Stroll along the palm-lined walkways at the Donkin Reserve and you will arrive at a stone pyramid monument with a touching inscription – it was erected by Sir Rufane Donkin in memory of his late wife, Elizabeth, after whom the city was named. The Pyramid is about 10m high and base measures about 8m each side.
With several top golf clubs right on your doorstep, your stay at the King Edward Hotel is the perfect time to enjoy a round in the great outdoors. Having been in existence for over 125 years, The Port Elizabeth Golf Club is the second oldest club in the country. It has 18 holes and a par of 72. The club hosted the SA Amateur Championship in 2015. PEGC is a short 8-minute drive from the King Edward Hotel.
St George’s Park
Built in 1860, St George’s Park is spread over 73 ha. of tranquil wooded parkland. The park contains the world famous Port Elizabeth Cricket Club, the founder cricket club in the country. Here you can also find the St George’s Park Swimming Pool, Founders Green (the oldest bowling green in South Africa) and the beautiful Pearson Conservatory, established in 1882 for the cultivation of exotic plants.
The school’s surfing lessons take place in near the PE oceanarium – usually at Denville/Kings Beach, but the location is subject to change depending on the size of the swell and the wind direction on the day of your lesson. They cater for private lessons and small groups, and even offers corporate team-building sessions. Contact Learn 2 Surf for more information.