Middelburg

Big Sky Karoo
History of Middelburg

Surrounded by mountains in the heart of the Great Karoo, Middelburg is unique, yet similar to the average Karoo town.

The area is recognised for its herbal plant life that grows naturally in the fields, and is also one of the few and best places in the world where fossil life has been discovered as well as San Rock Art in caves from the first known human inhabitants, the San Bushmen.

What to do in Middelburg

Scenic beauty is the town’s main asset, with open spaces, Karoo sunsets, star gazing, fresh air and snow-capped mountains during the winter months. It is also home to the popular “Run the Karoo” and “Ride the Karoo” events, and is a popular destination for history enthusiasts of the Anglo-Boer War.

Where to Stay

To ensure that you get the full Middelburg experience, choose a farm stay. Not only is this a fantastic break from the bustle but the Karoo’s Big Sky literally sparkles at night and, while each farm is different, expect superb local cuisine, the best stories and possibly rock art and fossils too. 

Hillston Farm

Hillston Farm is a working farm in the Middelburg district situated in ...

Karoo River Rafting and Cabins

Set in the stunning surroundings of the Karoo, this perfect farm get-away ...

Thornsprings Farm

Beneath the branches of the sweeping willows, the expansive reach of the ...

Erin Farmhouse & Cottages

Located in the eastern Karoo near Middleburg, Erin Farmhouse and Cottages offers ...

Karoo Ridge

Karoo Ridge Conservancy is an eco-rangeland where we restore and conserve our ...

Transkaroo Adventures

Since 1993 Transkaroo Adventures have offered tourists and youth groups a unique ...

Explore the town

Scenic beauty is the town’s main asset, with open spaces, Karoo sunsets, star gazing, fresh air and snow-capped mountains during the winter months.

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