Uniondale, a small town in the Little Karoo, South Africa, came about by the joining of two towns (Hopedale & Lyon) in 1856. It is predominantly a sheep, goat, seed and apple farming community.
Uniondale is a great place to spend a few days traveling and enjoying the Klein Karoo scenery. Being only an hour away from George and an hour and a half from Plettenberg Bay and Knysna over the breathtaking Prince Alfred Pass, Uniondale offers the ideal breakaway to Karoo living. The Prince Alfred's Pass was designed and built by Thomas Baines and still has the original hand packed stone retaining walls.
Uniondale is ideally situated to form part of circular tourist routes that include destinations such as Oudtshoorn, Baviaanskloof, Port Elizabeth, Knysna and George. It is also at the end or start of the popular Route 62 and adjacent to the Langkloof known for it's fruit as well as indigenous flora farms.
A variety of activities are on offer in the region such as scenic drives, 4x4 trails, guest farms, agri tourism, hiking trails, game viewing excursions and a rich history.
Uniondale is considered as the western gateway to the Baviaanskloof Wilderness area. There are also a number of private game reserves in the area.
San Rock Art
San Valley Game Reserve is blessed with over 500 ancient San rock art paintings. Near De Hoop, just outside Uniondale, there are a number of sites where san rock art can be viewed
Most farms in the Uniondale area have large dams that have a variety of fish.
In Uniondale you will find a unique combination of Subtropical, Western Cape, Grasveld and Karoo Flora. There are also at least 70 species of medicinal plants.
4X4 & Quad Bike Trails
There are private 4 x 4 routes where both the driver and vehicle can be put to the test.
The Uniondale Tourism Office is located at the old Royal Hotel In Voortrekker Street, the main road of Uniondale.
Tel: 044 752 1266
Fax: 044 752 1993