St. Francis Bay

St. Francis Bay is a small coastal town located in the Eastern Cape and with man-made canals and waterways also called “Little Venice”. St. Francis Bay is located next to Cape St. Francis on the nature reserve of the Kromme River. Located between Port Elizabeth (90 km) and Knysna is a crowded vacation spot for people who love water sports, and surfers from all over the world like to come together to conquer the waves, but also sandboarding and deep sea diving are popular here. mountain biking but also wonderful horseback riding on the beach, so entertainment is not only on the water.

And not only people like to be here, but also dolphins and whales come to play in the waves of the warm Indian Ocean. The bay with its four kilometers of white sandy beaches is a wonderful place to sunbathe. You can go fishing from the rocks and take a cooling dip every now and then.

The nature parks around the Sunshine Coast are overcrowded by numerous birds that try to overcome the rough sound of the surf. In the nearby Irma Booysen Flora Reserve you can admire beautiful and diverse fynbos.

Animals that you can encounter in nature reserves are the bushbok, the grysbok, the diver, wild boar, porcupine, vervet monkeys, caracal, the yellow and gray mongoose and sometimes the endangered Jackass penguin. Bottlenose dolphins and the common dolphin are often seen and from August to December you can spot the Southern right Whale here.
You can see more beautiful nature when you take the boat and sail the 10 km long Kromme River which with its many curves ensures a wonderfully relaxing boat trip. Or book a river cruise with braai (bbq) and local beer.
One of the highlights of St. Francis Bay is the lighthouse, a beautiful white building and even with the bright white light that it radiates, it could not be prevented that ships were walking on the rocks. You can visit the lighthouse and learn more about the history and beauty.
Golfers also love this beautiful place by the sea, because there are several golf courses in the area.