Geography and history
Smithfield is a small town situated in the Motheo and Xhariep region of the Free State Province in South Africa. Sir Harry Smith, Governor of the Cape Colony, founded this town in 1848 on a farm named Waterval. Smithfield is home to a thriving artistic community. This area is known for its wool production and cattle farming.
Smithfield offers many forms of tourist accommodation. Among them are bed and breakfasts, guest houses, lodges and self-catering units. Please visit our accommodation directory if you would like more information on places to stay in Smithfield.
Activities and attractions
Smithfield is a small settlement that offers history enthusiasts loads to see. Ou Grietjie is a muzzle-loading ship’s cannon and is named after Margaret “Grietjie” Findlay. She was the wife of gunner Robert Findlay.
Other things to do in Smithfield include:
- Basotho War Memorial
- Beersheba Farm
- Caledon River Museum
- Carmel (French Mission Station)
- General De Wet House
- Karoo House
- Market Square
- San Rock Art
The artistic community of Smithfield offers loads of products and services for every tourist to enjoy. There are many shops, restaurants and stalls to choose from. For more information on the businesses in the area, please view our businesses directory.
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