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St Francis Bay & Cintsa

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St Francis Bay & Cintsa


Were are a Family of 4 adults & two teenage girls 12 & 15 y.o..

We will stay one week in St Francis Bay & then travel to Cintsa for one week for my daughters wedding.

We fly into PLZ & out of ELS airports

Any ideas of good itineraries -not too much driving as we plan to be fairly relaxed but would like to do things that are not too boring for the teenagers.

Additionally we would welcome advice on what to see/route from SFB to Cintsa.



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1. Re: St Francis Bay & Cintsa

St Francis Bay is about the beach. There is not much else to do here except surfing, swimming, fishing, relaxing on the beach, talking walks along the coast. With a bit of driving you can however reach Tsitsikamma from here and do canopy tours, black water tubing on the Storms river, hiking in the forest, snorkelling at Storms River mouth, etc. Jeffreys Bay of course is nearby St Francis which is a surfing hot spot, and a much livelier town for the teenage girls (with a sprinkling of night life even, although city folk would laugh at the JBay night life).

Getting to Cintsa will take a good 3-4 hours and if you are happy to break up the trip and spend one night along the way, I would recommend going via Addo Elephant National Park. You can also do this as a day trip on the way, provided you leave early (Addo is at least 2 hours from St Francis) and don't mind arriving late to Cintsa. Another alternative is to take the coastal route via Kenton on Sea and Port Alfred, which takes a bit longer but is a lot more scenic and pleasant to drive than the N2 via Grahamstown.

Once you get to Cintsa, the Wild Coast is nearby and there are lots of beautiful rivermouths and estuaries you can visit. Again, it is about the beach here, although there is more natural beauty here than at St Francis (the vegetation is also more subtropical). There is a small game reserve near Cintsa called Inkwenkwezi which may be worth a visit, you can do horse riding on the beach nearby, go for walks, charter a boat for deep sea fishing, or go canoeing. If I remember correctly Cintsa has a tourism info centre where you can get all the brochures for activities in the area.

Have fun!

Onne from Wild Wings Safaris

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2. Re: St Francis Bay & Cintsa

Many thanks for a very comprehensive reply Wild Wings

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