Primrose Cottage - Sutherland, Hantam Karoo

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Sutherland Accommodation
Sutherland, Hantam Karoo

Primrose Cottage

Sutherland, Hantam Karoo - Accommodation

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Primrose Cottage in Sutherland

Having travelled around the world together, Denise and her husband David, amateur astronomer and retired tour manager at the Observatory, now welcome you to their stone cottage on grounds dotted with fruit trees and grapevines. Private lazer star gazing can be provided on request.

There is a double room en-suite and a twin bedded room with private bathroom. All rooms are equipped with heaters and electric blankets for those cold winter nights. We also have undercover parking for all vehicles to shelter them from the frost. There is an excellent music collection and an extensive library for those who want to relax and experience the snow in comfort. An authentic English breakfast is provided in the yellow wood dining room.

Take time to relax on the drive from Matjiesfontein, enjoy the Karoo scenery and stop occasionally to listen to the silence. The climb through the Verlatenkloof pass is stunning, after which the telescopes at the observatory can be seen quite clearly on the eastern horizon. Sutherland has become well known for the Southern African Large Telescope, inaugurated in November 2005 at the already world-famous observatory. Visitors should take advantage of one of the regular, extremely interesting tours of the observatory telescopes including the visitors centre and the SALT project.

For those interested in history, there are military graves in the Boer war cemetery and a tour of the NG church where the soldiers were billeted is a must. A door containing graffiti written by the soldiers can still be seen. Sutherland is also the home of the Louw brothers, well known Afrikaans authors. Their house is now a museum.

For the birdwatcher, Sutherland has a species count of 191, more than 20 of which are endemic. Most of these endemics can be seen within the grounds of Primrose Cottage at the right time. Let David and Denise identify these birds for you and of course point out the constellations visible in the incredibly clear night skies over Sutherland.

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Facilities available at Primrose Cottage,Sutherland, Hantam Karoo

Facilities
  • Cosy
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Wi-Fi
Activities Nearby
  • 4 X 4 Trails
  • Bird Watching
  • Horse Riding
  • Walking

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 20° 39' 30" E / 32° 23' 52.7" S

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Driving to Primrose Cottage in Sutherland, Hantam Karoo

Departing: Cape Town International Airport
Address: Airport, Cape Town International Airport (CPT), Cape Town, 7490, South Africa
Distance: 35 m / Duration: 3 hours 54 mins
1.Head south0.3 km
2.Continue straight0.3 km
3.Slight left toward Michigan St78 m
4.Turn left toward Michigan St0.1 km
5.Turn right onto Michigan St0.4 km
6.Turn left onto Borcherds Quarry Rd0.7 km
7.Merge onto Settlers Way/N2 via the ramp to Somerset3.9 km
8.Take exit 22A toward R300/Bellville1.5 km
9.Merge onto Kuils River Rd/R30014.1 km
10.Take the exit on the right onto N1 toward Paarl/Worcester
Partial toll road
210 km
11.Turn left onto R354110 km
12.Turn left onto Basson St0.1 km
13.Turn right onto Primrose St
Destination will be on the left
35 m

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Cape Town International Airport - Cape Town

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Cape Town International airport used to be called D.F. Malan Airport and was opened in 1954 replacing the old Wingfield Aerodrome Airport.

This airport is the second busiest and second largest airport in South Africa and third busiest in Africa, by 2015 it is expected to have 14 million passengers pass through the airport. It is within easy driving distance (20 km) from the centre of Cape Town.

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Denise and David were exceptional hosts. The home and rooms were very clean and comfortable. The breakfast they served us the next morning was sumptuous and plentiful! A delight to stay at!

review by Sean Cleary

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Lovely place to stay

review by Norman Dixie

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Really outstanding, hospitable experience. This little accommodation experience oozes excellence, warmth in the cold winters, and kind welcome.

review by Wendy Stone

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Friendly owners who will make you feel comfortable.

review by Janine Nel

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Warm, helpful, sociable hosts, in a quaint comfortable home with great attention to detail.

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We were made to feel special.

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Wonderful hosts, delicious breakfast - had an enjoyable stay :)

review by Susanna Wise

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