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Top 10: Stargazing Spots

1 The South African Large Telescope near Sutherland

Here you’ll find the South African Large Telescope (SALT) - the best place to go stargazing in South Africa. more

2 The Johannesburg Planetarium, Braamfontein, Gauteng

A great city spot to learn about our night skies. There are regular astronomy lectures open to the public. more

3 Karoo National Park, Western Cape

The vast open plains of the Karoo were made for stargazing. Go on a guided night tour, or simply pick a spot, spread out your blanket and be star-struck. more

4 Maropeng Visitor Centre, Cradle of Humankind

Learn more about stars, planets and constellations from a qualified astronomer. They hold regular events here. more

5 Sutherland to Calvinia

If you want to travel with the stars and drive on dusty back roads, then the upper Karoo in the Northern Cape is calling your name.. more

6 Entabeni Private Game Reserve, Waterberg, Limpopo

The Waterberg offers some of the brightest star watching opportunities thanks to its clear skies and low levels of light pollution. more

7 Eastern Cape border with Lesotho - the Eastern Cape Highlands

Remote valleys free of pollution promise an all-night parade of celestial bodies. Bring your star map and seek out the Southern Cross. more

8 Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, Northern Cape

Crystal clear Kalahari skies provide perfect conditions for desert stargazing, viewed through a large telescope set up among the sand dunes. more

9 Madikwe River Lodge, North West province

Large telescopes take you on a galactic odyssey across the African night sky to see constellations, planets, Zodiac signs and more. more

10 Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Free State

Book into the Mountain Retreat cabins, find a comfortable spot on the veranda and watch the universe unfold. more