Port Elizabeth’s rich cultural heritage guarantees history lovers a unique insight into the Bay and the Eastern Cape’s diverse and remarkable past.
The culture of South Africa is incredibly diverse and heavily influenced by its racial and colonial history. There is a great disparity between rich and poor, with a middle class that has been growing rapidly in recent years. In addition to the native and colonial diversity of the country, there is also an increasing immigrant population, with Indian South Africans being the largest among these groups. This unique mix of peoples, languages, and cultures all make up the culture of South Africa today.
Port Elizabeth has historical and significant figures from Nelson Mandela Bay that include, amongst others, Govan Mbeki, political activist and father of former President Thabo Mbeki; Oliver Tambo, political activist and life-long friend of Nelson Mandela; Athol Fugard, actor, director and playwright; Olive Schreiner, well-known author and writer of “The story of an African Farm”; and Cliff Drysdale, a well-known tennis player.
Top Cultural Tourist Attractions in Port Elizabeth:
- The Horse Memorial
- 7 Castle Hill Museum
- The Pearson Conservatory, St George’s Park
- Port Elizabeth City Hall
- St George’s Park Port Elizabeth
- Shark Rock Pier
- Donkin Reserve
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