Middelburg is a town of 19,000 people (2011) in the Eastern Cape.
Middelburg was founded in 1852 halfway between the towns of Graaff-Reinet and Colesberg. The city sits at an altitude of 1279 m in the Great Karoo. One focus in agriculture is sheep breeding; a special breed here is the Dorper sheep. There are also some ostrich farms. Some farms have specialized in keeping game for hunting.
Middelburg lies approximately 100 km from Graaff-Reinet, Cradock, Steynsburg, Colesberg, Richmond & Hanover.
Take the N9 from Colesberg. The N9 and the N10 cross near Middelburg.
The R56, the shortest route between the Northern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, ends at Middelburg.
- Grootfontein Agricultural Development Institute. Outside of Middelburg, in addition to a museum, there is a herbarium with over 1000 plant species.
There's a Saddlers and at least one more proper a la carte restaurant.
Oucor has converted retail space into modern rooms for travelers staying over for the night.
Continue with the N9 to Graaff-Reinet.