Eastern Cape Monuments

Situated between Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal, the Eastern Cape is the second largest of South Africa's 9 provinces. Show on Map

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The Cenotaph

Where? St George’s Park
A cenotaph is defined as a memorial erected in honour of people whose physical remains are elsewhere. The cenotaph that was erected just outside St George’s Park and the cricket grounds in Port Elizabeth was ...

The Prester John Memorial

Where? Central
The Prester John memorial stands proudly in Fleming Square next to the City Hall in Port Elizabeth. The monument was erected in 1986 and is of the late king-priest, Prester John and a Portuguese navigator ...

Visit The Bathurst Toposcope

Where? Bathurst
A toposcope is basically a monument that is dedicated to people or past events and sits on hills or mountains in various locations. They indicate directions and distances to certain landmarks around the area. ...

The Grahamstown Cathedral

Where? Grahamstown
The Cathedral of St Michael and St George now known as the Grahamstown Cathedral was built in the 1800’s and first opened its doors in 1830. This is not the original tower and spire the church had as the first ...

Visit Fort Frederick

Where? Port Elizabeth
The Fort, which is located along Belmont Terrace, Central, is a stone fort built in 1799 by the British Forces to defend the mouth of the Baakens River. It was named after Frederick, Duke of York, and was ...

The Jewish Pioneers Memorial Museum

Where? Central
The Jewish Pioneer’s Museum in Port Elizabeth was created to remember the Jewish community with memorabilia, ceremonial implements and historical photography. The building that the museum is housed in was ...

Campanile Tower

Where? Central
The Campanile (meaning Bell Tower in Italian) was built in 1920 to mark the centenary of the arrival of the 1820 settlers who came from Britain to help populate the frontier of the Eastern Cape. The ...

1820 Settlers National Monument

Where? Grahamstown
If you’re in Grahamstown and head towards Rhodes University you will find a huge square structure at the top of the hill which is the 1820 Settlers National Monument. The original monument was opened in ...

Fort Glamorgan

Where? East London
Visit the historical site of Fort Glamorgan in East London, named after the Earl of Glamorgan. Established in 1848 along the Buffalo River, this fort was used as troop barracks and to guard the supply line to ...

Hankey Sundial

Where? Hankey
Nestled deep within the picturesque Gamtoos Valley in the Eastern Cape are three small towns - Loerie, Patensie and Hankey. Hankey is the oldest of these three, having been established in 1826. The surrounding ...

Port Elizabeth Market Square

Where? Central Hill
The Market Square in the heart of the Port Elizabeth town centre is a historical icon that reveals much about this old coastal town. It is home to the City Hall, which is colonial in style and dates back to ...

Port Elizabeth Library

Where? Central
The gorgeous building of the Port Elizabeth Main Library is found in the north-west corner of Market Square in Port Elizabeth. The building was officially opened in 1902 and is well regarded as a fine ...

The Donkin Reserve

Where? Central
The Donkin Reserve is one of the best known historical attractions in Port Elizabeth, telling a fascinating story of the discovery and development of the Friendly City. Sir Rufane Donkin named the city after ...

Visit the Horse Memorial

Where? Central
Visit the Horse Memorial on the corner of Russel and Cape Road. The Memorial commemorates all those horses that fell serving their masters during the Anglo-Boer War. The Horse Memorial was erected and ...

Martello Tower

Where? Fort Beaufort
The Martello Tower in Fort Beaufort is a little garrison dating back to the nineteenth century during the Napoleonic Wars. Many Martello’s were built in several different countries, with two of them being in ...

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