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

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Go if you are interested in history and in a group.

Pay for a booklet with all the details at the info centre and do a self walk tour. We did find it... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
Johann W
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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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
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
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

Thank kaybowen2015
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
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
Reviewed 10 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
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
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
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
Reviewed 21 March 2016

The trail is a walk into the history of Port Elizabeth. Old historic buildings, interesting insight into the past and a possibility to compare with the new as well. The trail needs better marking through. More posters and notices would also help.

1  Thank Ramesh B
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