100 km N.E. of Port Elizabeth, Alexandra, a small farming town, was established in 1840 and named after Rev Alexander Smith of the Dutch Reformed Church, and proclaimed as a municipality in 1886. It is one of the most important chicory producing areas in South Africa and has numerous historical buildings. Quin Sculpture Garden, home of popular South African sculptor, Maureen Quin is a must visit. The area has great ecological importance as the largest active shifting dune field system in the world, visible from space. There is a narrow stretch of pristine indigenous forests at Woody Cape, home to many naturally occurring mammals and a diversity of birdlife.
Anglican Church 1860
Dutch Reformed Church 1896
Karel Landman Voortrekker Monument
Ndlambe Basket Weavers: 046-653-0422
Old Magistrate’s court and jail
Quin Sculpture Garden: 046-653-0121