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Well worth sitting through a very boring 7 minute video before heading up to SALT and a very... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Blinded by Science

Second visit for us! First in summer four years ago and now in winter. It's worth the effort of... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Old Fraserburg Road, Sutherland 7935, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

Well worth sitting through a very boring 7 minute video before heading up to SALT and a very informative talk and tour. A bucket list tick for me ...

Thank hez0
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Second visit for us! First in summer four years ago and now in winter. It's worth the effort of getting all the way into Sutherland!

Thank 668karen
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is a must on your bucket list, as Sutherland is very remote and worth only one visit. Salt is a must to see and experience. A walk through the museum is very enlightening. This is follow by a guided tour up to SALT. A...More

Thank jollers
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Info so poor. Two types of visits - 1 h guided to telescopes only or 1.5h to visitors CENTRE and telescopes. We wanted to go on 1h but mistakenly bought the second. Guide very enthusiastic but pitch is above most people esp kids. Salt is...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We all loved the very informative tour by a young inexperienced guide. Definitely recommended. Even the teenagers were kept interested, which can be a tough ask

Thank FrancoBottica
Reviewed 14 May 2018

It is difficult to grasp the enormity of the work and research that goes on here. Research into the oldest galaxy in the universe... Well worth a visit.

Thank WendyWorcester
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

A highly recommended visit to this observatory which is quite a bit off the beaten track! Literally, as it takes a good 144km on a decent dirt road to get to Sutherland! A short video that brings to realization how big our universe really is,...More

Thank MaresaG
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Wonderful experience! The staff were friendly, happy to answer all questions and very professional. The tour takes you right into the inner workings of the telescope which was an amazing surprise.

Thank Nicola G
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

SALT is based close to the town of Sutherland. Remarkable as SALT is and the technology that is used and its capabilities. We were disappointed at the visitors center bland by the least, for the amount of money spent on SALT they need to revamp...More

Thank Shube1
Reviewed 20 May 2015

well worth it and must be so exciting to visit Sutherland in the winter, cant wait...SALT was everything we expected and more, definitely a bucket list visit which can now be ticked off, delightful.

Thank Vivienne D
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