Donkin Heritage Trail

Donkin Heritage Trail

The best way to explore the cultural history of Port Elizabeth is to take a stroll along the 5 km Donkin Heritage Trail. A map of this trail may be purchased from the tourist office located in the lighthouse located at the Donkin Reserve. This map marks the location of 47 landmarks located within the Old Hill area. The lighthouse itself, built in 1861 is one of these historical treasures.

The stone pyramid beside the lighthouse was erected by Sir Rufane Donkin, governor of the Cape, in memory of his young wife, Elizabeth for whom the city was named.

Nearby, the Campanile was erected to commemorate the arrival of the Settlers of 1820. A 200 step ascent to the top will reward your efforts with a beautiful view across the harbour, and will allow you to get a bird's eye view of the surrounding area.

The Port Elizabeth City Hall, completed in 1862 is just one of the many impressive architectural treasures to be found on the trail. The route also has many fine examples of Victorian architecture.

The No. 7 Castle Hill Museum is a Settler home built in 1829 that reflects a typical middle-class Port Elizabeth family in the early 19th century. Open Mon-Fri, 9h00 - 13h00 and 14h00-16h00.

The South End Museum captures the spirit of Port Elizabeth's infamous South End during the early 20th century up to the 1960's when the area was razed to the ground under the Apartheid regime's Group Areas Act. Cnr. Humewood Rd and Walmer Blvd.

The Horse Memorial was built to recognise and honour the horses and mules that died during the 2nd Boer War

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Port Elizabeth Accommodation

Accommodation Near Donkin Heritage Trail

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The Maegan Cherie B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

1.2km South of Donkin Heritage Trail

THE Maegan Cherie B&B Consists of 5 rooms. All rooms (suites) are en-suite, with either Shower/bath combination, basin and toilet or shower, basin and toilet.

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Zareba Guest House

Guest House Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

1.4km West of Donkin Heritage Trail

Zareba Bed and Breakfast is nestled away within the charming suburb of Richmond Hill in the historical and quaint heart of Port Elizabeth. Richmond Hill has retained much of the atmosphere of the old days.

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Newington Place Guest House

Room Only / Limited Self Catering Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

1.4km West of Donkin Heritage Trail

We are situated in Newington Street, Richmond Hill on a quiet tree-lined lane, filled with historic and gracefully restored buildings.

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Sleeps: 4

Madison On First

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

1.6km South of Donkin Heritage Trail

Up-market fully equipped two bedroom self-catering & self-service apartment with a private entrance, lounge with 32" LED TV, DStv (Hotel Package), fully equipped kitchen with eating counter, balcony with gas braai facility, on-site parking

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Sleeps: 28 in 11 units/rooms

Sir Roys at the Sea

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

1.7km South East of Donkin Heritage Trail

Conveniently situated and within walking distance of the beach front. Sir Roys at the sea is only 500m from the Humerail Waterfront Shopping Centre. We are close to the airport, golf courses, beach front and all its many attractions.

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King George's Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

1.9km South West of Donkin Heritage Trail

Each room is individually decorated and is provided with a private telephone, television set, hair dryer and tea and coffee making facility. Wireless internet is also available. We offer 8 en-suite rooms as well as two luxury suites

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Treetops Guesthouse

Guest House Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

2.1km South of Donkin Heritage Trail

The Treetops Guest House is situated in the tranquil garden suburb of Walmer in Port Elizabeth. Treetops offers a variety of affordable spacious accommodation in Port Elizabeth, whether you are an overseas tourist, a family group or visiting on business,

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Sleeps: 16 in 8 units/rooms

5 Third Avenue Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

2.1km South of Donkin Heritage Trail

5-3rd Avenue Guesthouse, located in the garden suburb of Walmer, is the closest of any form of accommodation to PE airport. We offer clean and comfortable accommodation in 8 private rooms each with own kitchenette and shower-en-suite.

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Sleeps: 11 in 5 units/rooms

African Sands Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

2.2km East of Donkin Heritage Trail

Our guesthouse is stylishly decorated and has 6 bedrooms, two of which have interleading doors to make a family unit. These two have full kitchenettes. All have en suite bathrooms, self catering facilities, private entrances

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Sleeps: 19 in 8 units/rooms

Amani Guest Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

2.4km South of Donkin Heritage Trail

Four spacious double en-suite bedrooms have private patios, under thatch, overlooking a tranquil garden and swimming pool. The other two en-suite rooms have private courtyard gardens. Two spacious family suites, Kilimanjaro & Nakuru are also ...

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