Port Elizabeth of Yore: The Grand Hotel

Currently this hotel may not possess the cachet of certain of Port Elizabeth’s more popular beach front hotels, but historically it is amongst one of the few remaining original hotels. Unfortunately not all of the revamps and upgrades have retained all of the original features. Nonetheless, it remains an important link to Port Elizabeth’s illustrious past. With the recent upsurge in historical tourism, it might well be able to soldier on until the 22nd century. 

Main picture: Scenes during the visit of Lord Loch, 27 January, 1890. Procession nearing the top of White’s Road. Men of the P.A.G. Regiment in procession. Decorative archway at the top of the road. Grand Hotel with spectators lining the balconies

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