Middelburg Karoo Eastern Cape South Africa

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  • Karel Theron Primary School
    The school, built in 1908, once was the biggest school in the Cape Province. It was named after Mr Kalie Theron who saw his school grow from a two-teacher primary school to a high school. For 35 years he was the principal.
  • Schoombeesklip
    This rock is the oldest landmark of the occupation by the first European inhabitants. This inscription reads: “Anno 170 ik ben die plaas heft aangeleyght A.G.S.B. uyt Denemark sprenghane als sant.” Andries Godliep Schoombee fled from Denmark after the supposed death of his brother whom he threw from the window of their double-storey house after a fight.
  • Warden House
    The house where the warden of the first prison stayed, is situated in Meintjies Street, the main street of town. A few years ago it housed the Local Tourism Information Office.
  • Grootfontein History
    Grootfontein, once a former British Military Peace Camp, offers various historical sites to see. At the Grootfontein Agricultural Institute, you can still find some of their graveyards dating back to the British history of Grootfontein.
  • Burger Monument
    This graceful obelisk was erected in 1929 to honour the memory of 19 Burghers who fell during the Anglo Boer War. Can be seen in the Mayor’s Garden. Mayor’s Garden, Meintjies Street.
  • Transkaroo Adventures
    Since 1993 Transkaroo Adventures have offered tourists and youth groups a unique opportunity to experience the most breathtaking and surprising scenes in the Upper Karoo.
  • Aloes Guest House
    Aloes Guest House is a luxury, upmarket guesthouse in the Karoo Heartland town of Middelburg. Situated on the N9/N10, halfway between Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg, and Johannesburg and the Garden Route/Cape Town, this makes it the ideal stopover.The guesthouse offers a variety of accommodation. The Guest House offers en-suite rooms that have been exquisitely furnished. The garden is spacious with braai & swimming facilities.
  • Gereformeerde Kerk (Reformed Church)
    Ds Dirk Postma founded this congregation at Grootfontein in 1860. The church building was finished in 1862, and is the oldest “Gereformeerde Kerk” building in South Africa. In 1979 is wat declared a national monument. The building is still in use to this day.
  • Bird Watching
    Birdlife can be enjoyed on any farm in the Middelburg district. You can also take a stroll just outside Middelburg, to the Ouberg koppie, and enjoy the view, with birding surrounding you.
  • Carlton Heights
    Carlton Heights is situated in the scenic surroundings of the Eastern Cape, South of Colesberg and 25km North of Middelburg, 1,5 km from the national highway on the N9/N10 towards Port Elizabeth.
  • No. 6 on Church Self Catering
    No. 6 on Church is a cottage that was built in the mid-1800s, and in 2015 it was completely renovated to its current form as a self-catering unit. Where possible, the original woodwork was retained, giving rise to clean-cut modern accommodation with an old Karoo flavour.
  • Hillston Farm Stay
    There is something magical about the vast semi-desert region known simply as the Karoo. At Hillston Farm you'll experience South African hospitality with a difference - farm style with a touch of class.

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