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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“.

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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United we conquer

United we conquer - Divided we fall Reading an article in the Financial Mail published on Friday, “Bankruptcy stalks Nelson Mandela Bay” truly brings things into perspective regarding the DA’s ability to hold onto power that was hard won in the August 2016 municipal...
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Cape St Francis Civics comment

There has been much written both in terms of articles posted on St Francis Today and comments in response to these posts regarding Cape St Francis’ participation in St Francis Property Owners Special Rates Area proposal. Recent communication with members of Cape St...
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The Art of Living happiness

The Art of Living happiness program level 1 Live every day with abundant Joy, Purpose and Confidence The centre piece of the Art of living Happiness program is a unique and profound breathing technique. A practical tool that restores body, mind and spirit into its...
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Night of the Proms

St Francis Prime Timers at Night of the Proms On Sunday,   28 Prime Timers left St Francis for their annual buffet lunch at the Humewood Hotel Summerstrand.  The lunch was exceptional as usual providing a vast selection of  delicious fare.  After the members had wined...
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St Francis Market Day

It's Market time again!! Join us on Saturday morning for all your fresh produce, funky gifts, tasty treats and a cuppa with friends and...
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Annual Sports Meeting

St Francis College Vs Hermitage House Annual Sports Meeting The annual sports meeting, a two day tradition of sports and comradeship between these two schools took place on Friday and Saturday 19 and 20th May this year with the school teams challenging each other to...
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New municipal valuers

Public meetings to introduce Kouga’s new municipal valuers With the compilation of Kouga’s new General Valuation Roll set to commence in July 2017, four public meetings have been arranged to explain the process to property owners. Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen...
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General Valuation Roll

Data collectors start gathering info for new General Valuation Roll The official municipal valuers will be collecting preparatory data in Kouga towns for new General Valuation Roll from 24 May to mid-June 2017. Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen said the data...
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Final team arrives

Final team arrives and the party is on It is almost inconceivable the mental strength the back runner teams on the Expedition Africa must have had to keep going, knowing they were never in the prizes, yet they did. Two teams in particular must be congratulated for...
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Expedition Africa Finish Line in site

Expedition Africa Finish Line in site It is almost inconceivable that some of the teams that just 72 hours ago set off along the beach at Cape St Francis on the epic 500 kilometre Expedition Africa will soon be crossing the finish line at Cape St Francis Resort. To...
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Expedition Africa opening eyes

Expedition Africa opening eyes to the beauty and history of our area. Following Expedition Africa has not only been a rather interesting exercise in managing one’s social media activity but also renewed this scribe's interest in the beauty and history of an area...
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Teams Bridge Tournament

Annual Teams Bridge Tournament Compliments were the order of the day at the Annual St Francis Bay Teams Bridge Tournament which was run from Friday 12 May to Sunday 14 May 17. This tournament has built up a reputation for excellence and this year was no exception....
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