Tourism

Uitenhage is South Africa’s Garden Town. Here’s a quick summary of the tourist friendly places to visit.

Things To Do in Uitenhage

Blindekloof Walking Trails

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.

Drostdy Museum

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

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.

Cuyler Manor Museum

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.

Old Railway Station Museum

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…

Barkly Street Theater

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 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 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.

BallynaFagh Farm

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.

5 Replies to “Tourism”

  1. Would like to see some information on tourism opportunities in townships, or is this some area that needs development of new entrepreneurs? The Langa Massacre memorial needs some attention. Uitenhage has a rich struggle history with great leaders originating from here or visiting at some stage, including former president Nelson Mandela.

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