In recent years a big emphasis is on local sporting events has gained huge popularity combined with the fresh sea air, sunshine and unspoilt natural surroundings. The biking and walking trails lead you through acres of fynbos, wild flowers and unique coastal vegetation found only in the Kouga area. Within the sheltered waters of the Kromme River and the protected bay, St Francis Bay has it all for water-sport and outdoor enthusiasts. With the moderate and predominant westerly wind wind surfing and kite surfing can be enjoyed by almost all year round by the whole family.
Sportsmen, sportswoman, nature lovers and families have plenty to choose from. With over 50 different sports and outdoor events available from fishing, surfing, squash, squash, kite boarding, wind surfing, biking and running trails running. We also have two golf courses, one within the village and the world class St Links Golf Course positioned at the main entrance to the town. The beaches with the whitest and cleanest stretches of sand on the South African coastline is framed to the south by Bruce’s Beauties.
One of the surfing world’s best known right hand beach breaks which was featured in the 1960’s cult film Endless Summer. Those few and fortunate enough to have made their home in St Francis will certainly testify to the extraordinary westerly sunsets and equally invigorating easterly sunrises that are enjoyed from ‘Sunset Rock’ found in the Wild Side in Cape St Francis. It is with this harmony with nature that makes St Francis extra special.