Middelburg Karoo Eastern Cape South Africa

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  • 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.
  • British Military Pumping Station
    The pumping station was erected in about 1904 by the British troops that were stationed at Grootfontein. Its site is the marshland from which the actual “Groote Fontein” springs.
  • 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.
  • Oukor Overnight Rooms
    Oukor Overnight Accommodation offers comfortable accommodation in the busy town of Middelburg. The facility offers backpacker rooms and six apartments with self-catering facilities.
  • My Home Your Home Guest House
    All rooms en-suite bathrooms and secure parking,bed and breakfast or self-catering.
  • 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.
  • Market Square
    The market square was encircled by Murray-, Market-, Van Reenen- and Loop Streets. On the Outspan, originated the Dutch Reformed Church, Gereformeerde Kerk, Methodist Church and the Town Hall. Today, part of it is known as the Mayor’s Garden. The Old Waterpump, Burger Monument, Steam Roller and Wall of Remembrance can all be found in the Mayor’s Garden.
  • Graveyard of Farm Driefontein
    Follow the road past the caravan park (Hill Street) to the first graveyard behind Ouberg Hill where the first inhabitants of Driefontein, on which Middelburg was founded, lay buried.
  • VCA Hall
    It was built as a home for Lord French, by Lord Kitchener’s Master builder during the 1899 – 1902 Anglo Boer War. When the war was drawing towards its end, many local residents felt that the ex-volunteers should be welcomed back home and some form of memorial to be instituted for those who did not return. Full story when you click on VCA Hall.
  • Sneeuberg Mountain Range
    The Sneeuberg range to the south of Middelburg, were a haven for the San where they hunted and gathered plants, bulbs and fruit for food much as prehistoric man did. During winter months, snow can be seen on the mountains, and the Lootsberg Pass becomes a spectacular winter landscape.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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