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As part of Mpumalanga Province in South Africa, Middelburg is an important depot for tourists who plan on visiting the Escarpment and other natural sites. As the town is found relatively close to Johannesburg, the most practical means of getting here as well as getting around is by car hire in Middelburg.
Tourists visit the region in order to see sites in Kruger National Park as well as in the Sudwala Caves area. The region also has excellent facilities for white-water rafting and rock climbing. Other prominent sites are the African silk farm and the coffee plantation at Graskop.
With cheap car hire in Middelburg, it's easy to visit these and other sites freely without hassling with public transportation time tables. Several important motorways converge on the area and are regularly travelled by tourists and locals, alike. The most important of these is H4, which passes south of town and provides direct access to Kruger National Park (about 3 hours' drive).
A major artery in and out of Middelburg is the railway. The main terminal is in the city centre near the intersection of Meyer and Cowen Ntuli streets. Just head one block south of the intersection to the roundabout in where passengers connect with trains bound for Johannesburg and other major South African cities.
Car rental in Middelburg also makes it easy to get to and from the international gateway, which is about 90 miles west via the N12. The airport is busy in all seasons, but numbers peak from December to January during the South African summer. Driving time to Middelburg is 1 hour, 30 minutes.