St Francis Bay

This unique little town draws holiday makers and visitors from across the globe to enjoy the magnificent gentle slopping beaches and warm Indian Ocean. Sportsmen can appreciate the various water sports available, two world class golf courses and two glass backed double squash courts.
St Francis is a quiet haven remembered by many for its iconic debut in the 1966 surf movie, ‘The Endless Summer’ featuring the perfect waves.

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Suggested Activities En-Route

Untouched Adventures

Face Adrenalin

Jbay Adventures

Papiesfontein Beach Horse Trails

Suggested Restaurants En-Route

Marilyn's 60's Diner

The Bistro @ Bitou

The Bay Pasta Co

TAPAS Restaurant

Suggested Accommodation En-Route

Tsitsikamma Gardens

The Armagh

Bay Cove Inn

The Savoy Hotel

The impressive canal system embodies an exotic marina lifestyle enabling residents and holiday makers the perfect opportunity to enjoy leisurely swims, fish off private jetties, explore the canals with a canoe or work on a sun kissed glow. The canals are linked to the Kromme River which is navigable upstream by powered boat or Jet Ski, where more fishing, paddling, boating, waterskiing, kite and windsurfing can be enjoyed. For the more adventurous, Jet Skis have access to the ocean through the river mouth. Other activities include hiking trails, mountain biking and beach horse rides.
St Francis offers monthly craft markets, a variety of up-market boutiques, surf shops, an appetizing assortment of restaurants, local craft beer establishments and pubs as well as a wide choice of accommodation.

Schools of dolphins can be sighted frolicking in the waves daily and the Cape Clawless Otter is also a prominent feature in the area. Bird life is abundant with over 200 species recorded in the area. From around May to late October whales can also be spotted in the Bay.