St Francis Bay Accommodation

St Francis Bay is an idyllic seaside town on the Sunshine Coast of South Africa. It lies in the Kouga region of the Eastern Cape and is located one hour from Port Elizabeth. It is also considered the eastern gateway to the famous Garden Route.

St Francis Bay, the town, lies on a bay which shares the exact same name. It was in 1575 when Portuguese soldiers initially came across the beautiful, protected bay. They named it St Frances after the patron saint of sailors. It was only in 1954 however, when any development started to take place. This development occurred thanks to the foresight of Leighton Hulett. The town was originally developed with a reasonably strict architectural code - white walls and thatched roofs - which is a style which still dominates today.

St Francis Bay is a lovely relaxed little town and attracts local and international settlers as well as a variety of holiday makers from various corners of the globe. It has a wide, sandy stretch of beach and on the eastern side of town you'll find the Kromme River estuary. These two assets provide suitable conditions for plenty of outdoor activities.

Apart from just relaxing on the beach, soaking up the sun, you can also try fishing and all manner of surfing from body boarding and kite surfing to wind surfing. The river is navigable for 10 kilometres upstream and makes a nice canoe trip.

St Francis Bay also boasts 2 golf courses and there are numerous nature reserves nearby. The reserves are well worth visiting thanks to the unique coastal vegetation of the Kouga region, including wild flowers and fynbos.

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Dune Ridge Country House
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Dune Ridge is an award winning Country House nestled between thick coastal fynbos teeming with a multitude of bird species and large dune fields to the rear of the property. Set on the outskirts of t... Read More

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A spectacular private Coastal Reserve on 235 hectares of unspoiled landscape, bordering 3,5 km of private sandy beach in a picturesque setting of dunes, woods, river deltas, beaches, wetlands, lagoons... Read More

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Summerhill is a small, upmarket, self-catering guesthouse, situated in the heart of the beautiful thatched village of St Francis Bay in the Eastern Cape along the Sunshine Coast. The establishment ... Read More

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All apartments available are fully self-catering units and vary from 1 bedroom units to 3 bedroom units. These units are conveniently situated in beautiful Port St Francis. All units have access to a ... Read More

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Ideal start or end to Garden Route experience. Idyllic Canal facing B & B in St Francis Bay. Pristine beaches and waterways/canals. Activities include bird watching, hiking, whale watching, numerou... Read More

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Located just steps away from the river and beach with views of unimaginable beauty, i-Lollo Lodge has an unbeatable location. Each comfortable room has its own private entrance with an outside seatin... Read More

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At the entrance to St Francis Bay, Thatchwood Country Lodge overlooks the 6th fairway of the st francis golf course and opposit the entrance of the Jack Nicklaus links. Bedrooms offer all the comforts... Read More

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Milkwood Country Cottage has unique charm and is situated in a village like no other St Francis Bay. From the moment you arrive at Milkwood Country Cottage you'll experience the meaning of a "true hol... Read More

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Sandals, a thatch-roofed lodge, decorated in an Afro-Caribbean style, is set amongst lush indigenous Milkwood trees, with a palm-fringed pool and craggy rocks, creating a laid-back lifestyle in a trop... Read More

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Port View Place Bed and Breakfast invites you to make yourself at home and enjoy our homely relaxed atmosphere. Port View Place B&B offers 2 en suite double rooms plus 1 bed self catering flat. Del... Read More

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St Francis Bay Reviews

St Francis Bay
Eloquently magestic
- Natasha Luxon

St Francis Bay
Great place to visit.
- Syd Rothman

St Francis Bay
Just beautiful.
- Robert Greenish

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Love St Francis Bay! Hadn't been there for 28 years and my how it has grown. Plenty of places to see in the area and the restuarants are pretty good, but a bit expensive over the high season.
- Sandy Krauss

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My first time in St Francis Bay and it was really beautiful with friendly people, good food and such fun.
- Kathryn Kloppers