St Francis Bay, situated midway between Port Elizabeth and Knysna, in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. St Francis Bay provides a delightful escape from the pressures of daily life - peace and tranquillity abound. Nowhere in the whole of South Africa will you find a village as pleasing to the eye as St Francis Bay - it has to be seen to be believed!
Leighton Hulett started the town from a fishing camp of thatched rondavels and friends who came to stay were so enchanted with the place, that they asked to be able to buy a piece of ground to build a place of their own. His insistence on a specific style of architecture, preserving character, ensured the development of a village that is quite unique. A harmonious blend of homes, set against a background of azure sea, linked by canals and a wide river, white beaches and lush greenery.
St Francis Bay is a unique and exclusive paradise on South Africa's Sunshine Coast which draws people from all over the world. Enjoy the glorious beaches, excellent water-sports, a leisurely lifestyle and the magical beauty of its unspoilt surroundings. A Mediterranean section maintains the special quality of the village with its warm coloured walls and red roofs.
Accommodation in St Francis Bay is plentiful, from luxury Guest lodges, B&B's to Self Catering and camping facilities. See popular events in the events section and read interesting articles on St Francis Bay and surrounds in the article section.