St Francis Bay – Seaside Holiday Destination

Located on South Africa's Sunshine Coast midway between Knysna and Port Elizabeth, St Francis Bay is a haven of peace and tranquility providing holidaymakers with an escape from the rigors of everyday life. St Francis Bay with its seven kilometer residential marina, known as 'The Canals', along with the Kromme River and estuary is a visual delight and offers superb opportunities for a variety of water sports and fishing.

Forming part of St Francis Bay is the exclusive residential harbor village of Port St Francis. Accompanying the magnificent views, position and spectacular Mediterranean architecture is a lifestyle to match. This is accentuated by the sleek catamarans berthed in the private harbor, contrasting with the chokka boats at the other end of the bay. The beach, stretching for kilometers along the curve of the shore to the estuary, provides the perfect setting for soaking up the sun, watching the hobie-cats racing in the bay, or taking a beach-combers walk along the water’s edge.

Cape St Francis, with its historic lighthouse and pristine beach, is a tranquil eco-destination in St Francis Bay. This is where nature lovers can take a walk and enjoy the beauty and aroma of the Cape Fynbos, while looking out for grysbok, Cape clawless otter, mongoose, duiker and a wealth of indigenous plants, many of which are endemic to this area. Cape St Francis is the breeding area for whale sharks and Cape fur seals, while bottlenose dolphins are ever present offshore.

Activities to be enjoyed at St Francis bay include boating, fishing off boat or shore, golf at a world-class golf course, bowls, tennis, squash, surfing, kayaking and much, much more. For an ideal seaside holiday destination in South Africa, you can’t go wrong with St Francis Bay.

back to Eastern Cape