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“Very, very highly recommend this place if you’re looking in Smithfield. Johann is a very kind, funny and attentive host who does everything he can to make you welcome. The rooms are outstanding, and the house is every bit as delightfully quirky as it sounds. Showers and kitchen are spot on, and breakfast was outstanding. Really feel like we fell on our feet when we found Johann’s place for an overnight. Highly recommended. Thanks Johann!”

A wonderful, inexpensive stay at BlueGum house. Our hosts, Kitty & Johan (& various cats n dogs) were friendly & accommodating, The rooms were spotless, beds comfy, and the breakfast served at the Purple House was delicious. Johan is the walking Smithfield directory, who offered us a great dining venue as well as a couple of places to visit. Looking forward to visiting you all again at the Platteland Preview 2015
So good to meet you both and thanks again for a great restful stopover!Best of luck with the finishing of Blue Gum House, it's going to be superb!
Vicky Thompson, South Africa22 December 2014

Purple people pleaserAn interesting house to stay at. Johann is very accommodating and easy to get along with. The food was good and there was more than enough for the meal. I like the fact that Johann joined me for the meals and kept company. I had a good hot shower and it was very quiet so I had a good night's rest.
Steven Lang, South Africa03 April 2014

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Ons gesin van 5 het heerlik oorgebly by Purple House. Die fliek in die nuwe "movie-house" was baie goed. Johan het ons bederf met heerlike bobotie vir aandete en die ontbyt was ook 'n groot bederf. Baie dankie Johann.

Madelein Laas, South Africa South Africa
15 July 2013

We had a very interesting stay at purple house. Had it all to ourselves for both nights, surrounded by artworks. Johan was never far away, always there to see that we were comfortable and not in lacking in needs. Dinner was out of this world, very healthily prepared and reasonably priced. All in all a very enjoyable stay.

David Brookes, South Africa South Africa
10 April 2013

Our stay was a unique and colourful experience. Our host, a very friendly and helpful man that made us feel right at home. If we come that way again we will definately stay over again.

Hilda Van Antwerpen, South Africa South Africa
02 April 2013

We had a great social evening at the Purple House. Nice break in a long journey! Definitely see Johan again when opportunity permits!

Brian Rens, South Africa South Africa
21 February 2013

We stay at Purple House as a stopover on our way to our final destination. It was perfect for what we needed. The room was simple and clean with lots of art work to admire throughout the house. Johann is a good, friendly host and let us use the whole house even though we were just 2. Breakfast was very good.

Daniela Menegon, Canada Canada
30 January 2013

Friendly though definitely funky, this old style house, painted fuschia with orange pillars, is a veritable treasure trove of art and objects, many for sale. The small town offers little light pollution for clear skies and star gazing.

Sally Motomura, South Africa South Africa
22 January 2013

We had a great stay at the purple house. Johan let us use the whole house, the kids had loads of space to play. He was very friendly and prepared us a lovely breakfast. It is quite an arty place, like Johan himself. He even gave us a little guitar concert in the evening. We will definitely visit him again.

Carli Borsdorf, South Africa South Africa
16 January 2013

We stayed at the Purple on our way to our holiday destination. If you are looking for a roomy place with all the basics and a good breakfast - go here!

Zandri van Zyl, South Africa South Africa
08 January 2013

We had a great stay and were received warmly by Johann Greef. Will certainly stay there again.

Tinus Snyman, South Africa South Africa
07 January 2013

My family that stayed at the Purple House Guest House seemed to be very happy with the accommodation and Mr. Greeff. Thank you for making them so welcome!

Jenny Hughes, South Africa South Africa
03 January 2013

We enjoyed our stay at Purple House Guest House. It was a welcome break after our long trip from Johannesburg. For budget accommodation it was pretty decent. The hospitality Johann showed was very pleasant and helpful. The food was also rather tasty. Thank you.

Jackie Jenkin, South Africa South Africa
29 December 2012

Very relaxing atmosphere, friendly host, good food. A historical building with lots of potential to become the most popular B&B in the Freestate.

Martin Sevenster, South Africa South Africa
18 December 2012

The guest house is situated in a beautiful setting, surrounded by peace and quiet. The house itself has beautiful art and interesting items. The one area though that needs attention in in the preparation, serving and organization surrounding meal times. Only 1 salt and pepper shaker for all guests to share, no coffee or juices offered with breakfast and supper, kids not 100% taken into consideration with meals.

Schalk Cilliers, South Africa South Africa
17 December 2012

An unexpected delight in a small town in the southern Free State. The Purple House is a curious mix of the contemporary and nostalgia. Johann is an intruiging person who welcomes you as if you are one of his family. An interesting pit stop... Comfortable bed, hot shower, good food (catered for vegetarians).

Holly Cooper, South Africa South Africa
13 December 2012

Name: Jenny Fischer
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Comment: Thank you so very much for a wonderful overnight stay at your Purple House. The two rooms that our family stayed in was beautiful and funky. The en-suites were great and the food outstanding. I would recommend your establishment to everybody! We will certainly stay there again in the future, Johann. Jenny