Accommodation, Conferencing and more at Cape St Francis, South Africa. 

Experience the Beauty of the Eastern Cape.


go on an excursion around cape st francis.

Plan a day trip and experience the rugged beauty and tranquility of our local wildlife and landscapes.  We highlighted some must-see destinations on this page.


Just 1 hours drive from Cape St Francis lies approximately 270 000 ha. of unspoiled, mountainous terrain known as The Baviaanskloof.

Translated as 'The Valley Of Baboons', the worlds largest nature reserve begins in the East at Komdomo, leads through the rugged beauty of the "Grootrivier" Gorge on its winding path all the way towards Willowmore in the West.
The nature reserves breath-taking scenery includes sights of deep gorges, twisting streams and rivers and towering mountain cliffs. Open plateaux and valleys are scattered throughout the area resulting in truly magnificent vistas. The highest point in the mountain ranges is the Cockscomb that rises to a height of 1 758 metres above sea level.
The area is home to an abundance of wildlife including Cape Mountain Zebra, Common Eland and Savanna Buffalo. Today there are 48 mammal species found in the reserve - so keep those cameras at the ready and with such a rich and diverse landscape, it is not surprising to find that there are around 300 species of birds too!
We highly recommend a visit to the Baviaanskloof and all it has to offer and now you can do it style:
Leaving in our fully air conditioned people carrier we will take you on a stunning journey through the citrus valley of Patensie to ʻTolbosʼ where breakfast will be served.
Youʼll then continue your journey along a breathtaking moutain road to Poortjies. Various walks are available with incredible view points to really take in the true beauty of The Baviaanskloof.
Your lunch time stop will be the majestic setting of Rooihoek, deep within the Baviaans mountains. With a clean crisp river, perfect for swimming, and pristine white sands Rooihoek is the perfect location to rest and refuel.


Game Drive

Youʼll just love the laid back beach lifestyle and quiet peaceful village of Cape St Francis, but there are also many trips and excursions available in and around this little piece of paradise.

A truly South African experience at Addo Elephant Park and Schotia safaris...With an exciting schedule ahead, your day begins with a game drive at the third largest national park in South Africa - Addo elephant park.
This stunning game reserve boasts the largest concentration of elephants in the World with visitors having viewed over 100 elephants in a single game drive. It is also home to many other species including lions, buffalo, black rhino, spotted hyena, leopard, antelope and zebra to name but a few.
Stretching from the semi-arid karoo area in the north around Darlington Dam, over the rugged Zuurberg Mountains, through the Sundays River valley and south to the coast between Sundays River mouth and Bushmanʼs river mouth, Addo covers about 180 000 hectares (444 700 acres) and includes the Bird and St Croix Island groups. After lunch you will then be taken to your second destination for the day - Schotia Safari Park. This malaria free reserve is probably the most densely stocked reserve in Africa, and with over 40 mammal species and approximately 2000 animals, can offer consistently good game viewing throughout the year.
To finish off your amazing experience you will dine amongst the stars as a South African bush feast is prepared over open fires.After filling your memory cards (and your stomachs) you'll be taken back to a 4 star guest lodge for a well desrved over night stay.
The next morning a stunning South African country breakfast will be served before picking you up and bringing you back to Cape St Francis Resort.

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Huisklip coastal nature reserve

A short 65km journey from Cape St Francis will take you to the beautiful coastal nature reserve of Huisklip.

Situated in the heart of Tsitsikamma, Eastern Cape this stunning 300ha paradise is the home to an abundance of wildlife, indigenous plants and incredible rock formations.  The Tsitsikamma, the 'Garden of the Garden Route', welcomes you to the area the ancient San people called the 'place of sparkling waters'. Here the high mountains, deep gorges and rugged coastline are covered with tall indigenous forests and vast, unspoilt stands of the Cape's unique fynbos.
This is truly a place of abundant waters with rivers and cascades tumbling to an ocean lined with rocky crags and white, sandy beaches. Beautiful indigenous forest, protected by the State, is home to ancient trees such as Yellowwood, Stinkwood, Hard Pear, Ironwood, Kamassi and many others. Over time, rivers have cut awesome gorges through the coastal plateau as they flow down to the spectacular coastline of
Whether you want to walk the many trails or simply relax and take in the stunning views, we highly recommend a visit… and we are here to help.
Let us make your day trip all the more special...
Leaving at 9.30am our fully air conditioned people carrier will take you through the beautiful Tsitsikamma Forest, the most productive milk producing area in the World, leading you to your final destination - Huisklip.
Once there, a wide selection of walks are available for all levels of fitness, including a walk to the famous rock formations. Having worked up an appetite, a barbecue (or braai as we like to call it) will be lit (food inclusive of price). The afternoon is then yours, simply relax and take in the stunning scenery or continue to explore with further hikes and trails.

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River Break luxury barge

Join us for an unforgettable experience on River Break, an imported luxury barge, designed and licensed to carry up to 12 passengers on the waterways of the Kromme and Geelhout Rivers to your very own private farm –The Bat and Boerboon.

Meet at the small boat harbour on the canals in St Francis Bay, and take a leisurely cruise through the unique and picturesque St Francis Canals with its eye-catching architecture, design and superb system of waterways.
Enter the Kromme River.The mountains of the Groot Winterhoek, with the Cockscomb prominent, form a splendid back-drop in many shades of blue and purple. At the confluence of the Kromme and Geelhout rivers, proceed up the unspoilt Geelhout with its abundant wildlife.
This river system forms part of a conservancy and is a haven for birds and animals. Fish Eagle, Kingfisher, Drongo. Oyster-catcher and numerous other bird species vie for your attention. Bushbuck graze the tranquil river banks and leguaan bask on the muddy banks.
On arrival at the Bat and the Boerboon, your very own private farm on the banks of the Geelhout, relax at the pool, paddle the still waters in a canoe, take a stroll through the fynbos thickets or simply sit and chill as your lunch is prepared. Enjoy delicious starters followed by a full, traditional South African braai (barbeque) and a sumptuous dessert to end this awesome meal.
At your leisure, board the barge for another mellow cruise back toward St Francis. All catering is done through the famous Joe Fish Restaurant and prices can be structured to include South African wine, beer and cider.

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 Da Gama Way, Cape St Francis, 6313
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