BE HUMAN MIDDELWATER FARM
Middelwater Farm is situated just off the N1 on the R30 Brandfort Road (GPS coordinates, -28.914278, 26.326005), approximately 30km outside of Bloemfontein. Jacques and Marica Strydom bought the farm in November 2017, with the vision of sharing this farm and farm life with Bloemfonteiners and people passing by.
There are many components that make up Middelwater Farm:
MIDDELWATER FARM HOTEL
The Middelwater Farm Hotel is situated on the farm and has 3 luxury rooms available, each with the most beautiful views, but still also a short drive from Bloemfontein. Breakfast is included in the accommodation rate. Lunch and dinner are optional extras and are available on request. The stunning kitchen area in the hotel can be used to host cooking demos. There is also a private self-catering unit that sleeps 4 people sharing one bathroom.
Middelwater Farm Hotel has won a 2019 Certificate of Excellence award from Afristay. This award was based on Middelwater Farm Hotel achieving Gold Prestige Status. The hotel was also awarded in the 2020 Booking.com Traveller Review Awards with an average of 9.5.
BE HUMAN FAMILY MARKET
The Be Human Family Market is hosted on Saturdays. At this market people can enjoy mouth-watering food stalls with freshly baked goods, a craft beer bar, gin on tap, coffee from Bloemfontein Coffee Roasting Co and live entertainment. Stalls are open from 09h00 until 16h00 and there are plenty of activities available. A R10 entrance fee is payable and although the bar and the Be Human Farm Deli have card facilities, the food stalls and additional activities do not have card facilities and therefore we advise people to take cash with.
A buffet lunch is hosted every Sunday between 11h30 – 15h00. The Be Human Farm Deli and bar will also be open during this time. The Human Express will also be running, to keep the kiddies busy. To book please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 072 190 0112.
BE HUMAN FARM DELI
The Farm Deli sells a range of products such as canned fruit, olives and olive oil, salad dressings, chutney, jams, traditional farm butter, cheese, pastes, cordials, sweets and spices. A deli is never complete without a range of baked goods such as biscuits, rusks, fruitcake, koeksisters, homemade bread and other baked goods. There is also frozen meals, alcoholic ice-cream and for the meat lovers fresh cut meats that includes prestigious Wagyu steaks.
The Farm Deli also sells products and items from Jacobus Silwer’s latest exhibition “Forest Cathedral – Hymns of the trees” that are exclusively printed for Be Human. The catalogue is available on our website.
KOFFIE’s BIKER’s DEN
The Koffie’s Biker’s Den is open Mondays to Saturdays from 08h00 to late.
A fully serviced bar is available. Craft beer and gin on tap is also available.
There is plenty of safe parking as well as a bike park.
ANIMAL FARM HOTEL
There is an Animal Farm Hotel where children can learn more about animals such as donkeys, ponies, chickens, pigs, sheep etc. They are also able to get up close to them. Kiddies can also feed the farm animals, and food packages are available at R25 per packet.
Kiddies can enjoy tractor rides. A tractor ride is R25 per kid.
There are plenty of jungle gyms for children to play on
SANDPIT & SPLASH POOL
There is a sandpit and splash pool for the children to play in.
TRAMPOLINE AND JUMPING CASTLE
There is a trampoline and jumping castle for children to play on.
KIDDIES QUAD BIKE TRAIL
There is a quad bike trail for kiddies. It is R15 per round.
Kiddies can enjoy a trip on the Human Express. This cost R30 per child for a 10minute ride.
GAME DRIVES AND PREDATOR TOURS
There are regular game drives on the farm where people are able to view a wide variety of wild animals and predators, such as Buffalo, Oryx, Springboks, Giraffes, Zebras, Ostriches, Lions, Hyenas, Leopards and many more up close. Our vehicle can accommodate 10 people per tour, and prior bookings are encouraged. Game drives cost R180 per adult, R70 per kid under 10 and children under the age of 4 is free.
ADULT QUAD BIKES
Adults can go on a quad bike ride through Middelwater Farm. A quad bike ride is R250 per person for a 45min ride, starting at 09h00 on Saturdays, and continuing every hour thereafter, with the last trip leaving at 15h00.
TRAILS & MTB ROUTES
Check out the What’s On Diary on our website for official race days. On any other day you are more than welcome to practice for a 5km, 7km or 10km veldrun/trail run or MTB rides or to use it as a venue for your outdoor event.
