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Living in Despatch, South Africa:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

two local experts

If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Despatch, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked two people living in Despatch what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


2 comments on “Despatch”

Despatch is a small town in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa situated between Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage. The name is derived from its brick industry history on the account that bricks were dispatched from the original railway siding. These bricks were used to build many of Port Elizabeth’s and Uitenhage’s houses. Sadly, the brick industry is a remnant of the past.

Mathapelo, says: 2020

Despatch is a beautiful city. It is large, but has an amazing small-town feel. As it is a part of the Nelson Mandela Metropole, Despatch has all amenities one needs within driving distance. A lovely town, with amazing beaches and picturesque countryside close by, Despatch is a great place to call home.

Joseph, says: 2020

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