With its rich historical legacy (it is named after SA’s oldest park), St George’s Park is one of PE’s most prized gems. And residents could not be more proud of their park with its 73ha of sprawling gardens. After all, this is also home to SA’s second-oldest cricket club and the oldest bowling green in the country!
These days, the Mannville Open Air Theatre can also be found here, which proudly hosts a Shakespeare festival every year, and there’s the beautifully restored Pearson Conservatory, hailing from 1882.
Needless to say, the neighbourhood is a popular drawcard for sporting events and apart from that, its convenient and central location makes it a very popular choice with potential buyers. It’s a stone’s throw from pivotal Bay road (including Cape and Target Kloof Road) and offers plenty of space and a safe lifestyle to boot.
In terms of housing options, the choices are mainly apartments, sectional-title homes and a wide variety of upmarket retirement options. The area also boasts good medical facilities such as St George’s Hospital, beautiful art galleries, museums, delectable restaurants and a whole hosts of quirky cafés.
Top schools in the area
St George’s Preparatory School
Greenwood Primary School
Grey Junior School
Grey High School
Clarendon Park Primary School
Savages: top-notch cuisine
Rhubarb and Lime Cafe: heavenly all-day breakfasts
Bridge Street Brewery: bistro-style meals
Friendly Stranger: coffee and brunches
Gunston’s Gastropub: yummy meals and a lively vibe
Natti’s Thai Kitchen: full of flavour!
Don’t miss this!
St George’s Cricket Ground
The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum
GFI Art Gallery and ArtEC
The Donkin Heritage Trail
“Having the hospital nearby and also being close to good schools is great.”
Natalie Barber, resident
Words: Riekie Human | Images: Mark West, Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism, Ivor Markman & iStock