East Fort Battery

East Fort Battery

Hout Bay's East Fort Battery bears great history

Known for being the world's oldest working original gun battery, the East Fort is part of the Cape's history in recognising the immense strategic importance of the southern tip of Africa.

Devastating Fire at the East Fort Battery

In 1999 the East Fort was destroyed in a devastating bush fire but was painstakingly restored by the Hout Bay and Llandudno Heritage Trust. Equipped with its eight restored 1750’s – era, Swedish-made guns, it is the oldest working battery of the original guns in the world.

Cape Town is a historical treasure that tells the story of European empire-builders machinations over several centuries. It’s defenses are well-chartered, documented and largely preserved, and are in many respects unique – East Fort being most. It still stands watch today over the peaceful harbour of Hout Bay.

 

 

Where: 
Chapman’s Peak Drive
Hout Bay
Cape Town
South Africa
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