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Southern Africa Large Telescope

Sutherland Road, Sutherland, South Africa
+27 23 571 2436
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`Most interesting visit to SALT on holiday day

We visited the SALT at Sutherland on a public holiday. Although the staff were only on a skeleton... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
gertopperman5
Don't miss getting your photo taken in front of a remote galaxy!

Day Tour - interesting and given by a person who knows what they are talking about! The SALT... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
MePaulHuYu
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Hampton, United Kingdom
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  • Average9%
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“day tour” (25 reviews)
“large telescope” (18 reviews)
“photo booth” (8 reviews)
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Sutherland Road, Sutherland, South Africa
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+27 23 571 2436
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"knowledgeable guide"
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"south africa"
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"very interesting tour"
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"answered all our questions"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the SALT at Sutherland on a public holiday. Although the staff were only on a skeleton basis , we were hospitably welcomed and given all the time needed to visit the different facilities, including the very interesting displays and the shop. The briefing...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Day Tour - interesting and given by a person who knows what they are talking about! The SALT Telescope is huge. Good views from the top.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful experience. Our tour lady was amazing and extremely helpful. There was 70% humidity and we could not use the telescope that they allow visitors to view the stars with. It was a clear night though and she stayed on with us...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a chance without a reservation and got the last spot on the day tour. Absolutely fascinating. Our guide were so knowledgeable and very entertaining - which is needed when you have to share mind boggling stats and science. Loved the fact tour but loved...More

Thank moniquestrydom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a family of 7 and went on a great tour to SALT with tour guide Delsia from the information centre. Highly recommended to go to.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to Sutherland is incomplete without doing a tour of this facility. Staff are friendly, knowlegable and patient. The price of the tour is reasonable and goes to burssry funds for astronomy

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the visit to SALT very much and if you visit Sutherland a tour of SALT is an absolute must. It's an eye opener to learn about modern telescopes and the fact that the Sutherland observatory is an international site with countries like Russia...More

Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting. Guided tour was excellent. Pity we didn't see the constellation, because of the weather. But fortunately we visited a guy just outside town. His tour was super interesting and the sky was so clear, full of stars. We can recommend him definitely. Just...More

Thank Ellie B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The whole experience is simply amazing We had a stunning guide who went out of her way to explain with great patience and humour throughout the whole site visit . The SALT was just mind blowing . Be warned it’s cold up there and with...More

Thank Expierencedtraveller
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We joint the evening Star Gazing. It was an interesting experience but as well a bit boring since the group was too big and it took a long time until everybody had its turn to look through the Telescope. Also we were siting in an...More

Thank 470dieters
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Amanda2858
9 July 2017|
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Response from Enid H | Reviewed this property |
It's possible to view telescopes with guided tours from Observatory.Unfortunately you will not see the stars through telescopes from here as the telescopes are collecting data. However, there are a couple of places in this... More
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PeetThabazimbi
21 October 2016|
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Response from Alan C | Reviewed this property |
I did not do the evening tour as we wanted to go into SALT and see the actual telescope. If you go in the evening there are scientists working there so visitors cannot enter SALT. I would suggest you do the afternoon tour... More
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nikkibarronv
16 September 2016|
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Response from Gr00vy69 | Reviewed this property |
The weather at this time is usually quite warm, the days will be around 28 degrees celcius and the evenings much cooler around 10 degrees. I see you are from Somerset West, the weather isn't too different except for the... More
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