Tourist information: The town clerk, Piet Retief Str, PO Box 24, Sutherland 6920.
Tel: (02392) 20.
Activities and Attractions
Adventure Hiking, mountain-biking, 4x4 routes.
Dutch Reformed Church 18th century Tuinplaas church. In 1901, the town was taken by the British and graffiti carved into the church’s walls are still legible.
Graves Old Jewish and British graves as well as handmade gravestones can be seen in town.
Indigenous Flora Including the sterboom and the olifantspoot (elephant’s foot).
Louw House Museum Including memorabilia of NP van Wyk Louw, WEG Louw, and Kariba and Cahora Bassa engineer Dr Henry Olivier.
Ouberg Pass ±45km on the Upper Fish River Road. Panoramic view of the lower-lying Karoo.
South African Astronomical Observatory Thirteen kilometres out of town, high on a flat topped ridge, some of the southern hemisphere’s largest telescope scan night skies affording 80% starlight.
4x4 Trail The Banksgate trail, situated in the heart of the Nuweveld Mountain Range, offers the unique "sterboom", star-gazing and a strange geological phenomenon in the Dwyka Canyon. Tel: (02392) 2712 or (02062) 1930.