Queens Park Zoo & Botanical Gardens (East London Zoo)
The East London Zoological Gardens is a small 10 hectare zoo located just west of the East London CBD in Queens Park. The East London Zoo houses about 50 mammal species, including
Fort Glamorgan: less than 5 km
Built in 1848, Fort Glamorgon once housed the military barracks for East London. Today fort is now the location of the Fort Glamorgon Prison and all that remains of the original fort is the gunpowder magazine.
Gately House Historical Museum: less than 5 km
Built in 1878, this was the home of John Gately, the first mayor of East London. Entry via Queens Park zoo.
Protea Theatre: less than 5 km Buffalo Park Cricket Ground: less than 5 km
A.K.A. Mercedes-Benz Park. Home of the Warriors cricket team and the Border Bears cricket team.
Old Wool Exchange: less than 5 km
Once an auction house for the sale of wool, this historic building is now part of Fort Hare University.
Lock Street Gaol Shopping Complex: less than 5 km
Once the location of South Africa's first womens' prison, the Lock St Jail is now a popular East London tourist destination with many antique shops and craft markets.
East London Golf Club: less than 5 km
Holes: 18 Par: M 72 W 72 Tel: 043 735 1356 22 Gleneagles Road, Bunkers Hill, East London
Dassie Trail: less than 5 km
Surrounded by the Nahoon Estuary Nature Reserve, the Dassie Trail is a popular birding destination. The mangrove forest tidal flats provide a safe habitat for a variety of bird life, especially robins and sandpipers.
The East London Aquarium opened its doors 1931, making it the oldest aquarium in Southern Africa. Today, the aquarium continues to delight and educate visitors with it's beautiful displays of marine life, and entertaining seal shows.