Skitterland Guesthouse

A little history:

Skitterland, previously known as ‘Hibernia’ or the ‘Doktershuis’, dates back to 5 April 1860.  From 1919 to 1926 the house was inhibited 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 the original tree, now stand on the church square and at the Louw-House museum.


This building houses five luxury suites, namely Sagittarius, Aries, Libra, Taurus and Hibernia. The first four suites pay homage to the item that put Sutherland on the map, namely SALT or Southern African Large Telescope. The latter is called Hibernia in honour of the original name of the building.

The suites are equipped with a plasma television, DSTV, fireplace (except Sagittarius), heaters, underfloor heating and tea/coffee making facilities. Each suite also has electric blankets, dawn duvets and woollen blankets. Safe undercover parking is available for each unit.

For your hostess, Helanne, it is a special treat to welcome guests with a glass of muskadel from her private collection just so you can feel extra welcome.


In this area well-known for its cuisine, you can expect a hearty breakfast consisting of combinations of:

  • Eggs – any way you like them;
  • Skilpadjies – a local delicacy;
  • Sausage;
  • Lamb chops;
  • Bacon;
  • Toasted or homemade bread;
  • Instant porridge made with locally produced wheat;
  • Fruit juice;
  • Fresh fruits;
  • Yoghurt; and
  • Coffee/tea.

*Please note: A 50% deposit is payable to secure and confirm your booking.

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