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City St. Francis Bay

St. Francis Bay is a small coastal town located in the Eastern Cape and also known as 'Little Venice' with canals and water roads made by human hands. St. Francis Bay is next to Cape St. Francis the nature of the Crooked River. Located between Port Elizabeth (90 km) and Knysna it is a popular vacation spot for people who love water sports.

And not only humans like to dwell here, but also dolphins and whales come to play here on the waves of the warm Indian Ocean. The bay with its 4 kilometres white sand is a lovely place for sunbathing; you can go fishing from the rocks and occasionally take a dip.

Surfers from around the world come together here and like to ride the waves. But sandboarding and scuba diving is popular here. You can go hiking, mountain biking but also go horseback riding on the beach. Entertainment is not only on the water. The parks around the Sunshine Coast are populated by numerous birds, trying to rise above the rough sound of the surf. In the nearby Irma Booysen Flora Reserve you can admire beautiful and diverse Fynbos. South Africa is rich in flora and fauna and this region is blessed with plant species of which 70% grow nowhere else in the world. This area extends visibility from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town and is in the 6 'Plant and Floral' Kingdoms in the world. This area of ​​about 90 000 square kilometres, is home to 9000 plant species.

Animals that you may encounter are the Bushbuck the Grysbok, the cormorant, wild boar, porcupine, vervet monkeys, caracal, yellow and grey mongoose and occasionally the endangered Jackass penguin. Bottlenose dolphins and common dolphins are often seen, and you can also spot the Southern right whale from August to December.

A special tour is the "Frogging safari", which is a hike that requires you to go out along grass wetlands in search of the most unusual frogs with boots and flashlights. You see more beautiful scenery when you take the boat and sails the 10-kilometer Crooked River, which, by its many curves ensures for a relaxed cruise. Or book a river cruise with a braai and local beer. One of the markers of St. Francis Bay is the lighthouse, a beautiful white building and even with the bright white light that it emits, it could not prevent the ships from landing on the rocks. You can learn more about its history and beauty if you go and visit her.

Golfers will also love this beautiful place by the sea, as there are several golf courses nearby. St. Francis. Two of them are; St. Francis Links and St Francis Bay Golf Club. The nearest wildlife can be found in the magnificent Addo Elephant National Park, which is located about two hours' drive away (± 170 km)

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