Smithfield All Set to Welcome You

It’s almost here, the 2015 Festive Season, with schools and businesses about to close for the year.

Here in Smithfield our ever-popular guesthouses and restaurants await your arrival – ready to offer the high-quality accommodation and food for which they are so renowned. The Christmas season is the busiest time of the year for our tourism businesses, and 2015 is already promising to be no exception.

Bed and breakfast and restaurant owners in this key stopover on the N6 holiday route report particularly heavy bookings well ahead of the holidays. Because of the close relationship between the leading tourism businesses here, even when fully booked, they pass on inquiries to their friendly competitors so potential guests are not denied their wish to come to this picturesque southern Free State spot.

Yes, the town has had its water problems (who haven’t in our drought-stricken country). Some businesses have their own water but all have been able to maintain the high standards of accommodation which have made them such a popular stopover for many years.

Smithfield has always shown great resilience. Another example was the manner in which it coped with the serious disruption from the large-scale reconstruction of the N6 main highway from Bloemfontein to the Eastern Cape coast. The plus side of this period is that motorists are now assured of a particularly high quality N6 main road that passes right through Smithfield.

So, your shower here this year might not be as strong as usual but your welcome will be as “warm” as ever. Check out our finest accommodation on the website at

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