The Sands at St Francis Bay

The Sands at St Francis Bay is a gem, this small 5* guest house has the “A1” position on the long sandy beach at St Francis and is just a short walk into the town centre. It has long been a favourite for our clients, especially those on South African golf holidays on the Garden Route.

Boutique style decor, and personalised service make this one of the nicest places to stay on the Garden Route. The property has sea views all around and every room faces the ocean with a door opening onto the garden and steps down to the sandy beach.

The lounge, deck and restaurant all overlook the sea, perfect for enjoying the superb cuisine on offer, be sure to have dinner here, it’s a treat! Guest can help themselves to the honour bar or choose something from the wine list.

Make sure you keep one eye on the sea to spot the dolphins- a couple of sundowners always makes them easier to see! Outside is a small lap pool overlooking the beach, or if that’s too energetic, head down to the cellar and enjoy some wine tasting. There is a second enclosed pool with a sun deck and loungers.

Rooms at The Sands, St Francis Bay
The property has five twin/double rooms in total, each with stunning views and a nice airy feel. All the rooms feature wooden floors, elegant en suite bathrooms and some with four poster beds. There are marble jacuzzi baths, separate showers and under floor heating. Each standard room has doors opening up onto the garden and the steps down to the beach. The honeymoon room is elevated with its own deck and has an outdoor Jacuzzi.

Breakfast is included and there is an a la Carte menu in the evenings, offering a superb choice and a very high standard of European style cuisine. Enjoy an aperitif on the deck or at the bar before dinner.

St Francis Bay area is a mecca for surfers and beach goers, the long white powder sand stretches as far as the eye can see.

The Jack Nicklaus St Francis Links golf course has opened close by and the local St Francis Bay Golf Club is in the village. Both are excellent links courses. We recommend the area as part of our South Africa golf holidays and our golf tours of the Garden Route. The links-style courses in St Francis offer a nice contrast to the other golf courses along the coast.

For non golfers, don’t miss a boat trip along the canals that wind through this picturesque thatched roof town, a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

For more information about South Africa holidays, or staying at The Sands at St Francis Bay contact us here or call +44 208 249 5919 to speak to our South Africa golfing holiday’s team.



In our opinion: This is one of the best spots on the Garden Route for a relaxed couple of days or a couple of rounds of golf on 2 different courses. The rooms are light and airy and food is excellent. We like the relaxed atmosphere of the hotel.

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The Sands at St Francis Bay Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Beach towels supplied
  • En suite with Jacuzzi bath and shower
  • Honour Bar
  • Lounge area and books
  • Mini Bar/ Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Patio area outside each room with chairs

  • Restaurant
  • Safe
  • Swimming pools (2)
  • Satellite TV in each room
  • Wine cellar
  • wifi