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Donkin Street | Belmont Terrace, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The place is nice and it has a beautiful view, but it’s not safe to be there. Good to take some creative pictures. The visit doesn’t take longer than 20min.

Thank Susanna T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I took a walk to the Donkin Reserve to see the pyramid and lighthouse. The mosaic on the floor is worth taking the time to look properly at and not just glance. I think it was 10rand to go up the lighthouse...More

Thank Ella W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At least something to do in PE. You can also follow some kind of art path. It is possible to go up the lighthouse for 10 Rand were you have a very nice over the ocean and PE. The mosaik is to be seen very...More

Thank JNinSA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My visit was not very recent but would say the maintenance of the gardens and indigenous plants is poor, security could be risky, so dont carry passports cameras money etc openly, and move around in groups larger than two if possible, or when the area...More

Thank bernicew490
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With an amazing view, artwork and the second largest flag in Africa spanning two tennis courts, this is certainly a place to stop and make a visit

Thank AndreB2102
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spend some days in PE and found this place more or less by accident as we had not really read a lot about PE before... The Donkin is a beautiful place to visit, take some pictures and have a short rest. We can also...More

Thank AvonF01
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I accompanied by our parents visited the Donkin site and took some tremendous photos. It is well maintained and the area has been somewhat restored although more needs doing. It is a very colourful place both in the literal and metaphorical. The...More

Thank darrenfielding
Reviewed May 26, 2018

An interesting area to spend a couple of hours taking in some history and some views of Port Elizabeth. It is also a nice spot to take a picnic or to have a light lunch.

Thank john w
Reviewed May 17, 2018

Lived in PE for many years during its golden years. Nowadays the historic centre of Port Elizabeth is like so many other cities in Africa, somewhat messy and dangerous. Great to visit, but do it in the middle of the afternoon when people are around....More

3  Thank kevT4232UK
Reviewed May 9, 2018

Certainly worth a visit but quite frankly the area has seen better days as it is really just above central Port Elizabeth. It does however afford nice views. Parking is easy and whilst walking on the grassy area of the Reserve should be fine I...More

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