Donkin Reserve Tours

Donkin Reserve
The Donkin Reserve introduces visitors to the early history of Port Elizabeth by way of a small park, stone pyramid, and lighthouse overlooking the South African coastline. Built as a touching memorial to Elizabeth Donkin—wife of 19th-century Cape Colony Governor Rufane Donkin—the hilltop memorial commemorates the woman for whom the city is named, with an inscription that reads: “In the memory of one the most perfect of human beings who has given her name to the town below.”

While you won’t likely spot much wildlife in this reserve, you will find excellent views from atop the lighthouse, as well as walking trails and the terminus of the larger Route 67 Art Trail—a walking tour of 67 pieces of public art representing Nelson Mandela’s 67 years of service to end apartheid in South Africa.

Practical Info

The Donkin Reserve is located just below Belmont Terrace. The lighthouse is open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 4:30pm. Admission to the lighthouse and pyramid costs five rand.
Address: Donkin Street, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
Hours: Mon–Sat: 8am–4:30pm
Admission: ZAR 5
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Full-Day Ultimate Port Elizabeth Tour

Experience Port Elizabeth on this full-day tour, which includes stops a local breweries and a township cultural experience. Follow a guide on a walking tour thought the city center, stopping at highlights such as Donkin Reserve at Belmont Terrace, the old lighthouse, and Fort Frederick. Stop at a craft brewery for a beer tasting and have a meal with a local family in Walmer Township.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Port Elizabeth Shore Excursion: Port Elizabeth City Tour

Explore Port Elizabeth’s highlights with a local guide on a half-day shore excursion that’s tailored to your ship’s schedule. Visit the City Hall, markets, squares, and parks, and learn about Port Elizabeth history and culture along the way. Enjoy a convenient pickup and drop-off at the cruise port by luxury vehicle, all entrance fees included and a small group of 13 people for personal service.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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