Guest House

Trading Places Guest House in SmithfieldYou won’t miss Trading Places Guest House in Smithfield! Our distinctive colour and style make us a landmark. We pride ourselves in offering quality, value for money bed and breakfast accommodation in this little village – one of the few left in the Free State with a genuine frontier atmosphere.

Our Location

Smithfield, on the Free State’s N6, is conveniently located close to the N1 and other national roads, making it the perfect stopover. The village is small yet offers all the comfort you require including several restaurants and even a good art gallery.


Rich, plum-coloured walls form a welcoming backdrop to the comfortable, en-suite double and family accommodation at Trading Places Guest House. But it’s not just the pet-friendly accommodation, secure parking and meals that have guests coming back – they also enjoy the many activities offered in the district.

Eco-adventure stopover

Don’t wait till you get there: start your eco-adventure holiday now. Combine your stopover at Trading Places with an early morning bike ride (on or off road), paddle, trail run or walk up the mountain: contact us for more details.

Local Activities

We have well-kept birding and indigenous plant secrets; little-known Anglo-Boer War battle sites; the Caledon Museum; game viewing; San rock painting and a charming – yet deceptively demanding – country golf course.

The mountain bike and road cycling here is superb; there’s canoeing on the village dam as well as hiking, tennis, bowls. Geo-cachers are well catered for with intriguing caches around the village.

And if all you want to do is read or sleep, Trading Places is your ideal destination with good books, comfortable chairs and beds, uninterrupted views of the mountain, sunsets that leave you breathless and a spectacular starry night sky.

Makes you want to try Trading Places with us, doesn’t it?