Port Elizabeth Market Square and City Hall

Port Elizabeth Market Square and City Hall

The Port Elizabeth City Hall is situated in the historic Market Square and was built between 1858 and 1862. The grand old building was designed in the colonial style, and boasts a clock tower which was added in 1883, more than two decades after the original work had been completed. The City Hall has become a popular landmark in the city centre, and serves as the home of Port Elizabeth's local government, as well as being a venue for various concerts and serving as a lecture hall.

The building was declared a national monument in 1973, however in 1977 it was almost completely destroyed by fire. Many original paintings of early Port Elizabeth as well as the only original portrait of Port Elizabeth's namesake, Lady Elizabeth Donkin were lost. The building was restored and re-opened in 1981.

Also located in Market Square is a replica of the Diaz Cross which commemorates the first European to land in Algoa Bay in 1488, when Portuguese explorer Bartholomew Diaz stopped over on his way east. Adjacent to the city hall is the Prester John Memorial, dedicated to the Portuguese explorers who landed in South Africa.

Accommodation Near Port Elizabeth Market Square and City Hall

23 On Glen Guest House

Guest House Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

1.2km West of Port Elizabeth Market Square and City Hall

Staying true to the era, our spacious grounds and generous room sizes are politely complimented by steep multifaceted roofing, which in authentic Victorian Fashion are elegantly decorated with elaborate wooden trimmings. Whilst being externally attractive

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Sleeps: 10 in 5 units/rooms

The Maegan Cherie B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

1.3km South of Port Elizabeth Market Square and City Hall

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 Port Elizabeth Market Square and City Hall

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 Port Elizabeth Market Square and City Hall

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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King George's Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

1.9km South West of Port Elizabeth Market Square and City Hall

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 Port Elizabeth Market Square and City Hall

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

2.2km South of Port Elizabeth Market Square and City Hall

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 South East of Port Elizabeth Market Square and City Hall

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 Port Elizabeth Market Square and City Hall

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.

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