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It is such a clean and pretty town, with beautiful beaches and scenic drives. Great restaurants, especially Mauro's Restaurant at the Harbour.
St Francis Bay is an attractive beach town in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, a paradise for water sports enthusiasts, fishermen and beach goers.
Descendants of the town’s original land owner were responsible for dredging the harbour and distinctive canals to create South Africa’s first marina. Their black-roofed homes with white walls have remained a tradition in this charming town.
The weather is mostly mild throughout the year with long sunny days . This section of the coast is internationally known for its big waves, attracting surfers from all corners of the globe.
If sun, sea and surf appeals to you, then St Francis Bay is your idyllic beach holiday destination.
Things to do
The beaches along St Francis Bay’s coastline are superb. For a day’s outing on the beach, order a picnic basket from St Francis Deli to take with you.
Enjoy a sundowner cruise through the St Francis Bay canal system and over two rivers. The 12-seater barge gently meanders through the waterways for a waterside view of the majestic homes, nature parks and forests along the embankments.
Explore St Francis Bay town, the beaches and Cape St Francis on a bicycle. Hire one from Custom Bikes downtown.
The SA National Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) in nearby Cape St Francis is a world leader in the rehabilitation of seabirds and the centre is worth touring. Help support a penguin and you get to name it!
Also in the Cape St Francis area is the 1878 Seal Point lighthouse and unspoiled beaches to the west, with practically flawless surfing waves. This area is referred to by the locals as the Wild Side.
The Irma Booysen Floral Reserve has several walking trails to enjoy the indigenous primeval fynbos on display throughout the year.
Attempt the 14km Cape St. Francis to Pouch Cove Hiking Trail for... Show more