Port Elizabeth is recognized as being one of the largest cities in South Africa. This beautiful destination was established in 1820 as a British settlement. Here, you can find the amazing Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. Also known as Windy City, or the Friendly City, Port Elizabeth is a beautiful city that is worth visiting. There are many cultural and historical icons in the area, such as Red Location Museum, South African Air Force Museum, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, but also the oldest park in Port Elizabeth, St George’s Park. Below there are three beautiful attractions that you can visit in Port Elizabeth.
1. City Hall Port Elizabeth
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Situated in the market square, the Port Elizabeth City Hall is a beautiful building with a colonial style. At the top of this building, you can see an amazing large clock that was installed in 1883. Inaugurated as a national monument in 1973, Port Elizabeth City Hall serves as a concert hall, lecture hall, a Council Chamber and office for city council employees. This building is open every day, so you can enjoy a visit here when you are in the city.
2. Garden Route
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This place is a mix of ancient forests, modern golf courses, retirement estates, craft centers, modern malls, beach holidays and mountain hideaways. Garden’s Route is made by the ecological diversity and the green vegetation that you will find in many lagoons along the coast. Numerous visitors prefer to explore Garden Route by car, but you should try the African steam passenger train and you will certainly enjoy the beauty of the nature.
3. St. George Park
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This beautiful park is situated in the heart of Port Elizabeth and is also the oldest park in the city and the site of the second oldest cricket club in the country. Here, you may find different activities and attractions, for example you can participate at an open-air theater. If you visit this park in the summer you can swim in the Olympic-sized pool located in the garden area.
Port Elizabeth is a beautiful city with many beautiful historical icons. You will learn a lot of interesting things when you visit it. Have you ever been at St George Park?