This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in St Francis Bay. To help you make friends with St Francis Bay before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
The picturesque St Francis Bay, South Africa, is a holiday village located at the shores of the Indian Ocean. Around five thousand people live in St Francis Bay in the Eastern Cape Province. Characteristic for this place are the black thatched roofs, and a beautiful canal system gives the village a unique look. The Kromme River is linked to the St Francis canals system and is just under one hundred ten kilometres long. However, it is navigable for only ten kilometres upstream. The closest airport is at Port Elizabeth, which is only about seventy-five kilometres away. If you take an international flight, check out the airports in Durban and Cape Town. Be prepared for a long drive, though. Regular bus services are available, too.
St Francis Bay is not a cheap area -- you can find a lot of luxurious houses and accommodations. Single beach houses, guesthouses, hotels, and hostels in St Francis Bay, South Africa can be booked. Your St Francis Bay, South Africa hostel has a good reputation and offers free Wi-Fi and is located within walking distance to the main beach. If you want a greater choice of hostels and inexpensive guesthouse, check out the famous Jeffreys Bay.
Water sports, such as surfing, are the most popular activities in St Francis Bay. The surf is lovely and attracts locals as well as international tourists. If you want to try out a new activity, fishing, paddling, boating, kite- and water-skiing are offered, as well. Nature lovers appreciate the opportunity to spot in the bay from May to October. Dolphins are also frequently in the area. Port St Francis boasts a commercial and recreational harbour. Aston Bay is very suitable for you if you look for some relaxation in an unspoilt nature. Those long stretches of white sandy beaches are located between Jeffreys Bay and Paradise Beach. If you like penguins, check out the local penguin station. Sanccob Eastern Cape Penguin Rehabilitation Center is small but the staff are very competent and caring.
Written by local enthusiast for St Francis Bay hostelsFlo