Thatchwood Country Lodge St Francis Bay Guest House, Sunshine Coast

Thatchwood Country Lodge

Guest House at 63 Lyme Road, St Francis Bay, 6312, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

About Thatchwood Country Lodge

Thatchwood is situated at the entrance to the village of St Francis Bay and overlooks the 6th fairway of the St Francis Golf Course and is set at the entrance to the new St Francis Links. This Jack Nicklaus signature Golf Course has been rated one of the 10 best golf courses in South Africa.


Thatchwood has a relaxed home-from-home atmosphere. The beautifully decorated bedrooms with spacious bathrooms offer many comforts including telephone, wifi, tea / coffee making facilities and TV. Most rooms have a private garden or patio.

Our seven rooms are spacious and individually decorated; doors open to your private garden with wooden sundeck and outside furniture. All non-smoking rooms are en-suite, and the superior and luxury rooms have spacious new bathrooms with bath and shower and the standard rooms have shower or a bath. All rooms are equipped with heaters for the cool winter evenings and our thatched roof is your air-conditioning during the warm summers.


We have two lounges for you to relax, a swimming pool and you can have a drink at ‘Harries Bar’. The lodge is fully licensed and guests are invited to help themselves at the honesty bar.


Superb buffet breakfasts are served in the enclosed patio, surrounded by the indigenous garden and prolific birdlife. The nearby golf course stretches to the sea providing a tranquil, extended garden to the lodge.

Activities and Attractions

So it is a golfer’s heaven with the two golf courses on our doorstep, but also non golfers will enjoy St Francis Bay. Just stroll down the fairways to the unspoilt white beaches and watch dolphins and whales, or enjoy a sunset cruise on the canals. You can also just relax in the landscaped garden near the swimming pool and enjoy the birds and a glass of wine. In winter the cosy lounge invites friendly conversation around the fireplace.

We are at the beginning of the Garden Route and centrally located to visit Addo Elephant Park or one of the many private game parks like Pumba, Shamwari, Kariega and many others. This tranquil lodge with its amazing service, would like to invite you to experience our upgraded new look and great hospitality and we look forward to welcoming you with complimentary drink and give you an unforgettable time at Thatchwood.

St Francis Bay

St Francis is a beautiful village with unique architecture (all white houses with black roofs), a 10 km canal system and a working harbour that is the base for calamari boats as well as many pleasure boats.

The town also one of the oldest light houses and beautiful beaches. There are many activities for one to do, hikes, fishing, whale watching, golf and many other sports like surfing, or just relax and enjoy the beautiful beaches.

Thatchwood, where nothing is overlooked but the Golf Course ...

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers


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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -34.161037
Longitude: 24.820162999333334

Closest airport(s)
Port Elizabeth Airport - 110km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Listed on
December 2010 - 1 Review

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