Starry Nights Photographic Workshop in Sutherland


Sutherland Star Trail and Milky Way Weekend Workshops

 1-3 March 2019 & 25-27 October 2019

“We’ll get you to the best spot to get the best shot!”

 And the best spot for star trail and Milky Way photographs is Sutherland- one of the coldest places in South Africa, but also the spot that is best for stargazing. That is why SALT (South Africa’s Large Telescope) is located in Sutherland. Our evenings are filled with photographing the stars, first at SALT (special permits is required as SALT is a working international telescope, with very strict rules and regulations) and then at an old abandoned farm in the area (permission granted from the owner of the farm for us to photograph there). We also enjoy an informative stargazing session at Sterland, with our very knowledgeable host, Jurg Wagener.

Our days are filled with lectures, feedback and stacking of the photographs, leisure time and a day time tour of SALT. On our return journey we step back in time with a visit to the historical Matjiesfontein.

Non-photographic partners are welcome to join

Cost : R1800.00 pp excluding accommodation, meals, refreshments and transport.



06h00-07h00: Depart from Cape Town.

13h00-14h00: Arrive at Sterland. Book in and transfer to your accommodation in Sutherland

14h00: Star Trail and Milky Way Photography lecture at Sterland.

16h00: Dinner at the White House Restuarant.

17h00: Depart for on location photography at SALT


 09h00: Breakfast.

10h00: Post processing and stacking of images/ Feedback session

13h00: Tour of South Africa’s Large Telescope (SALT)

Leisure time- explore and take photograph around Sutherland or catch up on some shut-eye.

16h00: Dinner at Jupiter Restaurant

17h00: Depart for location photography at old farm.

10h00: Star gazing session at Sterland


 09h00: Breakfast.

10h30: Departure

12h00: Stop over at picturesque Matjiesfontein for photographs and the Hub Cap challenge

14h00: Depart for Cape Town

18h00: Arrive in Cape Town

Bookings and enquiries:

Photographic Workshop: Peter Haarhoff

082 853 9939

Accommodation at Sterland: Jurg Wagena

082 556 9589 or 023 571 1481


Physical Address:
64 Orange Building, Main Road, Kalk Bay, 7975

Peter Haarhoff
Cell: +(27) 82­  853­ 9939
Fax: +(27) 86­  663­ 4238
E-mail me here

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