Middelburg Karoo Eastern Cape South Africa

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  • Town Graveyards
    Two, the old and new graveyards. Old: van Reenen Street New: Turn down in Church Street, follow the road around the old railway station building, and you’ll find it on your left hand side.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • My Home Your Home Guest House
    All rooms en-suite bathrooms and secure parking,bed and breakfast or self-catering.
  • Persies Grave
    The childless couple adopted a sheep into their home, raised it as their child. When “Persie” died, he was buried between them in the Middelburg town cemetery. Grave nr 463. GPS: S 31º30’02.1” E 25º01’10.4”
  • Karoo Country Inn
    The ideal overnight stop for those travelling to Johannesburg from Durban, Port Elizabeth, the Garden Route and Cape Town. Built in 1853, this is a beautifully restored Cape Victorian hotel. We are a full-service hotel with 23 air-conditioned rooms. We also have secure parking and cater for conferences.
  • Mount Melsetter Karoo House
    Mount Melsetter provides a superb venue to break away from the pressures of your normal day to day living. The Karoo House lies under the gaze of Mount Melsetter itself, which rises to just over 5000 feet, a landmark looming large over the surrounding Karoo, due east of Middelburg.
  • Welvanpas Guestfarm
    Enjoy a true Karoo farm experience while staying in a tranquil environment. This beautiful old farm house is surrounded by the beauty of mountains and huge trees. If you are looking for a safe, quiet place to stay over, this is the ideal facility.
  • P W Vorster Museum
    The PW Vorster museum at the Grootfontein Agricultural Institute is housed in the original farm dwelling, erected in 1827. Collection consists of Anglo Boer War artifacts and ‘n Post War collection as well as a large collection of farm implements. The Van de Walt family collections are also housed here. On Grootfontein are several post war and farm cemeteries.
  • Old Waterpump
    Queen Victoria gave this gift to the town in 1887 when she had reigned for 50 years. The Victoria- and Jubilee Streets have been named then. The water pump can be seen in the Mayor’s Garden.
  • British Officer’s Mess
    Many old students know the Officer’s Mess, situated on the grounds of the Grootfontein College of Agriculture as a former hostel named House Karoo. The mess dates from the Anglo Boer War period (1903 – 1910) and was one of many corrugated iron-and-wood structures that belonged to a vast British Military encampment on the farm, Grootfontein. Both its façade and ground plan closely resemble two other famous old Officer’s Messes; viz The Wynberg Officer’s Mess and the Jan Smut’s House, Doornkloof, Irene.
  • 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.

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    Performing at the John Rupert Theatre
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