Middelburg Karoo Eastern Cape South Africa

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  • @ 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.
  • Rock Art
    Rock art and fossils can be seen at some farm accommodation establishments in the area.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Erin Farmhouse & Cottages
    Erin Farmhouse & Cottages is a place of stoeps, sunsets, stars and silence where guests, whether stopping over on a trip to the coast or enjoying a farm stay, can appreciate true Karoo hospitality as well as fresh air, space and serenity. Your hosts, Trevor and Kathy will make every guests’ stay relaxed, enjoyable and memorable.
  • Warden House
    The house where the warden of the first prison stayed, is situated in Meintjies Street, the main street of town. A few years ago it housed the Local Tourism Information Office.
  • 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.
  • No. 6 on Church Self Catering
    No. 6 on Church is a cottage that was built in the mid-1800s, and in 2015 it was completely renovated to its current form as a self-catering unit. Where possible, the original woodwork was retained, giving rise to clean-cut modern accommodation with an old Karoo flavour.
  • 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.

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