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The City Hall of Port Elizabeth was built in between 1858 and 1862 and is home to the City Council's Chamber. The clock tower of the colonial style building is a later addition and dates from 1883. The building was destroyed during a fire in 1977 and has been totally reconstructed since. Within the city hall you can also find a hall that is used for concerts and other events . The Dias Cross, which was a present from the Portuguese government and is a replica of cross dedicated to the Saint George can be seen here. The City Hall overlooks the large market square of Port Elizabeth where a street market is being held regularly .
Open daily between 9h00 and 17h00 with lion feeding displays at 12h00 on Sundays, the Seaview Game & Lion Park features a selection of more than 40 wildlife species which can be viewed during a self-drive excursion. Facilities include a curio shop and African theme restaurant as well as various walks and picnic options. The boma can be rented for private functions and caravan and camping facilities are available adjacent to the Park.
Dating from 1878, this 28 meter high masonry lighthouse offers guided tours between 09h00 and 16h15 Mondays to Fridays. Facilities include a tearoom and curio shop and there is also a marine and wildlife rescue centre. The lighthouse is a National Monument and offers many opportunities for birdwatching and enjoying the local fauna and flora.
The canopy tours give visitors the opportunity to harness up and glide between the trees, obtaining a birdseye-view of the forest below. There are ten platforms on the route and guides provide information about the fauna, flora, birdlife and ecology in general. There are more than 100 species of trees alone, many of them ancient mammoths, and the tour lasts for approximately 3 hours. Funds generated by tourists are also applied to the conservation of the forests. Some of the options available include a flight to the private airstrip at Plettenberg Bay.