Eastern Cape Monuments

Situated between Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal, the Eastern Cape is the second largest of South Africa's 9 provinces. Show on Map

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Equestrian Statue

Where? East London
East London may be a relatively small town in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, but it has played a major role as an important port (being the only river port in the country) since the 19th century. ...

Martello Tower

Where? Fort Beaufort
The Martello Tower in Fort Beaufort is a little garrison dating back to the nineteenth century during the Napoleonic Wars. Many Martello’s were built in several different countries, with two of them being in ...

Port Elizabeth Library

Where? Central
The gorgeous building of the Port Elizabeth Main Library is found in the north-west corner of Market Square in Port Elizabeth. The building was officially opened in 1902 and is well regarded as a fine ...

The Prester John Memorial

Where? Central
The Prester John memorial stands proudly in Fleming Square next to the City Hall in Port Elizabeth. The monument was erected in 1986 and is of the late king-priest, Prester John and a Portuguese navigator ...

Bradshaw's Mill

Where? Bathurst
On the banks of the Bathurst River is perched the National Monument known as Bradshaw’s Mill. This mill was built by the British Settler, Samuel Bradshaw, in 1821, who intended to use it in the manufacture of ...

The Donkin Reserve

Where? Central
The Donkin Reserve is one of the best known historical attractions in Port Elizabeth, telling a fascinating story of the discovery and development of the Friendly City. Sir Rufane Donkin named the city after ...

Old East London Wool Exchange

Where? East London
During the 1890’s, East London established itself as the epicentre of the wool trade in South Africa, with an entire trade and industry existing within the bounds of this beautiful province. The industry ...

The Cenotaph

Where? St George’s Park
A cenotaph is defined as a memorial erected in honour of people whose physical remains are elsewhere. The cenotaph that was erected just outside St George’s Park and the cricket grounds in Port Elizabeth was ...

Visit Fort Frederick

Where? Port Elizabeth
The Fort, which is located along Belmont Terrace, Central, is a stone fort built in 1799 by the British Forces to defend the mouth of the Baakens River. It was named after Frederick, Duke of York, and was ...

The Jewish Pioneers Memorial Museum

Where? Central
The Jewish Pioneer’s Museum in Port Elizabeth was created to remember the Jewish community with memorabilia, ceremonial implements and historical photography. The building that the museum is housed in was ...

Campanile Tower

Where? Central
The Campanile (meaning Bell Tower in Italian) was built in 1920 to mark the centenary of the arrival of the 1820 settlers who came from Britain to help populate the frontier of the Eastern Cape. The ...

Fort Glamorgan

Where? East London
Visit the historical site of Fort Glamorgan in East London, named after the Earl of Glamorgan. Established in 1848 along the Buffalo River, this fort was used as troop barracks and to guard the supply line to ...

Port Elizabeth Market Square

Where? Central Hill
The Market Square in the heart of the Port Elizabeth town centre is a historical icon that reveals much about this old coastal town. It is home to the City Hall, which is colonial in style and dates back to ...

Hankey Sundial

Where? Hankey
Nestled deep within the picturesque Gamtoos Valley in the Eastern Cape are three small towns - Loerie, Patensie and Hankey. Hankey is the oldest of these three, having been established in 1826. The surrounding ...

Urquhart House Museum

Where? Graaff Reinet
You will find this beautiful Cape Dutch house on the southern end of Market Square, although the exact date on which it was built is unknown. Historians guess at somewhere between 1806 and 1821 based on its ...

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