Things to Do in Uitenhage

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Blindekloof Walking Trails

Blindekloof Walking Trails

Hiking Trail in Uitenhage (12.4 km from Uitenhage)

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...

AutoPavilion Volkswagen SA

AutoPavilion Volkswagen SA

Galleries and Museums in Uitenhage

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

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...

Drostdy Museum

Drostdy Museum

Galleries and Museums in Uitenhage

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.

Barkly Street Theater

Barkly Street Theater

Galleries and Museums in Uitenhage (0.8 km from Uitenhage)

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...

Willow Dam

Willow Dam

Dams Vleis in Uitenhage (2.4 km from Uitenhage)

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.

Uitenhage Golf Club

Uitenhage Golf Club

Golf Courses in Uitenhage (2.8 km from Uitenhage)

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.

Cuyler Manor Museum

Cuyler Manor Museum

Galleries and Museums in Uitenhage (6.6 km from Uitenhage)

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.

BallynaFagh Farm

BallynaFagh Farm

Popular Attractions in Uitenhage (8 km from Uitenhage)

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.

Things to do near Uitenhage

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

Addo Elephant National Park

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

Beachview

Beaches in 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.

Friends Coffee Bar

Friends Coffee Bar

Bars in 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.

Varsvlei Commonage

Varsvlei Commonage

Big Event Venues in 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.

Metlife Plaza

Metlife Plaza

Shopping Malls in 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 Village Shopping Centre

Sunridge Village Shopping Centre

Shopping Malls in 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 River Mouth

Swartkops River Mouth

Beaches in 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.

Sir Peregrine Maitland Trail

Sir Peregrine Maitland Trail

Hiking Trail in 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 Game and Lion Park

Seaview Game and Lion Park

Animal Parks in 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...

Van Staden's Wild Flower Reserve

Van Staden's Wild Flower Reserve

Nature Reserves in 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 Game Park

Kragga Kamma Game Park

Animal Parks in 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...

Roseate Tern Trail

Roseate Tern Trail

Hiking Trail in 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...

Aloe Trail

Aloe Trail

Hiking Trail in 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...

Maitland Beach

Maitland Beach

Beaches in 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.

Red Location Museum

Red Location Museum

Galleries and Museums in 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...