Fort Frederick
Fort Frederick
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Pistachon279
15080712,817 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Very small fortress,it is close to downtown, the entrance is free, there is no guide at the entrance, so can do it in 15 minutes
Written 15 April 2024
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Jo K
1864248,788 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We went as part of a small tour around port Elizabeth. Great views of the port and city from this viewpoint. A very chequered history
Written 10 February 2024
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Robert O
1886325,429 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
The fort on a strategic hill looks like a simple military structure. It was built in 1799 during a time Napoleon conquered much of continental Europe including Holland. It served to deter the French from establishing a foothold in the Cape colony. Initially the British and the Dutch collaborated in countering the French threat. However, eventually Britain took over power in the Dutch colony. The fort was instrumental in achieving this (longer term) goal.

In contrast to other parts of town, the fort grounds are well-maintained and there are security guards on duty. The view over the harbour is an attraction as well.

Free entry.
Written 12 December 2021
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lbernad
1202611397 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
Maybe it was too early but there was garbage everywhere. The views are very nice but if you where on Donkin, they are the same.
Written 27 September 2019
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Isabel M
580268891 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
This is a fort where there was never a shot. Visiting the open air fort, its history and a great view of the town down there.,
Written 6 March 2019
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Andre B
67063838 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Solo
Not being a well known attraction, it holds great historical value to Port Elizabeth. The views and architecture that this structure holds are awe inspiring, especially considering the time it was built
Written 5 September 2018
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kevT4232UK
3443494 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Family
Port Elizabeth has some wonderful Victorian era buildings and many are near Fort Frederick. A vaguely interesting attraction, one can't help feeling a little uneasy but that's symptomatic of South Africa in general, even more so in the eastern cape. Enjoy the nice weather and bright sunshine, but remember you're in Africa.
Written 17 May 2018
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Restless Wanderer
1909322,825 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Great views from inside the fort but interesting reading the previous review as this was the only place we felt uneasy in Port Elizabeth.
There was no one around when the 3 of us parked up and walked around the fort but when we walked back to the car, there were several young men hanging around paying lots of attention to us. I wouldn't go there alone.
Written 18 March 2018
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Peter H
31255927 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
ford frederick a tourist attraction well know to port elizabeth however not save as it is in the hart of central tourist dont walk alone
Written 6 March 2018
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Margaret B
255067615 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Set on a hill overlooking Port Elizabeth this Fort with its cannons and original buildings has been well maintained as part of the history of this area. Whilst it is not an "exciting" place to visit, our very informative guide relayed the functional history of the buildings and this made its purpose more interesting. A nice peaceful place to wander and explore.
Written 21 February 2018
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