Things to Do in Port Elizabeth and surrounds

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Blindekloof Walking Trails

Blindekloof Walking Trails

Hiking Trail in Uitenhage (18.6 km from Port Elizabeth and surrounds)

Located about 8 km out of Uitenhage is the Groendal Wilderness Area, which features many lovely walking trails. The Blindekloof Trail is 16 km long, which will take about 4 hours to complete. An easy day’s walk, the trail starts from the office parking area, leads through succulent thicket and forest, following the Blindekloof Stream to Crystal...

Friends Coffee Bar

Friends Coffee Bar

Bars in Framesby (48.1 km from Port Elizabeth and surrounds)

A Coffee Shop where one can sit and relax with friends or alone, enjoying good coffee or tea and good food.

Humewood Beach

Humewood Beach

Beaches in Humewood (58.2 km from Port Elizabeth and surrounds)

Humewood Beach is one of Nelson Mandela Bay’s numerous golden sandy beaches offering excellent swimming and amenities. Lifeguards are on duty from November to April during the peak holiday season (Blue Flag season). Facilities for the disabled are outstanding. This includes special wheelchairs that can be used on the beach and in the sea....

St Georges Strand

St Georges Strand

Beaches in Wells Estate (46.4 km from Port Elizabeth and surrounds)

St Georges Strand is Port Elizabeth's most northern beach stretching all the way up to the Coega Harbour breakwater. A long jetty heads out into the sea from the sand dunes. Although the water is blissfully warm, take care as surf conditions can be dangerous. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer holiday season. Be prepared to walk a fair...

Uitenhage Golf Club

Uitenhage Golf Club

Golf Courses in Uitenhage (22.8 km from Port Elizabeth and surrounds)

Uitenhage Golf Club features a full 18-hole course in the lovely garden city of Uitenhage. Club facilities include a bar, halfway house, and a boardroom with function facilities. Vistors are welcome everyday.

Willow Dam

Willow Dam

Dams Vleis in Uitenhage (23.1 km from Port Elizabeth and surrounds)

Willow Dam is an open area where visitors and locals alike can kick back and relax. Just a short drive from town, this is an ideal place for picnics. A playground for kids is supplied.

Barkly Street Theater

Barkly Street Theater

Galleries and Museums in Uitenhage (23.6 km from Port Elizabeth and surrounds)

The Barkly Street Theatre is a Wedding and Function Venue Centre situated in Uitenhage on the corner of High and Barkly Street. It is the perfect venue for every occasion worth celebrating. Whether you are tying the knot, renewing your vows, commemorating a milestone occasion or needing somewhere different for that corporate function, this...

Drostdy Museum

Drostdy Museum

Galleries and Museums in Uitenhage (24.1 km from Port Elizabeth and surrounds)

The Drostdy Museum forms part of the Uitenhage Museum, as does the Cuyler Manor Museum and the Old Railway Station Museum. The Drostdy Africana Museum focuses on the development of the city and how it grew through the introduction of industries ranging from clothing, furniture and other items.

AutoPavilion Volkswagen SA

AutoPavilion Volkswagen SA

Galleries and Museums in Uitenhage (24.1 km from Port Elizabeth and surrounds)

The AutoPavilion, place of cars and legends, first opened its doors in 2004. This modern, state-of-the art heritage centre replaced the existing museum that housed Volkswagen SA's old vehicles. The multi-million Rand attraction is unique as it is the only automobile discovery centre in Africa and only the 5th worldwide. Open Monday to Friday...

Old Railway Station Museum

Old Railway Station Museum

Galleries and Museums in Uitenhage (24.1 km from Port Elizabeth and surrounds)

The quaint Old Railway Station Museum is reputed to be one of the oldest railway stations in South Africa. On display are two vintage locomotives, a number of coaches, period furniture and equipment that capture the nostalgia of the pioneering days of steam locomotives. In addition to the station office, the building includes a residence, waiting...

BallynaFagh Farm

BallynaFagh Farm

Popular Attractions in Uitenhage (24.7 km from Port Elizabeth and surrounds)

BallynaFagh Farm offers visitors a relaxing setting to enjoy a wonderful outride on well-schooled horses. Explore this little bit of African bush and country lanes on horseback. Rides are about 1.5 hours in length with something to suit all levels of experience. If you're new to horse riding, lessons can be arranged.

Cuyler Manor Museum

Cuyler Manor Museum

Galleries and Museums in Uitenhage (28.5 km from Port Elizabeth and surrounds)

The Cuyler Manor was built as a homestead for General Jacob Glen Cuyler, Landdrost of Uitenhage from 1806 to 1827. This typical Cape Dutch house has been lovingly restored and furnished, and functions as a living museum. Demonstrations of traditional activities including soap and candle making, baking and weaving can be arranged.

Varsvlei Commonage

Varsvlei Commonage

Big Event Venues in West End (PE) (41 km from Port Elizabeth and surrounds)

Varsvlei Commonage is the venue for the annual Northern Arts Festival. This unique event celebrates the heritage and culture of Nelson Mandela Bay and the broader Eastern Cape. Growing bigger and better every year, organizers focus on keeping it fun as well as bridging the divide between community development and the arts.

Van Staden's Wild Flower Reserve

Van Staden's Wild Flower Reserve

Nature Reserves in Port Elizabeth (41.1 km from Port Elizabeth and surrounds)

Van Staden's Wild Flower Reserve was established in 1951 and is situated 40 km from Port Elizabeth. It is one of the top places to see lowland fynbos, flowering proteas and a variety of other endemic fynbos. Visitors can see a large variety of vegetation in the various habitats of the escarpment. There is an abundance of succulents, ericas,...

Swartkops River Mouth

Swartkops River Mouth

Beaches in Swartkops (45 km from Port Elizabeth and surrounds)

Swartkops Beach is a tiny stretch of shoreline that extends the Swartkops river mouth. Swartkops is a great spot for all kinds of fishing, lazing around and swimming and is ideal for travelling families.