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About Donkin Reserve

A beacon overlooking the city of Port Elizabeth, the Donkin Reserve is named after Sir Rufane Donkin, acting Governor of the Cape Colony in 1820. He constructed a 10m high stone pyramid in memory of his wife who had died of fever in India after only 3 years of marriage, and he set aside a smal... read more

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259 accommodation listings within km from Donkin Reserve. Enter dates to see full pricing and availability:

Island Way Villa

Apartments, Guest Houses, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Parsons Hill, Port Elizabeth

Island Way Villa provides luxury accommodation with spectacular views, friendly staff, and is a mere ten minute drive...

Swimming Pool
Conference Facility
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Braai Area
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Bar
Jacuzzi
DSTV

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R1250.0

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3.1 km from Donkin Reserve*


Seventeen on Sam

Apartments, Self Catering in Port Elizabeth

ONE BEDROOM SELF-CATERING & SELF-SERVICE UNIT
The unit is equipped with a private entrance, king size bed, bathroom w...

Braai Area
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Aircon
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Full Kitchen
DSTV

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R600.0

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9.9 km from Donkin Reserve*


Aloe Manna Self-Catering

Self Catering in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth

Four separate units have their own entrances and private areas. Full en-suite bathrooms and modern kitchens with dini...

DSTV
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R580.0

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5.9 km from Donkin Reserve*


Bluewaterbay Inn

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Bluewater Bay, Port Elizabeth

Bluewater Bay is one of the more upmarket suburbs in Port Elizabeth, about 12 km from the city centre, and 25 minutes...

Full Kitchen
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R350.0

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13.2 km from Donkin Reserve*


Dempsey's Guest House

Guest Houses in Port Elizabeth CBD, Port Elizabeth

Choose from 5 spacious and comfortably laid out rooms, each with private entrances, en suite bathrooms and kitchenett...

Wheelchair Friendly
Full Kitchen
TV

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R495.0

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3.0 km from Donkin Reserve*


Gai Séjour

Self Catering in Newton Park, Port Elizabeth

Gai Séjour offers top quality, luxury self-catering accommodation. Situated in the gracious heart of Port Elizabeth a...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
TV
Parking on Premises
Aircon
WiFi
Internet access

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R550.0

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4.6 km from Donkin Reserve*


Faith, Hope and Love

Self Catering in Port Elizabeth

Faith Hope & Love offers accommodation in Port Elizabeth. This guest house offers free Wi-Fi and free private parking.

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R645.0

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2.6 km from Donkin Reserve*


Kragga Kamma Game Park

Chalets, Self Catering in Port Elizabeth

This owner operated animal friendly park, where no hunting or other disturbance of the game is permitted, means that ...

Braai Area

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R650.0

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15.3 km from Donkin Reserve*


House Haven Guesthouse

Guest Houses in Bluewater Bay, Port Elizabeth

Come and relax in the warm and informal atmosphere in beautiful, luxurious rooms most with large sweeping sea views o...

Swimming Pool
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Internet access

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R650.0

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12.9 km from Donkin Reserve*


Relaxed City Living

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Walmer, Port Elizabeth

Relaxed City Living is located in Walmer, Port Elizabeth. Known as the friendly city, Port Elizabeth is situated in t...

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WiFi
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R500.0

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5.1 km from Donkin Reserve*


Summerseas 25

Self Catering in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth

Relax in style at this executive, two bedroom apartment with direct access to Pollock Beach in Summerstrand, Port Eli...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
TV
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Laundry facilities

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R1600.0

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5.5 km from Donkin Reserve*


Treetops Guest House

Guest Houses in Walmer, Port Elizabeth

Treetops has 9 suites all with private entrances with off street secure parking. All are ensuite and are equipped wit...

Swimming Pool
Pet Friendly
DSTV
Parking on Premises
WiFi

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R570.0

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2.1 km from Donkin Reserve*


Keiskama Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth

This establishment is owner run and Charmaine strives for quality service and attention to detail. The rooms have be...

Swimming Pool
Aircon
TV
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Internet access

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R620.0

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4.6 km from Donkin Reserve*


Hobie Beach Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth

Our Guesthouse en-suite bedrooms are comfortable and stylish with own entrance, remote T.V , DSTV, wireless Internet,...

Swimming Pool
DSTV
TV
Braai Area
Internet access
Parking on Premises
Laundry facilities

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R700.0

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4.5 km from Donkin Reserve*


Pollok Beach Guest Lodge

Apartments, Bed and Breakfast, Guest Lodge, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth

Our Guest House, Pollok Beach Guest Lodge offers fully furnished luxury self-catering accommodation. Pollok Beach Gue...

Swimming Pool
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WiFi
Braai Area
Pet Friendly
Full Kitchen

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R1100.0

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5.4 km from Donkin Reserve*


Wilmot Cottages

Bed and Breakfast, Cottages, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth

Wilmot Cottages is a self-catering accommodation establishment in Port Elizabeth. It is situated in the tranquil gard...

Swimming Pool
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Braai Area
Aircon
TV

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R600.0

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5.8 km from Donkin Reserve*


Albert Road Garden Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Walmer, Port Elizabeth

We offer 8 clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated rooms with private entrances in a tranquil garden setting with...

