• Landmarks that tell stories. Let's explore!
    Landmarks that tell stories. Let's explore!
  • African Craft Markets
    African Craft Markets
  • Historical Architecture
    Historical Architecture
  • 2nd biggest flag in Africa
    2nd biggest flag in Africa

Port Elizabeth City Guided Tour

Get to know more about South Africa’s second-oldest city with a local professional tour guide exploring the scenic historic landmarks in Port Elizabeth.

Visit over 7 points of interest and many of Port Elizabeth’s top attractions and historical sites — like Campanile Memorial, no 7 Castle Hill Museum, Market Square, City Hall, Public library, Route 67, Provincial Heritage Site- Donkin Reserve, stone Pyramid and Lighthouse, Fort Frederick, to name a few.

A sightseeing tour of Port Elizabeth has never been easier — or more fun — than this 2 1/2 hour guided tour.  Embrace and admire 67 unique pieces of public art works designed by local artists symbolising Nelson Mandela's 67 years of work dedicated to the Freedom of South Africa and includes 67 steps leading up to the second largest flag in Africa.

The Campanile was erected to commemorate the landing spot of the 1820 Settlers and contains the largest carillon of bells in the country in addition to its chiming clock.  With 204 steps to climb to the top offering magnificent views of the city and various art galleries added to space that tell the democratic stories and showcase the arts and culture of Nelson Mandela Bay, the campanile is a must on our itinerary.

The Donkin Reserve is essentially a large open public space which was proclaimed by the founder of the city, Sir Rufane Donkin. We will see the Stone Pyramid Monument with a touching inscription erected by Sir Rufane Shaw Donkin in memory of his late wife, Elizabeth, after whom the city and the lighthouse was named.

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Itinerary

09h00

Pick-up

Your tour begins with pickup from your Port Elizabeth accommodation at 09H00 when you’ll board an air-conditioned vehicle to greet your driver and guide.

09h30

The Campanile & Fort Fredrick

We arrive at the Campanile (bell tower) Memorial which commemorates the landing of the 1820 Settlers and has the largest carillon of 23 bells in the country in addition to its chiming clock. Not far from here we will make our way for a visit to Fort Fredrick built in 1799.

11h00

7 Castle Hill

We then proceed to explore one of the oldest surviving Settler cottages in Port Elizabeth. The Museum in a quaint cottage with 1800s furnishings.

12h00

Donkin Reserve

The next stop off will be to the Donkin Reserve where we will wander into Port Elizabeth’s rich cultural history and embrace the indigenous flora.

12h30

Wezandla African Craft Market

Enjoy a locally roasted coffee and treat, while browsing the many fascinating art pieces at a trendy African Craft Market.

13h00

Drop-off

Drop-off and return to your accommodation in Port Elizabeth or other location as arranged.