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Port Elizabeth

k £ @ n Donkin Lighthouse building, Donkin Reserve; www.nmbt.co.za

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t Turquoise waves breaking against the rocky coastline of Port Elizabeth

Facing east towards the wide sweep of Algoa Bay, South Africa’s third-largest port was established in 1820 by Sir Rufane Donkin (then acting Governor of the Cape) and is named after his late wife, Elizabeth. It was the landing point for the 1820 Settlers, 4,000 British economic refugees shipped here to bolster the colony’s English-speaking population and protect its vulnerable eastern border against the neighbouring ...

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