Fort Frederick

Fort Frederick

Fort Frederick was built in the late 18th century to support the British Occupation of the Cape. Algoa Bay was a valuable strategic location to set up a military post because it was the gateway to the Eastern Cape.

This occupation was challenged by both the white settlers of Graaff-Reinet and also by the Xhosa tribes who were migrating southward. To combat these threats General Vandeleur was sent to Algoa Bay along with 350 troops, including many Hottentot soldiers to defend the region.

The fort consists of four massive stone walls, each wall being 90 feet in length and 9 feet high. The fort is located on a hill with a commanding view across Algoa Bay. The powder magazine was built to protect up to one ton of gunpowder, which was used to power the eight twelve-pound cannons that made up the fort's heavy armament.

The occupation was short-lived. By 1803 the British signed a treaty which returned the territory to the Netherlands. But by 1806 Fort Frederick was re-armed by British troops in response to the threat of French expansion. But despite these tensions the fort was never involved in combat. Today is is on of the oldest buildings in the Eastern Cape and has been declared a national monument.

Accommodation Near Fort Frederick:
Port Elizabeth Area Accommodation

Accommodation Near Fort Frederick

Sleeps: 10 in 5 units/rooms

The Maegan Cherie B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

0.8km South of Fort Frederick

THE Maegan Cherie B&B Consists of 5 rooms. All rooms (suites) are en-suite, with either Shower/bath combination, basin and toilet or shower, basin and toilet.

Sleeps: 28 in 11 units/rooms

Sir Roys at the Sea

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

1.3km East of Fort Frederick

Conveniently situated and within walking distance of the beach front. Sir Roys at the sea is only 500m from the Humerail Waterfront Shopping Centre. We are close to the airport, golf courses, beach front and all its many attractions.

Sleeps: 4

Madison On First

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

1.3km South of Fort Frederick

Up-market fully equipped two bedroom self-catering & self-service apartment with a private entrance, lounge with 32" LED TV, DStv (Hotel Package), fully equipped kitchen with eating counter, balcony with gas braai facility, on-site parking


Treetops Guesthouse

Guest House Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

1.8km South of Fort Frederick

The Treetops Guest House is situated in the tranquil garden suburb of Walmer in Port Elizabeth. Treetops offers a variety of affordable spacious accommodation in Port Elizabeth, whether you are an overseas tourist, a family group or visiting on business,

Sleeps: 13 in 5 units/rooms

African Sands Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

1.8km East of Fort Frederick

Our guesthouse is stylishly decorated and has 6 bedrooms, two of which have interleading doors to make a family unit. These two have full kitchenettes. All have en suite bathrooms, self catering facilities, private entrances

Sleeps: 28 in 8 units/rooms

La Mer Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

1.8km East of Fort Frederick

La Mer Guesthouse offers luxury, affordable accommodation in a three star Bed and Breakfast situated in Humewood, the famous Friendly City of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. We are easy to find, but hard to leave!

Sleeps: 16 in 8 units/rooms

5 Third Avenue Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

1.9km South of Fort Frederick

5-3rd Avenue Guesthouse, located in the garden suburb of Walmer, is the closest of any form of accommodation to PE airport. We offer clean and comfortable accommodation in 8 private rooms each with own kitchenette and shower-en-suite.


King George's Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

2.1km West of Fort Frederick

Each room is individually decorated and is provided with a private telephone, television set, hair dryer and tea and coffee making facility. Wireless internet is also available. We offer 8 en-suite rooms as well as two luxury suites

Sleeps: 19 in 8 units/rooms

Amani Guest Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

2.2km South West of Fort Frederick

Four spacious double en-suite bedrooms have private patios, under thatch, overlooking a tranquil garden and swimming pool. The other two en-suite rooms have private courtyard gardens. Two spacious family suites, Kilimanjaro & Nakuru are also ...

Sleeps: 18 in 4 units/rooms

Moramba Self Catering

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

3.6km South West of Fort Frederick

Moramba Self Catering is a collection of comfortable & stylish Self Catering Cottages in the lush green suburb of Walmer in Port Elizabeth. Our Self Catering accommodation in Port Elizabeth caters for small families, couples, business travelers, single tr