Sutherland, situated in the Northern Cape is well known and popular for its enchanting skies are but one of the attractions for visiting.
It's in the middle of nowhere - obviously or those night skies wouldn't be what they are - which means people visit here to escape from everything and it's also one of the coldest towns in the country (other than Bufffelsfontein) with frequent snow falls during winter, the looming Roggeveld Mountains bedecked in snow. Sutherland is also close to the sites of unique corbel houses. Corbel houses are only found in this region in and around the towns of Fraserburg, Williston and Carnarvon. They look something like stone beehives and were built from flat stones common to the area where wood was not available.
Wheat chaff and sand were mixed with water to use as 'cement' or a binding material, or whenever farmers in the area could, they used the sand from ant hills as it apparently has unbelievable binding properties. Usually the corbel home had but one door, a window, and a domed roof with openings in the top, which could be covered when it rained.
And if you're interested, to the south of Sutherland is an eroded volcano by the name of Salpeterkop. But if you've come to Sutherland, chances are that all you want to do is kick back, look at the stars, and brood on how often you can escape the city.
Sutherland accommodationn is known for quaint guest houses, self-catering cottages and bed and breakfast take you away from all the madness of life. Accommodation in Suthherland is offers all the comforts of your own home.