Fitness Boot Camp

Keep fit

Beach Fitness Boot Camp on Cape St Francis Beach today at 8:00am

Beast you stop reading now if you want to make it in time but too bad if it is already after 8:00am for you will have missed it  but be sure to attend the Thursday (22nd) also on Cape St Francis Beach and then on Tuesday 27th and Thursday 29th ay The Pump House on Shore Road, St Francis Bay alsoat 8:00am

Tuesday 20th and
Thursday 22nd @ 8am Cape St Francis main beach

Tuesday 27th and
Thursday @ 8am
Shore Road (pump house) St Francis

R60 (exact cash please) and be sure to bring water

Always consult with your GP before embarking on any new type of exercise.

PLEASE NOTE.. The name boot camp suggests a tough workout. NOT a workout only for the tough!
It is not only for the fit but for those who want to get fit.
Keeping up is not the issue. Keeping fit is
Come and join us!

Fitness boot camp on Cape St Francis main beach

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Dogs strut the red carpet at Quaysyde


St Francis Animal Rescue winners

Dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds strutted their stuff on the red carpet at the Quaysyde Restaurant / St Francis Animal Rescue dog Show on Saturday . On a perfect day under a blazing sun with only a gentle westerly wind to cool spectators and dogs alike, dogs ranging from a two month old puppy to Nevil Hullet’s grand old 17-year, old competed in a selection of events from best dressed, prettiest girl, most handsome boy and “Dog Judges would most like to take home” among categories others.

Thanks to all those who joined in the fun by bringing their dogs and a big thank you from St Francis Animal Rescue to Nevil and Penny Hullet for hosting the event at their Quaysyde Restaurant.

Here are some of the photo’s from the event

17 year old owned by Nevil & Penny Hullet

17 years old and going strong – the old man of the show

Two Scotsman

Two Scotsman with their dog kilts

And the dog the judges wanted to take home

Cool dude

And the Show Dog of the Day!

Show dog of the day


Catchy Frabel agility trainerThe show ended with a demonstration by Cathy Frabel, an obedience and agility dog trainer, taking her own little Imp through the obstacle course and getting top marks at our SFAR Dog Show at Quaysyde Restaurant on Saturday. Thanks for a fabulous demonstration, Cathy!

NSRI confirms drowning at Paradise Beach

NSRI STATION 21 - St Francis BayNSRI Jeffreys Bay station commander reported on Sunday that NSRI Jeffreys Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Paradise Beach Lagoon, Jeffreys Bay.

The Kouga emergency response plan was activated and NSRI Jeffreys Bay dispatched our sea rescue vehicle, EC Government Health EMS, The SA Police Services and the Kouga Municipal lifeguards were activated.

On arrival on the scene it was confirmed that a 16 year old male, from Port Elizabeth, while playing beach ball with friends he had slipped into hole under water and he had disappeared under water.

Six NSRI Jeffreys Bay rescue swimmers and 2 Kouga Municipal lifeguards formed a sweeping line free dive search and during the search the body of the teenager was located and recovered.

Paramedics declared the teenager deceased and the body has been taken into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services.

NSRI and emergency services have conveyed sincerest condolences to the family, the Mother, father and sister, that were on the scene and they are being assisted by trauma counsellors.

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NSRI St Francis December events


Vital information – Kromme River

With the Kromme river becoming busier by the day it is important that all using both the canals and the river abiide by all the rules and regulations to ensure St Francis has an incident and accident free summer season.

All boat users are asked to pay particular attention to the navigational buoys that have been placed as a GUIDANCE as to the channels. These buoys are intended as a guidance only and it is the responsibility of the skipper of all craft to establish for themselves a safe passage when navigating up and down the river.

A map of the ski zones is shown below and we encourage all boat owners to download and print a copy and keep it with you in your boat.

Some reminders

Rule of travel – when entering a waterway i.e. going upstream green (starboard) to your right with the reversal applying proceeding downstream i.e. port (red) to your right.

River Tides Community have accepted the responsibility for ‘patrol’ which is most appreciated.

Wayne Anderson is the ‘go to guy’ and will do some of the patrol work, Nicholaas Windvogel is the assigned patrol officer, an ex policeman who was attached to the SAPS waterwing in CT who obviously can only operate normal shift hours. Outside of this Wayne and or a delegated person from River Tides will be available to cover the needs of approximately the 0700 to 1900hrs desired available patrol. Back up will be either Naas Marais and or Ken McGregor.

Patrol craft will be in radio contact at all times and will on the same frequency as the canal patrol.

The Riparian patrol officers are responsible for the river section from the Cove to the Ski Canal.

Should you encounter any offending craft always try and get the identity markings on the craft but better a photograph of the offending vessel and report it to the canal office who have a full schedule and owner contact details of all registered craft.

Please note the following Emergency numbers are ONLY to be used in extreme emergency, drowning, accidents, etc. Emergency 24 hours is Kouga Municipality – manned by the Fire Department and are not to be used for reporting behavioral problems.

Emergencies 24 hours – 042 291 0250
NSRI – 042 294 0131
Doctor – 042 294 0719

Municipal Security issues
Adam Floors – 073 058 7949
David Visagie – 071 865 3122

Kromme River Patrol (day time numbers)
Wayne Anderson – 0827599040
Nicholas Windvogel (Patrol officer) – 073 871 9252
Naas Marais – 083 427 5356
Ken McGregor – 082 443 4448

St Francis Bay Canals
Canal patrol, Boat licencing and Moorings.
Daily 8am to 4pm from 6th December 2016 to 6th January 2017
Harbour Office – 063 696 4906

Fisheries representative
Warren Manser – 076 753 5768

In closing the Kromme Joint River Committee and the entire Kromme Community record a very special thank you to Naas Marais, assisted by Ken McGregor for the erection of new signage (still work in progress), the re positioning of the navigational buoys and to John Robson for his commitment to having had the buoys and their ‘anchors’ made and seeing to their initial placement.

Kromme River Map of Ski zones - St Francis

Download Map to print

Press Release – Norman Dyer – Chairman, Kromme Joint River Committee (edited)

Water restrictions now a reality

Save Water

At the the Kouga Council on Thursday the IMMEDIATE imposition of water restrictions across the Kouga region was approved with punitive tariffs to be implemented from 1 January 2017.

According to Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen, the following activities are prohibited under the restrictions:

  • The use of hosepipes, sprinklers and drip systems
  • The watering of gardens, lawns and grassed areas.
  • The washing of paved areas, walls, roofs, buildings and similar structures, vehicles or other equipment
  • The filling of swimming pools, paddling pools, fountains and ponds
  • The connection of a hosepipe or any form of irrigation system to a tap supplying water from the municipal water supply system, except for fire-fighting purposes.

Kouga Municipality receives the bulk of its water for domestic usage from the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro thus the decision to impose water restrictions and punitive tariffs follows on a mandate received by Kouga from NMB Metro that water usage needs to be cut back by 15%.

Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen urges residents and holiday-makers to reduce water consumption with immediate effect

Due to falling levels in the dams supplying Kouga with water, all the towns in Kouga need to reduce water usage to ensure a continual supply throughout December. In particular water supply in upper Wavecrest, Jeffreys Bay, is under severe pressure due to over consumption.

Everyone’s co-operation is highly appreciated.