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EXPERIENCE  st francis bay



St Francis Bay is know for for its 7 km long beautiful canal system flaked be elegant homes.  The best way to see the beautiful canal system and amazing architecture is by water. 

Get picked up from very our very own dock for a memorable trip on the water. A sunset cruise with other guests or a romantic ride for two - we can arrange this for you!  Food and drinks for your cruise can be arranged by special request.  Try our Traditional South African Platter, Cheese Platter or a Mediterranean Meze Platter.



We have kayaks for guests to use to explore the canals. We also have 2 bicycles for you to use.



Our nearest beach is 850m away where the Kromme River meets the Indian Ocean.  This is the perfect spot for a swim, walk or watch the kite surfers on a windy day.


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.




Join a whale watching safari between the months of June and November to have an encounters with these magnificent creatures. Along the way there is a good chance of spotting our resident endangered Humpback dolphins along with a large pod of common dolphins who reside here year-round along with penguins, seals and a variety of other bird and marine life. Trips are 1.5 – 2 hours


Play on South Africa's Top 5  Golf Course

Golf:  St Francis Links Golf Course    /   St Francis Village 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.


The Village Golf Course is a beautiful course located in the village and runs down to the sea.  It is a lovely course favoured by the locals with a welcoming clubhouse.

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Cape St Francis


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



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.


Port St Franics

For enquires and bookings ask us.

Hiking trails

Walk with Harry:

Delve into the fascinating finds, along our ancient coastline.

Walk with Harry, as he shares anthropology, culture and

a wealth of plant medicines and more.

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We have some incredible walks or hikes in the area.



Two Harbours walk:

The Two Harbours Walk connects the Heritage Eco Centre at the Granny’s Pool in Harbour Road with Port St Francis. A walk on this beautiful rocky shoreline can be started either side and takes about an hour. You will see dolphins and whales (especially between May and October), ample bird life as well as chokka fishing boats, jetski’s, yachts, recreational fishing boats and paddlers passing on surfski’s – and lots of surfers at Bruce’s Beauties!

It is well marked and includes footpaths, wooden steps and some rocky sections.


Cape St Francis is home to no less than five beautiful nature reserves, Cape St Francis Nature Reserve, Seal Point Nature Reserve, Seal Bay Nature Reserve, St Francis Field Nature Reserve and Irma Booysen Flora Reserve. These reserves offer a wide variety of walks suitable for all levels of fitness and experience. These walks, hikes and trails take you through natural coastal lands filled with indigenous plant and wild life.The area is recognised as one of only six Plant or Floral Kingdoms in the world.


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.


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.  


The entrance to Rocky Coast Farm is at the first parking area at Sunset Rock, Cape St Francis. Follow the footpaths up to where you find 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 blow hole – it must 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



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.


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St Francis Bay and our neighbour Jeffrey's Bay  are world-renowned surfing spots. Surfers are from all over the world visit the area to surf the legendary waves.  

St Francis Bay was first idolised and promoted in the cult classic surf movie The Endless Summer in the 1960s.  Bruce Brown follows two young surfers around the world in search of the perfect wave.  This was found in St Francis Bay!


You can watch the surf or take part at the various surf spots in the area.

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


End your day at Sunset 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.

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