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  • Address: Donkin Street, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
  • Hours: Mon–Sat: 8am–4:30pm
  • Admission: ZAR 5

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Donkin Reserve Tours

The Donkin Reserve introduces visitors to the early history of Port Elizabeth by way of a small park, stone pyramid, and lighthouse overlooking the South African coastline. Built as a touching memorial to Elizabeth Donkin—wife of 19th-century Cape Colony Governor Rufane Donkin—the hilltop memorial commemorates the woman for whom the city is named, with an inscription that reads: “In the memory of one the most perfect of human beings who has given her name to the town below.”

While you won’t likely spot much wildlife in this reserve, you will find excellent views from atop the lighthouse, as well as walking trails and the terminus of the larger Route 67 Art Trail—a walking tour of 67 pieces of public art representing Nelson Mandela’s 67 years of service to end apartheid in South Africa.

Practical Info

The Donkin Reserve is located just below Belmont Terrace. The lighthouse is open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 4:30pm. Admission to the lighthouse and pyramid costs five rand.

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Private Port Elizabeth Half-Day City Tour, Port Elizabeth, null
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Private Port Elizabeth Half-Day City Tour

An historical, cultural and scenic orientation tour, showing you Port Elizabeth from its interesting origin to the present modern day splendour.

Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $131.03
Port Elizabeth Shore Excursion: Ultimate Port Elizabeth Tour, Port Elizabeth, Private Sightseeing ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Port Elizabeth Shore Excursion: Ultimate Port Elizabeth Tour

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Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: Flexible

From USD $108.31
Full-Day Ultimate Port Elizabeth Tour, Port Elizabeth, Ports of Call Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day Ultimate Port Elizabeth Tour

The ultimate way to see Port Elizabeth! Discover why Nelson Mandela chose to have his name bestowed upon this city! An all inclusive way to experience one of ...  Read more

Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $113.61

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