Food on the beach

Looking for a little something to nibble on without having to leave the beach?

Kromme Enviro Trust has set up a holiday Tuckshop at the Heritage centre at Granny;s Pool as a service to beach goers and surfers who regularly visit Granny’s Pool and Bruce’s Beauties. It is also close to main beach so if you are looking for a cuppa, a snack or a cool drink pop into The Tuckshop and support the Kromme Enviro Trust.

Tckshop at Granny's Pool, St Francis Bay.

And those enjoying the fabulous Cape St Francis beach a food selling delicious boerie rolls (I had one yesterday and they are delicious .  the kiosk also sells cool drinks so pop on by when you need a little sustenance without having to leave the beach.

Boerie rolls at Cape St Francis beach

Property Owners move office

St Francis Property Owners logo

St Francis Property Owners have moved into new offices in the Alva-Merle Properties building at 115 St Francis Drive. The new telephone number is 042 294 0594.

The eMail address remains the same  –

The website address is


St Francis Property Owners Annual General Meeting at St Francis Links 22nd December at 5:00pm

Below is the Agenda for the Annual General Meeting.

  1. Welcome
  2. Apologies
  3. Confirmation of the 2015 AGM Minutes
  4. Address by the Mayor of Kouga
  5. Our (SFPO) progress during 2016
  6. Financial Statement for 2016
  7. The St Francis Vision 2030
  8. The proposed SRA levy
    • An update on the SRA application process with the Kouga Municipality
    • The levy itself and what it will be used for
  9. Outlook for 2017
  10. Questions

Please make every effort to attend this important meeting to hear of progress and the plans of St Francis Property Association as well as an address by Kouga Executive Mayor, Elza van Lingen.

And after the meeting enjoy full à la carte menu at St Francis Links!
Booking Essential – 042 200 4500

Jacky Green in the new St Francis Property Owners offices at 115 St Francis Drive

Kettlewell Trophy

2016 Kettlewell Trophy

The St. Francis Bay Golf Club Ladies Section organised the yearly Kettlewell Trophy golf day on Monday 19th December. This trophy has a proud tradition that started in 1983. John Kettlewell felt in those years that the men had the Colin Rose Innes Trophy for which they play for annually but the ladies had none. He then introduced the Kettlewell Trophy day to promote women’s golf at the Club. The first winner in 1983 was Margaret Kettlewell. Jenny Schulze (Kettlewell) held up the tradition by handing over the prizes and Trophy to the winner.

The ladies tee-off this year in beautiful December weather and ended the day all smiles after a tasty Christmas lunch prepared by Jani and Frank Ellis.

Kettlewell trophy at St Francis Bay Golf Club

The winners on the day featuring on the group photo are: Front: – First & trophy winner: Dale Ball, – Fifth: Jean Fynn – Back: – Third: Heather Kruger – Fourth: Caroline Kettlewell – – Second: Clare Millson

Kettlewell trophy at St Francis Bay Golf Club

Carol Hemsley (Captain), Dale Ball & Jenny Schulze (Kettlewell)

Article and photographs Heilie Uys

Animal Rescue

Bandanas raise R940

st Francis Animal Rescue works hard at reducing the number of unwanted puppies and kittens born in Sea Vista with their ‘Open Your Eyes – Sterilize’ campaign, a costly and ongoing effort. 2016 has been a busy year with well over 100 cats and dogs having been sterilized with the assistance of Dr Nerine Botha or St Francis Bay’s Aloe Veterinary Clinic and Dr Annelise Barker of Humansdorp Vets. In addition to the money needed to make this sterilization effort possible, St Francis Animal Rescue also runs a weekly clinic in Sea Vista where dogs are treated for worms, ticks and fleas. A resent outbreak of the Parvo virus was contained thanks to the help of Dr Nerine  and veterinary nurse Juanita Raath who vaccinated well over a hundred dogs, mainly puppies over a six week period.

Paulene' bandannas for St Francis Animal RescueObviously sterilization and inoculations come at substantial cost and thus events such as the Dog Show so kindly hosted by Nevil Hullet’s Quaysyde Restaurant on the St Francis Bay Canals over the past weekend go a long way the assisting SFAR in their efforts. Before the Dog Show Paulene Hardy had made up dog bandannas and doggie treats which she sold  at the show raising a grand amount of R940 which she donated to Animal Rescue. Thanks Your Paulene. If you would like a bandanna or a packet of doggie treats for you furry friend you can call Paulene on 042 2940301. And if you have any material off-cuts Paulene would love to have them to make up more bandannas.

As the year draws to a close St Francis Animal Rescue would also like to extend their appreciation to Dune Ridge for hosting several fund raising talks, St Francis Links for their support of the Wellness Day as well as all the exhibitors who made this such a successful event in September and to Fasie and Fiona Malherbe of Cape St Francis Resort for their hosting of the ’60’s and ’70;s Rock & Roll Evening held in November at the Resort as a kick start to fund raising for an animal shelter in Sea Vista. Last but not least to all the vets who participated in the very successful Spayathon in July.

Susan Rae Fox and her committee of Verna Couper, Bernice Katakuzinos and Heidi Penfold should be congratulated for their effort in raising funds as well as Christelle van Wyk and Cathy Frabel who dedicate their time to the Sea Vista weekly clinic. And most of all the St Francis community who give so generously and support SFAR events.

Donations can be made to St Francis Animal Rescue to

STD Bank
Br no: 050015
Business Savings Account
Acc no: 186532814