Port Elizabeth

Donkin Lighthouse

Lighthouses / Sight Seeing in or near St Georges Park, Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Things To Do in St Georges ParkDonkin Lighthouse

Lighthouses Sight Seeing Port Elizabeth

Where? Donkin Reserve, between City Hall and St Georges Park, Port Elizabeth

How much? Free

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in St Georges Park, in Eastern Cape

The Donkin Lighthouse is the city's original lighthouse, located on Donkin Reserve and built in 1861. The light house is a National Monument and is also the best vantage point for an overall view of the city, and as such is very popular with visitors, especially photographers.

The lighthouse is The Donkin Reserve was proclaimed a public open space in perpetuity by Sir Rufane Donkin. It includes a stone pyramid monument, with a touching inscription, erected by Sir Rufane Donkin in memory of his late wife, Elizabeth, after whom the city was named, as well as palm-lined walkways and benches.

The Lighthouse also houses the Tourist Information Office. Also see the Donkin Heritage Trail for additional information.

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