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The attractive coastal village of St Francis Bay is a dream destination for family holidays. The stunning and safe beaches are the star attraction here, luring Gauteng holidaymakers in droves for many happy hours of beaching in the summer time.

The village’s claim to fame is that its whitewashed and thatched homes are built around the largest network of manmade waterways in Africa. This, and the Kromme River drifting lazily to the ocean, offer wonderful opportunities for exploring by boat, canoe, kayak or surf ski.

Within St Francis Bay is Port St Francis, a private residential development with Mediterranean-style waterfront homes and a harbour. Visit the pretty St Francis Lighthouse, now a national monument. Spot whales and dolphins from the beach during season. Small nature reserves offer excellent birding and walking trails through fynbos.

Looking for action? Choose from an amazing range of mild to wild activities. There’s good surfing, windsurfing, kiteboarding, snorkelling, sand boarding, horse riding, cycling, golfing and fishing. Kiteboard learners can up their skills on flat water at the Kromme River Mouth while advanced riders can venture out to more challenging waves on the ocean. Surfers come here for Bruce’s Beauties, the perfect wave immortalized in 1964 surf flic Endless Summer – hollowest on a spring low tide and best with offshore easterly winds.

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