- Eastern Cape
- Seal Point Nature Reserve
Seal Point Nature Reserve is situated alongside Cape St. Francis in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.
The pretty Seal Point Nature Reserve is one of four nature reserves that can be found alongside the villages of Cape St. Francis, Port St. Francis and St. Francis Bay. The others include Cape St. Francis Nature Reserve, Seal Bay Nature Reserve and the Irma Booysen Flora Reserve.
The area is a wild, beautiful and unspoilt spot at the end of the road after driving through Cape St. Francis. The area includes rock pools, a sandy beach and tranquil scenery. Ideal for swimming, surfing, body boarding and sand boarding makes the area very popular with surfers, who simply refer to the area as “Seals”. Whales and Dolphins are often spotted in the waters and the beautiful walks through the reserve are reason enough to visit.
At the point of the Reserve is an old historic lighthouse that can be visited as well as a Penguin and marine life sanctuary for injured birds. Spending a day at this reserve is highly recommend, where fresh air, swimming and other activities offer a fun filled day for the whole family.
Things to do and see
- Seal Point Lighthouse
- Penguin Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre
- Coffee Shop
- Shark Point Walk
- Braai and picnic spots
No admission fees are charged, donations are welcomed at the Penguin Centre.
Cape St. Francis Bay has a warm climate with rainfall throughout the year, with even the driest months still experiencing a fair amount of rainfall.
Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 14˚C and 25˚C.
Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 10˚C and 20˚C with August being the peak rainy season.
Cape St. Francis Tourism
Tel: +27 (0)42 294 0076
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