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A wonderful city, with a small town feel

Port Elizabeth (PE) is a city with origin of British Settlers. They arrived in 1820. Sir Rufane Donkin and his wife Lady Elizabeth could be called the founders of this very nice place. At that stage it was uninhabited. The city lies in Algoa Bay. Bartholomeus Diaz, the Portugese explorer passed here long before the city was born. He planted a cross some kilometres from where PE (as it is known) actually developed.
There are many reminders of its British roots, places like South End, Norh End, Kensington, Holland Park etc.
Although not the capital, it is by far the biggest city in the Eastern Cape, and the 5th biggest city in South Africa.
Port Elizabeth can also serve as the gateway to the Garden Route. There are many daytrips from PE, example The Addo Elephant Park, Jeffreys Bay,
Baviaanskloof etc.
A easy city to live in, and one I will always return to.

Helpful websites

www.iloveportelizabeth.com
www.gardenroute.co.za
www.portelizabeth.co.za

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  • Last visit to Port Elizabeth: Dec 2006
  • Intro Updated Jan 20, 2008
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