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Port St Francis

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Triton Avenue, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
+27 42 294 0954
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Little gem in the Eastern Cape!

We recently spent 7 days staying at timeshare close to the Port. What a fantastic little Port with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Andy212015
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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Weird Manufactored Place

Didn't feel very authentic I suppose is the only way I can describe it. It's like a toy town. 'Rich... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mazz1088
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Port St Francis is the only privately owned working harbour in SA. Come see what how the chokka fleet operates while enjoying a meal at any of the restaurants. Accommodation available. Beautiful views of the ocean.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good46%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“calamari” (10 reviews)
“fishing boats” (7 reviews)
“port st” (8 reviews)
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Triton Avenue, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We recently spent 7 days staying at timeshare close to the Port. What a fantastic little Port with some great restaurants. Awesome to see the "chokka" boats all lined up and the sea otters and birds. Did however notice on a couple of occasions a...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Didn't feel very authentic I suppose is the only way I can describe it. It's like a toy town. 'Rich white folk' swan around being served by 'poor black folk' who live in the township 1km a way. Doesn't feel very progressive and coming from...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were following the beach walk and ended up in the port. So pleased we did as there was so much going on. The Calamri Capital of South Africa we found out! Loved the whole development with all the walkways around the houses into the...More

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Alex G, Manager at Port St Francis, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much. We really appreciate your views.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful port with some great restaurants and a bar. Fantastic view and definitely worth a visit.

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Alex G, Manager at Port St Francis, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review and we are really happy that you enjoyed your time here.

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

A great place to wander round and see a real working harbour, the biggets calamari fishing fleet in South Africa

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Alex G, Manager at Port St Francis, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thank you. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us.

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Visited on cloudy day so thought we would visit. Busy little fishing harbour. Worth a visit to watch the comings and goings.

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Alex G, Manager at Port St Francis, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thank you for your review and happy that you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

This was a highlight spot to visit in St Francis as it is not only picturesque but also a busy fishing port with lots of interesting information on the industry

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Alex G, Manager at Port St Francis, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thank you so much for your review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us.

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

A thriving fishing port it seems. The people are warm and friendly which isn’t surprising since they live in paradise.

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Alex G, Manager at Port St Francis, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you so much for your review. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again sometime.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Great place for lunch or dinner with a variety of restaurants. There are boat trips as well. Great place to visit.

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Alex G, Manager at Port St Francis, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to submit a review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Great view of a working harbour as the Chokka Boats prepared for sea. The port is small but has an interesting history of fishing for calamari or 'Chokka' which set out to fish overnight with bright lights which attract the 'Chokka' prey.

Thank BARRY S
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Alex G, Manager at Port St Francis, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, it is greatly appreciated and we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit.

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