8 Best places for stargazing in South Africa

Looking to leave the city lights behind for the clear starry skies? Here are 8 of South Africa’s best night-sky destinations which will leave you star-struck.

If you plan on going on an adventure to these majestic locations from another part of the country, you might want to use a vehicle to get there. Car rental South Africa would be a great place to start looking for the best wheels to get you there.

Tankwa Karoo National Park

Northern Cape






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Western Cape





ǀAi-ǀAis/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

Northern Cape


Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Northern Cape – on the border between South Africa and Botswana






Kruger National Park



What would we do if the stars came out once in 100 years?

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Northern Cape


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When in the karoo one should at least take some sort of windmill shot ��☝

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Anysberg Nature Reserve

Western Cape


Now that you know where these places are, you will need a way to get to them. Depending on where you start your adventure, you will need to rent a car that suits your desires. Be it with space in mind or with fuel economy, you can find exactly what you want is you know where to look. Here at car rental South Africa, is a good place to start.