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Sterland Stargazing

R354 | 1km outside Sutherland on N1 side of Sutherland, Sutherland 6920, South Africa
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Stars and stars!!!

My friend and I visited Sutherland and our first stop was at Sterland. The presentation before... read more

Reviewed yesterday
edp12tre
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Somerset West, South Africa
An absoute treat!

A wonderful evening with our star-gazing host! This is an absolute must and absolutely worth a... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
HClareK
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London
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R354 | 1km outside Sutherland on N1 side of Sutherland, Sutherland 6920, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

My friend and I visited Sutherland and our first stop was at Sterland. The presentation before stargazing was extremely informative as was the stargazing thereafter in the cold night air. We were fortunate to have partially clear skies and saw all the stars and planets...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

A wonderful evening with our star-gazing host! This is an absolute must and absolutely worth a long-drive from anywhere. We've star gazed in the Atacama and this was a more intimate and personal experience with beautiful night skies. Galaxies, gas clouds and the moons of...More

Thank HClareK
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

We visited Sterland two nights after full-moon, and were therefore concerned that it might impeed on our sta gazing experience. Fortunately this was not the case, because we could start early enough, before the moonlight started interfering with the quality of the experience. Even then...More

Thank gertopperman5
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Jurgens W, Owner at Sterland Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Every night is a good night for viewing but the most clearer will be when there is no moon present. Looking at the moon is a bonus and thank you for enjoying my show under not ideal situations. I await your next visit when no...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

If you wish to see the stars I would really recommend Jurg as your guide. Although he is an amateur, he is passionate and very knowledgeable about the stars and planets in our universe. He welcomes questions, and managed to explain to our 12 year...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

We had such a fantastic experience with Jurg. He is very knowledgeable on the subject, his presentation was very low key and easy to understand for such a vast subject. His equipment is of the highest standard. It is a highly recommendable must do in...More

Thank Lourens M
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Jurgens W, Owner at Sterland Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thank you for enjoying our unique stars, nebulas and galaxies. We want you to leave with a happy heart!

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We spent Friday evening in the company of Jurg, owner of Sterland Stargazing, as well as owner of Sterland Caravan Park. It was an intriguing evening.Jurg's hobby and passion is sharing his knowledge of the universe.He has 6 telescopes on site and the stargazing was...More

Thank Colin S
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Jurgens W, Owner at Sterland Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Colin, it is our pleasure and we are happy you enjoyed your stay.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our stargazing which started of with our host, Jurg, explaining about the constellations together with a short presentation followed by a 5 minute video. Unfortunately the moon was very bright, but we still got to see the beautiful stars and the moon itself,...More

Thank DianU777
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Jurgens W, Owner at Sterland Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Thank you so much for understanding the bright moon and still enjoy our beautiful Universe!

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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the experience; although it was almost full moon, the stars was shining bright and to see the full moon through a telescope was just wow. Thank you Jurg PS your reputation comes highly recommended.

Thank Jozann G
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We went to this show and telescope session, we were a bit put off by one of the negative reviews but were actually pleasantly surprised. Take your patience and a positive attitude with you and you will have a great evening.

Thank Rob T
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Jurgens W, Owner at Sterland Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thank you for your honesty. I can only assure visitors that every night we try our best to share the Universe with you under the beautiful Karoo skies.

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

There are a number of telescopes but I think we were lucky to be in a group of six only Due to encroaching cloud we started with views of the moon and saturn, both amazing and the former just emerging, then mercury We then saw...More

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Jurgens W, Owner at Sterland Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Thank you for enjoying our amazing Universe and especially Saturn. Even though we had some cloud cover, we always try our best to please you as a visitor.

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Gareth C
3 April 2017|
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Response from Jurgens W | Property representative |
Unfortunately we only have public roads and no specific trails in the area. The only 4x4 farm is Skurweberg 50 km from here. Thank you, Jurg
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