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

Groendal Wilderness Area

The 30 000 hectare Groendal Wilderness Area protects the water catchment area of the Swartkops River (KwaZungha River), with the Groendal Dam in its centre. Lying within the Groot Winterhoek Mountain range, ...

Kragga Kamma Game Park

One would scarcely expect that, just a few hundred metres from the main road, there are some of Africa’s wildest species, exploring what has become their natural habitat. These species include giraffe, zebra, ...

Port Elizabeth City Hall

Port Elizabeth City Hall dates back to the mid-19th century, when the European colonisers were settling on the shores of Algoa Bay and taking advantage of the untouched expanses of farmlands and countryside. ...

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 ...

Sacramento Cannon

Sometimes called the 'miracle cannon' because of the mint condition in which it was found, the cannon salvaged from the wreck of the Sacramento, a Portuguese man o' war that ran aground just outside Port ...

Shark Rock Pier

Shark Rock Pier is the only pier in the Friendly City, as Port Elizabeth is affectionately known, and provides spectacular views of Algoa Bay, the extensive coastline, and the city. It was constructed in 1998 ...

St Croix Island Marine Reserve

The St Croix Island Marine Reserve lies in Algoa Bay, a series of three islands (the islands of the cross) just north-east of Port Elizabeth. St Croix and its two sister islets – Jahleel Island and Brenton ...

St Georges Park Cricket Ground

The oldest park in Port Elizabeth and the site of the second oldest cricket club in the country, St George’s Park lies in the heart of Port Elizabeth, a tribute to the past and present day moments away from ...

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 ...

Walmer Country Club

Walmer Country Club with its warm and friendly atmosphere, is 54 years old. It has grown from strength to strength and has over 550 members. Walmer Country Club Golf Course is a standard 18-hole configuration ...

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