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The Prestor John Memorial, unveiled in 1986 by the then Portuguese Ambassador to South Africa, is dedicated to the mythical king-priest, Prester John, and the Portuguese explorers who discovered South Africa. The memorial consists of a large Coptic cross and, in the central circle, are the...
Located on the little Swartkops River, Bethelsdorp was established in 1803 by Dr Johannes Theodosuis Van Der Kemp and was the first organised settlement in the Algoa Bay area, bar the military command post at Fort Frederick. He was sent by the London Missionary Society and arrived in the area...
1882 Victorian Pearson Conservatory was built for the cultivation of exotic plants, water lilies and beautiful orchids. Named after Mr Henry Pearson, Mayor of P.E. on sixteen occasions, member of the Legislative Assembly, Treasurer-General of the Cape 1880-81 and Colonial Secretary in 1889. It...
The Prince Alfred's Guard Museum grew out of a fusion of a military museum formerly housed in the Donkin Reserve complex and the regimental museum of the Prince Alfred’s Guard Regiment.
The Horse Memorial, located on the corner of Russell and Cape Roads, was erected and dedicated to the horses killed during the South African War (1899-1902).
At the entrance to St George’s Park stands the Cenotaph. The memorial was sculptured by James Gardener in 1929 to commemorate the men who died in the First World War (1914- 1918). Those who fell in the Second World War (1939 - 1945) are commemorated as well.
Fort Frederick, Port Elizabeth, which is located along Belmont Terrace, Central, is a stone fort built in 1799 by the British Forces to defend the mouth of the Baakens River.
The Drostdy was erected during General Jacob Glen Cuyler’s tenure of office as Landdrost of Uitenhage in 1809 and follows the historical development of Uitenhage and surrounding districts. It houses exhibitions on toys, porcelain, clothing and an archive library.
A monument commemorating the coronation of King George V adorns Cannon Hill and is an excellent vantage point from which to view the town and surrounding area.
Port Elizabeth's Feather Market Centre is located on the corner of Baakens Street and Military Road, Central and, as its name implies, was an extension of the original commercial activities once carried out in Market Square.