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Cape St Francis has accommodation situated at the most south western point in the South Africa. The seaside town of Cape St Francis with budget family accommodation has Light House which is National Monument and erected in 1878 at the surfing break Seal Point. The unique Cape St Francis with its cheap holiday accommodation is a small coastal town surrounded by various nature reserves and a safe swimming 5 kilometre beach. – Cape St Francis Budget Family Holiday Accommodation
Cape St Francis mild climate is temperate all year round and the prevailing westerly wind ensures great surfing with backpackers accommodation, which is reason why the world famous surfing spot – Seal Point attracts surfing holidays. On the western side is wild side a magnificent and unspoilt rocky coastline with upmarket accommodation where family fishing, unique rock pools and natural formations can be found. Moving inland is a vast expanses of protected nature reserve traversed by numerous nature trails that are maintained non-strenuous walks offering a nature based holiday.
The seaside town of St Francis Bay comprises of a comprehensive mini market, seafood restaurants and cosy family pubs with a world class surf accommodation and great reef and break. Cape St Francis falls within the protected are of the Cape Floral Kingdom it provides an unique bird watching holiday with adventure holidays in the nature trails and world class surfing.
Originally the seaside holiday town of Cape St Francis included large stretches of nature reserve and public open areas, these open areas can not be used and have resulted in the unique town of Cape St Francis maintaining the rural seaside ambience which allows for budget family holidays and student backpackers accommodation. The undeveloped controlled green areas are protected and jealousy guarded by the residence of Cape St Francis.
The locally based Cape St Francis Civic Assoc stipulates that all these public open space should receive Nature Reserve protection. Permission for this has been granted and it is now the lengthy process of government gazetting that needs to take place. Cape St Francis will then be a very unique village surrounded on all sides by Nature Reserve. The motto of Cape St Francis which is an accurate reflection of the how the residents view their village, is, “Keep it Green, Keep it Clean , Keep it Small.” The permanent resident population at Cape St Francis is about 560 of whom at least half are retired. This however is slowly changing as young families, tired of city violence are choosing to make this their permanent home even if it involves commuting to places of work.
St. Francis Bay is a beautifully beautiful and sun-drenched resort in the province of East Cape in South Africa. The house roofs, which have been decked throughout, make you forget for a moment in which country you are. Only the architecture of the port district, which is inspired by the Mediterranean, brings the astonished visitor back to the here and now.
Transportation to St. Francis Bay is very good. By car, it takes about an hour to get from Port Elizabeth to the mouth of the river Kromme, where the tourist jewel St. Francis Bay nestles in an incomparable way.