Sutherland, Hantam Karoo - Accommodation
Primrose Cottage in Sutherland
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.
Facilities & Activities nearby:
Facilities available at Primrose Cottage,Sutherland, Hantam Karoo
- No Credit Card Facilities
- Parking on Premises
- 4 X 4 Trails
- Bird Watching
- Horse Riding
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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 south||0.3 km|
|2.||Continue straight||0.3 km|
|3.||Slight left toward Michigan St||78 m|
|4.||Turn left toward Michigan St||0.1 km|
|5.||Turn right onto Michigan St||0.4 km|
|6.||Turn left onto Borcherds Quarry Rd||0.7 km|
|7.||Merge onto Settlers Way/N2 via the ramp to Somerset||3.9 km|
|8.||Take exit 22A toward R300/Bellville||1.5 km|
|9.||Merge onto Kuils River Rd/R300||14.1 km|
|10.||Take the exit on the right onto N1 toward Paarl/Worcester|
Partial toll road
|11.||Turn left onto R354||110 km|
|12.||Turn left onto Basson St||0.1 km|
|13.||Turn right onto Primrose St|
Destination will be on the left
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Cape Town International Airport - Cape Town+ FIND FLIGHT TO Cape Town
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.
Reviews for Primrose Cottage
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!
Lovely place to stay
Really outstanding, hospitable experience. This little accommodation experience oozes excellence, warmth in the cold winters, and kind welcome.
Friendly owners who will make you feel comfortable.
Warm, helpful, sociable hosts, in a quaint comfortable home with great attention to detail.
We were made to feel special.
Wonderful hosts, delicious breakfast - had an enjoyable stay :)
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