Eastern Cape Monuments

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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. ...

Urquhart House Museum

Where? Graaff Reinet
You will find this beautiful Cape Dutch house on the southern end of Market Square, although the exact date on which it was built is unknown. Historians guess at somewhere between 1806 and 1821 based on its ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Provost Prison

Where? Grahamstown
This was built in 1838 as a military prison in the Drostdy grounds when Sir Benjamin d’Urban, who was Governor of the Cape Colony, instructed the royal engineers to plan a “fortified barrack establishment”. ...

Campanile Tower

Where? Central
Standing tall and proud over the city centre of Port Elizabeth in Nelson Mandela Bay, The Campanile has long been an iconic feature on the Friendly City’s skyline. Although it was finished in 1922, its recent ...

Bradshaw's Mill

Where? Bathurst
On the banks of the Bathurst River is perched the National Monument known as Bradshaw’s Mill. This mill was built by the British Settler, Samuel Bradshaw, in 1821, who intended to use it in the manufacture of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Equestrian Statue

Where? East London
East London may be a relatively small town in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, but it has played a major role as an important port (being the only river port in the country) since the 19th century. ...

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