What’s not to love about a place that has idyllic waterways and canals, pretty thatched waterside homes, plenty of good weather, safe bathing, famously excellent surf, and the life-is-good vibe of a holiday village? St Francis Bay ticks all the boxes as a fabulous waterside holiday spot. Hugging the coast at the Kromme River estuary and surrounded by the Baviaanskloof Mountains, St Francis Bay is situated about midway between Port Elizabeth and Knysna. Make it a definite stayover place on any trip to the Garden Route and / or Eastern Cape.

Sunny days in St Francis Bay are made up of canal cruises, fishing, beaching and watersports, watching whales, hiking, golf and good food. All of this in the easy-going holiday atmosphere that makes St Francis Bay such a peaceful hideout.


Sandals Guest House is situated in tranquil St Francis Bay, along a beautiful stretch of coastline. Just 150-metres from the beach, Sandals is well placed for the area’s attractions of sand boarding, surfing, yachting, kayaking and fishing. Canal and river trips are highlights in St Francis Bay. The palm-fringed, thatched four-star guest house is set in a lush garden where guests can enjoy the swimming pool, pool bar and leisure decks. Decor is cheerfully earthy, setting a vibrant mood for a holiday

The Sands @ St Francis is an inviting 5-star guesthouse located beside the sea in picturesque St Francis Bay. This luxurious African beach house offers five spacious en-suite bedrooms, all with uninterrupted views of the majestic Indian Ocean and the endless stretch of pristine coastline. The honeymoon suite offers an extra outdoor shower and Jacuzzi on its deck, where spectacular sunsets can be enjoyed. there are two swimming pools, one looking out over the ocean.


Alongside St Francis Bay is Cape St Francis, an equally appealing seaside holiday haven. Cape St Francis is encircled by nature reserves and also has a beautiful beach and fantastic watersports to offer.

Cape St Francis Resort Beach Break has the beach and ocean on the doorstep. 5-Star villas are set on the edge of sand dunes overlooking Cape St Francis beach. These luxury beachside 4- and 5-bedroom villas are available on either on a bed and breakfast or self-catering basis. All five villas have garden- and sea-facing rooms, the latter with views of the beach, Seal Point and the Indian Ocean. Open-plan living areas, private decks and swimming pools are features of all the villas. 

Cape St Francis Village Break features 4-star villas and cottages situated a short walk from the beach. Each villa and cottage with either two, three or four bedrooms, plus open-plan living areas, equipped kitchens and barbeque facilities. Some cottages have swimming pools, whilst the villas have their own garden, swimming pool and rooftop terrace with sea views. Village Break guests have access to the swimming pools, restaurant, bar and spa at Cape St Francis Resort.

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