Cape Karoo stargazing

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Cape Karoo stargazing
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Prince Albert, Prince Albert Local Municipality, Central Karoo District Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

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The Cango Caves 25kmKarusa Vineyards 34km

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Ever wondered what stars, planets and constellations look like up close?

Well, the town of Prince Albert in the Cape Karoo is the perfect place to start. This charming town is THE perfect stargazing location due to the fact that it has the least light pollution in the area and it is here that you can learn to distinguish between a planet and a star and see planets up close such as Saturn and its rings.

The Karoo skies provide you with the perfect opportunity to spot the celestial “Big Five" which consist of the brightest star, the closest star, the largest globular cluster, the most beautiful open cluster and the closest galaxies. Winter is the best time for viewing as the stars tend to be clearer, but just remember to pack warm clothes, because the Karoo can get very chilly this time of the year…

Experience telescopic views of Jupiter and Saturn and the famous ‘Jewel Box’ cluster, complete with all its different coloured stars of blue and orange. It’s an unrivalled stargazing experience and will leave you astonished that just 5% of what lies above us has been discovered…