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WWatched over by a metal cut-out of Nelson Mandela, Route 67 in Port Elizabeth is an exciting trail that combines the best elements – both historical and modern – of the people and culture of the Eastern Cape. It also pays tribute to Madiba’s 67 years of service to South Africans.
Port Elizabeth's urban-based Route 67 is one of the most exciting and creative of South Africa's inner-city developments.
Visual arts, urban design and heritage assets are combined into an experience aimed at uniting all segments of a formerly divided community and showing the world what magic exists in the post-apartheid era.
Start your journey in the Donkin Reserve at Belmont Terrace at the old lighthouse that is home to the Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism office. Here you will find yourself surrounded by a mix of exquisite old Victorian churches; newly renovated terraced cottages on Donkin Street; and a lighthouse that once guided ships into Algoa Bay. Sir Rufane Donkin, the founder of Port Elizabeth, built a stone pyramid on the site in memory of his wife. A message on the pyramid reads: “To the memory of one of the most perfect of human beings who has given her name to the town below.”
DDominating the hilltop, the largest South African flag in the world proclaims the democratic status of the country's people.
Among many longstanding landmarks you'll find that more contemporary elements have been added. There is a large metal cut-out of Nelson Mandela, fist raised in triumph, leading a line of South Africans representing the voters who cast their ballots in the country's first democratic elections on 27 April 1994.