Top Accommodation in St Francis Bay

St Francis Bay

St Francis Bay offers a range of accommodation to suit every budget and travelling style, from luxury guest lodges and B&B’s to self-catering and camping facilities. Experience one of the most unique beach getaways in South Africa!

An exclusive paradise on South Africa’s Sunshine Coast which draws people from all over the world. Enjoy peaceful walks to the beach, breathing in fresh air, feeling the cool water and the sand between your toes.

The weather is mostly mild throughout the year with long sunny days. If the sun, sea and surfing appeal to you, then St Francis Bay is your idyllic beach holiday destination.

St Francis Bay has also become popular over the December Holiday period and hosts one of the largest New Year’s Eve parties in South Africa at The Ruins.

Enjoy the glorious beaches, excellent water-sports, a relaxed lifestyle and the wonderful beauty of its unspoilt surroundings. 

Make sure you take the time to explore the area in all its natural beauty, beaches, and breath-taking views by choosing from our wonderful selection of St Francis Bay accommodation listed below:

Cape St Francis Resort – Accommodation type: B&B, Sef-Catering and Camping

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St Francis Bay offers some of the best surfing spots in the country, but that’s not the only reason why many individuals, families, groups and romantic couples visit this laid back coastal town every year.

 Nestled within the sand dunes of the town’s pristine beach, Cape St Francis Resort is among the best beach holiday offerings along South African coastline. 

There are five luxury 5-star beach villas set on the edge of these dunes. Three of the villas have five bedrooms while the remainder are 4-bedroomed. All come with king or queen size beds and with either full bathrooms or bathrooms with a shower. Read more…

Telephone 042 298 0054. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Dune Ridge Country House – Accommodation type: Lodge

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Whether you are on holiday, enjoying a romantic getaway or on a conference or business trip, St Francis Bay always provides among the best holiday experiences on the coast. One of the great places to stay at in this charming town is at Dune Ridge Country House.

Hidden away in a thick fynbos behind St Francis Links, and within a few minutes’ drive of St Francis Bay’s famous beaches, this award-winning 4-Star lodge offers guests the peace and tranquillity of a remote farmhouse, but with modern hospitality and service. 

With six double rooms and one family cottage, its Cape homestead-styled buildings, with their high roofs, spacious rooms, polished wood and large verandas, symbolise charm and comfort from a bygone era. Read more…

Telephone 042 294 1560. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Sandals Guest House – Accommodation type: Guest House

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Sandals Guest House is one of the top guest houses in picturesque St Francis Bay. The vibrant and earthy African Caribbean decor creates an elegantly charming and cheerful ambience for your dining enjoyment.

Besides the extraordinary levels of friendliness, service and attention, Sandals always strive to ensure that your stay with will be an unforgettable pleasure whether you are on holiday, enjoying a romantic getaway.

Guests can relax in a sun lounger by Sandals Guest House’s outdoor pool or enjoy a walk in the gardens.

Telephone 042 294 0551. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Milkwood Country Cottage – Accommodation type: Guest House

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Milkwood Country Cottage situated in a village like no other – St Francis Bay, gateway to the famous Garden Route, just 1 hour away from Port Elizabeth. Milkwood is the perfect place from which to enjoy the many activities in St Francis Bay.

From the moment you arrive at Milkwood Country Cottage you’ll experience the meaning of a “true holiday”. You will carry with you fond memories and experiences of Milkwood and the St Francis Bay area for many years to come.

St Francis Bay together with Milkwood Country Cottage offers a delightful escape from the pressures of daily life. Unwind and relax as time itself seems to take its pace from the lazy river winding slowly into the Indian Ocean.

Telephone 042 294 1007. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

The Sands @ St Francis – Accommodation type: Boutique Hotel

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The Sands @ St Francis is an impressive 5 star African Beach House. Set in the exclusive enclave of St Francis Bay, the luxury getaway of choice for many of South Africa’s who’s who, as well as a favourite playground for sun and sea seeking holidaymakers.

Waking up to the sounds of waves crashing on the beach, enjoying the view of the surfers making the most of the waves while you sip on a steaming cup of freshly brewed coffee. This is the kind of idyllic beach life that awaits visitors to The Sands @ St Francis.

There is no doubt that visitors at St Francis Bay are always spoilt for choice when it comes to ways to enjoy the great outdoors and what makes a day in the sun and sea even better is coming home to your very own luxurious beachside hideaway 

Telephone 042 294 1888. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Thatchwood Country Lodge – Accommodation type: Lodge

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Thatchwood Country Lodge overlooks the 6th fairway of the St Francis Bay Golf Course and is set at the entrance to the new Jack Nicklaus signature Links Golf Course. The atmosphere and ambiance of this luxury guesthouse are a blend of warm homely hospitality, great cuisine and friendly service.

Stroll down the fairways to the unspoilt white beaches and watch the whales and dolphins, or enjoy a sunset cruise on the canals. You can also just relax in the garden near the pool. 

While you relax in the garden at the poolside you can see “the good”, “the bad” and “the ugly” teeing off on the golf course and you realize that you are not such a bad golfer after all.

Telephone 042 294 0082. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

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Actually, Home Food and Travel offers a lot more than just reviews of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities.  We also visit great destinations, receive advice from interior designers and stop to smell the roses and taste the coffee.

Our team of journalists are seasoned travels and love visiting the myriad of exciting places around South Africa.  Whether it is off the beaten track or in the heart of the top attractions of the country, we’ll be there,

Home Food and Travel advice on finding the right accommodation

So what is the right accommodation?  Well more often than not, it’s your travel budget that dictates the type of accommodation that you choose. 

Expensive is not always better.  Our team at Home Food and Travel will tell you that they have camped in areas with limited ablutions and had a wonderful holiday.  They have also spent a night in a five star hotel only to be disappointed because their expectations exceeded the experience.

The reason for your travels will also affect your choice.  A business trip requires different amenities to a beach holiday. 

Our articles, reviews and experiences can certainly help you make your decision.

Restaurants with a good mix of service, food and ambiance

To my mind a great restaurant offers three things – excellent service, great food and a wonderful ambiance.  Of these, service is the most important. 

No matter that the food is delicious and the setting delightful, poor service can ruin the occasion.  However, great service combined with mediocre meal and a plane jane restaurant can still be a pleasant night out.

We’ve eaten in restaurants that are really dirty but with incredible food and couldn’t help but give a rave review.  We’ve also hardly noticed what we ate because the setting was just amazing.

However, the best restaurants come with the best of service, food and ambiance.

Spas are the ultimate relaxation aid

How do you know when you have had a great spa experience?  The answer, of course, is when you doze off on the treatment table. 

Well that’s our theory anyway.  It also doesn’t take a grand location with enormous facilities for a spa to be really good

A small, personal spa that is owner run can result in the best massage you have ever experienced.  However, the grand spas in five star hotels offer unsurpassed facilities in an environment that just makes the stress in your shoulders and neck melt away before you even finish checking in.


You don’t have to be an adrenaline junky to enjoy an exciting experience.  In fact, what are commonly termed adventure activities usually have incredibly high safety standards and unblemished safety records.

Ziplining, bungy jumping and shark cage diving are all very safe.  It’s just that our mind tells us we are craaazzzzyyyy to be doing this.

On the road to great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities

If you’re driving, be safe and make use of all the wonderful farm stalls that populate South Africa’s open roads.

If you overhear somebody asking a lot of questions or see someone taking photos of empty bedrooms chances are it’s one of our Home Food and Travel team members.

We’re out looking or those great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities.

See you on the road!


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