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Luxury Accommodation in St Francis Bay


St Francis Bay is a delightful seaside resort village on the Sunshine Coast of the Eastern Cape with a working harbour and pretty thatched housing, in close proximity to Cape St Francis and Jeffrey's Bay - two of South Africa's best known surf spots.

There's plenty to see and do in and around St Francis Bay. The following highlights were...

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Dune Ridge Country House

St Francis Bay
6 Luxury Double Bedrooms and 1 Family Cottage with 2 Bedrooms
PPS from R 1,312

Dune Ridge is an award-winning Country House nestled between thick coastal fynbos teeming with a multitude of bird species. Set on the outskirts of the quaint upmarket village...


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Sandals Guest House (St. Francis Bay)

St Francis Bay
9 Bedrooms and 1 Family Unit
PPS from R 1,090

Located in St Francis Bay in the Eastern Cape, Sandals is set amongst lush indigenous milkwood trees. Sandals Guest House is a thatched lodge decorated Afro-Caribbean style,...


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St Francis Golf Lodge

St Francis Bay
10 Bedrooms, Self-Catering Options
PPS from R 1,045

Please note that the lodge will be closed for the month of August.Presiding over the 1st tee of the award winning Jack Nicklaus designed Links course, St Francis Golf Lodge is...


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Thatchwood Country Lodge

St Francis Bay
7 Bedrooms
PPS from R 575

Thatchwood Country Lodge overlooks the 6th fairway of the St Francis Bay Golf Course and is set at the entrance to the new Jack Nicklaus signature Links Golf Course. Bedrooms...


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Oyster Bay Lodge

St Francis Bay
4 Chalets and 10 Rooms
PPS from R 900

A spectacular private coastal reserve on 235 hectares of unspoilt landscape bordering a 3,5 km private sandy beach, one of the longest in South Africa. This picturesque setting...


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The Resort at Cape St. Francis

St Francis Bay
3 Villas, Self-Catering Options
PPS from R 714

The Resort at Cape St Francis is a unique and exclusive paradise on the South African southern coast which draws holidaymakers from all over the world to enjoy the glorious...


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The Sands

St Francis Bay
5 Spacious Rooms

Rolling waves, dolphins and whales are the welcome that awaits at The Sands in St Francis Bay, Eastern Cape. An impressive white-walled thatched-roof residence with sweeping...


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St Francis Bay travel guide

St Francis Bay is a delightful seaside resort village on the Sunshine Coast of the Eastern Cape with a working harbour and pretty thatched housing, in close proximity to Cape St Francis and Jeffrey's Bay - two of South Africa's best known surf spots.

There's plenty to see and do in and around St Francis Bay. The following highlights were suggested by Brisan on the Canals, one of our St Francis Bay establishments.

 

St Francis Bay Highlights

Beaches - Hit the pristine beaches all along this stretch of Eastern Cape coast for world class surfing and paddle boarding. In season you can spot whales in the water. 

Birding - the canal and river mean a wide variety of waders and other birds abound - plenty for the birding enthusiast to train his field glasses onto!

Canal cruises - The pristine tidal canal system winds for 7 km passing magnificent homes and incorporating the Kromme River and Estuary, with its abundant birdlife.  Canal and River cruises operating on a daily basis to suit visitors requirements which include viewing the homes on the canals and river and the beautiful gorges of the Kromme and Geelhout Rivers.  Brisan offers cruises on our 2 pontoon boats from our jetty and trips can include breakfast, lunch, sundowners or dinners. 

Fishing - Boat or landbased fishing opportunities abound along this coastline.

Eat out - There are some wonderful restaurants in St Francis Bay. Recommended:  Five Elements – recently awarded ‘Top Restaurant in Eastern Cape’ offers wonderful personalised service, food par excellence and set in a vineyard and olive grove amid the sand dunes. Try Chez Patrick overlooking Port St Francis Marina for fine food and a deli. If seafood's your thing, Christy’s Catch serves up locally caught fish and calamari.

Golf - There are two excellent golf courses in the village – St Francis Links (Jack Nicklaus course) and St Francis Bay parkland / links. 

Shopping - Billabong and Bruce’s Surf Shops both offer a range of sporty surf style clothing (or pop through to J-Bay for surf factory shops. For more variety, Verandah is a unique 3 level establishment encompassing gift ideas for all ages, chic and different ladies wear, beautiful and really outstanding goods for the home.

 

Our Portfolio of St Francis Bay Accommodation

Portfolio offers visitors a wonderful spread of St Francis Bay accommodation options - choose from luxury B&Bs, Guest Houses, Villas, Country Houses and Self Catering Cottages - whatever your heart desires!