The picturesque holiday village of St Francis Bay lies nestled
among the green clad dunes lining the beautiful Bay of St Francis.
Dolphins and whales play along the shoreline while the sounds of
gulls echo lazily overhead. The Kromme River, navigable for 10 km,
twists and winds its tranquil way down to a magnificent marina where
the gracious white walled thatched homes are reflected in the quiet
water of the canals.
The Bay - a magnificent white, gently sloping beach provides safe
bathing as well as some of the finest rock and surf angling on the
East Coast. The bay itself is world famous for its waves and is
frequented by surfers from all over South Africa and overseas.
A Small Boat Harbour lies in a sheltered nook of the bay and provides
a picturesque setting and safe anchorage for calamari boats, pleasure
craft and ocean going yachts. Shops and a hotel will soon complete
the development. An airport nearby caters for those who wish to
St Francis Lighthouse
Marks one of the 'corners' of the African coast. It was erected
to warn ships of the presence of a reef that protrudes beyond Sea
Point, almost a kilometer out to sea.
Hiking - Sand River
If you are lucky, you may see the beautiful Crystal Pools. The water
in the Sand River flows underground, over the hard rocky substrate
that underlines the dunes. After heavy rains, the water table rises
to form Crystal Pools.
Eco Boat Cruises
Enjoy boat cruises around the Bay. You'll discover abundant bird
and marine life - including penguins, whales and dolphins. Boats
may not venture closer than 300m to any whale.
Explore the upper reaches of the Kromme River on a comfortable motor
launch. Stop over at Stony Boma River Camp for a picnic or barbeque.
After lunch, relax or go for a hike, canoeing, fishing or birding
on the river.
A photographer in the 60's Bruce Brown, searched the world for the
Perfect Wave. He found it at St Francis Bay, and named it 'Bruce's
Beauties' - St Francis Bay is one of the world's great surf spots.
Take an hour-long trip and sip a soothing drink or two as you experience
South Africa's own 'Little Venice' aboard a comfortable cruiser.
Irma Booysen Flora Reserve
The Reserve lies within 200m of the Cape St. Francis Resort. A walk
through the reserve is a must-do for all lovers of fynbos. Maps
and plant guides are available at the Resort's reception office.
Feedback on property sales in St. Francis Bay from Chas Everitt
International Property Group
Below are the All Sales for 2008 in St. Francis Bay, Freehold and
Sectional Title. Please note that these figures could change, as
I work with the information supplied by the Cape Town Deeds Office,
and as we are all aware it takes time to register a property, but
will keep you updated during the year.
You may be wondering, if you have a house for sale in the Santareme
area here why the agents are not doing their jobs and bringing clients
to view your property. Well the following graph says it all.
As you can see most of the interest has been in the village and
the canal areas. But we tend to go through stages in St. Francis
of areas that sale, so we will wait to see what the choice of preference
will be in 2009.
The most interesting information is your investment growth as a
property owner here. I have taken only the canals to show you, but
all the areas in St. Francis Bay are still showing growth. This
graph shows the average price paid for Freehold-Developed Property
on the canals. As seen in the graph, in 2006 the average price was
R3million, but now during 2008 this figure has grown to an average
of R5 million.
Tracy de Jager
The Time is Right Now, Right Here, and YES WE CAN
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