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Cape St Francis Resort

Da Gama Way, Cape St Francis 6313 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20/06/18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Cape St Francis Resort
Updated 20/06/18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 2 hotels in Cape St Francis
Situated 108 kms west of Port Elizabeth in the quaint village of Cape St Francis lies the Cape St Francis Resort and the luxurious beach villas Beach Break. Privately owned and family run we provide accommodation ranging from luxury beach villas so choose between a sea facing or garden facing room or the entire villa. With a private swimming pool and direct beach access the villas are your ideal choice .Travelling as a family we can offer family styled cottages a mere 200 metres from the beach. These cottages are tastefully decorated and have a strong beach theme and offer a fully equipped kitchen for those who wish to self cater. Our one or two roomed Apartments offer affordable accommodation set around a communal swimming pool . Facilities at the Resort include on site restaurant and bar, Hibiscus health and beauty studio, convenience shop and Resort Adventures where you can book any one of the many activities on offer such as hikes, golf, surfing, deep sea , canal and river cruises
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Horseback riding
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Private balcony
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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FERHANA wrote a review Sep 2021
Cyrildene, South Africa12 contributions
The apartment is rather shabby and carpets are dirty. Shower head sprays water all over the show so you forced to wash your hair everyday. I wouldn't recommend the club apartments and will definitely not be back
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Cape St Francis Resort , General Manager at Cape St Francis Resort
Responded 29 Sep 2021
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay ,we have noted your comments and must sincerely apologize for not not coming up to scratch. Visitor experience is very important to us so we are very sorry that we were not given the opportunity to react and make good the issues at the time.
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l0l0100 wrote a review Mar 2021
Gordon's Bay, South Africa17 contributions2 helpful votes
I can only say that a stay here was food for the soul! We chose to visit (deliberately) during the week and extend into the weekend as we wanted peace and tranquility - we got the best of both worlds! An almost private beach from Wednesday to Friday and on the weekend got to enjoy live music and a more vibey atmosphere! Our villa: *Sunset* part of the Beach break collection and highly recommended for location. If you prefer privacy/a romantic getaway then the beachside spots are best the units are huge but perfect. Note that the units do not all necessarily have sea views so ask questions about what is best for you. This is a four-bedroom en suite villa with a private plunge pool that is steps from the beach boardwalk. The unit is fully enclosed which was perfect for my two dogs to run around (the garden is huge!) The kitchen is fully equipped with everything one would need for a longer stay and the undercover braai area outside was lovely. The bar area and additional bar fridge were nice to have also. My favorite spot was however up on the rooftop deck with its view of the lighthouse (my husband, of course, loved this as he could see the ocean and plan his fishing for the day!) As a family unit I think it would be ideal - located near the beach so not much traffic (the kids could do their own thing safely) or just simply booking with friends as you each have more than enough space to relax. They had included breakfast in our rate but we chose to self cater fully and do our own thing. Staff: Excellent so friendly from the gardeners to reservations/reception. My booking process here was hassle-free (in fact they were the first to get back to me plus provide all the information I needed - travelling with dogs is not easy and they really make the process simple - THANK YOU!!) Food: We had one dinner at the Full Stop Cafe and the burgers were delicious (the rest of the time we ate at "home") - with a large outside area under roof plus a large garden (kids area) this was the ideal night out - good live music and a lovely ambience. Their covid protocols were excellent, it was nice to see that what they say is what they do. In fact, they seem to bend over backwards to keep guests safe and that was appreciated. The entire resort you could see took this very seriously. Shop/Amenities: They have a small shop stocking the basics plus some beach gear which is very convenient. I didn't get to visit the spa but its on my list for next time! Beach - FIVE STAR. It got a bit busier at the end of each day when people knocked off work and on the weekend but on the midweek days it was me and my dogs with a scattering of surfers at the point. People-free beaches - who needs more! Overall a fantastic break and I would not hesitate to return to Sunset villa - Thank you to everyone at the Resort for making our stay so enjoyable!
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Date of stay: March 2021
Room Tip: Units closer to the beach are quieter and definitely worth the upgrade.
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Response from Cape St Francis Resort , General Manager at Cape St Francis Resort
Responded 23 Mar 2021
Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us , your input and kind words are much appreciated and will be passed onto the relevant staff . Its such a pleasure when things go right from the start , even the weather came out blazing. So pleased that you enjoyed your Beach Break experience and look forward to welcoming you back.
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ASuliman wrote a review Jan 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa30 contributions8 helpful votes
This resort is short of absolutely nothing! Best location, lovely rooms, well serviced and lovely restaurant. We stayed at beach break which has the beat access to the beach. The units are well equipped with clean towels every day. Breakfast was included, and was really delicious! Sadly my trip was ruined by the very poor customer service. I had asked for several days to move to a 5 bedroom unit as my sons had arrived. The unit was available and I was willing to pay the difference. However I received resistance and was told the CEO would have to agree. Lady said she would call me back shortly. Still waiting for the call!!! Almost perfect holiday!
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Date of stay: January 2021
Notdonaldtrump wrote a review Jan 2021
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa90 contributions41 helpful votes
Great location near the main beach, nice safe village feel (if houses perhaps a little too closely clustered) but “Thyme” is a grim little cottage, with main bedroom saturated by the previous guest’s cigarette smoke, very poor ventilation, no fans, and a kitchen overwhelmed with damp and black mould, clearly painted over in the past for cosmetic effect. And the DSTV didn’t work. All the above reported to reception on morning we moved in. The response was to send a cleaner armed with a surface spray. DSTV not repaired. No offer to switch to alternative accommodation. There is a space for a dishwasher, but no machine. I would go back because of the location, but suggest opt for one of the larger, better quality beach villas with a pool and share with friends. The owner/Resort need to spend some money on Thyme to make it pleasant.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Cape St Francis Resort , General Manager at Cape St Francis Resort
Responded 23 Mar 2021
We do appreciate you taking the time to review your stay with us .At the outset please accept our sincere apologies and thank you for bringing some issues to our attention. We have worked through your list and rectified what we could and sincerely hope that we have rectified the problem areas. As we have a variety of accommodation options it is important that guests select the correct category and it is for this reason that we have virtual tours to make matters easier. We do hope that you will give us another chance and return .
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Randburg wrote a review Dec 2020
Randburg, South Africa303 contributions113 helpful votes
We ate lunch at the restaurant and got to make use of the clean and refreshing swimming pool. Seafood was fresh and delicious and other items like burgers and fries were also of a very good quality. We also did the canal cruise with Dave which is recommended to see the extravagant mansions and what life in the canals is like. Dave also provided some nice insights into the history of the canals.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Joe Fish , General Manager at Cape St Francis Resort
Responded 02 Jan 2021
Thanks so much for taking the time to experience the Cape St Francis Resort , your input is much appreciated. Hope that your seafood included our near famous calamari. Look forward to your return visit.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cape St Francis Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Cape St Francis Resort?
Nearby attractions include Port St Francis (2.1 km), Seal Point Lighthouse (1.1 km), and Seal Point (1.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cape St Francis Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Cape St Francis Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Cape St Francis Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Cape St Francis Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cape St Francis Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rambling Rose garden cafe, Chokka Block Restaurant, and St Francis Brewing Co - Brew Pub.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cape St Francis Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Cape St Francis Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Cape St Francis Resort offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cape St Francis Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.