Savvy travelers often use Uitenhage as a jumping off point for further adventures. This popular region possesses a wealth of interesting cities, attractions and landscapes. Some interesting places within a relatively short distance of Uitenhage are Humewood, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northwest, and Summerstrand, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northwest.
About 15 miles (24 kilometers) to the southeast of Uitenhage is Port Elizabeth, a regional center where you'll find Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Summerstrand Beach and Port Elizabeth City Hall. Ensure you don't head back to Uitenhage until you've checked out Port Elizabeth's St. George's Cricket Ground, Humewood Beach and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.
A way to discover the true nature of a place is by visiting the restaurants and cafés in the region. Try some dishes and strike up a conversation with locals. Some travelers don't believe a meal is complete unless they've tried the regional wine. Try Chardonnay or Merlot.
Travelers heading to Uitenhage or elsewhere in South Africa on the 30th of November, can take part in country-wide St Andrews Day celebrations and activities.
Eastern Cape should certainly be one of the top entries on your list of dream places to visit.