The Sutherland Planetarium

The Sutherland Planetarium in Sutherland, Northern Cape, is a popular tourist destination for those interested in astronomy. Located in the heart of Sutherland, the planetarium provides visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to observe the night sky and learn about the cosmos.

The planetarium is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including a powerful telescope and a high-resolution planetarium dome. Visitors can observe the stars and planets, and learn about the latest developments in astronomy. In addition, the planetarium offers a range of interactive exhibits and displays that provide a hands-on learning experience.

One of the main highlights of the Sutherland Planetarium is its star-gazing events. Visitors can sit back, relax and enjoy a stunningly realistic representation of the night sky, while an experienced astronomer shares their knowledge and provides a deeper understanding of the universe.

The planetarium is also a popular location for educational programs and workshops. Children and students can learn about the stars, planets, and other celestial objects in a fun and interactive way, and take part in hands-on activities that bring the subject to life.

The Sutherland Planetarium is a must-visit for anyone interested in astronomy, and for those looking for a unique and memorable experience in the heart of the Karoo. Whether you're a seasoned astronomer or simply curious about the cosmos, the planetarium offers a truly awe-inspiring experience that will leave you with a deeper appreciation for the universe.

Sutherland Planetarium offers a variety of shows and show times. 
Show times:

Monday - Friday:  09:00, 10:30, 12:00, 13:30, 15:00, 16:30, 18:00
Saturday:  09:00, 10:30, 12:00, 13:30, 15:00, 16:30, 18:00
Sunday:  09:00, 10:30
Tariffs:   R90 per adult /  R60 per child under 12
Night time star gazing by Telescope:

R 140 per adult
R 90 per child under 12

Stargazing times:

June - August 19:00
September - November 20:00
December - May 20:30
Astro photography:
Bring your smart phone and use our smart phone adapter to take your own amazing pictures of planets and the moon

Limited availability (30 seats in cinema). Please contact our office to make a booking @ +27 78 603 0058 or