St Georges Park Budget Family Holiday Accommodation
St Georges Park Budget Family Holiday Accommodation
St Georges Park Budget Family Holiday Accommodation

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Port Elizabeth‘s St George’s Park 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. Situated within sight of the ocean, the ground became famous for the enthusiastic band that plays during Tests.

But ahead of the 2003 World Cup they were banned from playing inside the ground, amid safety concerns, and have only made sporadic appearances since.

The ground has brought mixed fortunes for the South African side. In 1992 they secured a superb win by 9 wickets, Allan Donald claimed 12 for 139, on a pitch that many had said favoured spin bowling and was a fast bowler’s nightmare. But in 1997 they lost to Australia by two wickets, after leading by 101 runs on the first innings, as Mark Waugh played one his most valuable Test innings. Located near the city centre, St George’s Park is easily accessible by public transport, car or on foot, and, as with other South African grounds is still a blend of open space and covered seating.

St Georges Park Budget Family Holiday Accommodation

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.

Situated within sight of the ocean, the ground became famous for the enthusiastic band that plays during Tests. But ahead of the 2003 World Cup they were banned from playing inside the ground, amid safety concerns, and have only made sporadic appearances since.

The ground has brought mixed fortunes for the South African side. In 1992 they secured a superb win by 9 wickets, Allan Donald claimed 12 for 139, on a pitch that many had said favoured spin bowling and was a fast bowler’s nightmare. But in 1997 they lost to Australia by two wickets, after leading by 101 runs on the first innings, as Mark Waugh played one his most valuable Test innings.

St Georges Park Budget Family Holiday Accommodation

Located near the city centre, St George’s Park is easily accessible by public transport, car or on foot, and, as with other South African grounds is still a blend of open space and covered seating.

St George’s Park is also home to the Port Elizabeth Bowls Club, founded on August 14, 1882, and known as “The Mother Club of Bowls in South Africa” as it was the first bowling club in the country.

Port Elizabeth is located on the Indian Ocean in Eastern Cape Province and is the fifth largest city in South Africa. It is known locally as both the Friendly City and the Windy City. The climate here on South Africa tours is subtropical with no extremes of temperature. Winters are cool and summers warm. The beautiful seafront lies on the Nelson Mandela Bay which stretches for 40 kilometres/25 miles.

Some of the major attractions on Port Elizabeth tours are the Donkin Reserve which includes a lighthouse and pyramid, the Alexandria Dune Fields, one of the largest active dune sites in the world, the African Dawn Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary, the Sukume Museum and Xhosa Cultural Centre, Bayworld Museum and Snake Park combining natural and cultural history. Route 67, an exciting trail with a collection of 67 pieces celebrating the years Nelson Mandela devoted to public life and the Boardwalk Casino entertainment centre.

Not far away is a selection of wildlife game reserves perefect for South Africa safaris which include Addo Elephant National Park with the world’s densest collection of elephants, Pumba Private Game Reserve and Kraaga Game Park which is only 15 minutes drive away.

Port Elizabeth is justly famous for its excellent beaches which include Hobie, Humewood and Kings Beaches.


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