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Facilities & Attractions

Celtis Country Lodge has one of the finest locations in Middelburg, without any traffic and other noise.  We aim to provide you comfort and relaxation from the moment  you enter our magnificent Lodge.   We strive to cater for all your needs.  Our facilities and services includes:

  • Celtis on-premises Restaurant
  • Conference Facility
  • Garden with outdoor tables
  • Enclosed  Swimming Pool
  • Internet & Fax
  • Laundry Service
  • Air conditioning
  • DSTV
  • Electric Blankets
  • Hospitality Tray
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Child friendly premises
  • Trampoline
  • Playroom
  • Credit Card

Attractions in MiddleburgAdventures:

For the more adventurous, we can book you a day trip in a radius of ±70km of Middelburg one of the following:'

  • Hiking Trails
  • 4 x 4
  • River Rafting
  • Fossil & Stone Art
  • Hunting


  • Valley of Designation ± 100km
  • Mountain Zebra National Park ±70km
  • Owl House ±80km
  • Table Mountain Middelburg
  • Renosterberg
  • Grootfontein Agricultural Colledge
  • Nieu Bethesda ±80km
  • Sneeuberg Crafts
  • GDE Leather
  • Umsobomvu Mohair Weavers

To Know:

The following Auctions and Symposiums are hosted in Middelburg:

  • Geelbek Elite Merino Auctions - January & July
  • Oos Kaap Merino Klub Veiling - January & September
  • Lente Merino Ram Veiling - September
  • Oorlogspoort fynwol Merinos - September
  • Grootfontein Merino Ram Veiling - September
  • Grootfontein Dohne Merino Ram Veiling - Maart
  • Grootfontein host its second annual Small Stock Scientific Symposium in Septmber 2011

Middelburg is known for Grootfontein Agricultural Colledge:

Grootfontein Agricultural Colledge

The Grootfontein Agricultural Development Institute is rich in history and is situated about 5km outside the Karoo Town of Middelburg, Eastern Cape. On its premises it also hosts a section of the Eastern Cape Province Veterinary Services, Agricultural Research Council Fleece Testing Centre and the Director Technical Services from the Department of Agriculture Northern Cape dealing with Soil Conservation.  In 2001 The College was evaluated by the HEQC (Higher Education Quality Committee).   This means that students who attain their certificates and diplomas, may further their qualifications (e.g.| B.Tech), including degrees at certain Technikons.

Grootfontein's history goes back to 1903 when the British department of War purchased certain portions of the farms Grootfontein, Leeufontein, Bultfontein and De Poort for the purpose of establishing a military camp and training centre for British troops.

These are a few that can be visited today:

The Officers' Mess

House Karoo was erected in 1903 as a mess for officers serving in the British garrison stationed at Grootfontein till 1910. Hereafter it served as a hostel for hundreds of Grootfontein Students.


It was the first decent farmhouse at Grootfontein that was erected by Nicolaas van der Walt in 1827. Currently its the Weit's the PW Vorster cultural/historical/military museum.