The Sands @ St Francis

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The Sands @ St Francis is a thatch-roofed, whitewashed African beach house set on the edge of the Indian Ocean. Located in the Eastern Cape’s stunning St Francis Bay, The Sands offers uninterrupted views of the coast and is well placed to deliver a wonderful beach holiday in a peaceful and unspoilt environment.

Spend lazy days at the beach, go on whale watching and dolphin safaris or book deep-sea fishing trips, paddle-skiing excursions and canal cruises. St Francis Bay is also only an hour away from Port Elizabeth, gateway to the excellent Addo Elephant National Park, as well as being within easy striking distance of many of the Eastern Cape's malaria-free Big 5 game reserves.


  • Homely African beach-style elegance
  • Set in the beautiful village of St Francis
  • Private ocean views from your jacuzzi
  • Great facilities on offer and activities nearby


  • Day tours
  • Beach activities
Lovely beach house, with magnificent beach views. Relax on the deck, while enjoying a cold beverage and soaking up some sun.
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The Sands @ St Francis has five spacious and stylish rooms with en suite bathrooms offering separate showers and terry towel robes. All the rooms are air conditioned and feature internet access, satellite television, a room safe, tea and coffee-making facilities and mini bar (stocked on request).


Cool off in the infinity pool while you gaze out to sea or simply enjoy the scenery from your private deck.

You can also book a beauty treatment or massage, relax in the steam room and enjoy a Jacuzzi.

Other facilities at The Sands include internet access, a laundry service and guest lounge. Staff will be happy to arrange local tours and excursions throughout the region.


Offering fine cuisine accompanied by excellent views, the thatched Octagon Restaurant is glass-fronted with a central fireplace and has a surrounding timber deck offering a 300° view of the bay.

You can enjoy full English breakfasts, light lunches and à  la carte dinners paired with some fine wines from the Director’s Cellar.

Lunch and beverages may also be enjoyed at the pool. Should you prefer to eat out, the hotel is also close to some fine restaurants.

General facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Bar
  • Computer facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant


  • Air conditioning
  • En-suite bath and shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini bar
  • Safe in room
  • Tea & coffee-making facilities
  • Television
  • Outdoor area
  • Underfloor heating


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2018-01-11 — 2018-04-30Bed & Breakfast $205
2018-05-01 — 2018-09-30Bed & Breakfast $135
2018-10-01 — 2018-12-20Bed & Breakfast $220
2018-12-21 — 2019-01-10Bed & Breakfast $265
2019-01-11 — 2019-04-30Bed & Breakfast $220

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
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The Sands @ St Francis

Peter Andrews

"Fantastic - should have stayed more nights, great food, fantastic room, views to die for, staff that couldn't do enough."

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