Private observatories in southern Africa

Cederberg Observatory is situated 250 km by road north of Cape Town and is operated by seven amateur astronomers. It has excellent dark skies. Public open nights, weather permitting, are held every Saturday at 20:00 except at or near Full Moon. Contact: Chris Forder (021 913-4200) [ camkitmweb.co.za ] or
[ infocederbergobservatory.org.za ].


Leeuwenboschfontein Observatory is located 180 km from Cape Town on a secluded spot near the Koo Valley, within the Leeuwenboschfontein Guest Farm. It is owned and operated by five amateur astronomers. The observatory is open to the public on Saturdays at 20:00 except at or near Full Moon. Contact: Eddy Nijeboer (082 335 4851) or [ lbfobservatory@gmail.com ]