Swimming Pool
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TV
Braai Area
WiFi

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R590.0

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2.1 km from Donkin Reserve*


Lodge On Main Guesthouse

Bed and Breakfast, Cottages, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Walmer, Port Elizabeth

Lodge on Main Guest House & Conference Center is a TGCSA 4 star 9 bedroom establishment, situated in the picturesque ...

Swimming Pool
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Bar
TV
WiFi
DSTV

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R980.0

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4.6 km from Donkin Reserve*


Vacay SA

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth

Summerstrand is a great choice for travellers interested in beach walks, sandy beaches and tranquility.

This is our...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
DSTV
Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
Aircon
TV

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R1500.0

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5.6 km from Donkin Reserve*


Hunters Lodge

Guest Lodge in Greenacres, Port Elizabeth

Hunters Lodge provides peace and tranquillity in a safe and secure
environment. Our accommodation consists of seven ...

Swimming Pool
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Braai Area
TV

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R540.0

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4.2 km from Donkin Reserve*


Madison on First

Apartments, Self Catering in Walmer, Port Elizabeth

TWO BEDROOM SELF-CATERING AND SELF-SERVICE APARTMENT
The apartment is situated on the 2nd floor level and is equipped...

Braai Area
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R1390.0

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1.7 km from Donkin Reserve*


Dolphin Dance Lodge

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Bluewater Bay, Port Elizabeth

Dolphine Dance Lodge can accommodate groups of up to 24 sharing and 14 if not sharing. Accommodation is offered on a ...

Braai Area
WiFi
TV
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DSTV

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R540.0

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13.0 km from Donkin Reserve*


Peace,Love and Joy

Guest Farms, Self Catering in Port Elizabeth

This guest house offers free WiFi and free private parking.

Parking on Premises
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R645.0

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2.3 km from Donkin Reserve*


Little Rose Guesthouse & Self-Catering

Cottages, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Port Elizabeth

Little Rose Guesthouse & Self-Catering in Port Elizabeth offers 3 charming self-catering units and 2 cozy Guest Rooms...

Braai Area
Laundry facilities
WiFi
TV

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R700.0

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7.4 km from Donkin Reserve*


Avocet Guest House

Guest Houses in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth

Avocet Guest house offers a convenient location close to the airport as well as easy access to some of the best beach...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
DSTV
TV
WiFi
Internet access

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R790.0

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5.9 km from Donkin Reserve*


Ashbourne Manor

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth

Ashbourne Manor provides spacious and luxurious bed and breakfast accommodation in the well known beachfront suburb o...

Swimming Pool
Aircon
Internet access
Parking on Premises
DSTV

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R650.0

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5.0 km from Donkin Reserve*


Abalone Place Guest House

Guest Houses in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth

The Blue Lotus Guesthouse offers the leisure traveller and business person beautifully decorated rooms set in a lovel...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
TV
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen

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R1060.0

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4.7 km from Donkin Reserve*


Mangold's Guesthouse

Guest Houses in Port Elizabeth

Mangold’s Guest House is a tranquil oasis in an otherwise business-like Mangold Street. An 8 bedroom Guesthouse, we o...

WiFi
TV

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R610.0

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5.0 km from Donkin Reserve*


Spacious Garden Unit on Fordyce

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Walmer, Port Elizabeth

100 square metre furnished, fully equipped stunning, suburban, self catering space that has all you need when you vis...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
TV
WiFi
DSTV

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R780.0

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2.5 km from Donkin Reserve*


Forest Hall Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Walmer, Port Elizabeth

Forest Hall Guest House is situated on a secured 1'5 acre parklike treed garden with a stunning Romanesque swimming p...

Swimming Pool
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DSTV
Wheelchair Friendly
Internet access

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R800.0

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4.1 km from Donkin Reserve*


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More info about Donkin Reserve

A beacon overlooking the city of Port Elizabeth, the Donkin Reserve is named after Sir Rufane Donkin, acting Governor of the Cape Colony in 1820. He constructed a 10m high stone pyramid in memory of his wife who had died of fever in India after only 3 years of marriage, and he set aside a small area around the pyramid as a reserve. A lighthouse was built alongside the pyramid in 1861 and both structures have been beautifully restored and are an integral part of Donkin Reserve.

An upgrade project was undertaken in 2014 with the intention of making the Donkin Reserve a safe and welcoming public space for Port Elizabeth’s citizens, and the successful project has helped to kick-start other improvements in the inner city. Students at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University were responsible for the creative and colourful mosaic walkway and the reserve has been fitted with the world’s largest flagpole supporting a giant South African flag.

The views from the lighthouse are spectacular and in the grounds below are palm trees for a shady spot to enjoy a relaxed lunch. The Donkin Reserve is on the Route 67 public art route as well as the Donkin heritage trail. The art route spans 67 public art locations across the city while the heritage trail passes 51 heritage sites and places of interest relating to the 1820 settlers, a group of British citizens who arrived here to help Britain defend the eastern frontier. The Nelson Mandela Bay tourism office is located at the base of the lighthouse for information regarding the reserve, the art route and the heritage trail.

A local journalist recently wrote an article on the 1st April which stated that the reserve had been purchased by the Bahraini royal family to build a compound for themselves and this April fool’s joke caused a bit of an outcry.