Canal Improvements and latest prices for canal and river licences

The last 12 months have seen a continuation of the maintenance and upgrading of the canal network by the St Francis Bay Riparian Home Owners Association (SFBRHOA).

Improvements have been made in various areas including the small boat harbour landscaping and resurfaced parking area, renovations to the aging boat fleet, additional marker buoys for the Kromme River, additional dredging capacity with the construction of a new dredger and installation of dog faeces bag dispensers in key areas to prevent contamination of the beaches and public open spaces.

St Francis Bay Canal improvements

Improvements have also been introduced to our administration with the upgrading of our Health & Safety compliance, the introduction of credit and debit card payment facilities for boat licences and mooring rentals, the introduction of a new and improved web site, regular monitoring of canal water quality and improved monitoring of planning applications to ensure compliance with canal regulations.

Going forward from now until the December holiday season dredging will be a priority together with the continued maintenance of the Spit particularly with the storm season approaching.

Our objective is to ensure that the canals live up to being one of the prime attractions of the Eastern Cape.

Kouga Municipality have published the new tariffs for boat licences and mooring rentals and these can be purchased at the Canal Harbour Office from Tuesday to Saturday, 8am to 4pm. Payment is preferred by MasterCard, Visa or EFT.

St Francis Bay Riparian HOA launches new website

St Francis Riparian launched their new website this morning with a website domain name change. The new site can be viewed at

The new  website is made up of two portals, a public site and a members site. The public site carries general information on the canals with the member site containing information pertinent to members. Paid up Members can access the members portal by registering on the home page of the public site. There will be a short delay in allowing access as membership will need to be verified before a members access code is activated

The new Canal Licences, River Licences & Moorings prices are available on the new website

Please note that some of the Canal Harbour Office contact details have changed

Phone 0636964906
Web site
Located off La Digue Place