South Africa Northern Cape Slides
Star gazing and observatories are best in the Karoo semi-desert of South Africa and in the Cederberg Wilderness area 180 km northeast of Cape Town. The arid but scenic Karoo landscape offers the perfect platform for looking into space and at the shimmering splendour of galaxies. More than 300 cloudless days and nights a year guarantee visitors vantage points under the firmament that display a far greater splendour in the southern hemisphere than in the northern hemisphere.
Here you look directly at the centre of the Milky Way and the spiral in which our solar system is located. The light pollution in the Karoo is minimal and no artificial brightness radiation is visible from space.
Star gazing is truly one of the amazing Top 10 activities in South Africa you should not miss.