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“Little gem in the Eastern Cape!”
Review of Port St Francis

Port St Francis
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 24 April 2018

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 strong smell of diesel and tell tale sheen on the water- hope they monitor this so as to not affect the sea life.

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Alex G, Manager at Port St Francis, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Port.

The Harbour Master monitors the harbour very closely and takes immediate action. we are all extremely careful about ensuring our wildlife are safe.

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 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 London and being used to (& loving) a diverse and inclusive culture this just felt weird.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

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 main port area. Very tastefully done remiscent of a Mediterranean style habour.
A selection of Restaurants and cafes there and plenty of safe parking we noticed whilst you watch the busy port activities.
Definately worth a look.

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Alex G, Manager at Port St Francis, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you so much. We really appreciate your views.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

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 April 2018

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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