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“A Homely Place to Stay”
Review of The Galaxy

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The Galaxy
Ranked #6 of 9 Sutherland B&B and Inns
Cape Town
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“A Homely Place to Stay”
Reviewed 4 September 2011

My visit to Sutherland was made all the more enjoyable by the friendliness of my hosts, Betsie and Kobus. Kobus helped me with the purchase of Karoo lamb and even took me to the Butcher to select the meat and collected it the evening before departure.

The room was comfortable and clean and there was an oversupply of linen and towels; extra blankets were supplied and there was a very welcome electric blanket on the bed which made going to bed in this very cold place a pleasure. The bathroom, en suite, was large and practical (shower only).

Sutherland is a typical Karoo "dorp" where a visit to the Southern Africa Large Telescope and
surrounding area is extremely interesting and informative.

We were extremely fortunate in that the past rains caused the landscape to blossom with fields of flowers in unbelievable colour - mauve, yellow, orange and white.

A truly enjoyable experience.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 December 2009

Kobus and Betsie were very helpful and friendly and gave us all the local information we needed. The room was large with its own entrance and the breakfast was excellent in the glassed-in verandah. It is on a side road in the quaint town of Sutherland which must be one of the safest places in S.Africa. The stars were magnificent in the clear skies and Jurg showed us them through his telescopes. A tour of the telescopes outside Sutherland is a must. It is an odd place miles from anywhere and that is why there is no light pollution and that is why all the telescopes are there. The whole town is geared to the telescopes and has some interesting rstaurants run by interesting people! There is not a lot happening except for the stars and they were worth the drive to us and we can wholeheartedly recommend The Galaxy to stay in. Kobus even washed our car windows!

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Galaxy
Address: 7 Theron Street, Sutherland, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Northern Cape > Sutherland
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Ranked #6 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Sutherland
Number of rooms: 3

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