About Middelburg, Eastern Cape

Middelburg is situated in Karoo Heartland, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

Eastern Cape DestinationsMiddelburg, Karoo Heartland

Lying in the middle of the Karoo, surrounded by mountains in an area recognised for its prolific and naturally occurring herbal plant life, San rock art and a scenic beauty beyond description, Middelburg is and isnít like other Karoo towns.

In a way that is very much like other towns, Middelburg leaves its doors standing wide open and neighbours stroll in without an invitation. The skies are filled with stars at night, but, despite the fact that this is the middle of the Karoo, Middelburg differs from other towns because it has had so few water restrictions, due in large part to the surrounding waterfalls and streams that provide the town with its water.

The town probably gets its name from its geography - it not only lies halfway between Port Elizabeth and Bloemfontein, but halfway between Johannesburg and Cape Town as well. As such it serves as a stopover for many a traveller en route to somewhere. The town is seeped in Anglo Boer War history and in close proximity to Market Square stands the Dutch Reformed Church, the Methodist Church and the town hall.

Just outside Middelburg lies the Karoo National Park, probably one of the main attractions to this part of the world and a wonderful example of how life has adapted to survive harsh weather conditions. Surrounded by the Nuweveld Mountains, the park is home to black rhino and buffalo, the Cape mountain zebra and over 20 breeding pairs of black eagle. There are some wonderful examples of succulent plants and small reptiles as well, and a bird hide that is worth an early morning and evening visit.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Middelburg

Erin Farmhouse & Cottages

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering

Erin Farmhouse & Cottages

Erin Farmhouse, located just off the N9 and 10km south of Middelburg is a place of stoeps, sunsets, stars and silence ... more

Celtis Country Lodge

Guest House / Self Catering

Celtis Country Lodge

Celtis Country Lodge is a luxury, upmarket guesthouse in the Karoo Heartland town of Middelburg. Celtis Country Lodge is ... more

Hillston Farm

Guest House / Self Catering

Hillston Farm

Hillston Farm is an AA Highly Recommended Karoo farm providing accommodation either in a quaint ironstone cottage, built ... more

Reviews of Middelburg

We love Middelberg! It's so pretty and laid back, we really felt at home. Everywhere we looked was the beauty of the Karoo and we can't wait to get back...

Robyn, Mossel Bay

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