The St Francis Bay Oktoberfest 2017

OktoberFest in St Francis Bay

Oktoberfest St Francis Bay

After the success of the OktoberFest last year, plans are well underway for the 2017 edition which promises to offer loads of fun from dancing late into the night to water sport in the St Francis Bay Canals.

In keeping with the popular Bavarian beerfests hald in Germany at this time of year, the St Francis OktoberFest will be no less vibrant and fun. With a selection of craft beers by St Francis Brewing Company and Poison City Brewing on offer, all served along with traditional German food and no doubt some good ole SA boerewors and braai, what better way to have some fun. For those preferring a glass of wine to beer, wine bars will be available as will a spot or two of gin offered from a selection of craft gin choices.

Last year we had so much fun dancing late into the night, and this year promises to be another party of note. Get into the spirit of things and dress up! Book your ticket asap as numbers are limited.

Tickets here – R150 per person

This event, set up by parents of the St Francis College to bring some fun and an element of school fund-raising into

St Francis Bay in a traditionally quiet month, has become a highlight on the St Francis Calendar, for both St Francis residents and homeowners from surrounding areas. This year initial sales show much interest from outlying areas, with our neighbours who are keen to come over the Kromme River and have a look-see at what cool events we have in St Francis Bay.

The Oktoberfest will once again be presented by St Francis College, and the parents are working hard in order to grow this festival, to make it a highlight event in the Kouga region.

In addition to the Beerfest and party, this year there will be a water sport event – Water Polo In The Canals – run by our local open water swim club and Liquid Lines swimming facility based in Cape St Francis. This is the next step in our vision to bring a complete “lifestyle festival” to our village.

To support the Oktoberfest and the St Francis College, the St Francis Surf Factory has donated two ‘grom’ boards towards the fundraising. Raffle tickets are R50 each, and the two winners will each with a custom-ordered ‘grom’ board valued at R4,000 each. So buy some tickets for your kids. Winners will be announced on the night.

The Oktoberfest 2017 venue:
165 Saint Francis Drive (You won’t miss it!)
Saint Francis Bay
South Africa

Date and time:

Sat 14 Oct 2017 at 5pm till late.

Tickets available here:


For more details contact the event organiser:

Geannè Darke

  2. 082 809 8118.

Jordy Smith ‘drops in’ at Cape St Francis

Jordy Smith in Cape St Francis

Jordy Smith at Liquid Lines

Jordy Smith with St Francis College kids outside Liquid Lines in Cape St Francis – Photo by Lorrin Jarvis

South Africa surfing hero, Jordy Smith, snuck quietly into Cape St Francis yesterday just days after winning the last WSL contest at Trestles in California, a win that could see him win the title race if his European and Hawaiian legs are successful. He is presently lying in 4th position in the current world rankings

Jordy was totally under the radar on a photo shoot for an American Magazine and after surfing Seal Point, he had lunch at Liquid Lines where he met some St Francis College kids. Says Lorrin Jarvis whose son Rylan was one of the lucky kids to meet their hero, “ Jordy is a great chap. He had a chat to my son Rylan on the phone after his Trestles win so you can imagine how stoked Rylan was to meet him today!

Watch Jordy in the final at Trestles