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St Francis Bay Accommodation

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Book Your Dream Holiday on the St Francis Bay Canals

We, at St Francis Bay Accommodation, aim to create the ultimate luxury holiday experience to suit your whole family. With this in mind, we have carefully curated our three luxury holiday houses to offer perfect spaces with facilities and amenities that ensure that you and all of your special people are able to enjoy the holiday of your dreams, on the St Francis Bay Canals. Enjoy the beauty of one of South Africa’s most beautiful holiday destinations when you rent one of our beautiful holiday houses in St Francis Bay, Eastern Cape.

The picturesque St Francis Bay Canals offer the ultimate setting for a memorable holiday experience. Enjoying the exclusivity of the Canal “buzz” is what makes it one of the most sought after holiday destinations in South Africa. The blue-flag canal at the end of your jetty makes for the perfect playground to enjoy swimming, stand up paddling or just floating with a cold one. How about slow boating at sunset to the river mouth for sundowners, or water skiing on the Kromme River at dawn?

Colin & Alexa have been living in St Francis Bay for many years, and are considered stalwalts of the community. They are guaranteed to make your stay in St Francis Bay memoriable.

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We have an inverter with battery backup system in each of our houses.

Colin & Alexa, Your Hosts


Choose your ultimate St Francis Bay holiday accommodation

We offer three unique houses for St Francis Bay holiday rental. All of our houses are beautifully appointed, and have the most modern finishes and amenities.  All are situated conveniently on the St Francis Bay canals, with gorgeous views and access to a multitude of adventures such as water sports, golfing , beach going, fine dining and much more. Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding any of our three Holiday homes for rent in St Francis Bay

39 Canal Rd

This is a luxury, modern home on the canals in a prime location with a private pool, tennis court & a gym. The house and tennis court are located on 2 stands with 50m of canal frontage. It has everything you need for a fantastic relaxing holiday. There are 5 en-suite bedrooms to accommodate the whole family. This outstanding house is without a doubt one of the best holiday homes for rent in St Francis Bay.

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40 Canal Rd

This beautiful, north facing home is set in a prime location on the St Francis Bay Canals, conveniently close to the Kromme River. Sleeping up to 10 guests, it has everything you require for a fantastic relaxing holiday, including a private swimming pool on the canal, a deck, cosy fireplace and the use of three kayaks. Canal accommodation St Francis is highly sought after, and this house offers some of the best!

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19 Long Island

Situated in the upmarket and secure Long Island, the gorgeous tiled-roofed modern canal home sleeps up to 10 guests. Spend the day paddling around the St Francis Bay Canals on the free kayaks, or simply relax by the pool. Beautifully appointed, this house guarantees everything you need for a memorable St Francis Bay holiday.


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Free Fibre WiFi
Each House Sleeps 10
Open plan kitchen dining & lounge
Swimming Pool & Deck overlooking Canals
Private Jetty for Boat & Jetski Mooring
Inverter & battery backup system
Boat hire
Keyless entry to house
and more

39 Canal Road boasts:

  • Cricket Net
  • Private Tennis Court
  • Gym

19 Marina Island:

  • Swimming Pool can be heated

All Houses have the use of 3 Kayaks for you to explore the canals

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Location & Nearby Attractions

The beauty doesn’t stop at your holiday house! St Francis Bay accommodation offers a unique holiday destination situated about 100km west of Port Elizabeth at the start of the Garden Route. It is situated approximately 2 hours from the world famous Tsitsikamma forests.


Whether it is authentic Greek, Italian, Sushi, Tex Mex, Haute cuisine or great pub grub and rustic fish and chips by the docks that you crave, the town has it all.

With restaurants and coffee shops on the canals and in the village, overlooking Bruces Beauties surf break, at the port, St Francis Links and the Cape St Francis Lighthouse you will be spoilt for choice.

Be sure to call and book at your favourite place to ensure seating.

Many places offer a kids play area too, so you can relax while your youngsters tire themselves out. The Village also offers an active nightlife, all year round, with pop up clubs and concerts in holiday season to keep your older teenagers and students in the mix.

Action Sports

Home to world famous surf breaks as well as opportunities to waterskiing wakeboarding and tubing on the Kromme River, beach horse riding, mountain bike trails. There are many active sports clubs who welcome holiday visitors – squash, tennis, running, open water swimming, paddling and cycling. All year round, you can enjoy sporting events catering for the serious competitor or the weekend enthusiast. You’ll never run out of opportunities to enjoy St Francis. 

