20 minutes outside of the hustle and bustle of the beautiful Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) lies the even more beautiful Colchester.
Colchester residents are proud of their history. The little town named after the oldest town in the United Kingdom, apparently rose to challenge Port Elizabeth as a port about a century ago. The driving force behind the challenge was the engineer who had come all the way from Westminster and who envisaged Colchester as the railway centre for the Eastern Cape Province.
While this didn't go as planned the residents of the town are very happy about their unspoilt slice of paradise! Despite a property boom the area has remained largely undeveloped.