Camping under the stars, at the coldest place in South Africa - Sutherland? Here we farm with stars as this is also the spot where we do stargazing every night.
Sutherland has a caravan park, just one kilometer outside of town, in the direction of Matjiesfontein, called Sterland Caravan Park.
The Caravan Park has seven stands with electricity and an ablution block with two electric geysers.
Sitting next to your camp fire, looking up in the dark clear sky, you will be amazed to see the unforgettable Milky Way and stars from horizon to horizon, making you wish that you can see forever.
The seven stands of about 10 x 11 meters, are nicely laid out between Chinese poplars and Soutbos. The surface is gravel and tent pegs can be easily knocked into the soil. The gravel is ideal because grass cannot take the frost in winter. The stands have got interesting Karoo bossie names such as, Kapokbos, Spekbos, Asbos, Renosterbos, Harpuisbos and Kriedoring.
Each stand now has a built up braai area.
The one ablution block have got a scullery in the centre, ladies shower and toilet and a separate ablution for gents on the other side.
The ablution block is serviced every morning.
Washing lines are available, and wood can be obtained at the local shops in town.
GPRS Reading: 32.24.519 S -- 020.39.643 E
Bookings are essential!