Start your day with an early morning cup of tea or coffee while enjoying the tranquility and beauty of the canals with the abundant birdlife in evidence. Perhaps this could be followed by a leisurely stroll to the beach where the kids can frolic in the waves, whilst you spot a school of dolphins or a whale (during whale season). Come back to a hearty, gourmet, english breakfast served on the terrace or in the cosy dining room.
The perfect way to end your day would be a leisurely sundowner cruise along our extensive canal system followed by a quiet drink in our cosy lounge or our casual TV lounge / library before visiting one of our many restaurants offering superb cuisine. Should you prefer a self catering option for your lunch or evening meal, we offer barbeque facilities.
Whatever interests you individually, your hosts, Brian and Sandy Cunningham, will endevour to make your visit to our pristine and special little village a memorable one!
The highlight for most visitors to St Francis Bay and can be booked with Brisan on the Canals. Owners Brian and Sandy both have ‘Skippers Tickets’ and have been cruising the canals and river for many years. Our pontoon boat, “The Swan of Brisan”, is equipped with a gas griller and full gas stove in order to prepare a delicious meal or light refreshments while cruising. As one American journalist wrote and said “Your B&B is lovely, and the experience of having breakfast out on the water in the morning was definitely the highlight of our trip.” The sights and sounds which abound will prove to be just that.
To make the most of your stay, why not book a round of golf on one of our fantastic golf courses, St Francis Links and St Francis Bay. Both courses are
well manicured and ensure a most pleasurable golfing experience.
We have a 2 seater ride-on golf cart for hire.
For more information visit: St Francis Links | St Francis Bay Golf
Port St Francis is waiting to be discovered when you next visit one of the Eastern Cape’s best kept secrets.
Port St Francis, a working harbour is home to a large fleet of squid, hake and pilchard vessels with more moorings filled by charter boats, deep sea fishing boats and yachts from all over the world are surrounded by residential penthouses and apartments in a Mediterranean building style. A business centre with offices, restaurants and other retail outlets finishes the picture.
Seal Point lighthouse is situated approximately 30 km from Humansdorp and 100 km from Port Elizabeth and is home to the tallest masonry building, standing 27.75 meters high. The focal plane is 36 meters above sea level and the light has a range of 28 sea miles.
Joseph Flack, a civil Engineer and architect who was employed by the Cape Colonial Government at the time was instrumental in building this majestic building. He was also involved in building Robben Island.
For the more adventurous and energetic, sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing, paddling, horse-riding, cycling, quad biking and hiking are great options. If you prefer to ‘do-it-yourself’ we have canoes and a canal boat for hire. Perhaps we can pack a picnic basket for you to enjoy while you explore the magnificent scenery up the Kromme River and our extensive waterways at your leisure.
For those who just wish to relax ‘at home’ you can enjoy a good book while sipping a long, cool drink on our private beach, or watch the children building sandcastles and frolicking in the warm canal water.