St George's Park, Port Elizabeth

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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. St George's Park is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Port Elizabeth Edition.
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  • We were around the park area and were more desired and attracted to visit the famous cricket stadium. Being interested in cricket we have seen on the TV many cricket matches played there. We felt imme...  more »
  • St George's Park is Port Elizabeths premier park, located within it is one of South Africa's main cricket grounds. Unfortunately, it's all looking a bit bedraggled and run down. Worth a visit, best to...  more »
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  • 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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