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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“.

Thief gets 20 years

Thief gets 20 years In what has to be the Facebook post of the day if not the month is the news SA Police Detective Captain Johan du Toit's success in finally having a habitual criminal put away for 20 years. Sadly he will will probably be out to continue...

FREE breast cancer screening

FREE breast cancer screening at Saturday's St Francis Park Run PinkDrive will conclude their outreach to the Kouga Community on 21 October 2017 by providing their FREE breast cancer screening services to the community of St Francis and Cape St Francis ....

Pennywhistle Wildflower Chase

Pennywhistle Wildflower Chase available for one day only At the beginning of October St Francis Today in an article "Why visit Namaqualand when we have as good on our doorstep" where Cape St Francis Resort with FOSTER promoted a fantastic opportunity with...

Summer Wellness Expo

Summer Wellness Expo to be held at St Francis Links Following on the success of last year’s well-attended Expo, St Francis Animal Rescue is hosting another ‘Summer Wellness’ Expo at The Links Golf Club on Saturday November 4th, from 10h00 am until 17h00....

Peter Bosman

Well known and longtime St Francis Bay resident Peter Bosman passed away peacefully at Jeffreysrus in Jeffreys Bay on Sunday evening 15th October after a long struggle with cancer. Born in Cape Town, Peter attended school in Pretoria and later at St John’s...

Thanks to our readers

Thanks to our readers and advertisers Message from the editor, St Francis Today coffee maker, bottle washer and whatever alse need doing! Thanks to all those loyal readers for all the support and good wishes by way of e-mail messages, comments ad Facebook...

Three Cheers

Three Cheers to all those who worked so hard to stop Thyspunt happening Being somewhat indisposed for the past six weeks through illness has been frustrating particularly as there has been so much meaty news during the period that I lay flat on my back...

Sand River Bridge Open

Sand River Bridge Opened for traffic yesterday afternoon St Francis Today thought we would try and make a bit of a comeback today but alas it seems the ed is not quite up to it after suffering a collapsed lung following recent heart surgery. Possibly...

Rivers for Life

Rivers for Life athletes to take on the Kromme   WESSA is proud to be associated once again with an open water event which aims to heighten awareness around the state of our country’s rivers and the urgent need to restore them.  The “Rivers for Life”...

Beauty and the Beast

There are a few of us older codgers who shudder at the thought of having to enter the premises of a beauty shop. Even having our hair cut in a ladies hair dressing salon is a last resort and as far as many of us will venture into the world of the...

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...