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Address: Triton Avenue, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
Phone Number: 0738250835
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Port St Francis is the only privately owned working harbour in SA. Come see...

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.

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Charming and Quaint

This small fishing harbour is incredibly quaint and charming. There are walkways to explore, and fantastic restaurants to visit. On a good day, it is possible to see the wind... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kyle H
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small fishing harbour is incredibly quaint and charming. There are walkways to explore, and fantastic restaurants to visit. On a good day, it is possible to see the wind turbines near Jeffrey's Bay on the other side of the bay. It is very peaceful here, but gets quite busy in season.

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Thank Kyle H
Durbanville, South Africa
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282 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our third visit to Port St. Francis. This is a working harbour and is quite interesting. However, we found the place to be a bit rundown and, being Winter, deserted. There are quite a few restaurants in Port St. Francis, most with views over the harbour. A lick of paint here and there would do it good. Of... More 

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Thank georgestof
Brenham, TX USA
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Great to be able to watch the chokka boats prep for their month long fishing trips. One lucky fisherman caught an 87 kilo while we were staying near the port. Loligos restaurant is a great place for dinner that overlooks the port and the beautiful bay at sunset

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Thank SuzanneBrenham_TXUSA
East London, South Africa
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42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We go every year and as a fisherman I love the harbor and the great restaurants. We stay in the Port, either in the Hotel or in an apartment. The only negative is the lack of people out of season which makes it very lonely with no atmosphere.

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Thank BreezeInn4
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Our group's visit here was during the 2 harbours walk. It's a lovely harbour, with a wooden walkway, under the apartment building, next to the bedrock,lined with fishermens' boots with plants growing in them! Unexpected and quaint. You get a close up view of the Chokka boats moored alongside the walkway as well as some of the luxury, recreational yachts... More 

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Thank mkossie
Cape St Francis, South Africa
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This place is a working harbor and also a vacation place for boats. There are many wonderful views when you visit as well as some great places to eat and drink. For the visitors there are boat rides, fishing and more.

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Thank RodPen
Ballito, South Africa
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Very dissapointing. Most of the shops were closed for business even though it was holiday season. Not much else to do there. Could be such a lovely tourist attraction if given some TLC and some thought

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Thank LizC312612
Knysna, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Nice little complex of a strange variety of shops office and restaurants. Seems to battle with the seasonality of this coastal area

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Thank Mike M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

Ate at the little fish shop and Deli. BEST Fish 'n Chips I have had in South Africa. By far. Calamari was also best in SA. Fresh, tasty, well seasoned. Only issue I am sure would be in season, it must be heaving!!!

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Lydd-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Port Saint Francis is very picturesque but not very big and not a lot to keep you for very long. There are a few nice cafes.

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