Located in the Eastern Cape, St Francis Bay provides property buyers with some of the most sought-after real estate on the entire South African coastline. Its natural beauty is undeniable and while many choose to buy homes in St Francis Bay for holiday and investment purposes, there is nothing stopping you from living here all year round. 

When considering real estate in St Francis Bay, take a look at each of its seven areas before deciding on where you want to look for houses for sale: 

The Canals – offers marina living at its best, undeniably the most popular and successful canal system in South Africa. 
The Village – white-walled and thatched, you’ll be surrounded by the beach and near the St Francis Bay golf course. 
Santareme – looking for a Mediterranean styled home with north-facing views over the bay? This is where you’re going to want to start your search.
The Port – as one of the very few private harbours in South Africa, this is a popular area amongst fishermen, and those who want a view of a working harbour.
Cape St Francis – home to the area’s famous lighthouse and what is considered the best beach in the country. 
St Francis Links – golf enthusiasts looking to buy property in St Francis will look no further than this prestigious golf estate.
The Kromme River – buying a St Francis Bay house here will suit those searching for a more reclusive lifestyle.

Take a look at a few of the properties for sale in St Francis Bay to get a feel of what the real estate market here has in store for you.

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A Week in Summer : A two minute video

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A day on St Francis Links

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A day in the Village St Francis Bay

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Water Sports

Water Sports

If it’s water sports you’re interested in, St Francis Bay offers world-class surfing, fishing and boating on the river and sea.



For those interested on staying on the land, there are two 18 hole golf courses and tennis, mountain biking, squash, bowls and squash.



Buying St Francis Bay property also means that you have easy access to an array of other activities including yoga, pottery, bridge, and bird watching.

Billabong Pro

Billabong Pro

The Billabong Pro takes place in Jeffrey's Bay every July, attracting visitors from all over the world. 

News about St Francis Bay

Living in St Francis Bay

Areas near to St Francis Bay

Adelaide, Alicedale, Bedford, Boknes and Cannon Rocks, East London, Fort Beaufort, Gqeberha, Graaff-Reinet, Jeffreys Bay, Kariega (Uitenhage), Karoo, Kenton on Sea, Makhanda, Port Alfred, Riebeeck East,


St Francis College caters for kids between grade 0 and 7. Many parents also choose to make the commute to Jeffreys Bay or Humansdorp for their children’s educational needs. Woodridge, between Jeffreys Bay and Port Elizabeth, is an excellent private school, serviced by a daily bus. Weekly boarding is also an option.

Tertiary Education

In nearby PE, you’ll have access to Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. 


From supermarkets and general retailers to butchers and boutiques, your shopping needs will be taken care of. 

Air travel

St Francis Bay is located only an hour from Port Elizabeth airport.


St Francis Bay hosts events for World Champions!

On 19 July world paddling champ Hank McGregor visited St Francis Bay and set a new record for the St Francis Paddling Club weekly time trial. He did 10km in 39'00" flat. He was awared R10 000 by Pam Golding Properties for breaking the 40min barrier and beating the doubles record of 39'11" held by Greg Louw and Phil Smith.


Keep an eye on our area page for more exciting upcoming events and news!

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