Lower Baakens Valley

When Fort Frederick (top left) was built overlooking the Baakens River Mouth and coastline in 1799 things looked a little bit different than today.  The river flowed into a fresh water lagoon and the beach was a lot closer than it is today.  These days there is no more lagoon and the river flows along a narrow canal while there are businesses on the river’s flood plain.  Since the building of the Port Elizabeth harbour the Fort is also much further from the actual ocean than back in the days.

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  1. Seamus

    What a fantastic view. Great photo Firefly

  2. Sean

    I enjoy seeing these photos. Am an American who spent a few years in PE and lived in Mykonos. This was the view from our flat. Thanks for posting. Now living back in US and recalling our time there.

  3. warge

    Thank you. Would love more history about the different parts of P.E. Also where is it safe to walk in the valley?