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ACTIVITIES: Retreats

Canal Boat Tour/Cruise - 1 hour

St Francis is famous for its canals.  The best way to see the beautiful canal system and amazing architecture is by water.       

+_R200 per person.        Canal Tours @ The Quays - Alisha: 082 922 8053      /     St Francis Adventures: 0662471332
 

Kayak/Stand-up paddling boarding (SUP)

The kayak is located next to the canal. You can use it at any time.  You can hire a SUP across the road at The Quays.

 

Bicycles

We have 2 bicycles for you to use.  

Golf:  St Francis Links Golf Course    /   St Francis Local Golf Course

St Francis Links was designed by Jack Nicklaus and is listed as one of the top 5 golf courses in South Africa.  It is known for their terrain, greens and variation in length and direction.  All visitors are welcome at The Links club house.  You can dine there or enjoy the amazing view.

Surfing

St Francis Bay and the surrounding areas are world-renowned surfing spots.  Surfers are drawn here for the legendary waves.  You can watch them on most days and the various surf spots.   

If you would like to take surf or take surf lessons this can be arranged with one of our local “surfer dudes”.  Len: 072 114 6154

Kromme River Mouth and Beach

Turn right out of our gate and walk through the canal area across 2 bridges to the river mouth and closest beach.  Here you can enjoy the scenery walk on the beach and it is great for swimming.  On windy days the kite surfers will be there for your to view.

Cape St Francis Beach 

The biggest and most beautiful beach in our area.  Great for swimming and walking.  2.5km in length.

 

Cape St Francis Lighthouse 

The Seal Point lighthouse at Cape St Francis was built in the late 1870s.  It is a beautiful location and a favourite spot for guests and locals.  Take a tour to the top of the lighthouse. Tickets can be bought at Nevermind Restaurant.

 

Shark Point Hike

This is situated at the opposite end of the Cape St Francis beach.  Walk around the point to discover the beautiful sand dunes which tumble straight into the deep sea below.  This is the start of St Francis Bay.

 

Sunset on the Wild Side Rocks 

Our incredible westerly sunsets are enjoyed from ‘Sunset Rock’ found on the Wild Side of Cape St Francis. Take a bottle of wine and enjoy a sundowner.  See if you can spot the whales passing by.

 

Walk on the Wild Side - Cape St Francis

This is a safe and easy walk. Enjoy the unique Fynbos and plant species of this area. It is recognised as one of only six plant or floral kingdoms in the world.   You can walk all the way to Oyster Bay if you choose to. Take your first right as you enter the village and park on the gravel parking area.  On the upper paths you will find coastal shell middens dating back thousands of years from the first inhabitants of southern Africa the Khoisan / Strandlooper people.

 

The Blowhole on the Wild Side

Follow the footpaths to the first houses at Mostertshoek.  Stay close to the shoreline, and you will see a small pile of white rocks. Turn towards the sea, and you will find the blowhole.  It has to be high-tide to be at its most impressive. Turn around and stay close to the shoreline.  At the next beach (it is opposite a green shack), you will see an unknown unmarked grave, the remains of the Osprey that sunk in 1867.

Rum and Gin Tasting  -  One33 Craft Distillery and Cheesery 

Try a delicious range of hand-crafted rum, gin and cheeses.

 

Beer Tasting and Live Music

Enjoy beer tasting at St Francis Brewing Company.  They offer a selection of premium craft beers with their own special brand. On select days they have live music or other forms of entertainment.

 

Bird Watching 

Cape St Francis and Seal Point are both rocky lookout points where you can see a variety of seabirds. The St Francis area serves as a resting point for seabirds, which have been blown off course. “Out of Range” water birds such as Slender-billed Prion, Red-tailed Tropic Bird, Lesser Frigate Bird, American Golden Plover and others have settled on our shores. 

Travel along the gravel roads in the area where you find the birdlife in the fields, especially after the rain. Look out for Blue Crane, Denham’s Bustard, White Stork, Long-tailed Widowbird, Black-winged Lapwing, Larks, Pipits and Cisticolas, and if you are really lucky, White-bellied Korhaan. On the odd occasion you may find Common Moorhen, Red-knobbed Coot, Little Grebe, and a variety of ducks. 

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