Visiting St Francis Bay

St. Francis Bay

St. Francis Bay has a mild climate and the very best times to be here are from mid January to the end of March. Balance Catamarans St. Francis Bay shuts down for the annual summer holiday from mid-December to mid-January. 

  • July and August are the rainiest months
  • February can be very hot
  • September to October are the highest winds

St. Francis is a known and popular holiday destination in December and January so bookings for tours and accommodation are at a premium. 

Places to Stay

Although there is only one ‘hotel’ in St Francis Bay there is a great selection of self-catering apartments and houses as well as B&B accommodation with friendly and accommodating hosts.

We highly recommend that you stay at The Sands at Saint Francis Bay, which is a beautiful beach front accommodation.  Dune Ridge Country House is a great option for nature lovers. 

Cape St Francis Resort is also a lovely option , quick access to the beach and local restaurants in Cape St Francis Bay. Cape St Francis is a few minutes’ drive from our factory and St Francis Bay Village.

To book any accommodation, we suggest contacting the companies directly or book online with a platform like or

When making your bookings we would suggest that you request a sea view with easy access to the beach. There are shops and eateries in and around the Village as well as further afield.


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Some Popular Eateries are:

Port St Francis is where your Balance catamaran will be moored. A lovely little privately owned port with restaurants and quaint shops. It is also home to the local chokka (squid) and sardine industry and there are always several fishing boats at moorings providing a colourful look at life in this little Village.


There is a wealth of things to do in and around St. Francis Bay, from hiking to game watching and tree-top tours. The Eastern Cape is home to some very special places not least of which are our game parks and private reserves where we boast not the Big 5 but the Big 7 which includes Southern Right Whales and the Great White Shark.

Here are some of the activities we would recommend you take the time to enjoy.