Tour to Cape St Francis, St Francis Bay and Port St Francis
Transport in a Chev Trailblazer
CAPE ST FRANCIS
Cape St Francis is a tranquil eco-destination, surrounded by nature reserves and a glorious beach, waiting to be explored – situated just south of St Francis Bay.
This rustic village is the ideal holiday breakaway, 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.
ST FRANCIS BAY
Say St Francis Bay, and the first thought that jumps to mind is a beautiful canal system surrounded by picturesque homes in a uniform building style – black roofs and white walls. Towards Santareme and Port St Francis, the uniformity is repeated, this time with Mediterranean and Tuscan homes filling in the dune fields and fynbos.
The unique and exclusive St Francis Bay draws holiday makers and visitors from all over the world to enjoy the glorious beaches lapped by the warm Indian Ocean. The sportsman can enjoy over 50 different sporting codes, which includes various water sports, two world class golf courses and two glass backed double squash courts. A leisurely lifestyle in the magical beauty of natural and unspoilt surroundings.
The canal system offers residents and holiday makers an exotic marina lifestyle. If fishing off your own jetty, swimming or exploring the canals with a canoe or SUP is not enough, the canals are linked to the Kromme River, navigable for 10km, where more fishing, boating, paddling, kite and windsurfing, waterskiing can be enjoyed and jetskis have access to the ocean through the Kromme River Mouth.
PORT ST FRANCIS
Port St Francis, one of a few privately owned harbours in South Africa, is also home to a diversity of restaurants, retail outlets, commercial offices, a hotel, conference facilities, residential property, self catering accommodation and guest houses. Port St Francis, a working harbour is home to a large fleet of squid, hake and pilchard vessels with more moorings filled by charter boats, deep sea fishing boats and yachts from all over the world. The moorings are surrounded by residential penthouses and apartments in a Mediterranean building style.