Take a class to learn something new or brush up on old skills – yoga, pilates, aquafit or swimming at Liquid Lines, in Cape St Francis. Is learning to kite surf, wind surf, body surf, stand up paddle surf or just ordinary surfing a bucket list item? Look no further than our experienced local surf schools for help with ticking those off.

Runners can keep pace at the Saturday morning Park Run at the Links, cyclists can explore mountain biking trails that weave their way through the dunes, rocks and fynbos. These mountain bike trails are especially magical during the golden hour, just before sunset.

Laid back Activities

For those who prefer something a little more sedate, you can cruise the canals by boat, enjoy sundowners at Sunset Rock, or early morning stroll at the river mouth. Visit the lighthouse at the most South Eastern point of Africa. Take time to Browse the beautiful boutiques in the Village, or if you are here on a Market Day explore the various stalls on offer while listening to the local Marimba band.

We have amazing walking Trails at the River mouth, Cape St Francis Nature Reserve, Wildside and Sand River, which are also great for Bird watching


St Francis Bay boasts two stunning 18 hole golf courses that make it the perfect holiday destination for any golf enthusiast!
The Jack Niclaus designed St Francis Links Golf Course is considered to be the closest to a Scottish links to be found anywhere in South Africa. This means that it is a challenging, windswept course with thick surrounding fynbos. Perfect to challenge your ball skills and sense of humor! There are coaches on hand to help you should you need it, as well as golf cart hire.

Should you wish for a bit more traditional course, the charming St Francis Golf Course is conveniently situated in the middle of town. This 18 hole course challenges with beautiful stretches of bunkers, trees and water hazards. St Francis Golf Course is more amateur friendly. Hire a cart, play a round, and enjoy a well-deserved drink at the 19th hole!

Fishing & Whale watching

The fishing in St Francis is excellent. Hoping to catch a Grunter, Leervis or Cob? Try from your jetty, off your boat on the Kromme River, from the river mouth sand banks, or  from the rocks and in the surf.  You can also arrange a deep sea fishing trip with one of the many operators from Port St Francis, and spend a thrilling day at the Agulhas Current trolling for Tuna or Dorado.

Should you be more of a shore angler, there are a number of superb fishing spots on the coast line, and the the Kromme River and its mouth offer a different sort of angling, with grunter, Garrick and an array of estuarine fish on offer.

You can also arrange a dolphin and whale watching cruise from the Port.


Depending on the time of the year, St Francis Bay is home to many festivals

  • Calamari Festival where locals vie to be crowned champion of the cook off judged by foodie celebs. This normally takes place in September so be sure to come join in the taste fest
  • Wine on Water takes place in February. This sought after event allows wine tasting at various houses on the Canals from over 30 Wine estates. While cruising on the water taxis
  • Golfing boasts the St Francis Links SDC European Tour Championship in March and the PGA Championship in November.
  • The famous Billys Beach music festival for the young (and not so young!), and the annual St Francis Sport Summer Series.
  • Port St Francis Ski Boat Club hosts the annual Tuna Challenge every April.

Guest Reviews

We cannot recommend this wonderful house enough.
Great facilities, extremely clean and very Well maintained.
The location is unrivalled on the canal, with a wonderful pool and Braai area to enjoy lunches and sunsets.I would 100% recommend hiring Belinda the home’s housekeeper. She did an excellent job keeping the place clean and tidy throughout our stay, from the moment we first entered.
Colin was such a great host, he was there on our arrival to greet us and show us around and explain the house. He was extremely quick at responding to messages prior to our arrival and made us feel like any request or question we had was not too much trouble. He also gave some great food suggestions for the local area. 
The local area was extremely safe, with no problem walking around with our 2 and 4-year-olds.
Hope to go back one day.
Thanks again Colin
James Ban

Very beautiful home. Lots of space. Everything you would need. Great location. Well setup for load shedding. Never knew when load shedding was.

The house is absolutely stunning with all the amenities that you would need. Colin was a great host and was always available to assist us with any we need. would definitely recommend him in future.

It’s an amazing place to go with family

Staying at Colin‘s place was absolutely astonishing. Awesome house with a great location and very peaceful surrounding. Cruising with the motor boat through the canals was the absolute best, highly recommend!

Wow! St Francis bay is absolutely beautiful and Colin’s place takes it to another level. The home is spacious and modern but also has that classic feel to it. With light and fresh air streaming in…

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Book Your Dream Holiday on the St Francis Bay Canals

A holiday in St Francis has a magical way of bringing families together for the fondest of memories. Decades from now, your children will be telling their grand-kids all about it.