revitalise | reboot | recharge

your soul

at Cape St Francis

Playground on your doorstep

Wilson’s Beach Cottage has its own private beach path directly onto the beach 100 meters away. You can literally walk to your favourite surf spot, run your favourite trail, cycle your favourite mountain bike route, hike, bird watch and so much more right from the Cottage.

We have a dream braai area sheltered from the wind, fully decked with large custom-made day beds which adorn the whole deck area. Picture coming off the beach straight into the best outdoor hot & cold shower surrounded by a forest for complete privacy. After a morning of exercise, relax in the sun reading a book or snooze under the milk woods listening to the sound of the birds and sea – food for the soul.

Boasting a state-of-the-art slow combustion fireplace for those cold winter nights, we also have all the mod cons you need in a self-catering cottage plus complete privacy as you are surrounded by nature away from the craziness of life – truly a gem to recharge your batteries and reconnect to nature, family and friends!

Location

The Cottage is surrounded by 4 different nature reserves – you can literally follow from our doorstep (no need to drive) well marked trail runs, mountain bike routes, hikes. You can also surf, kiteboard, dive, fish or bird watch in all the different biomes or just simply stroll along 2.5km of unspoilt pristine beach (5km run along the same beach from our Cottage and back).

About Cape St Francis

Cape St Francis is a unique and exclusive paradise on the South African coastline of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Cape St Francis offers visitors an abundance of activities to choose from! This seaside village draws holiday makers from all over the world to enjoy the glorious beaches and excellent water-sport facilities, from the shores of the Kromme River at St Francis Bay… a leisurely lifestyle and the magical beauty; this unspoilt paradise makes St Francis an ideal holiday destination!

Get Active

Surfing

Cape St. Francis is now known as one of the best surfing locations. Given its geological location, it is susceptible to swell year-round from large low-pressure systems that form between Antarctica and the southern tip of Africa. When large south west swells wrap around Seal Point and the prevailing offshore winds come up, the surfing is world class.

Birdwatching

For avid birdwatchers this is a paradise of amazing bird watching opportunities through a biodiverse array of different nature reserves all yielding different species. Download the bird list and walk armed with information to spot and tick off all the birds endemic to this rich area!

Trail Running, Hiking & Mountain Biking

Cape St Francis has an abundance of well-marked trails starting right from your doorstep. Immerse yourself in nature and hike, run or mountain bike freely through 4 different nature reserves showcasing the amazing biodiversity of flora and fauna on routes and distances chosen by you! If you are wanting a breath-taking 1 or 2 day hike, trail or mountain bike adventure you will never forget, consider visiting the Baviaanskloof  or Tsitsikamma Forest. 
Please enquire by email once bookings have been confirmed.

WILDLIFE ADVENTURES

Where in the world can you go and experience the peace of the ocean experienced through a relaxing beach holiday together with the raw breathtaking beauty of the big 7 in malaria-free Game Parks. We are spoilt for choice with an abundance of parks such as the iconic Addo Elephant Park which has over 700 free-roaming Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Rhino, and the shy Leopard! Only in this hidden gem can you do this. Bespoke 1 and 2-day game trips are offered from Wilson’s Beach Cottage. Alternatively, if you want a truly African experience, you can combine a bespoke “surf and turf” adventure starting with a few days in the bush guided by safari specialists who have 40 years plus combined experience guiding tours throughout South Africa, followed up by a few days at the sea at Wilson’s Beach Cottage unwinding even further!  

Please enquire by email once bookings have been confirmed.

Wildlife footage and photographs by Alan Fogarty for Alan Tours

Swimming

Liquid Lines just 1 km up the road – this is a must! They offer aerobics sessions, and strenuous swimming sessions, water cross fit and plenty more in the gym. Best to book sessions during season as they are extremely popular!

Golf

Bunkers, lakes, long drives and beautifully tendered greens draw golfers to the area year after year! Plan your holiday with a mix of different courses:
The St Francis Bay Golf Club is situated within the heart of the picturesque village of St Francis. This full 18 hole course offers challenging holes for all levels.
St Francis Links is a natural course between the beach and arable land, it challenges all who play it and rewards those who respect it.
A short drive to Humansdorp, will lead you to Zwartenbosch Golf Club. Although set out over 9 holes, this course offers different tee boxes for holes 10 -18.

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Monthly Market

If you happen to be in St Francis during the last weekend of the month, there is a fabulous market worth visiting selling anything from Karoo lamb to colourful costumes!

Restaurants

Cape St Francis and St Francis Bay offer a variety of restaurants for your enjoyment. You can choose from gourmet establishments to casual beach cafés. Details of these restaurants are in our information file in the house for your convenience.

Spas

Should you want to spoil yourself, Cape St Francis and St Francis Bay offer a choice of Spas to pamper you. The Spa in the resort is literally a walk away!