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Cape St Francis, Sunshine Coast

Cape St Francis
Cape St Francis, Sunshine Coast

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The little village of Cape St Francis, just outside Humansdorp past St Francis Bay and Port St Francis, is all about its beautiful white, sandy beaches and historic Seal Point lighthouse, which has stood watch since the 1800s over these rocky shores.

Marketed as an eco-lovers’ destination because of the abundance of nature reserves in the area, this is a coastline on which to enjoy surfing, windsurfing, canoeing, hiking and abseiling - it’s all about the great outdoors and you’re spoilt for choice when the sun shines, which is most of the time given the temperate climate and the longest sunshine hours on the country’s coast.

Swimming in Cape St Francis is a pleasure and one of the main occupations particularly if you’ve a family. The wide beaches stretch from Seal Point to Shark Point and there’s a wonderful sheltered pool, called Johnson’s pool, for the kids. Bird watching, if you’re so inclined, never fails to satisfy, and you’re close enough to St Francis Bay to make the canal cruise and boat trips up the Kromme River, a must.

The Blowhole hike passes through the Irma Booysen Flora Reserve, along a coastal footpath and onto a sandy beach. Here stands what remains of The Osprey, shipwrecked on the beach with large shell deposits still intact. Walk beyond this and some 200 metres beyond a shack, and you reach the Blowhole, just off the rocks - yes, the shack really does act as a landmark!

Finally, Cape St Francis Nature Reserve, which lies between Cape St Francis and St Francis Bay, covers some 120 hectares with a 3 kilometre coastline, including some beautiful sand dunes and fine examples of coastal dune fynbos and coastal dune thicket.

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average visitor rating: 5/5"A beautiful little town with beautiful beaches. I just love Cape St Francis, it's vibe and all the awesome places to eat, drink and relax. ..." - Lana, Port Shepstone

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Cape St Francis Nature Reserve

Between Cape St Francis and St Francis Bay lies the Cape St Francis Nature Reserve, one of four nature reserves on the tip of this cape - the others are Seal Point Nature Reserve, Seal Bay Nature Reserve and the Irma Booysen Flora Reserve. This area is not only one of incredible natural beauty, rich in both plant ... more information

Eastern Cape Beaches

The Eastern Cape in South Africa boasts some of the world’s best beaches and 800 km of unspoilt picturesque coastlines where blue oceans tumble onto quiet beaches. The Eastern Cape coastline is a mecca to all water sports enthusiasts and has a popular and thriving surfing culture ... more information

Noorsekloof Nature Reserve

The Eastern Cape is abundant in fascinating fauna and flora. It has a unique combination of species and is rich in its biodiversity. The Noorsekloof Nature Reserve is dedicated to showing some of this off to locals and visitors alike. This reserve is situated in Jeffrey’s Bay, and ... more information

Seal Point Nature Reserve

Pretty Seal Point Nature Reserve is one of four nature reserves that lie at the cape alongside the villages of Cape St Francis, Port St Francis and St Francis Bay. It is situated at the Cape St Francis lighthouse, beyond Cape St Francis Nature Reserve, Seal Bay Nature Reserve and the Irma Booysen Flora Reserve, at the ... more information

St Francis Links Golf Course

The layout of the St Francis Links Course combines every element of shot making with its undulating terrain, greens and surrounds as well as its variation in length and direction. The bunkers look as though they have been simply plowed out of the land. It is the bunkering that truly defines the quality and character ... more information

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Penguin Rescue & Rehabilitation

Where: Cape St Francis
How much (per person): Donations appreciated

Situated at the Seal Point Lighthouse in Cape St Francis and as part of a good ongoing working relationship with Portnet; a marine bird reha ... more information

Gamtoos River Mouth

Where: Humansdorp
How much (per person): Free

The Gamtoos River winds its way through the Eastern Cape bushveld, providing warm, calm waters in which to swim, frolic and fish. It is a fa ... more information

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Full Stop Pub and Grill

Where: Cape St Francis

The Full Stop Pub and Grill is a popular watering hole in Cape St Francis, where visitors and locals are invited to enjoy chilling out with a cold beer, a delicious pizza - with the added highlights o ... more information

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