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Seal Point

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Saint Francis Bay, South Africa
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Windy and wonderful!

It is a bit of a drive out to Seal Point and we were somewhat disappointed that the lighthouse was... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2015
celticantique
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Western NY State
Light house under construction, not much of a "draw"

To be fair, the light house is being rebuilt. I am told that there is a seal rescue centre, but it... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2015
David M
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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World renowned surfing spot!
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  • Average8%
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Saint Francis Bay, South Africa
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Reviewed June 11, 2015

It is a bit of a drive out to Seal Point and we were somewhat disappointed that the lighthouse was swathed in scaffolding for repairs (but happy to see the efforts for preservation). But, we had a great time visiting Cape St Francis Penguin Rescue...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2015

To be fair, the light house is being rebuilt. I am told that there is a seal rescue centre, but it wasn't open when we were there. The view is pretty good from the coast, but what this is crying out for would be a...More

Thank David M
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Reviewed May 9, 2014

Too bad the waves were too small but with a bit of swell this right-hand point could make for an epic ride! Great longboarding wave.

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Reviewed January 21, 2014

From Hout Bay you can take a boat out to the seal colony just along the coast. The scenery is beautiful as you sail out to the ocean, and the ocean was reasonably calm, but the boat did rock a lot so be cautious if...More

Thank Kevin N
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

I have surfed here numerous times and its great. The beach is also a good break and is fab for walks and beach combing, lots of shells at the far end away from the light house. One of my favourites spots worldwide is the St...More

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

The offshore wind and 8ft waves today were absolutely awesome! Great breaks both ways for any amateur or pro surfer... just the rocky entry is tricky and long distance paddling, but the rides can last over a minute! Get stoked and surf at Seal Point,...More

Thank Mark O
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Loved it here, the wind was fairly strong with waves crashing over the rocks, we had the whole place to ourselves, very beautiful. Some good bird sightings made it a worthwhile trip.

Thank CareySJC
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Spent ages here watching the waves crashing on shore. This is a favourite spot for surfers and we sat in the sun watching some very skillful ones. We walked out to the lighthouse and penguin sanctuary. It was closed for refurbishment but we were still...More

Thank weelassieScotland
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

Worth coming here, for the beautiful lighthouse, the pristine, intact nature and vegetation, the cute penguins at the nursery next to the lighthouse. Not a must see and a bit off the beaten track, but therefore not overrun by tourists and not crowded at all....More

Thank Phantomas2
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

We decided to make the drive from Jeffrey's Bay to here to check out the lighthouse and the waterfront. Unfortunately it was a gloomier day but we still enjoyed seeing the water and the lighthouse. We took a quick peek at the penguins but we...More

Thank kramn
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