Star Gazing

Whatever you believe about astronomers, Gecko Rock is the place to see the stars. Just over 100km from Sutherland, which is acknowledged as the best star-watching place in South Africa, we have a night sky that seems so close that one could reach out and grab a handful of stars. After you’ve enjoyed a braai around the camp fire, its time to douse the candles and gas lamps and be overwhelmed by the display over your head. See if you too can experience what TV Bulpin so beautifully describes: ‘... while the heavens sparkle with so brilliant a display of stars that the Karoo seems to be washed with a soft dew of their falling light".

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