- Eastern Cape
- Cape St Francis
Cape St Francis is a holiday resort with a fishing village ambiance about 22km from Humansdorp and 74km from Port Elizabeth on the second furthest point of Africa. There are only roughly 650 residential stands so it is the perfect place to escape the rat race and concrete jungles of everyday life.
The town plays host to a comprehensive mini market, restaurants, pubs, a world class surf reef and point break and the Seal Point Lighthouse.
Seal Point Lighthouse which was commissioned on 4 July 1878 was declared a National Monument in 1984. It is a 28m circular masonry tower that supports a lantern house and rotating lantern consisting of 8 catadioptric lens panels. It is situated within the eastern part of the Cape floristic region, a floral territory internationally recognised for its impressive assortment of plant life, birds, rodents and other small animals and is one of the highest lighthouses built from stone and masonry in South Africa with a breathtaking view over the surrounding area.
Bronze whaler sharks use the Bay of Cape St Francis to breed and Cape fur seals are plentiful at Seal Point. Bottlenose dolphins can be found patrolling the wide beach between these two areas.
Canals can be explored by boat, you can venture on to the Kromme River, experience the 18 hole links-style golf course, bowls, tennis, squash, surf or charter a fishing vessel.
Port St Francis is a distinctive focal point in the village of St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis. The area is very well established and continually developing. The harbour serves as moorings for a hefty fleet of private yachts and recreational fishing boats and is also home to several commercial and long-line vessels.
Choice of activities are endless and the St Francis Golf course is an 18-hole course not to be missed. It is a natural course between the beach and the cultivable land. The bunkers are therefore very natural, appearing to have simply been ploughed out of the land. The shape of the greens is also as a result of the turf having simply been placed on top of the sand which changed in shape as the wind changed its mind.
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