Primrose Cottage  Verified Listing

Karoo > Sutherland > Northern Cape > South Africa

Excellent Rating: 4.7 / 5
Based on 6 verified guest reviews

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Member since: 8 Dec. 2017

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Garden
Breakfast included
Bath towels
Electric Blankets
Linen
Covid-19 H&S Certified
Parking on Premises
WiFi
Dining Area
Ceiling fans
Fan
Hairdryer
No smoking
Serviced Daily
Tea and coffee facilities

Having travelled around the world together, Denise and her husband David, amateur astronomer and retired tour manager at the Observatory, now welcome you to their stone cottage on grounds dotted with fruit trees and grapevines. Private lazer star gazing can be provided on request.

There is a double room en-suite and a twin bedded room with private bathroom. All rooms are equipped with heaters and electric blankets for those cold winter nights. We also have undercover parking for all vehicles to shelter them from the frost. There is an excellent music collection and an extensive library for those who want to relax and experience the snow in comfort. An authentic English breakfast is provided in the yellow wood dining room.

Take time to relax on the drive from Matjiesfontein, enjoy the Karoo scenery and stop occasionally to listen to the silence. The climb through the Verlatenkloof pass is stunning, after which the telescopes at the observatory can be seen quite clearly on the eastern horizon. Sutherland has become well known for the Southern African Large Telescope, inaugurated in November 2005 at the already world-famous observatory. Visitors should take advantage of one of the regular, extremely interesting tours of the observatory telescopes including the visitors centre and the SALT project.

For those interested in history, there are military graves in the Boer war cemetery and a tour of the NG church where the soldiers were billeted is a must. A door containing graffiti written by the soldiers can still be seen. Sutherland is also the home of the Louw brothers, well known Afrikaans authors. Their house is now a museum.

For the birdwatcher, Sutherland has a species count of 191, more than 20 of which are endemic. Most of these endemics can be seen within the grounds of Primrose Cottage at the right time. Let David and Denise identify these birds for you and of course point out the constellations visible in the incredibly clear night skies over Sutherland.

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Reviews

Carmen Conradie
16 April 2021

Denise and David were wonderful hosts. Cottage was lovely. Would highly recommend.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Angelika Waechtler
16 March 2021

The classic small B & B is clean and homely. Denise was a warm host, hospitable and available. The room had limited storage space. The bathroom was fine but we would have liked a separate shower. The excellent breakfast left nothing to be desired.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Michael King
10 March 2020

Primrose Cottage is well appointed and conveniently situated in Sutherland. The hosts, Denise and David were marvelous - David's omelettes were tremendous, and Denise was really helpful in getting us into the various star-gazing facilities which Sutherland offers. A very pleasant stay.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Helmut Bogner
01 March 2020

Lovely hosts, breakfast outstanding. Cosy atmosphere

Superb. 5 out of 5
Rogan Botha
25 December 2018

Good.

Superb. 5 out of 5
John Miller
23 April 2018

Our hosts, Denise and David went the extra mile to see that our stay was most pleasant. They were wonderful hosts and the breakfast and accommodation was out of this world. I strongly recommend a stay at Primrose Cottage.

Superb. 5 out of 5

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Sutherland Reviews

Brian Saunders
05 August 2019

Interesting planetarium, quaint architecture. All set in an incredible sparse landscape.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Dirk Coetzee
25 July 2019

Stargazing with Jurg, the planetarium, sungazing and visiting the SALT.

Superb. 5 out of 5
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Etienne Simon
15 February 2019

Stary-nights, food, hospitality, planetarium, stargazing.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Lynne Gordon
23 August 2018

The Planetarium, the Mall.

Superb. 5 out of 5