Kloof Rus lies tucked away in a scenic valley in Kromdraai in the Cradle of Humankind and is located only 20 minutes North West of Johannesburg and only 30 minutes from Pretoria.

Only astronomers will keep the night company as they set up on a piece of heaven to gaze deeper heavenward. Searching the magic and wonders of the night. The West Rand Astronomy club star gazing evening starts just before sunset, to allow the setup of telescopes, and ends late.

New members are welcome. There are braai facilities and fire will be provided. Bring your own meat and salads, drinks (please limit the alcohol), cutlery, crockery and a chair.

Please see the https://wrac.org.za/ website landing page for a pdf copy of the star party etiquette.


If weather looks suspect, please check the WRAC WhatsApp group from 3:15pm on the Saturday to confirm if stargazing is still on. In the winter it can get VERY cold.

The address is: Portion 51 , Rietfontien 522, Krugersdorp, Gauteng 1740

GPS Coordinates:   Entrance:  25°58’44.0″S 27°48’28.0″E             Site: 25°58’59.0″S  27°48’23.0″E


The turn off is directly opposite Brookwood trout farm. Beware of road going up to the site as it is a gravel road. Follow the most used road.

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