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Nautical Festival Poster

Editorial 23 April 2015

Another long weekend?  No, two!  And St Francis will be celebrating it with the second annual Nautical Festival – there is something for everyone to enjoy between 24 April and 2 May.  Best news is that we won’t have to cook, as many restaurants jumped on board with seafood specials or special event evenings for the whole week.

You can find the full program under Events, or just phone Hantie at the St Francis Tourism office on 042-294 0076.  Come join us for the Nautical Colours Run on Sunday – but please, leave the designers at home and come in old clothes… remember, the theme is nautical…

See you at Port St Francis over the weekend!

Lekker lees




2014/5 Events Calendar

Friday 24 April – Saturday 2 May St Francis Nautical Festival Programme

Friday 24 April

18h00:  Beer Tent, Sunset Cruises at Port St Francis

Boat decorating competition and registration for Nautical Festival Fishing Competition (Tim 082 569 3750).  Categories deep sea, rock and surf, river, spear and kayak.

Sunset Cruise – St Francis Safaris, 082 569 3750

Light-up of squid boats at 19:00 Read more …


Community Diary


  • 08:30 – 13:00 Bridge Club at St Francis Links, contact Wendy McKenzie on 042 294 0541
  • 08:30 – 09:30  The Studio, Village Centre:  Yoga for all levels
  • St Francis United Christian Church Home Groups:  10:00 Pat Munro (042 294 0583)
  • 10:30 – 11:30 Nadine’s Boot Camp for Girls, contact 079 509 2071
  • 11:00 – 13:00 Balobi Fresh Fish Market @ Port St Francis – 042 2940 148
  • 13:00 Tabs at Bowls Club
  • From 14:00 Tennis lessons by coach Clare Millson –  group or private, adults and children at the St Francis Bay Tennis Club.  Contact Clare on 042 294 0630 or 0732215524. Read more …

Coloured fun for runners on Sunday

A fun run will colour the festivities on Sunday 26 April at Port St Francis as participants in the 5km trail run or walk will to go through three colour zones, sure to put a smile on your dial! Read more …

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Baboon Trophy – golf day with a big difference!

Since 2003 a very special bond exists between the lady golfers of the St Francis Bay and Jeffreys Bay Golf Clubs, as that was the year when the St Francis ladies challenged the Jeffreys Bay ladies to compete in an individual match play competition, soon to become a bi-annual event.  To win the much sought after Baboon Trophy, your team has to loose!  What a great tradition between the two ladies sections. Read more …


Well spotted, Nick!

On Tuesday 21 April, Nick Borman of the Oyster Bay Beach Lodge in Oyster Bay noticed fast moving buoys in the water just in front of his lodge.  He immediately realised that it is not the current and it could only be an animal in distress.  He notified the NSRI Station 21, who activated the South African Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) to respond.  Within 20 minutes the team arrived with the rescue craft Spirit of St Francis and their trained SAWDN volunteer crew. Read more …


Nauti-birds talk during Nautical Festival week

The Friends of the Heritage Centre invites all to attend their Nauti Birds talk as part of the St Francis Nautical Festival celebrations.  Dr Phil Whittington from the East London Museum will give this on Wednesday, 29 April 2015 at 14:30. Read more …

brunsvigia on pavement (600 x 450)

Beautiful plants of the Kouga – protect, don’t dig up!

Beautiful Brunsvigia gregaria are currently showing their inflorescences of pink flowers above pavements, lawns and wild places in the Kouga Region. Plant lovers and botanists are concerned that it will die out if people, new to the area, are not informed about them and they would like to encourage people to protect this very special plant. Read more …

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Photos by Sea Snappi – 6312 and surrounds…

These pics are a true reflection of not only our life in the the greater St Francis and the Kouga, but in South Africa – enjoy them with me, a remarkable diary of what we all share in 6312…! Read more …