Donkin Heritage Trail, Port Elizabeth

One of the Sites on the Trail Image source

This group of double-storey semi-detached houses with prominent Victorian and Georgian features was erected shortly after the turn of the 20th century. It consists of five dwellings in Donkin Street, facing on to the Donkin Reserve, one at 14 Constitution Street and two at 8 and 10 Whitlock Street. The Donkin Street complex forms a unique row of terrace houses, and is one of the city's most prominent landmarks.  The Donkin Heritage Trail links 51 places of historical interest in the old Hill area of central Port Elizabeth.

The 1820 Settler history and architectural delights of the historical central city can be explored at leisure on a self-guided walking tour. 
 
Amble along the 5km Donkin Heritage Trail which links 51 places of historical interest in the old Hill area of central Port Elizabeth. 
 
The Donkin Heritage Trail booklet is sold at Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism's Donkin Reserve Information Office.

 

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Last updated : 06-Jun-2017

This article was produced by South African History Online on 14-Jul-2011

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