Things to Do

Dinge om te Doen

Uniondale het baie historiese geboue wat ook sewe nasionale monumente insluit. Daar is ook n groot verskeidenheid eet en kuier plekke. Uniondale het tot sy eie gholf baan en rolbal baan. Bergfiets ry is ook n groot aantrekkings krag met die Baviaans en Karoo to Coast wedrenne wat jaarliks aangebied word.
Daar is pragtige klein karoo dorpies binne maklike ry afstand van Uniondale, soos De Rust, Willowmore, Graaf Reinet en Joubertina.

Daar is ook pragtige kusdorpe naby Uniondale soos George, Knysna, Plettenbergbaai en Jefreys baai.
Vir die natuur liefhebber is daar verskeie passé om te gaan verken soos die Prins Alfred pas, Die Outeniqua pas asook die Baviaans en Langkloof met sy pragtige Tsitsikama berge.

Burchells Track 4×4 Trail

The Burchell’s Track 4 x 4 Trail is just 35 kilometres outside Uniondale, a little town on the famous Route 62 through the Klein Karoo. It is a circular, self-drive route that comprises clay and sandstone terrain, river crossings and exciting rocky inclines.

This trail is 20 kilometres long, and takes between four and six hours to complete. It has a three to four grading. Guides are available to those who would prefer not to navigate it on their own, but Burchell’s Track is a relatively easy one to manage, even for those that are relatively inexperienced.

Because of the natural abundance of the region, there is an array of plant- and animal life to savour on your 4 x 4 adventure. The landscape varies from renosterveld (characterised by hardy, scrubby vegetation) to jade-coloured forests that are verdant and lush. This is an eco-route that promotes the sustenance and care of the wonderful natural resources of this country.

Halfway along this trail is a picnic spot on the banks of a small stream that runs through the forest. However, there are no other facilities and no ablutions along the way, so visitors should come prepared. Other local activities include hiking the mountains, swimming and mountain biking.

Karoo to Coast MTB Route

This one way ride will take you all the way to the Karoo from Uniondale in 4-8 hours.

The ride itself is 100 kilometers long and will take you through some spectacular areas, fabulous passes, winding roads, hairy downhill’s and some inclines.

At one point you will travel through the very outstanding Gouna Forest and all along the way you will be graced with beautiful scenery.

You will need to obtain a permit at Uniondale Tourism for this route. There are shops and ablution stops along the way making this long ride a little bit easier.

Ysterhoutrug Picnic Site

The Ysterhoutrug picnic site should be firmly on your ‘things to do with the family’ list! You’ll find this site along the R339 where wooden tables and benches invite you to make yourselves at home under a huge tree.

You will also find a few braai sites as well as expanses of grassed areas to spread your picnic blanket on.

There is also the added attraction of The White Elephant Hiking Trail which is an 8km circular hiking route. Spend the day in nature with your children, and enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounds.