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Welcome to Surf & Safari

Kouga Baviaans Surf & Safari Country features Jeffreys Bay, St Francis Bay, Cape St Francis, Humansdorp, Hankey, Patensie, Baviaanskloof and is the southern gateway into the Baviaanskloof Mega Wilderness Reserve

Enjoy a day on the beach, explore the coastline, browse through a farm stall, have a meal at a country restaurant, experience the magic of long forgotten cultures, marvel at spectacular scenery or discover a real touch of wilderness on a guided or self drive tour into the Baviaans.  All of this is available right here in the Kouga Baviaans Surf and Safari Country.

Featured Accommodation (Click for More Info)

  • De Mist Cottage
    Set in beautiful surroundings on a working Citrus and Vegetable Farm. Come and enjoy farm life in clean fresh air, get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, simply relax with your favourite book in the sun, try your luck with Carp fishing, go for a hike or have a good old "braai" with friends in our private "lapa".
  • Cape St Francis Beach Break
    Set on the edge of the dunes overlooking the Cape St Francis beach stands Beach Break , 5 luxury villas only steps from the ocean. Offering self catering or bed and breakfast it is ideal for a family or group of friends travelling together.
  • On The Spot Guest House
    On the Spot Bed and Breakfast offer you a warm welcome to the friendly, beautiful, laid back town of St Francis Bay on the sunshine coast of South Africa's Eastern Cape - A place where life slows to a relaxed pace allowing you to unwind and recharge.
  • Milkwood Country Cottage
    Milkwood Country Cottage has unique charm and is situated in a village like no other St Francis Bay, gateway to the famed Garden Route, 1 hour away from Port Elizabeth. It is here you will come to enjoy time to yourself, time to unwind and rejuvenate. It’s here that time itself seems to take it’s pace from the lazy river meandering slowly into the Indian Ocean. You’re in a place of beauty, natural splendour and charm.
  • Cape St Francis Village Break
    Village Break consists of cottages built in the traditional Cape Dutch style and vary in size from two to five-bedrooms each with most bedrooms being en-suite. The cottages are comfortably equipped in a beach cottage decor and have a fully equipped kitchen for self-catering as well as a limited DSTV bouquet and a braai area. Cottages in Village Break are serviced daily.
  • Brisan B&B
    St Francis Bay is the unexplored jewel of the Garden Route and is situated only 100 kms from Port Elizabeth en route to Cape Town. St Francis Bay can also be a wonderful stop over for guests going on to Addo Elephant Park or the perfect overnight prior to flying out of Port Elizabeth on your final leg of your journey around South Africa.

Featured Attractions (Click for More Info)

  • The Old Gamtoos River Bridge
    The old Gamtoos River bridge was opened in 1895 and replaced the pont that was used to cross the Gamtoos River since the mid 1800's.
  • Humansdorp Museum
    The Humansdorp Museum, a cultural history museum, focuses on the growth and development of Humansdorp through its display of farming implements, bottles, shells, clothing and crockery. It also features a restored water mill.
  • Phillips Tunnel
    The Phillips Tunnel is the oldest irrigation tunnel in South Africa. Construction on the tunnel started in 1843 by William Phillip with the help of Khoi labourers and in just more than a year they completed the 228 meter tunnel by hand. The tunnel was used for over a century and has been declared a national monument.
  • Cape St. Francis Lighthouse
    Seal Point lighthouse continues to watch over the coast and has done for almost 123 years resulting in fewer shipwrecks. Enjoy a guided tour through this sentinal of the sea. The Lighthouse Coffee Shop offers a wide variety of de”light” full meals and snacks.
  • Kouga Dam
    The dam is a double curvature arch dam 82 m high with a storage capacity of 128,7 million m3. Provision was made in the design to allow for a future raising of the water level by some 15,2 m. The construction of the wall marked the beginning of an era of double curvature arch dams in South Africa. Besides the normal central overspill section, flood-control sluice gates with chute spillways were provided on the left flank
  • Jeffreys Bay Shell Museum
    Famous for its rich variety of shells found along the beaches, Jeffreys remains a favourite haunt for shell collectors and beach combers. The Shell Museum houses are a variety of shells from all over the world in glass cases with Shell Booths where local shell craft can be purchased right outside.

Featured Activities (Click for More Info)

  • Cape St Francis Penguin Rescue & Rehabilitation Centre
    "Penguins are fascinating creatures, intriguing scientists and tourists alike. Whether offering us the mystery and beauty of a 300-metre dive or entertaining us with comic clumsiness on land, these charismatic creatures delight the eye and captivate the heart." - Phil Hockey 2001.
  • Gonjah 4x4 Route
    The exciting Gonjah 4 x 4 Route is a fabulous way to explore and discover the gorgeous area of the Gamtoos River Valley in the Eastern Cape. This area borders the Baviaanskloof region, which is one of this province’s most prized natural jewels and tourist attractions.
  • African Dawn Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary
    In the heart of a valley, only a stone's throw away from the hustle and bustle of P.E and Jeffreys Bay lies African Dawn Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is set within beautiful grounds nestled between rolling hills, close to the ocean and is a relaxing place to spend a lazy day. Our spacious enclosures and open grounds provide the visitor with a feeling of peace and tranquility.
  • Wavecrest Surf School
    The coolest surf school in town.We'll teach you the ABC of surfing. Learn about safety, how to catch a wave, balance and how to stand up. This step by step process really works!
  • Baviaans-Kouga4x4 trail and travel route
    The baviaans-kouga4x4 trail is a unique travel experience for those visiting the Baviaanskloof region. it offers travellers an unique opportunity to enter the Baviaanskloof and the World heritage site on the only 4x4 trail that enters the Baviaanskloof, via Baviaans Lodge, " the Fynbos Entrance " to the Baviaanskloof.
  • The Chokka Trail
    Enjoy four days of stunning coastline, sand dunes, tidal rivers, nature reserves and wetlands.


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