St George's Park, Port Elizabeth

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Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
See historic points of interest across the manicured grounds of St George's Park, a multiuse urban park. Most famous for the oval-shaped heritage cricket field, the park features a number of other sports facilities, including the oldest lawn bowling club in the country, a lawn tennis club, and an Olympic-sized swimming pool with a diving area. Many walkways and sitting areas provide good picnicking spots, and you can admire the Victorian architecture of the flower conservatory. See the tearoom where iconic apartheid-era plays were performed, an open-air theater, and a number of sculptures. PutSt George's Park into our Port Elizabeth trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We visited in January for the third test match between South Africa and England and overall the experience was a positive one. The view from the Duckpond End is terrific. Facilities are OK and...  more »
  • Was here for the third test Match betweeen SA and England. It's a pretty ground with real history - the first ground in the world to play test cricket outside England and Australia. Usually if music.....  more »
  • Port Elizabeth's St George's Park - the sixth oldest cricket ground in the world - staged the first Test to be played outside England or Australia in 1888-89 (England winning by eight wickets) and in 1969-70 hosted the final Test before South Africa's 21-year isolation. It also staged South Africa's first rugby international, also against England, in 1891. In 1896 it witnessed one of Test cricket's most remarkable games. England's George Lohmann took 7 for 38 in South Africa's first innings and then 8 for 7 in their second as they were bowled out for 30.
  • It was quiet when we were there. We just had a look around. The bitanical garden was beautiful.

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