Middelburg (including Botshabelo)

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A Guide to AccommodationActivitiesRestaurants and Businesses in Middelburg, South Africa


Originally named Nasareth in 1846, Middelburg is a large farming and industrial town situated in the Cultural Heartlands region of Mpumalanga.  Renamed Middelburg in 1872, the town is perfectly located between Pretoria and Lydenburg.  Due to its close proximity to the Kruger National ParkMiddelburg is popular as a stopover for visitors to the Park as well as an alternative accommodation option to the Park in season.




There are a number of interesting activities to do in Middelburg which include hiking trails, a native Ndebele tourist village and the chance to visit the beautiful 1890 Dutch Reformed Church.  The Kees Taljaard Park Stadium regularly hosts rugby matches and a number of local festivals and events.  The Middelburg Dam plays host to the annual Middelburg Mile swimming event.


If you're looking for a great place to eat in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, you'll be spoilt for choice! The town offers a variety of restaurants and eateries to suit all tastes. From traditional South African cuisine at the local pubs and grills to international flavours at popular chain restaurants, there's something to satisfy everyone's appetite.


Middelburg has a thriving business community and provides a wide range of goods and services to its residents as well as surrounding communities.

Please see the business directory for more information.

Read about the "Top 10 places to visit in Mpumalanga" as well as many other interesting articles in our article section.


Top 10 Budget-Friendly Family Activities in Middelburg, Mpumalanga

  • Picnic at Kruger Dam: Pack a picnic basket and head to Kruger Dam for a relaxing day by the water. Enjoy stunning views of the surrounding landscape while indulging in some family bonding time. Don't forget to bring along your camera to capture memorable moments against the picturesque backdrop.


  • Hiking in Loskop Nature Reserve: Explore the natural beauty of Loskop Nature Reserve through its scenic hiking trails. Discover indigenous flora and fauna as you traverse through rugged terrain. This activity not only promotes physical fitness but also offers opportunities for educational experiences in nature.


  • Visit Middelburg Mall: Take a leisurely stroll through Middelburg Mall, where you can window shop or hunt for bargains. Let the kids roam around in the play area while you enjoy a cup of coffee or browse through the various shops. It's a budget-friendly way to spend a few hours indoors.


  • Explore Middelburg Botanical Garden: Immerse yourself in the tranquility of Middelburg Botanical Garden. Wander through lush greenery and admire the diverse plant species on display. This serene oasis provides a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, perfect for a family outing.


  • Cycling along Middelburg's Bike Trails: Rent bicycles and explore Middelburg's bike trails as a family. Pedal your way through scenic routes while soaking in the beauty of the surrounding landscape. It's a fun and eco-friendly way to explore the town together.


  • Discover Local History at Middelburg Museum: Delve into the rich history of Middelburg at the local museum. Learn about the town's heritage through interactive exhibits and displays. This educational outing offers valuable insights into the cultural identity of the area.


  • Family-friendly Fishing at Witbank Dam: Spend a day fishing at Witbank Dam, where the whole family can try their hand at catching freshwater fish. Enjoy quality time together while surrounded by the peaceful ambiance of the dam. Don't forget to bring your fishing gear and bait!


  • Picnic and Play at Civic Park: Civic Park offers ample space for picnics and outdoor activities. Let the kids run wild on the playground while you relax under the shade of a tree. It's a simple yet enjoyable way to spend quality time together as a family.


  • Birdwatching at Middelburg Nature Reserve: Grab your binoculars and embark on a birdwatching adventure at Middelburg Nature Reserve. Spot various bird species in their natural habitat as you explore the reserve's diverse ecosystems. It's a fascinating activity that promotes appreciation for wildlife.


  • Explore Middelburg Farmers' Market: Discover the vibrant atmosphere of Middelburg Farmers' Market, where you can sample local produce and artisanal goods. Stroll through the stalls, engage with local vendors, and treat your taste buds to delicious snacks and treats. It's a fantastic way to support the community while experiencing the flavors of the region.


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