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.

Johannesburg Office

General enquiries: enquiries@ska.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0)11 442 2434
Fax: +27 (0)11 442 2454
Street address: 17 Baker St, Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa
Postal address: PO Box 522940, Saxonwold, 2132

Google Maps street view

From OR Tambo International Airport

  • Upon exiting the airport, keep to the right, following the signs for the R24 / Johannesburg. This road joins the highway.
  • Continue straight on the R24 (N3) / Johannesburg.
  • Nine kilometres after leaving the airport, move into the centre right lane.
  • You will then merge with the N3 highway.
  • Follow the signs for the N3 / N1 / Pretoria. Take the fork to the right.
  • Immediately after this fork, turn left on to the interchange, and continue following the N3 / N1 / Pretoria signs.
  • Take the first off ramp to Linksfield Road.
  • At the traffic light, turn right into Linksfield Road.
  • At the second set of traffic lights, turn right into Club Road.
  • Continue along this road, passing through two traffic circles and eight sets of traffic lights. (The road changes names a number of times, becoming Swemmer Road, Avon Avenue, Northfield Avenue, Atholl Avenue and Woodyatt Avenue respectively)
  • After passing the Huddle Park Golf Course on your left-hand side, you will cross over Modderfontein Road.
  • Continue along Atholl Avenue, crossing over Louis Botha Avenue.
  • When you reach a T-junction, turn right into Pretoria Road.
  • Pretoria Road becomes Glenhove Road.
  • Continue along Glenhove Road, crossing over the highway.
  • Cross over Oxford Road (MacDonald’s on your right)
  • After intersection with Oxford Road, Glenhove now becomes Bolton Avenue. Stay in the right hand lane.
  • Turn right off Bolton Road into Sturdee Avenue and then first right into Baker Street. Make sure when you turn right into Baker Street that you move into the left most lane.
  • Our building is on left hand side of Baker Street and has no name, but look our for Blend Property signage. Our building is located on Baker Street between Sturdee and Bath Avenues.

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.