Be happy, be entertained and be human

by Justin

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 it and farm life with Bloemfonteiners and people passing by.

There are many components that make up Middelwater Farm.

Middelwater Farm Hotel

The hotel has three luxury rooms available, each with the most beautiful views. Breakfast is included in the accommodation rate. Lunch and dinner are optional extras and are available on request. The hotel has won various awards since it opened in 2018, including a Certificate of Excellence award from Afristay, a Traveller Review Award with an average of 9.5 and an Outstanding Location award.

Middelwater private self-catering unit

The self-catering unit sleeps four people sharing one bathroom.  It has an open plan living area with a dining area, TV with DSTV (limited package) and the kitchen has a fridge, microwave and oven.  The main bedroom is upstairs with two three-quarter beds and a sleeper couch. The unit has air-conditioning and heating and there is a braai area outside. Parking is undercover.

Be Backpackers

The backpackers has a few options available: one en-suite unit with double bed (sleeps two people), eight two-sleeper container units with a shared kitchen, lounge and bathrooms and one dormitory unit (sleeps 12 people) with a shared kitchen, lounge and bathrooms.

Be Human family market & Sunday buffets

The Be Human family market is hosted on Saturdays. At this market you can enjoy mouth-watering food stalls with freshly baked goods, a craft beer bar, gin on tap, coffee from Bloemfontein Coffee Roasting Co, live entertainment as well as various ranges of products from the farm deli.  A buffet lunch is hosted every Sunday serving a three-course meal.


There are plenty of activities for young and old which include an animal farm hotel (where kids can feed farm animals), kiddie tractor rides, jungle gyms, a sandpit, a splash pool, a trampoline, a jumping castle, a kiddie’s quad bike trail and human express (train) rides. There are also adult quad bikes, trail run routes, MTB routes and an obstacle course with three routes ranging from 4km to 8km. There are also game drives and predator tours where guests can see a wide variety of wild animals and predators.[/vc_column_text][mkdf_image_gallery type=”grid” enable_image_shadow=”no” number_of_columns=”three” space_between_items=”small” images=”2459,2460,2461″ image_size=”large”][vc_column_text]Animals you can view on the farm

Buffalo, Oryx, Springbok, Eland, Giraffe, Zebra, Ostrich, Lion, Hyena, Leopard, Lechwe, Cheetah, Serval, Kudu, Sable, Waterbuck, Hartebeest, Roan Antelope and many more.


Facilities includes a farm style conference venue, a chapel, different function venues to host birthday parties, corporate functions, weddings, hen parties, bachelorette parties, team-building, live shows, auctions, exhibitions and many more.

Be Human Middelwater Farm, is truly a place where families can spend time together. It’s a place where kids can play, get dirty and learn about fruit trees, vegetables and animals. Here you can relax, enjoy live entertainment, good food, good coffee and craft beer. You can also go for walks, run or cycle. Here you can experience farm life, nature and breathtakingly beautiful sunsets.

And where you can simply be happy, be entertained and be human.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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