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East London

- the charm of the city is due largely to the well-preserved examples of 19th-century architecture

- East London Museum
- exceptional collection of Southern Nguni beadwork
- home of the world's only Dodo egg
- home of the most famous fish in the world, Old Fourlegs - the Coelacanth. Discovered off the Chalumna Mouth in 1938. Made world history as it was described as the most important biological find of the 20th century
- maritime history displays
- wealth of information on fish species and famous shipwrecks for diving enthusiasts

- Ann Bryant Art Gallery
- built in 1905
- an exquisite Edwardian House and fine example of late Victorian architecture
- contains a fine collection of varied and valuable South African art

- Gately House
- declared a national monument in 1973
- found in the tranquil setting of Beaconsfield Road
- home to leading figures of the 19th century
- home to East London's first Mayor
- is now a "house museum"

- The City Hall
- the foundation stone was laid in 1897
- the "Victoria Tower" or Clock Tower was added to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee (60 years on the throne)
- an imposing interior

- German Settlers Memorial
- found on the Esplanade
- commemorates the 1858/9 arrival of more than 2000 German men, women and children

- Lock Street Gaol
- built in 1880
- formerly a prison
- now houses various interesting shops
- the Gaol's story can be found in the old Gallows Chamber

- Calgary Transport Museum
- found 13km from the City
- exhibits a collection of wagons and a Gypsy caravans

- Colonial Division Memorial
- found in front of the City Hall

- War memorials
- two fine war memorials can be found at the top of Oxford Street

- Grand Prix Race Track
- the track where the first international motor races took place in South Africa

- the site of the first powered flight in South Africa is worth a visit

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