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)

  • 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.
  • Vetvlei Farm
    The Vetvlei homestead is found on a beautiful 5000 hectare Klein-Karoo game farm just outside Uniondale. If you really need to relax and get away from everything, but still need your 5 star luxuries this is the ideal break away destination. The homestead can accommodate up to 14 people.
  • 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. Can accommodate big vehicles like Sprinters. Cyclists are welcome.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Cottages B&B
    The cottages is a charming building, originally built in the 1800's as several cottages, and tastefully converted and restored so as to retain the original character and flavour of the Karoo.
  • 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.
  • Outeniqua Trout Lodge
    Outeniqua Trout Lodge is found in the heart of scenic Prince Alfred's Pass in an area of great beauty for a total country get-away. Our self catering accommodation consist of four comfortable wooden chalets which are located well apart from one another for your privacy and quiet.

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