Cape St. Francis is yet another incredible corner to be discovered in South Africa. After our Canoe Safari and quad bike adventure during the day, our Mosaic Tourism Tour Guide drove us through to Cape St.Francis where we hopped straight onto a boat to wind down with a glass of SA red. We cruised on through the calm sheltered waters of St. Francis Bay (state of the art holiday village on the coast) as the sun set, gazing at the 'dream houses' that lined the waters. We engaged in so many amazing adventures. From a frog safari in the lodge grounds, surf lessons and visiting SANCCOB African Penguin Rehabilitation centre, to calamari and fresh fish tasting at Porthole Port (we even saw dolphins in the sea from our ocean view table) and the intense but stunning Wild Side hike with Chokka Trail Adventures.
Cape St. Francis showed me just a few of the incredible landscapes that SA has to offer and really sold SA to me as a diverse holiday destination. The 14km hike we embarked on was a particular highlight for me and had us pave our way through sand dunes, burnt out forest, greenery, ocean front paths, beach, shipwrecks before finally arriving at the Cape St.Francis Lighthouse.
South Africa really does offer more than i ever imagined. It reminds me a lot of New Zealand in its stunning landscapes, its outdoor adventure and its... oh my god how has it taken me this long to mention the WINE. Somewhere between visiting two of the best wine regions in the world in the last two weeks, Spain and now SA, i have developed a taste for wine. My taste buds are maturing and oh my...i'm starting to appreciate a good glass of vino.
If you guys are planning a trip in this region it is well worth a stop off in Cape St.Francis for the incredible seafood and hiking, even if it’s just for lunch and a wee stroll. I highly recommend booking on to one of the Chokka Trail hikes if you fancy more than a stroll though, the guides, routes and views are epic.