What can I say? Having previously owned a holiday home here, the memories remain. We just had to return to remind us of what an exceptional destination St. Francis Bay is!
05 March 2013
03 January 2013
Die mooiste, netjieste, paradys-tipe plekkie op die planeet, met baie vriendelike mense!
Sal weer en weer en weer soontoe gaan!
24 December 2012
Arno van der Merwe
We will definately visit again!
20 August 2012
Fantastisch, golfen is er super.
20 August 2012
Beautiful, magestic and i wanted to get married there but my fiancé said it'd be impractical because of transport
17 August 2012
Go there often, lovely destination fore young and old. Close to everything if needed in a Bigger City.
16 July 2012
The St Francis area consists of St Francis Bay Port St Francis, Cape St Francis and Oyster Bay. Situated halfway between Port Elizabeth and Knysna a short distance away from the N2 it offers a peaceful tourist getaway in unspoilt surroundings. As a tourism mecca in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa it offers a wide variety of accommodation options and things to see and do.
Apart from it's scenic beauty the area offers a navigable river, canal system, harbour, golden beaches, ideal surfing conditions and is therefore a water sports mecca. Forget the big city waterfront crowds.
The commercial harbour of Port St Francis (built in 1995) has always held a unique charm because of both its size and the constant activity. Port St Francis is the only national privately owned harbour of its kind, where chokka fleets berth on one side of the harbour while sleek catamarans gleam white and reflect on blue waters.
Also, no visit to the Port would be complete without stopping in at one of the fine restaurants to sample the succulent calamari dishes from the lucrative chokka industry. In addition to entertainment and industry, the Port also provides anchorage for pleasure craft and ocean going yachts.
Bring your camera along as memories are made of these….
21 June 2012
Gerhard de Necker
St Francis Bay is a magnificent up-market village, unique in that the architecture with its aesthetic uniformity blends in harmoniously with the green of the indigenous vegetation that surrounds it. Charming white-walled homes with thatched roofs lining the canals of the Marina give way to Mediterranean styled homes with warm terracotta tiled roofs, wrought iron balconies, and attractive arches.
Luxury apartments encircle the turquoise waters of Port St Francis which boasts several restaurants. An impressive array of leisure boats and yachts as well as the colourful calamari fishing fleet provide many photographic opportunities. Whale and dolphin watching expeditions start from here and you can skim across the waters of the bay in a yacht or take a leisurely booze cruise to end your day.
If fishing is your passion, catch a big one from rocks, beach, river, or hit the high seas from the port and do some deep-sea fishing for the really big one.
Action or leisure, the choices are exciting and endless. Three kilometres of shimmering beach invite strolling along at low tide looking for shells. Snorkelling or rummaging around in rock pools will uncover a host of marine treasures and if you are lucky you may spot an otter tucking into a freshly caught fish. Rambling through some of the nature reserves provides the odd exciting glimpse of a grysbok, mongoose, or duiker, and a wealth of indigenous plants, special to this area, await discovery.
Venture onto the beautiful Kromme River with its endless pleasures for the whole family – boating, canoeing, and safe paddling for little ones, or enjoying the prolific bird life.
Two outstanding and perfectly manicured golf courses (one the 9th best in the country) will keep golfers challenged. Other sports on offer are squash, tennis, bowls, cycling, kayaking, surfing, boogy-boarding,and paddle-skiing.
Attractive commercial centres provide all basic commodities with delightful restaurants, food stores, banks, clothing boutiques, internet café, health and beauty salons, and a gym, as well as health related services.
It’s all here in the beautiful town of St Francis Bay.
07 June 2012
Inge Du Plessis
St Francis Bay is a wonderful coastal village with the emphasis on the outdoors. Mountain-biking, fishing (deep sea; river, surf),canoeing, swimming, surfing, boat cruises (canals, river, deep sea). World class and local golf course. Cape St Francis Lighthouse, which is a National Monument and penguin rehabilitation centre. Horse riding. Nearby Game reserves. Variety of great restaurants (Greek, Italian, Fine-dining, Seafood).
01 June 2012
St Francis Bay is a lovely spot with walks to the point, good beaches, golf courses and sufficient shops to avoid leaving for a week. The restaurants at the Port are good and varied.
Fishing is available at the port but water sport requires a 30km trip to Jeffery's Bay
12 April 2012
St Francis Bay is a gorgeous place to stay for a relaxing holiday. There is not that much to do or see besides the beautiful beach; there are not many options for eating out, but if you want to sit on the veranda and drink a glass of wine, and go to the beach, it is the perfect place to relax.
30 January 2012
This is a beautiful place. The roads had potholes and needed a bit of maintenance but I think this is experienced wherever you live. I felt so relaxed. The harbour is lovely.
10 October 2011
It is a great place with best nature-orientated activities. The roads at St Francis are quite bad and full of potholes; you cannot look around at the scenery because you have to constantly concentrate on the roads. It is the worst I have ever experienced in a holiday town.
30 August 2011