The Karoo at night is a wonder, with crisp bright stars speckled across a velvety blue sky. With light pollution almost non-existent, it’s one of the best spots in South Africa- maybe even the world- to drink in the sights of the sky above. What better way to relax and unwind, bond with your partner or friends, and appreciate the fantastic natural world around you then lying under the twinkling stars? Open to folks of all ages, it’s the perfect way to round off a day on the reserve.
If you’ve travelled from the Northern Hemisphere, the sky above you will look quite different. Here, Summer Orion stand strong next to Taurus the Bull, and the seven sisters of the Pleiades burn enticingly. Winter will see Scorpius rise, with red Antares blaring at the core, and the Southern Cross gleams brightly. They’re not awaysl there to see, however.
Dwarf galaxies and unique space features can all be spotted through telescope under the tutelage of your accompanying guide. In the event of special occurrences like meteor showers, the view from Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is magnificent. While winter brings a slight chill, it’s also some of the best stargazing weather around, so wrap up warm and come on out to join the fun.
Stargazing is the perfect activity for the whole family, although young ones might get a little sleepy towards the end of the evening. Come learn more about the unique vista the Karoo offers, and grab a warm cup of cocoa to keep you going through the evening. The Buffelsdrift stargazing experiences is unparalleled, and one you definitely shouldn’t miss, so be sure to book today.