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About Pula House

Pula House is a century-old Victorian Karoo guest house in the Free State Province, personally run by the owners with an enviable reputation for quality of service, accommodation and friendliness.

Pula House stands in the very heart of South Africa, off the beaten tourist track on the scenic N6 to the Sunshine Coast of the Eastern Cape. The countryside en route is a pleasure to travel through and the guest house an even greater pleasure to arrive at.

A delightful accommodation in a superb garden setting, Pula House is an ideal overnight stop if you are touring the country or heading to Lesotho and Malealea Lodge.

The house serves as an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding splendid mountains, the Gariep Lake, local game reserves and ancient rock art. Guests will participate in a host of local outdoor activities including walking, birdwatching, golf, horse riding, tennis and bowls.

Here one can experience a real, rough and unspoilt Africa, where wide open spaces, vast horizons and a sense of peace and tranquility is the norm.

Conference Venues: A conference room for up to 25 delegates is available.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 5 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy
  • 220 Volt
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Climate control
  • Diners club
  • Double bed
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Express check in
  • Iron and board
  • Lounge
  • Lunch
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Patio
  • Single rooms
  • Terrace
  • Wake-Up service
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Afrikaans
  • French
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Breakfast is an optional extra.

Pula House Rooms

Reviews for Pula House

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28 December 2016

Homely, friendly accommodating owners. Clean rooms with fresh sheets and comfy beds. Excellent English breakfast. Refreshing borehole swimming pool. Lovely place in an old town just after Bloem. Exactly half way from JHB if you staying at Morgan Bay or East London. Staying again next year! Very popular stop so book early.

David Hill, South Africa
30 October 2015

We enjoyed our stay at quaint Pula Guesthouse (the cottage at Nick's was taken so Ian put us in one of the outside rooms there instead) and the dog loved exploring the rather neglected garden. The beds were clean and comfortable. The breakfast was really good!Sadly however, it seemed that the 'Victorian' description was a euphemism for badly in need of some TLC. Small touches that can make a big difference and offer better value for money. 

Mrs Barke
22 December 2009

We stayed at Pula House on our way back from Morgan Bay. Smithfield is the ideal stopover between the Eastern Cape and Gauteng as it breaks the journey exactly half way.We found Fabrice and Brendan to be efficient and friendly and felt right at home. Having a swim in the pool was an added bonus in the 40 degree heat that greeted us. We booked 2 double rooms and they were both delightful and comfortable. Our breakfast was wonderful and we left Pula House feeling refreshed and ready for the last leg of our journey. I can definitely recommend this B&B and will stay there again.

Prof Le Roux
05 October 2008

Situated in a nice town. We experienced personal reception, a fancy room, a lovely garden, friendly dogs, and an organized and super dinner. In the morning a good breakfast was enjoyed. Good value for money and we enjoyed our stay at Pula House. Thank you.

Mrs Cameron-Smith
13 September 2006

The accommodation was satisfactory. It is more the age and quaintness of the house which appeals. It is tastefully decorated and the bedding is good. A new owner had taken over only a few months prior to us being there, so I think there was a lot to be learnt about the business. The breakfast was tasteful, possibly not as plentiful as we were accustomed to (from a variation point of view).

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Pula House is 0.4km from the centre of Smithfield , the nearest airport 126.9km (Bloemfontein Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling