Bon Accord Guest House is a charming place to stay at in Uniondale, Western Cape

Bon Accord Guest House

Bon Accord Guest House perfectly captures the warmth and hospitality found in the small community of Uniondale – on the fringes of the Klein Karoo.

Nestled in a valley – and overlooked by majestic mountains, Uniondale is accessible via either of two scenic mountain passes. Besides the friendly locals, visitors often note that it is among the cleanest towns in South Africa.

Uniondale is known to have a reasonably comfortable climate. Expect warm summer days that transform into pleasant evenings. The winter days are usually sunny but can be cold with snowfalls atop the mountains. Everything makes for great stopover during your escape into the countryside.

Situated along the town’s Main Street, with secure off-street parking, Bon Accord Guest House offers comfortable accommodation. They cater for bed and breakfast stays with old world charm plus good rates and personal service.

Your host, the guest house owner, is an avid biker. He thus welcomes travelling bikers and cyclists to stop over and experience the tranquility of Uniondale.

Accommodation at Bon Accord Guest House

Bon Accord Guest House is an unpretentious place aimed at those needing a decent place where they can get rest, a good meal and a decent shower.

It has three rooms. Each room is functional and has ample living space, en-suite bathrooms, DStv, a hairdryer, mini-fridge, heaters, fan, and a small kettle.

The Bliss Room is furnished with a Queen-size bed and sleeper couch. It has its own stoep (or verandah) where you can relax and catch the sunset.

Perhaps aptly named, the Relax Room also comes with a Queen-size bed and an en-suite bathroom with bath and shower. It also has its own stoep.

The third room is called the Joy Room. Since it comes with two single beds, it is suited for travelling friends or a family travelling with kids. It also comes with a stoep and en-suite bathroom.

Expect a good breakfast to get you on your way in the mornings. Dinner can be arranged on request – either made in-house or you will get a voucher which you can redeem at a local restaurant just a few meters away. There are also a few coffee shops in the town.

Find their accommodation rates HERE.

Amenities at Bon Accord Guest House

For added comfort during your stay, the guest house has free Wi-Fi available.

There is also a reading room, communal lounge area with fireplace leading out onto a wooden deck, braai facilities and a relaxing garden.

As mentioned above, there is also off-street, secure parking for your vehicles.

Things to do in and around Uniondale

If you are history buff, you will find plenty of things to do in Uniondale. The town has many beautiful, historic buildings including an old watermill and the old Bon Accord hall that is adjacent to the guest house.

Four of five forts that were built by the British to protect the town during the Anglo-Boer are still visible in the area, one of which is easily accessible as it overlooks the town.

Other things for you to enjoy are golf, bowls, bird watching, cycle & walking tours, 4×4 trails, off-road motorcycle rides and scenic drives.

Reviews from previous Bon Accord Guest House guests

Andre said; “Good location. Good, clean linen. Perfect breakfast. Couldn’t find fault even if I wanted to” –

Steve Hertzfeld shared; “Amazing place. Great service Beautiful unique antique room and a Great price! Power off when I arrived in the late afternoon but no problem. Candace was terrific…as was Barry. I also had a great meal just down the street even without power. Nice ambiance. with candlelight. And the breakfast was terrific. Much more than expected. I need to spend more time there next time. And see the ghost! Highly recommend

“What an amazing place to stay at. It’s a rest place for a tired traveller and a worn soul. Peaceful and clean. The owners became my lifelong friends. Barry and Candice, thank you so much for everything,” added Ryno Effenberger.

Barbara Clulow also said; “Comfortable accommodation in the centre of Uniondale. Very friendly hosts. Excellent breakfast. Enjoyed our stay.”

Bon Accord Guest House is located at 22 Voortrekker Street, Uniondale. For bookings, call 044 752 1078 or email Alternatively, you can do your bookings online HERE. Here is their location on Google Maps. Also follow them on Facebook HERE.


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