History of Port Edward

Port Edward was named after the Prince of Wales who later became King Edward VII.
Port Edward is a popular holiday destination that boasts flawless and peaceful beaches that are protected for swimmers. Silver beach is one such beach and is also a popular fishing destination. Fishing is one of the most popular sports in Port Edward.

Overlooking Silver Beach is an interesting sightseeing spot known as Tragedy Hill. It was named in 1831 after Zulu Warriors massacred the family and followers of pioneer Henry Flynn in a misunderstanding over stolen cattle. The Zulu King was devastated after learning that the people had been killed by mistake and ordered the man who started the rumour to be executed by one of the surviving settlers who was given five head of cattle as reward.

Port Edward Golf Club

In Port Edward one can enjoy more than golf at the Country Club. This 9 hole golf course is short but testing with striking coastal and inland views. Water comes into play and the sloping fairways can be tricky but overall very enjoyable.

Last Updated (Friday, 11 April 2008 13:14)

 
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