Galactic Safari South Africa
The Cape region is famous for its beautiful scenery, rolling vine clad hills and the richness of its nature. Astronomers have sought out South Africa’s southern skies since the early 19th century when Sir John Herschel set up an observatory in Cape Town. These days it is the dark skies of Karoo that attract astronomers. Come and explore the very best of South Africa and view the glorious southern skies with experts.
Astronomy - Accompanied by our expert Dr John Mason, 2 nights observing the night sky and visit 2 observatories
Transport - Private bus, safari vehicle and internal flights
Accommodation - Hotels, guesthouses and chalets (9nts)
Meals - 9 breakfasts included
Cape Town and Cape Point
Whether you’re people watching along the bustling waterfront, penguin watching at Boulders Beach or admiring the breathtaking scenery of Cape Point the region has so much to offer. Table Mountain forms the city’s backdrop and is the only geographical feature to have a constellation named after it.
Sutherland and the SALT Observatory
The plateau of the Great Karoo is the home to the largest telescope in the Southern Hemisphere. The 91 hexagonal mirrors fit together to form one huge mirror equivalent to over 9m in diameter. You will also enjoy the Karoo’s clear skies with telescopic observations and live planetarium shows from our experts.
Few places in Africa today give a better chance of seeing herds of Elephants. Other possible encounters on the games drives include Leopard, Lion, Cape Buffalo and Black Rhino and many species of birds.