Museums / Culture, City
Kid Friendly: Yes. I feel mature teenagers and adults would find this tour interesting. Small children will find it boring.
This tour can be conducted from a vehicle if folk are wheelchair bound. If walking then one is able to get up close.
Maximum travelers: 4
City Tour with a private guide
A guided tour of Port Elizabeth's rich cultural history from Khoisan, Portuguese navigators, Dutch, French and British Settlers and the Nguni tribe who migrated from the north coming together as the "Rainbow Nation" in the Eastern Region of South Africa.
Port Elizabeth, popular for stunning beaches has plenty more to offer than long, lazy days spent on pristine white sands. Knowledge & passion that I have for my beautiful city as well as interest in historical homes, buildings of the Eastern Cape, makes this tour a must. Start at South End Museum, learn about forced removals then to City Centre and various buildings of interest in the oldest part of town. History extends back to before the arrival of the 1820 British Settlers right up to present day. Visit Donkin Reserve, discuss enlightening information on different art forms and sculptures. Views are simply breath-taking. Fort Frederick-the rich history of this establishment is nothing less than astounding. Visit No. 7 Castle Hill Museum one of the very 1st houses in the city. Drive along Bird Street to St George's Park where rich ship merchants built their homes. Learn the history of the area and visit the Horse Memorial, built in honor of horses that died during the battles in South Africa.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pickup at your accommodation or quayside within the city limits
End location: Drop off at your accommodation or quayside within the city limits
Duration: 3 hours
The City Heritage Tour can be done in the morning or afternoon. If morning I will pickup at 09h00 if afternoon then pickup is at 14h00. These times can be flexible on discussion.
If 2 to 4 persons I will use a sedan/suv with air-conditioner. If larger group will use an appropriate Mini bus with air-conditioner.
Included is transportation, guide and entrance fees
Estimated Local Cash Needed
200 ZAR - Any items or purchases of a personal nature are not included in the price of the tour.
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Very knowledgable. Had a great time.