Contact us

Cape Town Office

General enquiries: enquiries@ska.ac.za
Tel:
+27 (0)21 506 7300
Fax: +27 (0)21 506 7375
Postal/Street address: SARAO, 2 Fir Street, Black River Park, Observatory (North Gate entrance), 7925, South Africa

GPS coords: 33º56’6.27S 18º28’19.82E | Google Maps street view

From Cape Town International Airport

  • From Cape Town International, follow Settlers Way/N2 in the direction of Cape Town for about 10 kilometres.
  • Take the Liesbeek Parkway/M57 off-ramp to your left, and keep right.
  • Cross the first set of traffic lights to your right (under the bridge) and continue on Liesbeek Parkway/M57.
  • At the third set of traffic lights, turn left onto Link Road, and the first right into Fir Street.
  • Drive along Fir Street, and the SARAO building will be on your left, shortly before you enter the North Gate.

From Cape Town City Centre

  • Take the N2 towards Somerset West/Cape Town International Airport.
  • Take the Liesbeek Parkway/M57 off-ramp on the left, and continue left.
  • Continue on Liesbeek Parkway/M57. At the second set of traffic lights, turn left onto Link Road, and the first right into Fir Street.
  • Drive along Fir Street, and the SARAO building will be on your left, shortly before you enter the North Gate.

SARAO Karoo Support Base, Klerefontein

General enquiries: enquiries@ska.ac.za
Tel:
 +27 (0)53 382 5000
Street address: Klerefontein Farm, Carnarvon, Northern Cape, 8929
Postal address: SARAO Karoo Support Base, P.O Box 69, Carnarvon, 8925

GPS coords: 30°57’58.8″S 21°59’20.3″E | Google Maps street view

From Cape Town International Airport 

  • Take Airport Approach Road towards the N2 (south) towards the Cape Town city centre.
  • Take the M5 (Kromboom Parkway) towards Paarl. Take the N1 towards Paarl, and again the N7 towards Malmesbury.
  • Follow the N7, R27 and R63 for 651 kilometres to reach Carnarvon.
  • About 11 kilometres before reaching Carnarvon, turn left into the road that indicates the road to SKA Centre, Vertrapkolk and Brandvlei.
  • Proceed for 3 kilometres and turn left into the Klerefontein Support Base entrance.

SARAO Visitors Centre, Carnarvon

General enquiries: enquiries@ska.ac.za
Tel:
 +27 (0)53 382 5000
Street address: Corner of Victoria and Hanau Street, Carnarvon, Northern Cape, 8929
Postal address: SARAO Karoo Support Base, P.O Box 69, Carnarvon, 8925

GPS coords: 30°58’08.7″S 22°07’38.3″E | Google Maps street view

From Cape Town International Airport 

  • Take Airport Approach Road towards the N2 (south) towards the Cape Town city centre.
  • Take the M5 (Kromboom Parkway) towards Paarl.
  • Take the N1 towards Paarl, and again the N7 towards Malmesbury.
  • Follow the N7, R27 and R63 for 651 kilometres to reach Carnarvon.

From the SARAO Black River Park office, Cape Town

  • From the SARAO Office travel along Fir Street, and turn left into Link Road.
  • At the traffic light, turn right into Liesbeek Parkway/M57.
  • At the second set of traffic lights (under the bridge) turn left onto the M5 North towards the N1 (Paarl).
  • Take the N7, R27 and R63 for 651 kilometres to Carnarvon.

Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO)

General enquiries:
Tel:
+27 (12) 301-3100
Fax: +27 (12) 301-3300
Street address: Farm 502 JQ, Hartebeesthoek, Broederstroom Road, Hartebeesthoek, 1740
Postal Address: HartRAO, P.O.Box 443, Krugersdorp, 1740, South Africa
Website: http://www.hartrao.ac.za
E-mail: info@hartrao.ac.za

GPS coords: 25°53’23.9″S 27°41’08.9″E | Google Maps street view

From OR Tambo International Airport

  • Follow the R21 (North)
  • Use the left lane to take Exit 134 for the N1 highway towards Johannesburg.
  • Merge onto the N1.
  • Continue onto the N14 towards Krugersdorp.
  • Take Exit 309 for the R511 towards Sandton/Hartebeespoort.
  • Turn left onto the R511.
  • Turn left onto Koedoe Road.
  • Turn left onto the R114.
  • Turn left onto the R144/R511.
  • Turn left to stay on the R511.
  • Turn left onto Elias Motsoaledi Street/R104.
  • Continue onto the R512.
  • Turn left onto the R3.
  • Continue onto the R400 for 9 kilometres. HartRAO will be on your right.

From Lanseria International Airport 

  • Head Northwest on Airport Road towards Ashenti Road
  • Turn left onto Ashenti Road.
  • Use the right two lanes to turn tight onto the Pelindaba Road/R512.
  • Turn left onto the R512.
  • Turn left onto the R3.
  • Continue onto the R400 for 9 kilometres. HartRAO will be on your right.