ABOUT DONKIN LIGHTHOUSE
If you’ve ever booked overnight accommodation in Port Elizabeth, you’ll probably understand why it’s called the 1) Friendly City and 2) Windy City. But, you will also get the sense of its rich and varied history and character; the things that set it apart as a unique (if a little quirky) destination. One of the more intriguing peeks into its essence and background is The Donkin and its lighthouse.
This lighthouse, as well as the stone pyramid below it, date back to around 1861. While the lighthouse is not particularly high (55 feet or 16.8 metres from the base to the vane), the whole of The Donkin is perched on a hill, just a few hundred metres from the ocean waters in the harbour, as the crow flies. So, from the top of the lighthouse, the views of the bustling city, harbour and sea are spectacular.