Middelburg lies in the middle of its surrounding towns, approximately 100 km from all. Surrounded by Graaff-Reinet, Cradock, Steynsburg, Colesberg, Richmond & Hanover, it is no secret as to where the name "Middelburg" came from.
Middelburg is halfway between Johannesberg & Cape Town, as well as between Bloemfontein & Port Elizabeth. The R56 route serves as a gateway between the Western Cape && Kwazulu-Natal Provinces. It is the shortest route between these provinces.
The R56 route begins at Middelburg and ends at Kokstad. Towns that you’ll past through, are Steynsburg, Molteno, Dordrecht, Ugie, Elliot, Maclear and Matatiele.
31.5° S 25.0° E ( -31.479999, 25.030001
-31° 28' 48.00", +25° 1' 48.00"