Middelburg Karoo Eastern Cape South Africa

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Steam Roller
    The steam roller was bought in 1938 to build streets and to prepare a few streets for tarring. A skillful operator would be able to operate this roller as it is in a perfect condition.
  • Desert Inn Guest House
    Desert Inn Guest House is an elegant and tranquil guest house located in the centre of town in Middelburg. At Desert Inn Guest House, our aim is to make guests feel at home. Middelburg lies in the middle of Karoo, surrounded by mountains, and is halfway between Port Elizabeth and Bloemfontein as well as Johannesburg and Cape Town, making it an ideal stopover location.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Karoo Ouberg Guest Lodge
    In the Oasis of the Karoo Heartland is this 3 Star country executive lodge situated in Middelburg. It is the perfect stopover midway between Johannesburg and the Garden Route. All the rooms have en-suite bathrooms, DStv and tea and coffee facilities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.

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