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

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 ...

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, ...

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

The province of the Eastern Cape had never had a world-class football stadium before the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium was constructed here for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. This stadium was designed to resemble a ...

Pearson Conservatory

This striking Victorian conservatory was officially opened in 1882 and named for the then mayor of Port Elizabeth. The 25 foot wide central building opens up to a skylight, whilst down either end of it are ...

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 ...

Shark River Golf Club

This is a public golf course that undergoes continuous improvement and upkeep to ensure that, while small, it offers a satisfying golfing experience for both keen golfers and beginners. It started out as a ...

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 Croix Island Penguin Colony

St Croix is home to the largest African penguin colony in the world. It lies 4 km offshore between the Coega and Sundays River mouths, part of a group of coastal island clustered roughly into two groups of ...

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 ...

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