ST GEORGES PARK IN PORT ELIZABETH
St Georges Park, Port Elizabeth: The oldest park in Port Elizabeth and the site of the second oldest cricket club in the country, St George’s Park lies in the heart of Port Elizabeth, a tribute to the past and present day moments away from the noise of the city.
Many a picnic party - umbrellas, baskets and chairs in tow - takes place here and the Mannville Open Air Theatre and the art galleries add an artistic dimension that makes it attractive to visitors. During hot spells in the city, the St George’s Park Swimming Baths, that include an Olympic sized swimming pool with a diving board and a children’s pool, make for an interesting diversion away from the glorious beaches of the friendly city.
The ‘Master Harold’ tearoom, arguably one of the most famous tearooms in the world after it served as the setting for Athol Fugard’s ‘Master Harold and the Boys’, forms part of the swimming pool complex – in a small, rather unpretentious building. The tearoom has, rather sadly, lost a lot of its former quaintness to modernisation, but it is interesting to note that Athol Fugard’s mother ran the tearoom for almost 30 years and that a lot of the play is based on fact.
Sahara Oval St George'sis not only a first class cricket facility that was home to the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup Semi-Final, but it also has versatile venues for hire. They also offer world-class facilities with first class services for any of the following: Weddings, Conferences, Lectures, Dinner Parties, Company Breakfasts, Presentations, Product Launches, Special Events.
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Port Elizabeth hosted the first cricket test played in South Africa which was against England in 1889.
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3 October 2012 7:51