast at a local guest house.
We will leave Sutherland by about 10h00. Time permitting we will take you to meet Tjol and Jacqui Herbst who live in harmony on the Verlatenkloof Pass—a glass of sherry with Tjol is enriching! After a light lunch, we should be back at the Airport holding bay by about 16h30, where shuttles will be waiting to take you home!