The Donkin Reserve
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.
The lighthouse in the reserve also houses the official offices of Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism, the official Tourist Information Centre. The Lighthouse is open to the public on request between 08h00 – 16h30 on weekdays and 09H30 -15H30 on Saturdays. Please report to the Tourism Office for access.
The Donkin Reserve forms part of Route 67 – a collection of 67 public artworks symbolizing Nelson Mandela’s 67 years of work towards the Freedom of South Africa, including 67 steps leading up the second largest flag in Africa. It also forms part of the Donkin Heritage Trail, a trail of 51 places of historical interest in the old Hill area of PE. These can be explored at leisure with a self-guided walking tour. A printable map can be downloaded on the Nelson Mandela Tourism website or obtained at the Donkin Reserve Visitor Centre.