Be Human – Middelwater Farm has built a permanent obstacle course on the farm which has been completed by Free State OCR Representatives.
The obstacles are divided into 3 categories:
Distance: Approximately 4 km
Suggested age: 12 years. Kids under 12 must run with an adult or caretaker who can assist them on the course and over the obstacles.
Number of obstacles: 14 built obstacles
Running fitness: We suggest that competitors must be able to walk or jog at least 5 km on a tar road or trail route.
Skill level required: Only a basic skill level is needed to complete this course.
Activities required: Walking, Climbing, Balancing, Gliding and Scaling.
Distance: Approximately 6 km
Suggested age: 14 years. Kids under 14 must run with an adult or caretaker who can assist them on the course and over the obstacles.
Number of obstacles: 22 built obstacles
Running fitness: We suggest that competitors must be able to jog an 8km road or trail route comfortably.
Skill level required: An intermediate skill level will be required as the competitors will hang from their own body weight at least once during the course.
Activities required: Running, Climbing, Balancing, Hanging, Gliding and Scaling.
Distance: Approximately 8 km
Suggested age: 16. Kids under 16 must run with an adult or caretaker who can assist them on the course and over the obstacles.
Number of obstacles: 20 built obstacles
Running fitness: We suggest that competitors must be able to jog 10 km comfortably on road or on a trail.
Skill level required: An Intermediate to high skill level is required as competitors’ grip strength will be tested during the course.
Activities required: Running, Climbing, Balancing, Hanging, Gliding, Scaling, Swinging, Pulling and Carrying.
Check out the What’s On Diary on our website for official race days. On any other day you are more than welcome to practice for obstacle course races or to use it as a venue for your outdoor event.
Our farm style conference venue is easily accessible and ideal for small meetings, company training sessions and corporate events. We can accommodate up to 50 delegates cinema style and have the added benefit of accommodation and team building facilities.
OUR CONFERENCE VENUE OFFERS:
Tables and Chairs
Projector and screen
Whiteboard with markers
SEATING CONFIGURATIONS & CAPCITY:
Class Room Style 32 pax
Cinema Style 50 pax
Board Room Style 24 pax
U Shape Style 26 pax
For more information on our packages and teambuilding activities we offer, visit our website, www.be-human.co.za.
The function venue is available for birthday parties, corporate functions, weddings, hen parties and bachelorette parties. The venue can seat 120 people around tables and is complete with a built in bar. There are different packages available, so should you be interested, please contact us for the package options.
There is a chapel for use, should a couple prefer to be married in a chapel instead of outdoors. The chapel can also be used to host Sunday services for special occasions. The chapel can seat 120 people.
The food court is the venue for our weekly Be Human Family Market, hosted on Saturdays. It has a built in stage, equipped with a sound system and can seat up to 480 people around tables. The food court can also be used for functions. There are different packages available, so should you be interested, please contact us for the package options.
We have facilities to host kiddies’ birthday parties. We offer the use of the Animal Farm Hotel, the splash pool, sandpit, jungle gyms, trampoline and jumping castle. There are different packages available, so should you be interested, please contact us for the package options.
Be Human host live shows throughout the year at our food court. Follow our social media to find more information on who is performing.
VOLKSBLAD “KOS- EN KUIERMARK”
As of 2019, Be Human – Middelwater Farm is the venue where the Volksblad “Kos- en Kuiermark” gets hosted. Keep an eye on their social media for the confirmed dates.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN FUTURE
A 7 hectare community garden offering you the opportunity to not just pick you own fresh produce, but to also yield your own seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Where fresh cut lamb, venison and other meats, straight from the farm to the consumer will be available. Please note that meat are already available from the Be Human Farm Deli.
A shuttle service to and from Northridge Mall.
Where serious clients are offered the opportunity to test drive the latest Ford models or one of the Harley Davidson models to the farm.
And here we are today…sharing in the vision Jacques and Marica Strydom had, when they originally bought the farm…”sharing the farm and farm life with Bloemfonteiners and people passing by.”
• Where families can spend time together
• Where kids can play
• Where kids can get dirty
• Where kids can learn about fruit trees, vegetables and animals
• Where you can relax, enjoy live entertainment, good food, good coffee and craft beer
• Where you can go for a walk, run or cycle
• Where you can experience farm life
• Where you can experience nature
• Where you can experience breathtakingly beautiful sunsets
And where you can simply BE Happy, BE Entertained and BE HUMAN