Look back at South African history and you’ll know that this country’s foundations were built upon mining… diamond mining in particular. It was in the 1870s that the famous diamond rush began. It didn’t take long before a bustling town was born. That town was Kimberly – a bastion of South African history. But what does it look like today?
Welcome to the Friendly City of Port Elizabeth. Founded as a small town in 1820 by British settlers, this is the second oldest city in South Africa. Now known as Nelson Mandela bay, this city revolves around the ocean and is overflowing with interesting history, beautiful scenery and serene beaches.
When you think of South Africa it’s all about the here and now, but why don’t you turn back the clock millions of years and see South Africa for what it was, the birthplace of mankind and treasure trove of fossilised history.
Our beautiful country is plagued with a difficult past, but it is this difficult past that unearthed the true spirit of South Africa and allowed us to stand as one. Although we were divided once, through adversity and through triumph, we now stand united - stronger than ever.
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