luxury accommodation


A perfectly placed, stylish guesthouse.

​Canal House is an owner-run guesthouse catering to the discerning traveller.


On entering Canal House one will be enveloped by a stylish but comfortable space which leads to unfolding decks and down to the water's edge of the renowned St Francis Bay canals.

Centrally located and close to all attractions and activities makes Canal House your ideal base to explore all that St Francis Bay has to offer.


The property features four contemporary and comfortable suites right on the water's edge with stunning views down the canals.


Renovated to a vey high standard each guest suite features:

- Private entrance
- Thatched, double-volume room enovated room with deck over-looking canals
- Luxurious bathroom with freestanding bath and large covered outdoor shower
- Shutters open up the bathroom to the bedroom
- Extra length, king-size bed with crisp cotton percale linen
- Plush carpeting
- Flat-screen TV
- Tea/coffee making facilities
- Fridge

"We run a business that supports local industry and strives to be environmentally friendly."


Feast on freshly-baked


fresh fruit salad, Pam's homemade muesli and organic farm eggs

Catering to both our local and international guests a delicious Continental-style breakfasts is served each morning.

The meal includes:

- fresh croissants from our local bakery

- fresh ciabatta bread from our local bakery

- fresh seasonal fruit salad

- local yoghurt

- cold meats

- cheeses

- local honey and jams

- cereals and muesli

- coffee

- a selection of teas

- orange juice

Find out where we get our eggs from >

Things To Do

Use our kayak to explore the canals

Boat cruises: around the canals and up the river can be arranged on request.

Beaches: Many options!

Dining: Many excellent restaurants in St Francis including local seafood, South African and European cuisine. We would be happy to recommend and make bookings for you.

Golf: The renowned Links course developed by Jack Nicholson and our local 18-hole village course. 

Harbour: The commercial harbour of Port St Francis. Try our local calamari.

Surfing: Home to Bruce's Beauties, one of the world’s best known beach breaks, featured in the 60's cult film Endless Summer. 

Water-sports: Kite and wind surfing, water skiing, snorkeling and swimming can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Whale watching: During certain months of the year.


Roasted for rhinos.

Our delicious coffee is sourced locally from  Port Elizabeth-based Masterton's Coffee Specialists.  They have been hand-roasting their beans in the same way since 1924.

Chipembere Blend is a blend of medium and dark roast All African Arabica Coffees. Roasted For A Cause, for every purchase a donation is made to Rhino conservation through the Chipembere Rhino Foundation.

Find out more >


About animals, our environment

and you!

The "African Ginger" toiletries we provide have not been tested on animals, are made in South Africa and are paraben-free.

We clean your rooms  using environmentally-friendly products.

Wildlife and especially bees are encouraged in our garden by feeding them, planting indigenous plants and never using herbicides or insecticides!


“This was the nicest place we have stayed in South Africa.”