Welgeval Farmstay


Situated just 30km from Smithfield in the Free State, this selfcatering fully furnished farmhouse provides four spacious bedrooms with 2.5 bathrooms, including both a  shower and bath. The fully equipped kitchen makes for a perfect place to cook and eat family meals and since the entire holding is run on solar power there is no need to worry about a power failure.

Welgeval is a working farm and one of the few places where you can wake with the sights and sounds of farm life. There is no need to worry about running into other guests since there is only one house on the entire farm and you are staying in it! Our unique farm stay gives you the opportunity to enjoy the quiet rustic life in privacy and convenience.

The working farm is home to an assortment of animals such as merino sheep, cows and wildlife. Depending on the time of year, most of these animals range freely around the property. 

When not soaking in the beauty of the landscape, guests can sign up for lessons in farm life and other farm-related educational experiences or take a hike in the veld and surrounding hills..

The built-in braai area on the veranda offers a relaxing atmosphere while the farm dam provides a place for the family to cool off during hot summer days and the fire place is the perfect spot to snuggle up to on those cold winter nights.

There are many activities for the whole family to enjoy on Welgeval Farmstay. Come enjoy the big concrete farm dam, hiking trails, picnic spots, mountain climbing, bicycle trails, night drive, bird-watching, stargazing around the campfire, or, for the kids, the dollhouse, and jungle gym.


Mon – Thur  6AM - 7PM

Friday  6AM - 9PM

Saturday  7AM - 9PM

Sunday  7AM - 7PM

Contact information

Anneli Swanepoel
Postal Address: 

Posbus 141



9966 Smithfield , Free State
South Africa
29° 59' 54.0708" S, 26° 18' 7.7832" E
Free State ZA

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