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A Little History
Skitterland, previously known as Cedrus Deodara Tree "Hibernia" or the "Doktershuis" (doctor's house) dates back to 5 April 1860. From 1919 to 1926 the house was inhabited, first by Dr Hayden and then by Dr Stegmann. The stand boasts a Cedrus Deodara tree, imported from the Swiss Alps and planted by Mrs Stegmann. This is the only surviving tree of the original consignment of cedars that reached Sutherland. Two trees - seedlings of this tree - now stand, one on the church square and the other at the Louw-House Museum.
Our Units
Skitterland Guesthouse9.2RECOGNITION OF EXCELLENCE 2021

The building houses five luxury suites which are equipped, among others, with a plasma screen TV, WiFi in all units, MNet/DSTV, fireplace (except Sagittarius & Libra), heaters, under floor heating and coffee facilities. In each suite there are electric blankets, down duvets and woollen blankets.

Our five suites are named:

  1. Sagittarius
  2. Aries
  3. Libra
  4. Taurus
  5. Hibernia

The first four suites pay homage to the item that put Sutherland on the world map, namely SALT or Southern African Large Telescope. The latter is called Hibernia in honour of the original name of the building. Safe undercover parking is available for each unit.

Suite Shower Bath BBQ Kitchen Lounge DSTV  Parking Tea /
& Linen
B&B Self
Fan /
Sharing Peak Season
Single Peak Season

Off-peak Season
Off-peak Season
Sagittarius - - - - R570 R850 R510 R780
Aries - - - R640 R900 R570 R850
Libra - - - - - R530 R800 R480 R740
Taurus - - - R640 R900 R570 R850
Hibernia R730 R970 R680 R900
Peak Season: 01 April to 31 September / Off-peak Season: 01 October to 31 March

0-10 year olds pay half of the original tariff. Children 11 - 18 year olds pay the normal tariff.

Please note: Our current rates are subject to change without notice and are subject to availability.
Deposit & Cancellations
A 50% deposit is needed to secure and confirm your booking.
Cancellation 5 or more days before dates booked will be refunded 25% of the original deposit
Cancellation less than 5 days before dates booked will receive no refunds.
Banking Detail
For our banking detail to facilitate payment of deposit, please refer to our contact page for contact detail.
Please note: With the exception of discounts published on this site from time-to-time, rates on these pages are nett rates. Should you book through an agent, the rates may differ due to agent's commission. We accept no responsibility for inflated rates charged by agents. Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
  In the area of cuisine you can expect a hearty breakfast consisting of combinations of:

1.    Eggs
2.    A local delicacy called 'skilpaadjie'
3.    Sausage
4.    Lamb chop
5.    Bacon
6.    Toast (white or brown bread)
7.    Cereals
8.    Fruit juice
9.    Fresh fruit (Seasonal)
10.  Yogurt
11.  Tea and coffee
Additional Info
Our luxury suites are set up and developed for honeymooners and other discerning couples. The health of our present and future guests is of primary concern to us, so from a health and hygiene perspective we regretfully do not allow any pets.

We enforce a strict No Smoking rule in accordance with South African laws regarding the public use of tobacco products. Smoking will not be allowed in the buildings, only outside.


Indeed, Skitterland, as described in the words of NP Van Wyk Louw, is like a "karee wood fire in the R˘eveld winter - everyone huddles closer".
Please note: Petrol/Diesel available from 07h00 till 17h00 7 days a week.
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