St Francis Bay is the gateway to the Sunshine Coast and falls within the Garden Route region. Hence, it offers the best escape, and is the ideal destination, whether you are a golfer, surfer, fisherman or holiday maker.
It lies midway between Knysna and Port Elizabeth, about an hour's drive from the latter and half an hour from Jeffreys Bay, offering excellent accessibility, regardless of where you are travelling from.
The St Francis Bay area includes The Canals, Port St Francis, Santareme, The Village, The Kromme River, Cape St Francis and Oyster Bay. The Kromme River is navigable for about 14 kilometres by boat.
The small holiday village comprises of a series of man-made canals and waterways, ideal for boating, swimming, paddling and other water sports. There is a marina and fabulous collection of mostly white-washed thatched homes set right on the water's edge. The small boat harbour offers sheltered anchorage for fishing and ocean-going vessels. Each home has its own mooring.
On the rolling dunes adjacent to the village, you will find St Francis Links which boasts a Jack Nicklaus-designed links course and superb views of the mountains and ocean. There is a clubhouse with a Pro Shop, spa, restaurant and wonderful function venue. The estate offers freestanding houses in various sizes in a security estate, perfect for families and those looking to retire.
The bay is home to dolphins and whales and is scenic with a white sandy beach that offers some of the safest bathing and the opportunity for fishing on the rocks. As with most of this coastline, it is popular with surfers for its waves and fabulous beaches. The area is surrounded by nature reserves, alive with birdlife and small animal species. Take a scenic walk between the two "harbours" or enjoy the trail running routes from Cape St Francis to Oyster Bay.
The Seal Point Lighthouse, erected to warn ships of the reef that juts out beyond Seal Point almost a kilometre out to sea, now marks one of the 'corners' of the African coast, and is the second most southern point in Africa.
St Francis offers an enviable coastal lifestyle and is an ideal base from which to explore the attractions of the Garden Route and Sunshine Coast. There are many local eateries and attractions, a local independent school and a large supermarket. The town is attracting younger families who seek a more relaxed lifestyle.
It offers a range of property to choose from whether it be on the water, a home with panoramic sea views or beach side options. Seeff offers local property expertise and is ideally placed to assist with all your property needs.