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Surrounded by mountains in the heart of the Great Karoo, Middelburg is unique, yet similar to the average Karoo town.
The area is recognised for its herbal plant life that grows naturally in the fields, and is also one of the few, and best, places in the world where fossil life has been discovered as well as San Rock Art in caves from the first known human inhabitants, the San Bushmen.
Scenic beauty is the town's main asset, with Open Spaces, Karoo Sunsets, Star Gazing, Fresh Air and Snow-capped Mountains during the winter months.
The area is recognised for its herbal plant life that grows naturally in the fields, and is also one of the few, and best, places in the world where fossil life have been discovered as well as San Rock Art in caves from the first known human inhabitants, the San Bushmen.
Accommodation is available in a good quality Hotel, Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfast's, Self-catering Units, Farms Stays, Caravan and Camping park.
The town offers a wide variety of sport to the community, and quality sport grounds are available. Soccer, rugby, netball, tennis, golf, bowls are just a few, and many more can be practised.
A site for Middelburg was chosen, as its name implies, in the very centre of a circle of other platteland towns, thus providing a hub for the secular and spiritual life of a pioneer farming community which was, till then, very far from anywhere.
Karoo means "Land of Thirst", and most parts of the Karoo are arid, with rugged rock formations and hardy Karoo veld. Plains stretch to the horizon, broken only by "Karoo blue" mountains in the distance of the occasional emerald splash of a sheep farm homestead garden. But, the Karoo is not all dry. There are well-wooded and green regions and oases of colour.
Whether you are looking for a quiet, romantic atmosphere or a family restaurant, you’ll find it in Middelburg.
Karoo hospitality and friendliness are legendary.
Enjoy the succulent Karoo lamb and mutton, which you’ll never find somewhere else. Biltong and venison are exceptional.
Taken a sunset ride on a donkey cart, with a cocktail in you hand, forgetting about time . . .
Seen Table Mountain in the Karoo . . .
Seen a library made of stone . . .
Played night golf . . .
Wondered where the name "Rhenosterberg" came from . . .
Middelburg is situated on the main route between Port Elizabeth and the Northern interior. It is therefore easily and economically accessible by both road and rail, as well as within easy reach of the harbours of Port Elizabeth and East London. Middelburg also offers the following infrastructure to assist businessmen to communicate and trade freely with the rest of South Africa:
Middelburg has a rich cultural background, which includes various groups.
Dating back to the where it all began, the British influence plays a huge role in the history of the town, and especially the agricultural college, Grootfontein.
Are you looking for something to do, or some new event to try out? This is the place to look . . .
The calendar of events consist of all detail regarding organisations, associations, sport clubs, schools and churches.
For any type of function, there will be a venue available to suite your needs. From weddings, meetings, morning-tea’s or even a function, with a guest speaker or star performing; it can be all catered for.