Parsons Vlei Places of Interest

Parsons Vlei is situated in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

Attractions IN/AROUND Parsons Vlei

Donkin Heritage Trail

The Donkin Heritage Trail is named after the Acting Governor of the Cape Colony at the time, Sir Rufane Donkin. South Africans are well acquainted with the history of the 4000 British settlers who arrived by ...

Eastern Cape Beaches

The Eastern Cape in South Africa boasts some of the world’s best beaches and 800 km of unspoilt picturesque coastlines where blue oceans tumble onto quiet beaches. The Eastern Cape coastline is a mecca to all ...

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 ...

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 ...

Whale Watching in Algoa Bay

Algoa Bay is a major part of the coastline of Nelson Mandela Bay, the main town of which is Port Elizabeth. Every year, thousands of tourists flock to the beaches of this bay to enjoy the warm, safe swimming ...

... and little further afield

Bayworld Museum Complex

The Main Museum of Bayworld blends cultural and natural history. Embark on an exciting journey through time and through the fascinating world around us. Marvel at the diversity of museum displays, from ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Prince Alfred's Guard Drill Hall

The Prince Alfred's Guard Drill Hall stands on the corners of Castle Hill, Prospect and Daly Streets in Port Elizabeth's centre. The beautiful building, built in 1880, is the headquarters of one of the oldest ...

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 ...

Sardinia Bay Marine Protected Area

This bay, adjacent to the Sardinia Bay Nature Reserve, is a marine protected area - a 7 km rocky and sandy coastline that also extends one nautical mile (1 852 metres) offshore to include subtidal rocky reefs ...

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 ...

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