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Reviewed 16 August 2015

St Francis Bay is one of those hidden treasures. Beach. River. Canals. Waterways is one of the only B&Bs close to all three of those. The property is as authentic as it gets: Thatch roof, whitewashed walls, beautiful garden and kayaks that guests can use to explore the canals, or to paddle to the beach. Julia and Hilton welcomed us into their home, and were an amazing source of information about the history of the area, and local activities. We stayed in one of the ground-floor rooms, looking straight out onto the canal. Waking up after a good nights sleep and having a coffee overlooking the water was one of those perfect holiday-moments.
Sadly, we were not able to stay longer - there are definitely enough adventures here to keep you busy for quite a while.

  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled with family
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1  Thank Geoff S
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Reviewed 21 March 2015

The location is very special. Canals on one side (in front of your room), the lagoon and ocean on the other side. The furniture and decor are old fashioned, but nothing wrong with it. The bed is of good quality. The outdated small TV is of poor quality. The owners are friendly and accommodating.

  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 February 2015

I spent two nights at this wonderful location, on the waterway at St Francis Bay, with my wife, her sister and brother in law who had come out from the U K to spend time with us.
We arrived in the afternoon, after a harrowing trip through Baviaanskloof and were made so welcome by the owners, Julia and Hilton.
The rooms were spacious and comfortable with spectacular views across the waterways/canals.
When we had settled in and decided to go out and explore the area, and get something to eat, they were a wealth of information, giving us clear directions, and recommendations for places to eat.
The breakfast both mornings was excellent, with Hilton operating the coffee machine, and Julia cooking the eggs and bacon to our exact specifications. There was fresh fruit, cereals, yoghurt and juice as well as the bacon and eggs. Nothing was too much trouble.
They organized a cruise on the canals for us, where the boat came and collected us from the jetty in front of the house. The boat owner was a wealth of information and should be a must for anyone staying at Waterways when the weather is nice.
We would not consider staying any where else if we were in the area.

Stayed: February 2015, travelled with family
1  Thank Tony T
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Reviewed 28 February 2013

This property is in a beautiful position on the Canals area of St Francis Bay ...the views are spectacular ..The room is well furnished with sleeping area with ensuite facilities also lounge area and kitchenette. The owners (Julia and Hylton) are a very friendly couple who made us feel very welcome.They are very knowlegable of the surrounding areas and gave us good advice about places to visit ...This place is definately value for money and we enjoyed our stay here and wouldnt hesitate to recommend to our friends.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Anne D
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WaterwaysBandB, Owner at Waterways Bed And Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2013

We have just upgraded tripadvisor system, and have picked up your review on Waterways. Thank you very much for the favourable review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you again sometime. Kind regards, Julia & Hilton Thorpe

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Reviewed 21 October 2012

We had a lovely stay at Waterways.
Location is so beautiful. The room is cozy.
The owners are very friendly and you can have a nice chat with them during breakfast.
St Francisbay is beautiful, but can be very quiet outside the holidayseason.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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WaterwaysBandB, Owner at Waterways Bed And Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2013

Thank you for your favourable review on Waterways. We are only now making use of Tripadvisor, and have picked up your review very late. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much, and hope to see you here again. WIth kind regards, Julia & hilton Thorpe

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