All individually decorated bedrooms include a private patio or balcony and views of the surrounding area or indigenous garden. Also included is free wi-fi, a television, a refrigerator and tea and coffee making facilities. The en-suite bathrooms offer complimentary toiletries. A hearty English breakfast is served each morning accompanied by a selection of local yoghurts, cereals and freshly-made fruit salad. Amenities include use of swimming pool, canoes and bicycles. Custom tours of the canals by boat can also be arranged.
In Room Facilities:
A separate entrance
Balcony and/or outside seating area
Tea and coffee making facilities
Situated just south of St Francis Bay, is the rustic village of Cape St Francis, with surfing, body boarding, and sun tanning the order of the day. Seal Point is a popular surfing destination, and the beach the playground for kite surfers. The nature areas are waiting to be explored on foot and the many rock pools offer fascinating insight into life in the tidal zone. Many protected spots on the rocky coastline is the ideal picnic spot, even on windy days. Sunset rock to the west is the place to be later afternoon, as sunsets are never twice the same.
The beach leads your eyes to the Cape St Francis lighthouse, built in 1878, to warn ships of the dangerous reefs that stretch more then a kilometer out to sea. Standing 27,5m tall, it is the highest mason structure in Southern Africa. Adjacent to the lighthouse is a SANCCOB rehabilitation centre for the endangered African Penguin and other seabirds, and visitors are always welcome.
River and beach access just across the road
Swimming pool with outside entertainment area
Boat cruises: Sundowner cruises around the canals and up the river can be arranged on request.
Canoeing: Canoes are available for you to explore the canals and river at your leisure.
Cycling: Bicycles are also available for your use.
Dining: There are 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.
Fishing: Surf, rock and deep-sea fishing are popular activities.
Golf: There are two golf courses within 3km of i-Lollo Lodge the renowned Links developed by Jack Nicholson and our local 18-hole village course.
Harbour: The commercial harbour of Port St Francis, built in 1995, holds a unique charm and has constant activity of local fishing and sailing boats. No visit to St Francis would be complete without dining at one of the fine restaurants to sample the succulent local calamari dishes that drive the lucrative chokka industry.
Hikes/walks: Various walks and hikes along the beaches or in the local fynbos.
Lighthouse and penguin rehabilitation facility: Visit our penguins being rehabilitated at the Cape St Francis lighthouse. There are also regular releases of the penguins on the beach.
Sporting facilities: Tennis, squash, bowls and gym.
Surfing: St Francis Bay is 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 are only a few of the activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family within walking distance of our lodge.