No country like South Africa: Jonty Rhodes:
With its beautiful beachfront and big city amenities coupled with small-town charm, it’s no surprise that I fell in love with Port Elizabeth the very first time I visited the city. If you want to get to know the city on a personal level, take the 5km Donkin Heritage Trail that follows in the footsteps of the 1820 Settlers. It links no less than 47 national monuments and historical sites in central Port Elizabeth* .
For animal lovers, I recommend Addo Elephant Park, home to over 550 elephant and the Kagga Kamma Game Reserve where you will get to see hand-reared cheetahs. For some adrenaline rush, try sand boarding at Maitland Sand Dunes. It’s a challenging trek up to the top, but the view is worth the effort. I love the way down. You can slide down on anything – trays, pieces of cardboard or the sand boards of course. Finally, don’t miss the iconic Cape Recife Lighthouse, which stands near the site where numerous sailors and rescuers lost their lives to a hurricane in 1902 *.
- Corrections Jonty – Not 47 BUT 67 monuments on Route 67 and THAT hurricane and loss of life was off of the North End Beach in 1902!
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