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St Francis Today

About St Francis Bay, Cape St Francis, Oyster Bay

St Francis Today keep readers up to date on ‘all things’ St Francis be accommodation, dining specials, events, sport, weather, tides or general news.

St Francis, situated in the Kouga district of the Eastern Cape, South Africa, is an hour’s drive from Port Elizabeth. A popular beach holiday destination offering a wide choice of outstanding holiday accommodation. A selection of B&B’s, lodges, self catering establishments as well a magnificent holiday houses for rent near of on the beach or on the unique canal system.

Popular with South African holiday makers and international tourists alike, the St Francis region is a paradise for beach lovers and water sport enthusiasts. The central hub of the region is St Francis Bay where visitors have a choice of shopping at fashion boutiques, casual wear shops and gift shops. If on a self catering holiday the village has a well stocked SuperSpar, a butchery, bakery and several other shops including a cycle shop for cycling enthusiasts and a fishing a gear store.

A wide selection of holiday accommodation options are available from 3, 4 or 5-star bed and breakfast or self-catering establishments or renting one of the many holiday homes available over holiday periods either in the village, on the beach or on the famed Canals or prestigious Links.

Restaurants abound in St Francis and diners have a wide choice, from steak house fare to Italian or Greek, from Sushi to fine French cuisine. Cape St Francis with its iconic, historic Seal Point lighthouse, the tallest masonry lighthouse structure in South Africa is 10 minutes south of St Francis Bay.

The second most southerly point of Africa  you will find one of the finest stretches of beach on South Africa’s coastline. Wide, sandy, never over-crowded but immensely popular, the beach stretches 2-kilometres northward from the lighthouse. Holiday houses lie behind the sand dunes of the beach as well as a choice of B&B’s and self catering accommodation is available.

A wide selection of 3, 4 and 5-star accommodation from hotel rooms, self-catering apartments and beach cottages to luxury beach villas are available in the precincts of the Cape St Francis Resort. St Francis Today keeps you up to date with the latest news and events with a daily newsletter (Monday thru Friday) so when staying in St Francis you are kept up to date with all that is happening. Subscribe to the newsletter or read  it on your mobile device a under “Today’s News“.

Warning – Clear Alien Vegetation

Be warned – clear your property of alien vegetation Last Friday St Francis Today published an article “New invasive species laws impact landowners”.  During a meeting of St Francis Disaster Volunteer Group (STDVG) yesterday, the matter of properties being sold without...
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New School finally opens

New Sea Vista Primary finally opens The new school has finally opened with streams of both new learners and seasoned veterans streaming through the gates yesterday morning. Very few tears but lots of excitement as the tiny tots accompanied by mothers and fathers...
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St Francis Bay lass is top Nico Malan

Hannah Nauhaus comes out top at Nico Malan Nico Malan High School Hannah Nauhaus from St Francis Bay received 7 Distinctions for her Matric Exams with an average of 91%. Her distinctions came in English Home Language, Afrikaans First Additional Language, Maths, Life...
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Pam Golding Annual Golf Challenge

St Francis Links lose to Village! St Francis Links comes out top in annual Pam Golding Golf Change played over two days last week. On Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd January the two St Francis Bay Clubs - Links & Bay - locked horns in the yearly Pam Golding Annual....
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Dump or Drop-Off Zone urgently needed! There have certainly been a number of visible improvements in St Francis since the DA took over council from the ANC. Obviously not everyone is happy for some expect more but council is doing what they can with limited financial...
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The St Francis exodus has begun

Successful Summer Season for St Francis The St Francis exodus has begun Well the end of the Summer holidays is nigh and the exodus from St Francis has started and by this time next week the shops, restaurants and coffee shops will no doubt be celebrating what has been...
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Readers have their say on SRA

Readers make comment on SRA The purpose of some articles published on St Francis Today is sometimes to encourage dialogue and hopefully illicit comment from readers and nothing gives us greater joy than when readers comment, whether agreeing or disagreeing! Of course...
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Consider it a medical aid

The Proposed SRA is not unlike a Medical Aid! There are no doubt some St Francis Property Owners are still sitting on the fence the with regard to the SRA (Special Rates Area) as proposed by St Francis Property Owners at their AGM in December. And no doubt there are...
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Fire disaster a grim reminder

A grim reminder Reading the news of the terrible fires presently raging in Somerset West is a grim reminder of the fires that threatened Cape St Francis, the Airpark and Sea Vista almost a year ago. Who of the many who congregated at various viewpoints in Cape St...
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Litter complaints

Holiday Beach Litter an opportunity! St Francis Today received a few of calls over the holidays complaining about the litter, glass bottles in particular, left on the beaches on New Year’s day. One of the callers suggested that access to the beaches should be...
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