Port Edward is a small resort town situated right on the Eastern Cape Province border. The coastline between Port Edward and Hibberdene to the north is popularly known as the Hibiscus Coast because of its lush sub-tropical gardens.
It is also famous for the Red Desert, reputed to be the smallest desert in the world. In 1552, the Portuguese carrick “Sao Joao” ran aground at Port Edward and this is the first time in recorded history that people from Europe met people from South Africa.
The village was named Port Edward in honour of the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VIII.
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