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

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 ...

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 ...

Cora Terrace

Port Elizabeth's most famous terraced houses are the row of double-storey examples in Donkin Street, built between 1860 and 1880. They've been photographed from all possible angles, and given a couple of coats ...

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, ...

Mkhonto Gawzela’s Frieze at the Campanile

At the start of Route 67 is the Campanile tower, a tall red brick edifice built in honour of the 1820 British Settlers. The origin of its name is Florentine, as is its architecture for Bell Tower, which is ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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