Explore The Canals

Discover the Canals of St Francis Bay with over 500 homes bordering on 10km of Canals with access to the beach, ocean and the Kromme River.

An exclusive lifestyle for boating enthusiasts combined with the unparalleled beauty and tranquility of the Canals and the Eastern Cape coastline.

  • Take a scenic cruise around the Canals and visit one of three excellent restaurants by boat.
  • Walk along one of our pristine beaches and look out for the dolphins which are regular visitors to our shores.
  • Take time out on the River and indulge in a little fishing or spend time viewing our diverse bird life including the resident flock of flamingos.
  • For the more adventurous the canals offer a safe venue for Open Water Swimming and Paddling in all its forms, Canoe, Surf-ski and Stand Up Paddle Boards with the Kromme River estuary ideal for Water Skiing and the river mouth offering excellent Kite and Wind Surfing. The possibilities are endless!
  • The Canals are a stone’s throw away from the St Francis Bay village which is famous for its black & white building style and thatched houses and offers all the amenities that one would expect from a holiday destination.

A Unique Experience


Open Water Swimming



Bird Watching


Canal Cruises


Take a Video Tour

Cruising the St Francis Bay Canals camera in hand.

Canal Events

Notice of the St Francis Bay Riparian Home Owners Association
Annual General Meeting
Dear Member
You are hereby informed that the Annual General Meeting for the St Francis Bay Riparian Home Owners Association will take place as follows:
Time: 5 PM
Date: 18th December 2018
Venue: The St Francis Bay Bowling Club

Attached please find the agenda for the meeting together with a proxy form in case you are unable to attend.
I would urge all members to attend this opportunity to participate in the affairs of the Association.
I sincerely hope you will be able to attend and look forward to seeing you there.
Simon Picton-Turbervill

READSFBRHOA AGM Notice, Agenda, Proxy Vote Form

Kouga Drought

Feedback from Cllr Ben Rheeder on Kouga Drought St Francis Bay is facing a serious water shortage and all visitors and residents are urged to use less than 60L of water per person per day. If there is no significant rain in the catchment area before...

Water Crisis

Kouga’s water situation remains critical and residents will have to do more to save water as the drought persists and dam levels continue dropping . Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen emphasised “Our water situation has reached crisis proportions and we...

Special Rates Area Update

More news on the proposed SRA Several articles on the proposed Special Rates Area for St Francis along with comments have been posted on an daily newsletter. St Francis Today. These articles and the comments are précised below. To read more click o READ MORE link of...

SRA Levy & Voting Form

More about the proposed Special Rates Levy To read more on the proposed Saving St Francis Special Rates Levy visit St Francis Property Owners website –  SRA Levy In the event that you were unable to attend the St Francis Property Owners AGM held at St Francis Links...

Chairman’s Report – December 2016

Chairman’s report for St Francis Bay Riparian HOA Chairman’s report for St Francis Bay Riparian HOA delivered at Annual General Meeting held at St Francis Links on 15th December 2016. I would like to welcome you to the 2016 Annual General Meeting for the St Francis...

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St Francis Bay Canals HOA

We now have a second canal patrol boat and have appointed a second patrol officer to police our canals. Pieter Learch, who was working on the dredger, has been fully trained and equipped and will alternate duties with patrolman Stanley Floors. Over the holiday season, they will be working alongside the several Municipal Law Enforcement officers who have been assigned to our area help maintain law and order. ... See MoreSee Less

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