What’s there to do?
A visitor to Port St Francis can choose to relax and do as little as possible or have a day filled with activities. You can watch the people working on the boats or laze around the pool at the Port Hotel, or fill your day with adventure activities such as deep sea fishing, leisure cruising or a flight over the Kouga.
The Village of St Francis Bay is a visual and architectural delight with its mixture of white thatched homes around the natural canals and Santareme with its Mediterranean style homes. The lifestyle is easy and relaxed, as no matter where you are, you are close to nature to enjoy the ocean. The entire area calls for yachting, jet skiing, rock, surf and game fishing and diving.
In the close vicinity of Port St Francis is St Francis Field, a small and private residential area build around a grass air strip, frequently visited by small aeroplanes.
Angling, Paddling, kite boarders and leisure boats
The Kromme River is a paradise for anglers, paddlers, kite boarders and leisure boats.
The highest bungee jump in the world is at Storms River.
Deep sea fishing
At Port St Francis a few charter companies are ready to take you out for deep sea fishing. See Fishing Clubs and Charters
Dine and Wine
You can choose between a number of restaurants
from where you can enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Port, see some action at the NSRI Station 21
or watch fishermen come back with their daily catches.
Numerous footpaths through a nature reserve and fynbos takes you from Port St Francis to the picturesque Cape St Francis and its wide stretched beach, and the Irma Booysen Nature Reserve is boasting unique fynbos species. You can also enjoy the Two Harbour Walk all along the coast line from Port St Francis to the Granny’s Pool.
At Port St Francis a few charter companies are ready to take you out around the Bay on a leisure cruise. See Fishing Clubs and Charters
The mountains just north of Humansdorp are ideal for paragliding.
At the century old Lighthouse in Cape St Francis you will find Penguins East Cape, a rehabilitation centre where all marine birds are cared for when in need.
Visit the shops at The Port
and St Francis Bay has two shopping centres offering a diversity of shops and boutiques.
More than 50 different sporting codes includes from mountain biking, trail running, wind surfing, archery to squash, bowls, golf and tennis and hobbies include photography, art and bridge, enjoyed by many residents and holiday makers. See the calendar of upcoming sport events
in St Francis Bay area.
The beaches of St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis are a surfer’s paradise. It was in St Francis that Bruce Brown found the perfect wave featured in the 60′s cult movie “Endless Summer”.
Children enjoy swimming at the Port Hotel pool or at the private beach for residents.
Visit a National Park or Game Reserve
Port St Francis is within reach to enjoy day visits to some of the most exciting national parks in Southern Africa. The Addo National Elephant Park with a dense elephant population is a mere two hour’s drive away, the Tsitsikamma National Marine Park just over an hour’s drive to the west and the Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area, a proclaimed World Heritage Centre less than an hour’s drive to the north. A few privately owned game reserves, hosting the Big Five are also within driving distance in this malaria free region.
Whale, dolphin, seal and bird watching
Enjoy the ocean with a good chance of getting a glimpse of a Southern Right whale between June and November or huge schools of dolphins. Add to this an abundance of seals and otters and the 200 species of birds documented by bird watchers.
An upmarket restaurant on a small and exclusive wine estate is open by reservation only.