The Bay. The Port. The Cape. St Francis Bay is unique in South Africa. The visual delight of the
charming thatched architecture, the picturesque serenity of the seven kilometre residential
marina, known as “the Canals”, (an extensive canal system is linked to the Kromme River estuary), the outstanding beauty of the navigable Kromme River and estuary contribute towards the magnificent upmarket village. Here one can experience the pleasures of living right at the water’s edge, including the thrill of fishing from the front lawn!
Port St Francis is an exclusive residential harbour resort village situated in St Francis Bay - the Gateway to the Garden Route. Accompanying the magnificent views, position and spectacular Mediterranean architecture is a lifestyle to match. Port St Francis is exclusive and luxurious, but at the same time it is vibrant and exiting. Port St Francis is the only national privately owned harbour of its kind, where chokka fleets berth on one side of the harbour while sleek catamarans gleam white and reflect on blue waters on the other side. One can spend many leisurely hours on the gentle sloping beach which stretches for kilometres all along the curve of the land to the estuary. Work on a perfect tan, watch the hobie-cats racing the bay, or take a stroll, searching for special shells for which the area is renowned, or if you want to be active, enjoy an exhilarating gallop through the surf in the early morning.
Cape St Francis with its historic lighthouse, is a tranquil eco-destination. The
pristine beach, the mild temperature and the longest sunshine hours on the South African Coast
ensure a relaxed all year round destination. The Cape Coastal Floral Kingdom, known as “Fynbos”
proliferate in our four nature reserves. A quiet stroll provides exciting glimpses of a grysbok, Cape clawless otter, mongoose, duiker and a wealth of indigenous plants, many of them endemic to this area. Watching the whales wallow in the waves is a touching experience.
The Bay of Cape St Francis is the breeding area for the bronze whaler sharks and Seal Point abounds with Cape fur seals. Bottlenose dolphins patrol the wide beach between these two points. Action or leisure, the choices are varied, exciting and endless. Explore the canals by boat, venture on to the Kromme River, experience the 18 hole links- style golf course, bowls, tennis, squash, surf the “Endless Summer”, charter a fishing vessel, or do it from the rocks.
This area is the ideal base camp enabling you to visit the Kouga Cultural Centre, the nearby Addo Elephant Park, Shamwari Game Reserve, Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours or experience Bloukrans Bungy Jumping. Experience it, it’s charm and you will want to return again and again!