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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“.

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 Money Spend

Where the money will be spent! The St Francis Property Owners (SFPO) to their credit have done a huge amount of work researching and consulting to develop a working proposal to save St Francis from the decline it is experiencing. It would appear that there are still...
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The debate continues

The SRA debate continues Prior to our brief ‘holiday’ last week, St Francis Today was in the process of compiling a document covering many of the questions asked and answered in various posts and comments on our publication regarding the SRA. We are...
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Should Cape St Francis join SRA

Reader feels CSF property owners should make that decision An interesting comment from a Cape St Francis property owner appears to reject CSF Civics decision to not join the St Francis SRA. Citing that three quarters of CSF home owners do not belong to the Civic...
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SRA Q&A’s

Some SRA Q&A's In answer to some of the questions raised by e-mail and on comments on posts, St Francis Property Owners responded to questions submitted to them by St Francis Today. SRA Q&A's Does Cape St Francis form part of the overall vote or is CSF...
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If not SRA then what?

If not a Special Rates Area, then what? Following numerous questions from readers regarding the SRA, St Francis Today submitted some of the more pertinent questions to St Francis Property Owners committee to which they have responded in detail. READ SRA Q&A Most...
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More on SRA

Who is eligible to vote and when will SRA voting close? Last Friday St Francis Today (SFT) published a letter from reader Rod Suter that partially supported the work being done by St Francis Property Owners (SFPO) committee but raised several uncertainties. SFT...
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Another reader on SRA

The writerof the letter below implies that St Francis Today is 'soliciting' YES votes. St Francis Today has no intention of influencing votes other than to put out what we receive for readers to decide a YES or NO. But yes we are soliciting for comments in an attempt...
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Rotary donate Soccer Kit

Rotary Club of Poynton donate UK Football Kit to Local Team Saturday morning football practice was a day to remember for the boys and girls of the St Francis Galaxy football club. UK Rotarians, John and Anna Bissell representing the Rotary Club of Poynton and District...
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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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Interclub Surfing Championships

2017 Billabong South African Interclub Surfing Championships Defending Champions Seal Point Boardriders host the Billabong South African Interclub Championships for the second time this weekend. A record twenty five teams representing twenty one surf clubs from all...
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The Money Spend

Where the money will be spent! The St Francis Property Owners (SFPO) to their credit have done a huge amount of work researching and consulting to develop a working proposal to save St Francis from the decline it is experiencing. It would appear that there are still...
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Concert In The Park

Prime Timers @ Concert In The Park Prime Timers Social Club for retired people of St Francis Bay are preparing to attend their special annual event in Port Elizabeth. Richard Cock conducting The Eastern Cape Philharmonic Orchestra takes place 18th – 19th February....
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The debate continues

The SRA debate continues Prior to our brief ‘holiday’ last week, St Francis Today was in the process of compiling a document covering many of the questions asked and answered in various posts and comments on our publication regarding the SRA. We are...
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Apology

Apology to readers Unfortunately an unexpected emergency found us unable to publish St Francis Today last week. Owing to the nature of the emergency we were unable to send out a notice advising readers that we would not be publishing but all is well again and we...
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Please save water

Water savings not enough to ward off tariff increase Kouga residents will have to cut back their water usage even further over the next two months to avoid steep tariff increases. This is the warning from Infrastructure, Planning and Development portfolio councillor...
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