Power outages explained

Sunday night power outage explained

It would seem we erred that only Cape St Francis was affected by the power outage on Sunday Evening for parts of St Francis Bay was also dark. It would also seem there was little fellow switching the power off but rater the overhead power cable behif Custom Construction were arcing. The reasons seem uncertain but rather “just one of those things”.

There was also a rather humourous explanation for the ‘other’ quite regular power outages that do put yje lights out in Cape St Francis, always on a Sunday. evening – Guinea Fowl!

It seems their must be a weekly meeting of guinea fowl on a Sunday around power lines behind Rock Lily. Somehow these birds cause the power lines to short out hence the outages. Rumour has it that Mike Kimmings, Rock Lily owner, will be serving a new signature dish “roast Tarentaal” – on Sunday Evening’s in the near future.

Guinea FowlGuineafowl (/ˈɡɪnifl/; sometimes called “pet speckled hen”, or “original fowl” or guineahen) are birds of the family Numididae in the order Galliformes. They are endemic to the continent of Africa and rank among the oldest of the gallinaceous birds.


Expedition Africa 2017

The countdown to Expedition Africa 2017 has officially begun

Expedition Africa at Cape St Francis Resort

The countdown to Expedition Africa 2017 has officially begun, as teams of two and four prepare for the 500km expedition through the Eastern Cape’s notorious  Adventure Province.  Cape St Francis Resort have preparations in full swing to host this year’s  World Series event, as teams from all over the globe prepare to arrive in May.

Cape St Francis Resort will not only play host to this year’s Adventure Racing World Series event; Expedition Africa, but also feature on the start line in the 12th May 2017. Cape St Francis Resort’s very own; Gina Malherbe  will be joining the members of team Black Diamond; creating a Cape St Francis Resort team.

The team officially came together mid-February this year, featuring Ryan Van Niekerk, Nici Van Niekerk, Leon Pieters  and new-comer Gina Malherbe who are in training for the event coming up.  According to Malherbe; It is hard to juggle life and training for an event this large, but as their team is faced with limited time left until the event, it is much easier to be more focused. “I have a couple of new disciplines to learn very quickly, which in turn adds to the adventure of the sport” further expresses Gina Malherbe.

According to route designer, Stephan Muller; teams can look forward to experiencing all the challenging, yet beautiful attractions this glorious area has to offer. Magnificent mountain ranges and beautiful coastlines will provide the perfect playground for teams to endure 500km’s of trekking, kayaking, cycling, abseiling and all the other adventures this race has to offer.

“Having Expedition Africa take place in an area that is so close to my heart is a once in a life time opportunity. This will be my first adventure racing experience, which makes me extremely excited and nervous at the same time” shares Malherbe.

Teams can look forward to exploring the beautiful Kouga and Baviaans regions , including the highlight of this year’s course; the Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the largest of its kind in Southern Africa.  The 225 000 HA mega-reserve boasts unspoiled, rugged mountainous terrain featuring spectacular landscapes will expose teams from far and wide to an entirely new kind of beauty.

Organisers; Stephan and Heidi Muller  have implemented a “Dark Zone” for the first time in the history of Expedition Africa.  A “Dark Zone” will be featured along one of the hiking legs, as teams will not be allowed to travel during night. This is to ensure the safety of the teams as they will traverse though an African Wildlife area.

The Cape St Francis Resort will host the event from 12 to 21 May 2017. The staff of the resort are excited to host the event, and provide an opportunity for athletes to truly experience a wilderness where few have set foot.

With many local teams entered into the event, the multiple supporter transitions will enhance the camaraderie and ensure ongoing excitement travels throughout the Kouga and Baviaans.  The organisers are confident that locals will have the chance to meet teams along the course of the race.  “By following the teams vie the online live tracking sites, our locals will be ready to support the many teams from their shops and restaurants as they pass by,” shares Esti Stewart.

  • Name: Expedition Africa
  • Dates: 12 May 2017 to 21 May 2017
  • Province: Eastern Cape, Kouga and Baviaans
  • Host Venue: Cape St Francis Resort

Get in touch with the organisers! https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=273266142720354&fref=ts or simply visit http://www.kinetic-events.co.za/Adventure-Races/Expedition-Africa for constant updates of videos and other interesting information.

Expedition Africa 2017 -Cape St Francis

Expedition Africa 2017 -Cape St Francis

Annual Rotary Makro Golf Event

Annual Rotary Makro Golf Event in St Francis Just Around the Corner

The annual Rotary Makro golf competition in St Francis Bay is to be played at the ever-popular St Francis Bay Golf Club on 29th April 2017.

The title sponsorship has once again been claimed by retail giant Makro in Port Elizabeth with the intention of raising substantial amounts for Rotary projects in St Francis.  “Makro are very proud to be supporting this event for the fourth year in a row and many of their suppliers have come on board again to support with sponsorships and prizes,” said Rotary chairman Arthur Baggott. “Golfers are expected to travel from as far afield as Plettenberg Bay, Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown for the event and to enjoy a long weekend in lovely St Francis. This event also attracts keen interest from Rotarians countrywide and visiting overseas players.”

“This event is more than just a fundraiser for St Francis Rotary projects,” added Baggott. “It gives us the opportunity to increase awareness in our local and visiting community for the many needy and worthwhile causes we try to support.”

The popular event will see golfers compete for great prizes in a Better Ball competition at R350 entrance which includes halfway house.

For golf  bookings and information contact Janine van der Merwe at St Francis Bay Golf Club on 042 294 0467 / info@stfrancisgolf.co.za or call Lyn Aitken (secretary of the Rotary Satellite Club St Francis),  on 082-777-5624 / lyn@inspectahome.co.za  for details of corporate and other sponsorship opportunities.

“This golf competition is an opportunity for golfers of all levels to test their skill while their families can enjoy all that a long weekend in St Francis has to offer. Truly an event not to be missed,” said Baggott.

Annual Rotary Makro Golf Event

Article: Lynette Aitken