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This is where our home was between 2009 and 2011.
The house is located in Walmer, a suburb of the city of Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape ZA.





In the back-garden there was space for a 12m pole with a 4-element huge Hf yagi antenna.




  QSL card


Port Elizabeth city and harbour



Port Elizabeth or The Bay (Zulu: Bhayi; Xhosa: iBhayi; Afrikaans: Die Baai) is one of the largest cities in South Africa, situated in the Eastern Cape Province, 770 km east of Cape Town. The city, often shortened to PE and nicknamed "The Friendly City" or "The Windy City", stretches for 16 km along Algoa Bay, and is one of the major seaports in South Africa.

Port Elizabeth was founded as a town in 1820 to house British settlers as a way of strengthening the border region between the Cape Colony and the Xhosa. It now forms part of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality which has a population of over 1.3 million.





                                                                                         Church Hill

 Light house with Donkin reserve and the pyramid where a                                      
 memorial plaque remembers the deceased wife Elizabeth from
 Gouverneur Sir Rufane Donkin,
 where Port Eizabeth got his name                                      


The horse memorial                                                     Governmental buildings



The Edward Hotel                                           View from Donkin reserve to old "Main Road"



 Harbour with huge container ship "Hamburg Sued"



City Hall at the Market Square                         old Main Road, now Govan Mbeki Avenue



Campanile 1932 in memory of the British settlers        the Public Library



The best café in town with the most delicious cream on earth.



Typical houses in Mount Croix, one of the older and better residential areas in PE



          Craft Centre for Zulu craftmenship





A special attraction is the Lion Park in Seaview.