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George]
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[Port Elizabeth]
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Port St. Johns]
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Mountain Zebra NP]
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Port Elizabeth
Eastern Cape

The town of Port Elizabeth was founded due to the growing influence of Britons at the Cape. In 1799, they built Fort Frederick here primarily to gain better control over the rebellious Boers of the hinterland. From then on, Anglicization of the Cape progressed quickly. In Industrial-Age England, many people lived in misery and poverty and were easily persuaded to emigrate. In 1820, the first 4000 British settlers landed at Algoa Bay near Port Elizabeth.

The town was named after the wife of the former Cape Governor Sir Rufane Donkin. There was a stone pyramid erected in her honour in the Donkin Reserve, a memorial park in the centre of Port Elizabeth.

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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Left: Row of houses in PE.
Top: Port Elizabeth City Hall.

Bottom right: Summerstrand beach.

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