Port Elizabeth

About Donkin Lighthouse

The Donkin Lighthouse is the city's original lighthouse, located on Donkin Reserve and built in 1861. The light house is a National Monument and is also the best vantage point for an overall view of the city, and as such is very popular with visitors, especially photographers.

The lighthouse is The Donkin Reserve was proclaimed a public open space in perpetuity by Sir Rufane Donkin. It includes a stone pyramid monument, with a touching inscription, erected by Sir Rufane Donkin in memory of his late wife, Elizabeth, after whom the city was named, as well as palm-lined walkways and benches.

The Lighthouse also houses the Tourist Information Office. Also see the Donkin Heritage Trail for additional information.

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WhereDonkin Reserve, between City Hall and St Georges Park, Port Elizabeth

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