|• Total||1.84 km2 (0.71 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||95.9%|
|First languages (2011)|
|• Sign language||1.0%|
|Postal code (street)||5685|
|Area code||+27 (0)46|
Middledrift (also Middeldrift or Middeldrif) is a small town located 90 kilometres (60 mi) north-west of East London in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It is situated in Nkonkobe Municipality in Amathole District in an area that was formerly part of the Ciskei.
Town on the Keiskamma River, 45km west-north-west of King William's Town and 16km east-south-east of Alice. It was founded in 1853 and laid out in 1882. At first known as Beaconsfield, it was renamed after its situation at a ford (Dutch drift) between two others.
- "Main Place Middledrift". Census 2011.
- "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 309.