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About Galileo Cottage

In 1609, Galileo Galilei made a public demonstration of the first scientifically constructed telescope. Today, thousands of tourists come to the small town of Sutherland to visit the largest telescope in the Southern Hemisphere, called SALT.Travelling on 110 km of tarred road from the N1 turn-off at Matjiesfontein will bring you to Galileo Cottage which will be the place you will want to stay. Whereas Galileo proclaimed that the earth moves around the sun, we at claim that with us the earth moves around your comfort.We offer a self-catering cottage where all expectations are exceeded. World-class accommodation, unbelievable attention to detail and warm and generous hospitality not often found in today's world. We guarantee privacy with sunny living rooms, a private entrance and a garden with bird life.Guests are encouraged to use the barbecue facilities as well as a wonderful fire place in the cottage. We supply reading materials, board games and a collection of DVDs. As part of the service, we offer to do the necessary bookings for our guests for visits to the Observatory, night stargazing and a restaurant if desired.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 73 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Shower
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Galileo Cottage Rooms

Reviews for Galileo Cottage

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Christa Blom
06 January 2020

Clean and neat... Quiet..

Michael Poll
19 November 2019

Very nice clean cottage with all amenities and much reading material

Willem Brink
27 August 2019

Cozy fire place loved by the whole family. More wood can be supplied.

Valeska Swarts
29 July 2019

Perfect accommodation in a good location, just as you enter Sutherland. We appreciated the personal touch from the owner Anelia, she's the sweetest! Very helpful and friendly, she even baked a banana bread for us.The space has a lovely fireplace and enough heaters for the cold nights. Lovely shower and everything you need in the kitchen. Highly recommended self catering accommodation! You can't go wrong.

Julie Twigg
21 July 2019

Cottage was warm very cosy and clean had all we needed, a comfy bed so good night sleep

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Galileo Cottage is 0.7km from the centre of Sutherland , the nearest airport 261.3km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling