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Beach walks and views.
Cape St Francis is a terrific example of why the Eastern Cape is one of the country’s best holiday destinations. Secluded, small, and away from the hustle and bustle of the bigger cities Cape St Francis is ideal for families with small children as the environment is peaceful and safe. The town has the added benefit of being right on the beach too.
Known to be an eco-lovers paradise, swimming in these parts is unrivalled as the beaches are safe, clean, and free of any noise. The water sports to enjoy are endless and diverse with surfing, abseiling, canoeing, and windsurfing being among the many favourites. The kids are also catered for at the sheltered Johnson’s Pool, which is secure and promises hours of fun for the little ones. As Cape St Francis is situated near St Francis Bay and Port St Francis a definite must-do activity during your vacation is to head down to the Kromme River where a variety of boating expeditions can be enjoyed. The Blowhole Hike is also a favourite pastime in this part of the world; take the route that leads through the Irma Booysen Flora Reserve along a coastal walkway on to a sandy beach and here you will find what remains of a shipwreck known as the Osprey.
Exploring the remains of the Osprey is a cool adventure that is guaranteed to be one of the highlights of your holiday. Other noteworthy attractions in Cape St Francis include the dominant Seal Point Lighthouse as well as the Seal Point Nature Reserve. Cape St Francis, furthermore, has an enviable location and gives travellers easy access to a number of interesting attractions namely Baviaanskloof, the Addo Elephant Park, and Bloukrans where extreme sports fans can enjoy bungee jumping.
For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.