Middelburg Karoo Eastern Cape South Africa

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  • 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.
  • Chair Monument
    This monument at Ouberg Hill, just outside Middelburg on the Richmond road, marks the spot where two commandants, Lötter and Wolfaardt were executed, during the Anglo Boer War, in 1901.
  • Wall of Remembrance
    The wall honors the memory of all who fell during the Two World wars and the Bush war in Namibia. The names are engraved on bronze plaques and fixed to the wall.
  • Carochalet Campsite
    During your stay you are our guest and the reason for what we are putting our efforts in. We love what we are doing. Therefore, make yourself at home and enjoy your stay. We invite you to bring anything that is not to your taste to our attention. We learn by experience and if you can help us, please do so. Our logo says “Our target is – your SMILE” and we hope if you smile you are happy.
  • Anglican Church
    The St Barnabas Church, a historical building is still in use for weekly sermons. It is build with stone, and the original bell can still be viewed in the garden.
  • Lormar Horse Breeding in Middelburg
    “Piet van der Merwe is ‘n bekende in perdekringe en ‘n bekende teler van gewone Arabierperde, asook Anglo Arabiere. Die perde word op die veld groot, en nadat hulle gevang word, spesifiek geleer as uithourit-perde. Hierdie Arabiere word uitgevoer na die Midde-Ooste, na Dubai, Qatar en Bahrain. Arabiere is tussen 6 en 7 jaar oud wanneer hulle uitgevoer word. Die veld in hierdie gebied is baie geskik vir perde, aangesien dit reik is aan minerale wat die bene hard en sterk maak. Piet het al op die plaas ‘n wêreld kampioen geteël, wat in 2005 die wêreldkampioenskap uithourit in Bahrain gewen het, die enigste teler in Suid-Afrika wat dit nog kon bereik. Jaarliks bied Piet ook twee groot uithouritte op sy plaas aan, waar tot 103 perde al aan een uithourit deelgeneem het.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Middelburg 3 Memorial
    Erected in memory of three Middelburg rebels who died during their rebellion against the re-location to a new township and housing scheme.
  • 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.
  • Karoo Mighty Men Conference
    Die gemeenskap is waarom alles draai. Ons is ‘n gehegde gemeenskap, ken almal en werk altyd saam aan projekte. Die plaaslike munisipaliteit geniet baie steun van die gemeenskap, en is behulpsaam met projekte om die dorp skoon en misdaadvry te hou. Een voorbeeld van samewerking is die Interkerklike Karoo Migthy Men wat jaarliks hier aangebied word. Dis die enigste Mighty Men Konferensie in die Karoo. Jaarliks lok dit ongeveer 3000 tot 4000 manne. Alle kerke werk saam, om van hierdie geleentheid ‘n sukses te maak.

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