Welgeval Farmstay is a beautifully self-catering farmhouse located on the breathtaking Free State plains near the small town of Smithfield in the Southern Free State, South Africa. Come and enjoy the farm-fresh air and meet all the farm animals.
Situated just 30km from Smithfield in the Free State, this selfcatering fully furnished farmhouse provides four spacious bedrooms with 2 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 there is a dollhouse.
Hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, star gazing, tour on the farm (must be arainged with owner) and swimming in the dam.
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Owner will welcome guests at the farmstay and will be available if needed.
Smithfield has a long tradition of hospitality for travellers but now we offer even more than good food and comfortable beds – a fantastic mid-winter boutique arts festival.
Over the last weekend of June each year, Smithfield’s Platteland Preview offers performers on their way to the National Arts Festival a half-way stopover between Gauteng and Grahamstown plus a chance for a final technical rehearsal of work they are showcasing at South Africa’s oldest arts fest.
For a whole weekend the town hosts performers, musicians and visual artists as well as guests from far and wide who come to enjoy some of the newest and best shows in the country.
With an eye on all the prizes offered at the National Arts Festival performers appreciate a chance to make sure they are show-ready when they hit Grahamstown – and it pays off. A number of shows that preview in Smithfield go on to win big and we’re quickly building a reputation as a springboard for great things.
Audiences also have a great time: they appreciate the local hospitality; the enthusiastic, friendly atmosphere; the fact that it’s possible to see every show. And they love being a real plattelander – part of Smithfield’s community – for the weekend.
All this talent in the dorp at one time is put to another good use as well and our local children, many of whom have never been to the theatre before, have a chance to broaden their creative horizons. We arrange special shows for them, and performers and other artists generously offer their time and resources to run youth- and child-workshops. It’s an experience that no-one involved will ever forget.