Middelburg Karoo Eastern Cape South Africa

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Asemskep Self-catering Farm Guest House
    Asemskep offers peaceful accommodation in the Karoo, on a working farm with wide-open spaces and fresh air. There is a beautiful old farmhouse available, surrounded by lush vegetation. The large garden is ideal for kids to play in, with views over the fields and the mountains.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rock Art
    Rock art and fossils can be seen at some farm accommodation establishments in the area.
  • 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.
  • @ Schoombie Karoo Accommodation
    @Schoombee is a self catering farmhouse located just off the R56 between Middelburg and Steynsburg in the Karoo halfway between: Johannesburg and Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth, Durban and Cape Town / Cape South Coast. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the Karoo veld while experiencing the wonders of nature.
  • Hillston Farm Stay
    There is something magical about the vast semi-desert region known simply as the Karoo. At Hillston Farm you'll experience South African hospitality with a difference - farm style with a touch of class.

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