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17 Lovemore Crescent, Saint Francis Bay 6312 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
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21/10/01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/10/01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#7 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Francis Bay
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When intrepid Portuguese explorer Manual de Perestrelo weighed anchor in this beautiful sheltered bay in 1575, he named it "Bahia de Soa Francisca" after the Monastery of St Francisca, in his hometown of Santareme, hence the name St Francis Bay. Today you will find a tranquil "Village" with an abundance of thatch-roof homes, on the sea, with a lot to offer. Rest, peace, Golf (4 courses within a 60km radius including the well-known "Links" course), walk ways, sea and canal boat trips, superb fishing, super restaurants as well as the Port St Francis harbour. For those who enjoy surfing: "Bruce's Beauties" is world renowned and within easy walking distance from Cycads. During the December holiday season the snorkeling is amazing offered. All amenities are close by. So, come and Feel the Breeze!!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Tennis court
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Wifi
Outdoor pool
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harryh0lden68 wrote a review Jun 2022
Lincoln, United Kingdom1 contribution
Perfect stay. Friendly greeting and welcome. Very well equipped rooms and great location. One of the few areas of South Africa where it is safe to walk at night. Helpful local map provided. Breakfast was well thought out, prepared freshly with a great variety. Great value for money stay with fantastically welcoming hosts.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 19 Jun 2022
What a lovely review!! Many, many thanks!! It’s you, our guests, who make us genuinely enjoy our guesthouse - such really awesome people in this world! And you 2 were wonderful!
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carole l wrote a review May 2022
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Richard & Dee made us so welcome & thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Giraffe Room. Spotlessly clean & we appreciated all the little touches especially the electric blanket! Lovely location & they serve up a most delicious breakfast all freshly prepared & cooked. Would thoroughly recommend a stay at this lovely guesthouse & our sincere thanks to our wonderful hosts.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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ssprin393204 wrote a review May 2022
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Thoroughly enjoyed the stay in cape st Francis at Cycads. Lovely property close to beach. The breakfast was scrumptious with homemade yoghurt and bread, lovely fruit salad. The hosts were wonderfully friendly and helpful!
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Response from Dee Cranswick, Owner at Cycads on Sea Guest House
Responded 14 May 2022
Hi and we are so, so glad you enjoyed yourselves! That’s what we strive for - to offer guests a little piece of happiness, quiet and peace with us! Thank you for such a lovely review! We really appreciate it!
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jbruin895242 wrote a review May 2022
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The Cycads on Sea Guest House is of an exceptional high standard in every possible way. Richard and Dee are amazing Hosts and made our long weekend memorable, they love people and have caring hearts. The standard of the accommodation was excellent, as was the delightful breakfast prepared by Richard, and all the other extras added to make our stay enjoyable. The Hosts blessed us with a extra room, and Dee took my daughter Jessica, on a beach walk with their wonderful dogs. I would highly recommend a stay at Cycads on Sea Guest House if planning a visit to St Francis Bay or Cape St Francis. Thanks Richard and Dee, keep up the good work. Jerome, Justin and Jessica!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Dee Cranswick, Owner at Cycads on Sea Guest House
Responded 12 May 2022
Hi J, J & J, Such a lovely review! Thank you very much! We so appreciate positive feedback, it just makes "guest-housing" that much more fun! You have a lovely family and we would love to host you all again! Jessica and I have dunes to climb with the dogs and races to run! All the Best!
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Paul D wrote a review May 2022
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I recently spent three memorable nights at this amazing Home. Our gracious hosts Richard and Dee could not have been more welcoming and walking into this awesome place made me feel like I was coming home. The rooms were very comfortable and delightfully styled. Richard’s breakfasts were something to be reckoned with. Thanks Richard and Dee I can’t wait to come back to this beautiful part of the world.*****
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Dee Cranswick, Owner at Cycads on Sea Guest House
Responded 10 May 2022
Such a lovely review, Paul Thank you! We hope you will return!! I have more dunes to share with you!!
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vwilli368237 wrote a review Mar 2022
Stellenbosch, South Africa1 contribution
We stayed 1 night and the hosts took care with parking safe for the bikes & restaurant for dinner & we enjoyed perfect breakfast with selfmade bread & yoghurt. Being at home from the very first moment of arrival. Thanks!!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Dee Cranswick, Owner at Cycads on Sea Guest House
Responded 20 Mar 2022
We were so lucky to have hosted these “gorgeous bikers”! Many thanks for choosing us and for this lovely review! Hopefully we will see you again on your next road trip! All the Best!
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grae22 wrote a review Mar 2022
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Dee and Richard were excellent hosts, the room was lovely and very comfortable. They were very accommodating to our dietary needs and served a delicious breakfast (and specially blended juice!). Good location.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Dee Cranswick, Owner at Cycads on Sea Guest House
Responded 16 Mar 2022
Wonderful! Thank you Graeme - appreciate your feedback! And we are so glad you were happy! Hope to see you both again soon! x
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Tracy Knobel wrote a review Feb 2022
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A truly wholesome 4 night /3 day stay! Thank you to the welcoming and homely hosts, Richard and Dee ,who both share an extensive knowledge of the area and a ready sense of humour . Friendly,hard working staff and the occasional company from two well behaved dogs 😍. Made with love breakfasts to pleasantly full you to fuel the day ahead. Choose from colourful seasonal fruit salad, cereals , home made yoghurt, daily home made bread and jams , English breakfast and from the local diaries, the best French Brie ever! A home away from home and an all round good for the soul get away , I will always want to return again.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Dee Cranswick, Owner at Cycads on Sea Guest House
Responded 01 Mar 2022
Aaah Tracy - thank you for your awesome review!! So nice to read that our guests have really enjoyed their stay ! You will always be welcome and please do come again!!
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sharonV2762RZ wrote a review Feb 2022
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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Dee and Richard. We were made to feel at home and were able to switch off from the daily routines we follow in our lives. The location was great with easy access to two beaches. The guest house offered a peaceful and quiet environment at the end of the day and the breakfasts were great!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded 25 Feb 2022
What a lovely review, Sharon, thank you! So glad you were able to unwind and spend a bit of time with nature! Hope to host you again! Always a pleasure to meet such charming and friendly guests!
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cpulfo151674 wrote a review Jan 2022
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My family and I (wife and two small kids) had a fantastic time at Cycads on Sea. We all loved breakfast time because the food was so good, and we were always welcomed by Richard and Dee (the owners). The kids enjoyed playing in the garden, and with Foxy (the guest house dog). We all slept comfortably every nights and enjoyed waking up to the ocean view. I am certain every guest is welcomed into Cycads as if they are family.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Dee Cranswick, Owner at Cycads on Sea Guest House
Responded 25 Jan 2022
Hi Cyle and Natasha Thanks for this lovely review! And make no mistake, your little family is part of our big CycadsOnSea family! We loved getting to know all of you! Good Luck with everything and hopefully we will see you again!
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PRICE RANGE
US$51 - US$59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapeSaint Francis Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cycads on Sea Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Cycads on Sea Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Two Habours Walk - St. Francis Bay (0.2 km), Baviaans Camino (0.8 km), and St Francis Bay Beach (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cycads on Sea Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Cycads on Sea Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Cycads on Sea Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cycads on Sea Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rambling Rose garden cafe, St Francis Brewing Co - Brew Pub, and Pommes Frites gastropub.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cycads on Sea Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Cycads on Sea Guest House have airport transportation?
Yes, Cycads on Sea Guest House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Cycads on Sea Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Saint Francis Bay.