La Bahía Nelson Mandela une Port Elizabeth con las ciudades industriales del interior Uitenhange y Despatch. Ubicada en la Provincia Oriental del Cabo, Port Elizabeth es la 5º ciudad más grande de Sudáfrica.It is said that there are still ex-prisoners walking around in Grahamstown. There, the Old Gaol closed its doors in 1976 and was turned into a Backpackers in 1997. This July, on Saturday 24th there was a big concert with bands playing alive, as it was the last night of the Backpackers, because they are going to use the building as a museum.
It is recorded that at one time over 1000 people stay at the Old Gaol. After it became a hostel it used to host 30 people (or 60 during riots)
Old Gaol prisoners were forced to work on the road to Fort Beaufort- the road was used by the British during the Frontier Wars. Imprisoned women were issued with a petticoat, T-shirt and a blanket.
In South Africa historical buildings are marked as follows: