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Despatch Museum
Location : Eastern Cape > Despatch > Despatch
As part of a long-term vision, an initiative of the "Friends of Despatch" finally brought about the recently-opened Despatch Museum. The interior boasts a mini model of the Stegosaurus, which was discovered in Despatch in 1903. (The original dinosaur is currently on display at Bayworld).
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St. Georges Prep School Historical Name: Knockfierna
Location : Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Central
As a divergence from the main route of the trail, for anyone interested in the palatial mansions erected by local merchant princes, and which once lined Park Drive, a short walk of a few hundred metres southward along Park Drive will bring one to ‘Knockfierna’ (now the St. George’s...
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Cathedral of St. Mary the Virgin (Anglican)
Location : Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Central
Just off Main Street and opposite the Library is the Collegiate Church of St Mary the Virgin. The Church was founded at a meeting of citizens under the chainuanship of Captain Francis Evatt on 26 April 1824. The foundation stone of the Church building was laid on 5 October 1825, and in the same...
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Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial
Location : Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Central
The Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial is situated on top of Port Elizabeth's second oldest water reservoir and commemorates the men of Port Elizabeth's Volunteer Regiment who died in various campaigns.
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Cannon Commemorating the wreck of the Sacramento
Location : Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Schoenmakerskop
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Market Square
Location : Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Central
The Square is probably the most significant urban space in the City. Originally the landing beach was nearby and much of the goods arriving at or leaving from Port Elizabeth did so via Market Square. The Square became the focal point for the buying and selling of goods by the local and district...
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The Old Museum
Location : Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Central
As is the case with many of the fine old buildings in the vicinity, the old Museum was originally built as a dwelling house. It was for Henry Rutherford in 1861. In 1896 it became the home of Adam White Guthrie, Mayor of P E from 1912 to 1915. His legatees left the house to the Port Elizabeth...
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Manville Open Air Theatre
Location : Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Central
Experience the magic of one of Shakespeare's plays on a balmy Summer's evening, in lush and verdant surroundings, at the Mannville Open Air Theatre which is located on the South-Western side of St George's Park, Park Drive, Central.
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Hill Presbyterian Church
Location : Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Central
Situated at the corner of Belmont and Alfred Terrace is the ‘Hill’ Presbyterian Church. In 1861 the Rev. George Renny was brought to Port Elizabeth as minister to the Presbyterian community. Services were held in the Old Grey Institute while the present church was being constructed. It was...
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St. Augustines Roman Catholic Cathedral
Location : Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Central
Across the road from the Opera House stands St. Augustine’s Cathedral. The church was built under the direction of Father Thomas Murphy the foundation stone being laid in December 1861. The building was not finished until 1866 when it was consecrated by Bishop Patrick Moran. Father Murphy...
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