South 23. 16. 50 – East 16. 07. 50 - Height 1.280 Meter above sea level
... have you ever had the opportunity to observe the globular cluster Omega Centauri or the cratered surface of the moon through one of the most famous amateur telescopes in the world - the 5 inch ZEISS APQ refractor?

At the Rooisand Observatory you have the opportunity to do just that! And, to top it all, under a brilliant and completely dark night sky - near the Gamsberg Pass at an altitude of 1.280 meter above sea level!

Since August 2013 Rooisand Lodge owns one of the biggest and most contemporary telescope combinations available for public viewing in Namibia - mounted in a 3.2 meter astronomical dome.

Rooisand guests are welcome to book a guided star gazing tour during their stay at the lodge. Enquiries can be directed to

Don´t miss this unique experience!