St Francis Bay is on the Garden route. It offers guests and holiday goers a beach holiday, canal system, small boat harbour close to the Kromme river.

St. Francis Bay activities:

There are many local organized events both social and serious throughout the year. Please refer to the local newspapers, brochures and media for upcoming events.

  • Water sports
    • Surfing (world class coaches available) Bruce's, Hulett's, Seal Point (St. Francis Bay), Jeffery’s Bay (approx. 30kms away)
    • Windsurfing, Kite-surfing, Canoeing (Kayaking), Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling (SUPping)
    • Snorkelling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
    • A world class 18 hole Links golf course (St. Francis Bay Links) (www.stfrancislinks.com). The Links, designed by Jack Nicklaus is a world renowned Links course overlooking the village.
    • St. Francis Bay 18 hole golf course (St. Francis Bay Golf Club) (www.stfrancisgolf.co.za). The golf club is situated within the town and is beautifully maintained.
  • Tennis
  • Squash
  • Bowling
  • Horse-riding
  • Cycling
  • Hiking

St Francis hiking and Nature Walks:

St Francis Bay is home to no less than four nature reserves: Cape St Francis Nature Reserve, Seal Point Nature Reserve, Seal Bay Nature Reserve and the popular Irma Booysen Flora Reserve. This area has incredible natural beauty, rich in both plant and animal life and offers a wide variety of nature walks.

The St Francis two harbour walk:

The Two Harbour Walk starts from the Heritage Centre Harbour (village) which you walk along the shoreline to Port St Francis. This is a fairly difficult but extremely beautiful walk.

The walk takes you about an hour. If you're lucky you should be able to witness sea life such as seals, (there is a family of seals at the port beach), otters, dolphins and whales passing. When you reach the port, there are walkways that lead to the harbour where you can either sit down for a meal and/ or drinks, watch the working harbour, visit the sea centre or walk along the harbour wall.

Samaki Beach Lodge

Tel: +27 (0)83 453 8260
Email: info@samaki.co.za
Address: 2 Mary Crescent
St Francis Bay
Eastern Cape