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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“.

SRA By-Law Proposal

Special Rates Area Participation meeting At a Special Council meeting held on 13 November 2017, the proposed new draft Property By-law and proposed new Property Rates Policy were considered by Council. The purpose of the proposed new Property Rates Policy...

Sand River Bridge

Reader unhappy at progress with Sand River Bridge Reader Garth Perry feels enough is enough on the bridge debacle. "I, as a St Francis resident, have been looking forward to the completion of the construction of the bridge over the Sand River ever since...

Ladies Open Weekend

Pam Golding Properties Ladies Open Weekend Rocked St Francis Bay Great golf, great organisation, great food and great entertainment. That is what 144 lady golfers experienced during the weekend of 11th and 12th November in the Pam Golding Properties Ladies...

Christopher Scott

It’s not what you see, it’s what you don't Watching the Nedbank Challenge on TV over the weekend the Nedbank advert “Seeing Money Differently”  constantly reminded one that this outstanding tournament. South Africa’s major, is sponsored by Nedbank As the...

Sea Shell Book

New Life for Sea Shell Book St Francis Bay publisher and publishing facilitator, Write-On Publishing, has just delivered a consignment of the book "The Sea Shells of Jeffreys Bay" to the Jeffreys Bay Shell Museum. So what? you may ask. What makes this...

Walking with Bushmen

Walking with Bushmen with Clive Horlock The Kromme Enviro-Trust is hosting an environmental talk by Clive Horlock Date:               Wednesday 15 November 2017 Time:               15h15 Venue:             St Francis United Church, corner St Francis Drive...

Facebook snippets

Well done Capt du Toit   Some of what Facebookers were posting this weekend A great idea for that Christmas Gift for that person who has everything. Also a great Corporate Gift as part of that year end lunch /  braai / party. Winners of the Pam Golding...

St Francis Wind

Another intersting post on Facebook yesterday this time by Richard Arderne. As you can see, St Francis has good conditions for surfing ... the prevailing wind is offshore (westerly), with much less easterly, and even less the other directions   And from...

College Choir performs at Resort

The Foundation Phase (Grades 1-3) had their choir evening at the Cape St Francis Resort on October 26th and their theme was Vintage Songs. All the children dressed up to play a certain part during the concert. The many popular favourites performed by the...

For Non-Facebookers

Yesterday we featured a couple of Facebook posts for those not on Facebook or who seldom look at what is on Facebook. It seems it was well received so we have decided to include a few posts of interest for those not on Facebook or tat regular Facebookers...

Our beach?

A little Monday comtroversy - Agree or Disagree e-Mail received from a reader Let’s predict the future of our town. The conversation goes like this. Dad - “Hey kids, great news! We are going to St Francis again this year for our Christmas holidays ! ” Kids...

SRA Vote delayed

SRA Vote delayed until 2018 Reading the St Francis Property Owners newsletter that was circulated yesterday, it indicates that the targeted implementation date is now set for 1 July, 2018 should the SRA application be consented to by the majority of...

Road plans unveiled

Road plans unveiled by St Francis Property Owners The St Francis Property Owners technical committee has certainly been hard at work at analysing much of what needs to be done to bring the St Francis road work up to scratch. No doubt financed by the money donated by...

Let’s work together!

Let's work together and forget the pettiness. With the announcement in parliament that only nine percent of the 2017 / 18 budget will be spent on municipalities, possibly those opposed to the St Francis Property Owners SRA proposal should reconsider their NO votes and...

More Questions and Answers on SRA

16 March – SRA Questions, Answers, Comments and Responses Question: Can the legitimacy of the voting process will be challenged and if challenged and how will those who are not members of the Residents Association be informed? Answer: People incorrectly see the voting...

SRA not unlike Brexit

St Francis SRA not unlike Brexit Watching Sky News and the ongoing Brexit saga it is in a way rather similar to the ongoing SRA vote. As with those voting to exit the European Union so that Britain can have control over its future rather than leaving it in the hands...

SFPO Vote for the SRA Levy

The St Francis Property Owners proposal to ‘Save St Francis’ was presented at our AGM on 22 December 2016. We have a choice: Do nothing and watch our property investments continue to devalue Pay the Municipality more in increased rates and watch 60% of it being...

St Francis Property Owners News

St Francis Property Owners update We have included some comments from readers at the end of the press release We have had a busy month gathering the Consent forms to determine if the majority of St Francis Bay property owners support or oppose the SRA levy proposal....

ANC walk out

ANC walk out of State of the Municipality address One, must give a little respect, one supposes, to the ANC councillors who decided to stage a walk out before proceeding got under way at the Opening of Council and State of the Municipality address by Executive Mayor...

Comments and Posts

Comments and Posts on SRA There appears to be some misunderstanding as to how comments are added to articles on St Francis Today (SFT) with some readers suggesting we may be ignoring their comments by not publishing them or rather hiding them by not publishing them in...