Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Game Reserve in Addo Elephant National Park (58.1 km from Uitenhage)
About an hour's drive from Port Elizabeth, Addo is a small farming town that's best known for its proximity to the Greater Addo Elephant National Park, which is South Africa's first 'Big Seven' reserve. As well as the usual Big Five - rhino, lion, elephant, leopard and buffalo, the park, which extends to the sea and some offshore islands, also...
Beachview (27.5 km from Uitenhage)
The attractive beach at Beachview is situated on a section of Port Elizabeth’s coastline that is fantastic for long beach walks. Beachview is a good place for beachcombing and to start hiking to the next beach at Maitlands. Lifeguards are on duty during peak season but swimming is not safe due to strong rip currents and backwash.
Framesby (24.6 km from Uitenhage)
A Coffee Shop where one can sit and relax with friends or alone, enjoying good coffee or tea and good food.
Big Event Venues
West End (PE) (18.4 km from Uitenhage)
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.
Linton Grange (23.1 km from Uitenhage)
Metlife Plaza is a small shopping centre in the western suburbs with a supermarket, restaurants and coffee shops, clothing shops, a Postnet and banking facilities.
Sunridge Park (24.5 km from Uitenhage)
This is a shopping centre in the Western Suburbs that has a supermarket, a CNA, restaurants, a hairdresser, a hardware shop, a travel agent and other businesses.
Swartkops (25.3 km from Uitenhage)
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.
Port Elizabeth (25.6 km from Uitenhage)
This day walk takes about three hours and is 3 km in length. It is an easy circular walk that passes through a portion of the forest and links up with the old wagon trail to a disused lead mine.
Bushbuck, blue duikers, porcupine and rodents, as well as a large variety of birds can be spotted. Hikers should take their own water, as the stream...
Seaview (25.9 km from Uitenhage)
Situated just 25 kilometres from the Port Elizabeth beachfront and associated attractions, Seaview Game and Lion Park offers a unique experience. Visitors can play with tame lion cubs varying in age from four to nine months depending on the time of year.
Along with this rare interaction, guests can have a close-up viewing experience of wildlife...
Port Elizabeth (25.9 km from Uitenhage)
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,...
Kragga Kamma (26.2 km from Uitenhage)
At Kragga Kamma Game Park just outside Port Elizabeth all the animals roam freely in natural surroundings. This owner-operated park allows no hunting or other disturbances and that means you can always get close-up views and great photo opportunities of the animals.Lush coastal bush and grassland is home to vast herds of African wildlife including...
Schoenmakerskop (26.7 km from Uitenhage)
Cape Recife Lighthouse is the third oldest lighthouse on the South African coast and was built in 1851. Stay on the beach past the lighthouse and go towards the car park at Chelsea Bay. From here you follow the gravel road. Then it will be a short climb to ruins of historical lookout buildings. Continue on the gravel road to the gate. Take...
Bluewater Bay (26.8 km from Uitenhage)
The Aloe Trail starts at the top of Tippers Creek Road between Amsterdamhoek and Bluewater Bay. The circular route is marked with red arrows and overlooks Amsterdamhoek and the Zwartkops estuary.
Vast numbers of aloes line the beginning of the trail, offering a blaze of colourful blooms during June and July and attracting numerous sunbirds. Keep...
Maitlands (27.4 km from Uitenhage)
At the mouth of the Maitland River lies a magnificent bathing beach backed by huge sand dunes stretching for about 5 km West from Beachview to beyond Blue Water Bay.
Kids love the dunes for tobogganing and sand boarding. Maitland River Beach is ideal for leisurely strolls along the waters edge where you can collect sand mussels.
Galleries and Museums
New Brighton (27.5 km from Uitenhage)
A symbol of our freedom and unconventional in terms of museum design, the Red Location Museum is definitely worth a visit.
Red Location is one of the oldest townships of Nelson Mandela Bay, named for the corrugated iron barrack buildings which have rusted to a deep red. Many famous political and cultural leaders lived in Red Location and a...