The only draw back we have found visiting South Africa in winter is most places are very quite and St Francis bay is just that not a bad thing for us as we had just had 3 days of game drives. The Sands is a delightful place to stay next to the beach with exceptional views.
Staff and food is upto SA standard (very high) in fact the only disappointing aspect was the walk way to the beach was under repair so you could not walk directly to the beach from your room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A footstep away from the beach, a few minutes from the bustling village center and home to world class watersports and activities! This luxurious African beach house, located in the picturesque seaside village of St. Francis Bay, offers five spacious en-suite bedrooms, all with uninterrupted views of the majestic Indian Ocean and endless stretches of pristine coastline. All bedrooms are air-conditioned and offer 5 star luxury, opening onto private decks or balcony with stunning views of the beach and infinity pool. The honeymoon suite offers an extra outdoor shower and Jacuzzi hot tub on its deck, from where spectacular sunsets can be enjoyed. The glass-fronted Octagon Restaurant has a thatched roof, central fireplace and surrounding timber deck, providing a breathtaking 270 degree panoramic view of the bay. The Octagon serves breakfast, light lunches and a la carte dinners. St Francis Bay is situated close to the Eastern Cape's many malaria-free game reserves. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Sands Hotel Saint Francis Bay