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

Bird Island Marine Protected Area

Bird Island Marine Protected Area lies just off the coast of Port Elizabeth. It is a group of islands (Bird Island, Stag Island, Seal Island and Black Rocks) that are home to more than a few red-data listed ...

Donkin Street Houses

Just over the road from the Donkin Reserve is Donkin Road. It's a hill that runs down towards the harbour and at its crest lie a series of Victorian terraced houses that have become famous. The houses, built ...

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, ...

Maitland Nature Reserve

Port Elizabeth’s Maitland Nature Reserve is a rich source of natural beauty and variety. It boasts indigenous coastal forest, stunning views of the Indian Ocean and impressive giant sand dunes. The reserve ...

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 ...

Nelson Mandela Voting Line Sculpture

A 38 metre-long metal silhouette sculpture of a string of people – of all shapes and sizes connected together - forms a work of art known simply as Voting Line. At the end of the queue, close to a group of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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