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A must

The Donkin heritage trial is a must to get a good overview of Port Elizabeth and its history and... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2017
kdgarlipp
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Pretoria, South Africa
Disappointing

Please keep your inner city clean. It is a disgrace and a massive disappointment to see our city... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
CatherineThac
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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14 Dec 2017
“A must”
17 Jul 2017
“Go if you are interested in history and in a group.”
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

The Donkin heritage trial is a must to get a good overview of Port Elizabeth and its history and historic buildings. Start at the top at Fort Frederick and make your way downhill.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Please keep your inner city clean. It is a disgrace and a massive disappointment to see our city looking so dirty. We took visitors to explore the city but was very disappointed at the state of our city

Thank CatherineThac
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Pay for a booklet with all the details at the info centre and do a self walk tour. We did find it worth our while. Some buildings are in a very good state of repair, while others needs urgent attention, but interesting facts on all....More

Thank Johann W
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Lyn Haller of Umzantsi Afrika Tours took us and she was amazing. She filled us in on the entire history of Port Elizabeth. Amazing Guide

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Its a steep walk so please make sure you have time or that you are fit. The signage could be better. Its an ok way to pass sometime but I personally would not go out your way to see it.

Thank Squash_10
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

I would not recommend this tour to anyone and can only echo the other review that this tour only serves to show how run-down PE is. As if the description of the history of PE contained within the booklet is sparse and boring enough anyway...More

1  Thank stevooo34
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Its a nice part of town to walk around - and also for photo enthusiasts. Make sure you are prepared for a change in weather because the wind can change into rain! good walking shoes or trainers recommended

Thank SZavahir
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

We had a friend who gave us a tour, but without her I think we would have missed many of the details. Perhaps put up some information signs?

Thank sool9917
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

We had a very enjoyable stroll exploring the different places of historical importance. A beautiful and informative leaflet can be obtained from the tourism office at the Donkin Reserve. The trail highlights various places of interest from the reserve to different historical buildings, galleries and...More

Thank Mands007
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

A very useful booklet outlines the route of the Heritage Trail - the visitor will discover that you can start or finish anywhere along the route. We parked at Belmont Terrace which is pretty central and walked some of the trail, following the blue lines...More

2  Thank Jilldutoit
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