full screen background image


This small town in the Karoo offers a variety of experiences for visitors. Its biggest export product is undoubtedly the wide open landscape for which the Northern Cape is well-known. Here spectacular sunsets are a mere precursor to the delights of a cloudless night sky bursting with millions of stars accompanied by the odd planet and galaxy or two thrown in for good measure. Sutherland was founded in 1857 and named after the Reverend Henry Sutherland and has many intact examples of the Victorian building style sure to excite the interest of people who appreciate all things architectural. Sutherland falls under the Karoo Highland municipal area which includes towns such as Williston and Fraserburg.


In the summer months visitors are encouraged to bring light cotton clothes and short sleeve shirts. Sutherland is approximately 1640m above sea level and the hottest months of the year are December, January and February when the temperature can rise to 32ºC. Remember to have your hat and some sun cream handy.

In contrast the winters in Sutherland are icy cold and thick blankets of snow are reported regularly. Pack enough warm clothes if you're planning a visit in the winter months (June through August). This Karoo town is one of the coldest in the country and temperatures can fall to below minus 10ºC!

Remember that Sutherland's summers are not as extreme as opposed to the winter time where it can become icy cold!

General Information

JWL Motors : Fuel station, vehicle repairwork and tow-in services. Tel. 023 571 1015 or after-hours 023 571 1471
Fuel Station times : Sundays only from 11h30 to 12h00
Sutherland Vleis : Tel. 023 571 1490. Monday to Friday 08h00 to 13h00 & 14h00 to 17h00 | Saturdays 08h00 to 13h00
Sutherland Hospital
Open 24 hours a day: Tel 023 571 1002
SAPD : Tel: 023 571 8040
ATM : ABSA at OK Mini Mark | Standard Bank at Standard Bank.


Roggeveld Handelaars & Bakkery (MultiSave)
Tel. 023 571 1082. Open Monday to Friday - 08h00 to 19h00 | Saterdays - 08h00 to 13h30
Internet Vouchers also available.
Sutherland Verbruikers
Tel. 023 571 1063. Open Monday to Friday - 08h00 to 13h00 & 14:00 - 17:00 | Saterdays - 08h00 to 13h30
OK Mini Mark Tel. 023 571 1201. Open Monday to Friday - 08h00 to 18h00 | Saterdays - 08h00 to 18h00
Sundays - 08h00 to 13h00 & 16h00 to 18h00