About Port St Francis
Port St Francis, one of a few privately owned harbours in South Africa, is also home to a diversity of restaurants, retail outlets, commercial offices, a hotel, conference facilities, residential property, self catering accommodation and guest houses.
A mere hour’s drive from Port Elizabeth on the eastern gateway to the Garden Route, Port St Francis is surrounded by the surfing mecca of Jeffreys Bay, the Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area, the Gamtoos River Valley and the Tsitsikamma. The privately owned Port, together with the beautiful Cape St Francis, is part of St Francis Bay in a region known as the Kouga.
Port St Francis, a working harbour is home to a large fleet of squid, hake and pilchard vessels with more moorings filled by charter boats, deep sea fishing boats and yachts from all over the world. The moorings are surrounded by residential penthouses and apartments in a Mediterranean building style. A business centre with offices, restaurants and other retail outlets finishes the picture.
The launching of boats, loading and offloading of vessels, crew fixing large fishing nets and fishermen coming back with their daily catches are quite intriguing and fascinating to the visitor and holiday maker. This all contributes to the unique vibe of Port St Francis, giving the first time visitor enough reason to come back, again and again.