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Address: Belmont Terrace, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Fort Frederick is one must see point on travel guides when you visit Port Elizabeth, but when you get there you don't have any information about place. You can enjoy views for the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
msgoliveira
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Maputo, Mozambique
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Maputo, Mozambique
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144 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fort Frederick is one must see point on travel guides when you visit Port Elizabeth, but when you get there you don't have any information about place. You can enjoy views for the city, are beautiful, but why does it exist isn't there. There is a lack of information on monument and there are no one either to explain to... More 

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Thank msgoliveira
Maputo, Maputo, Mozambique
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52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in town and decided to visit the Fort since it's a piece of South Africa history. But has we arrived we saw a desert fort, with no dynamic. Fortunately there were 2 tourist ambassadors that gave us some highlights on the fort structure and what was it all about. It seemed desert and lonely, it really needs someone... More 

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A few of us went on the Donkin then to Fort Frederick. Pleasant ramble round and clear views of surrounding area

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Thank cornishpiskie209
Melbourne, Australia
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Visited this fort, but unfortunately closed when we visited middle of the day. Impressive location with a great view over the town and docks. Looked well maintained from the outside.

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Thank 12iguasu13
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We arrived 10 minutes after closing time of 3.30 but seems odd for it to be locked up. It is an old fort from which nothing has ever been fired which is a good thing!

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Thank Joanna F
Hinckley, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

There are lovely views from the fort, which itself is quite small. We went on a Sunday and found it was closed on weekends. Previous reviews have said about litter and homeless people being there, but this certainly wasn't the case when we visited - the area was very clean and the grounds around the fort clean and tidy, and... More 

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Thank Pat P
South Africa
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116 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Not much to it. Nice view, and the fort still relatively in good condition. Worth a once off quick visit. There was a security guard at the entrance, so did not feel unsafe, area was clean and tidy. What is lacking, it has so much potential to do/be more. Glad I have been and seen this piece of history though.

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Thank Shaun S
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Although the grounds of this fort were free of litter, we were horrified to see that the amount of litter and broken glass in the central prison structure at the fort. The fort dates back to 1799 and was built to prevent French troops from invading. The fort was named after Frederick, Duke of York. The fort overlooks the bay... More 

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Thank Mands007
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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594 reviews
322 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 523 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The last time I visited the fort, I was intimidated by the huge number of homeless who had "colonized" the area. What a wonderful surprise to find that new security is in place, and a huge clean-up has occurred, making it, once again, a visitor-friendly place. It is easy to find - just carry on along Belmont Terrace and its... More 

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South Africa
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

Well worth a visit, its completely free and perfect for day or night. Generally well lit at night. Perfect harbour panoramas and lovely historical significance. Be wary in the general neighbourhood and dont walk around with visible valuables.

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