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. Uniondale is linked to Knysna and Plettenberg Bay (a mere 85 km away) by the stunningly beautiful Prince Alfred's Pass. Uniondale, came about by the joining of two towns Hopedale and Lyon in 1856. During the Anglo Boer War, Uniondale was protected by six British forts, of which one has been restored to its original state and boasts a bird's eye view of Uniondale, well worth the visit. A memorial has also been erected and opened during December 2003 at the scene of one of the battles. Uniondale's watermill, with the largest wheel in South Africa, was built in 1854 and has recently been restored. It now houses an art gallery and the lovely "Watermeul" restaurant which serves gourmet food, a must for Uniondale visitors. To the tourist it offers a relaxing stay in comfortable guesthouses and self catering farm cottages away from the crowds. A variety of activities are on offer in the region such as scenic drives, 4x4 trails, hiking trails and game viewing excursions. Uniondale and the environs should be viewed as a destination rather than a place to drive through - visit us and see for yourself!
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Witteberghoek Selfcatering Accommodation