Despatch Places of Interest

Despatch is situated in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

Attractions IN/AROUND Despatch

Swartkops Estuary

It might be right in the heart of urban living but the Swartkops Estuary, 8 km north of Port Elizabeth, and its adjacent salt pans are a highlight for any bird fundi intent on sighting estuarine waders and ...

Van Stadens Wild Flower Reserve

This beautiful flower reserve lies just off the N2, roughly 35 kilometres west of Port Elizabeth. It might be smallish (600 hectares) but locals vote it one of the best spots to see flowering proteas in ...

... and little further afield

Bayworld Museum Complex

The Main Museum of Bayworld blends cultural and natural history. Embark on an exciting journey through time and through the fascinating world around us. Marvel at the diversity of museum displays, from ...

Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex

A feature of Port Elizabeth’s beachfront in Summerstrand is the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex. This complex is a veritable hotspot for shopaholics, hungry patrons, young ones, parents, and those ...

Cape Recife Nature Reserve

Cape Recife Nature Reserve is one of the best bird-watching locations in Port Elizabeth. The Cape Recife Nature Reserve offers beautiful beach, natural dune vegetation of fynbos, rocky outcrops, view birdlife ...

Eastern Cape Beaches

The Eastern Cape in South Africa boasts some of the world’s best beaches and 800 km of unspoilt picturesque coastlines where blue oceans tumble onto quiet beaches. The Eastern Cape coastline is a mecca to all ...

Humewood Golf Club

One of South Africa’s top-rated golf clubs, Humewood is a true Links course which has hosted numerous PGA events, including the South African Open. The course is surrounded by coastal bush and, although it is ...

Mkhonto Gawzela’s Frieze at the Campanile

At the start of Route 67 is the Campanile tower, a tall red brick edifice built in honour of the 1820 British Settlers. The origin of its name is Florentine, as is its architecture for Bell Tower, which is ...

Mondplaas Ponds

Just across the Gamtoos River, roughly 50 km west of Port Elizabeth and 30 km from Humansdorp, are Mondplaas ponds – one of the highest rated birding sites for waders in the province. The ponds are high on the ...

Red Location Museum

The Red Location Museum is situated within the oldest township in South Africa, New Brighton. This massive informal settlement is on the outskirts of the industrial area of Port Elizabeth in Nelson Mandela Bay ...

Sardinia Bay Marine Protected Area

This bay, adjacent to the Sardinia Bay Nature Reserve, is a marine protected area - a 7 km rocky and sandy coastline that also extends one nautical mile (1 852 metres) offshore to include subtidal rocky reefs ...

Uitenhage Golf Club

Situated in Uitenhage which is known as the 'Garden Town' because of its position in the foothills of the Winterhoek Mountains, the Uitenhage golf course offers an 18 hole challenge to avid golfers. This ...

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