Uniondale South Africa

Uniondale South Africa

The Little Karoo’s best kept secret, Uniondale on the R62, is to be found in a surprisingly green valley, surrounded by hills. The Kamanassie and Kouga mountains watch silently over this little farming town, and in the distance - the mighty Swartberg becomes the horizon.

Visitors to Uniondale are delighted with the diversity, stunning scenery, magical flora and incredible geology. Our beautiful historical buildings include seven national monuments. There is so much to see and do. Take a guided tour through the town, play a round of golf on our unique Uniondale style course, cycle the many dirt tracks or walk as far as your heart desires.

Visit our restaurants, coffee shops, and gift shops which also display work by local artists. Meet our local characters who will tell you wonderful stories about the town including tales of our ghosts.

Take a scenic drive along good gravel roads, go fishing and on a clear night the stars are spectacular.

The nearby farm stays are also fabulous. Whether your interest is hiking, mountain biking, fishing, birding, hunting, swimming in rock pools, admiring waterfalls, or just enjoying the sounds of silence you will love it here.

Uniondale is a popular cycling destination. This year more than 4,000 cyclists rode the 100km Karoo to Coast mountain bike race from Uniondale to Knysna through the Prince Alfred’s Pass.

Featured Accommodation in Uniondale (Click for More Info)

  • Bo Kouga Mountain Retreat
    This mountain retreat in the Kouga Mountains offers a real nature break for the town dweller with peace and quiet, wide vistas, fauna and fynbos with a variety of self catering accommodation.
  • The Townhouse Guesthouse
    The Townhouse Guest House provides visitors with true country hospitality in a placid environment in a beautiful lush garden setting away from the hustle and bustle of highway travel, an ideal overnight stop for the weary traveller or a perfect weekend escape for the more energetic type offering a number of exciting activities.
  • Mountain Pastures Game Lodge
    Mountain Pastures Game Lodge lies snuggly in the De Hoop valley between the Kouga and Honniball mountains, far from the madding crowd but convenient for the popular R62 route and only 18 kilometers from Uniondale.
  • 7 at Grey B&B
    This luxury free standing cottage is situated in a big garden in a quiet street off the main road. The cottage is fully restored and tastefully decorated in a French provincial style. We offer secure parking inside the premises. Cyclists are welcome.
  • Bon Accord Guesthouse
    Escape city life and relax in Uniondale. Experience joy and bliss at Bon Accord Guest House. The guest house provides accommodation in luxury rooms, each with an en-suite bathroom and DSTV.
  • Lansrivier Farm Cottages
    Ideal self catering weekend and holiday accommodation is offered in two beautifully restored and decorated guesthouses dating back to the early 1900's.
  • Rens Reich Guest Farm
    Rens Reich country style guest house and cottage is located in the valley of the Olifants River overlooked by the Groot Swartberg mountains.It lies a short distance from the R341 between the towns of de Rust and Willowmore, and only a short drive from Uniondale.
  • Williamsburg Mountain Reserve
    This beautiful valley in the heart of the Keurbooms Conservancy offers trout fishing, 4X4ing, birding and hiking all set in pristine wilderness. Accommodation is offered in two separate, restored self-catering cottages enjoying lovely mountain views.

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