St Francis Today

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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“.

Help FOSTER

FOSTER needs your help A letter by the chairman FOSTER (Friends of St Francis Nature Areas) and recently published on their website bears republishing to highlight the difficult situation that FOSTER finds itself in the hope the St Francis community will...
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Calamari Festival 2017

Calamari Festival 2017 St Francis Bay has long been famous for its wonderful sporting events in September including the Calamari Classic Golf, squash and bowls tournaments.   Players and competitors travel from far and wide to enjoy the sportsmanship on...
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Calamari Cook-Off

The Great Calamari Cook-Off A great opportunity to show your creativity in the kitchen preparing that winning calamari dish at the Calamari Cook-Off during the Calamari Classic on September 23rd. How often do we all watch TV cooking shows and competitions...
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Cape St Francis athlete brings home Gold

Cape St Francis athlete brings home Gold! Heilie Uys from Cape St. Francis participated in her 7th World Transplant Games last month in Malaga, Spain and returned home with gold medals in golf, discus, shot put and javelin as well as a silver medal in ball...
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R7-m project to safeguard Santareme

R7-m project to safeguard Santareme from stormwater nears completion Almost exactly five years after a torrent of water crashed through St Francis Bay, damaging houses and municipal infrastructure in its path, the upgrade of the stormwater system at the...
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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...
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CSF Ladies Tea Club

The CSF Ladies Tea Club thank Mike Kimmings The CSF Ladies Tea Club wish to thank Mike Kimmings for his support in hosting their July Cup of Soup 2017 charity event. Here Kimmings hands over a donation to Ingrid Williams from Kouga Hospice.  The donation...
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News Snippets

News Snippets 8 / 8 /17 Reciprocity with courses during our Spring Treatment St Francis Links course and clubhouse will be closed for spring treatment from 9 – 23 August 2017. We have secured reciprocity agreements for St Francis Links Members with St...
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Flowers Through The Homes

Eastern Cape Floral Art Associationis bringing Flowers through the homes to St Francis Bay next week. As part of a collaboration between the Eastern Cape Floral Art Association and St Francis Animal Rescue, twenty two or so Floral Artists will be arriving...
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Daily water usage

Reader Shirley Cowling submitted the following 'chart' on how to budget your water usage. Although our water situation has not yet reached quite the same critical stage that Cape Town faces, unless we receive good rains in the coming months, there is no...
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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...
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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...
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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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