Spend a day in St Francis

Situated only 20 km from Jeffrey's Bay lies the greater St Francis, the south eastern most tip of Africa.

St Francis is famous for its beautiful man-made canal system surrounded by picturesque homes in a unique uniform building style of black roofs and white walls.  The canal system offers holiday makers an exotic marina adventure lifestyle of fishing, swimming and exploring the canals with a canoe or Stand Up Paddling.  The canals are linked to the Kromme River where more fishing, boating, paddling, kite and windsurfing and waterskiing can be enjoyed and jetskis have access to the ocean through the Kromme River Mouth. St Francis Nature Reserves include the airman Booysen Flora Reserve, Seal Bay, Seal Point, St Francis Field and Cape St Francis Nature Reserves. 

The Seal Point Lighthouse in Cape St Francis which was built in 1878 and is standing at 27.75m, is the tallest masonry lighthouse in South Africa and was declared a National Monument in 1984. The lighthouse is still operational with a modern radio beacon, fog signal and fog detector. Also based on Seal Point is an African Penguin and other sea bird rehabilitation centre. Cape St Francis is a popular spot for windsurfing and kite boarding.

Port St Francis, situated in St Francis, is South Africa’s only privately working harbour and is home to the squid industry, locally referred to as chokka.  One can ask for calamari tastings at the Seafood Market, or enjoy lunch at various restaurants.  The Two Harbour Walk takes you to the Granny's Pool and Kromme Eco Centre where a wonderful display of indigenous flowers, shells, the village history, dolphins and whales, frogs, birds, the wind farms and chokka industry can be seen.  Deep sea fishing trips, as well as whale and dolphin viewing can be arranged from Port St Francis.  Contact St Francis Safaris and adventures to enjoy and experience of a lifetime.

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