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Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed 21 January 2015

We stayed at Cycads on Sea in Feb 2014. The guest house was lovely. Very clean, and you can see the sea from your room, even if you are not upstairs. Breakfast is delicious and the pool was a real treat to swim in. The hosts are very knowledgeable about the area, and even though we were a street or...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 20 November 2014

Spotless, with great breakfeasts, friendly host, FANTASTIC views. Not much more could be asked for! All the rooms have on-suite bathrooms with shower or bath or both. Each room has a deck outdoors with views and the two front rooms having the best views.

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Cycads on Sea is in a good location, overlooking St Francis Bay. Our comfortable room was at the top of the house with a balcony making the best of the great view overlooking the town and bay. Gerhard and Miemie were excellent hosts, extremely friendly, very kind and most helpful throughout our extended stay. We were always treated to lovely...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Cape St Francis is a lovely spot, as is Cycads on Sea. Walking distance to the ocean, charming accommodating hosts, great breakfast. All of our needs were met and more so. Our room was spacious with a large bathroom with tub and shower. It was private, yet with a door right out to a lovely deck.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 23 October 2013

It was my first time in St.Francis, which is a very romantic beautiful town! Cycads on Sea lived up to all my expectations. With very inviting, informative and pleasant owners who just wants you to have a good time. The rooms are bright, big and spacious with a nice area to stay outside. If you are looking for peace and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 June 2013

We stayed here for two nights during the summer and really enjoyed it. The rooms are bright and comfortable and you get your own terrace you can sit outside and enjoy some drinks. The beach is within walking distance and the owners are very friendly people who were helpful in giving us restaurant tips. The breakfast was really excellent -...

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Southport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2013

Great location and the owners (now getting on a bit) couldn't be more pleasant or try harder. Shame that the rooms we saw are very dated, bathrooms even worse and in desperate need of replacement. The room was also a bit smelly. We only stayed one night, I'm afraid we won't be going back.

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 25 March 2012

The hosts, Miemie and Gerhard,made us feel very welcome as this was our first visit to St Francis Bay, which turned out to be a quiet and nice town at the seaside. We spent two nights at the Cycads and would definitly return back. A nice, cooked breakfast is included. The beach easily reached by a short stroll from the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2012

We spent a wonderful 4 days at the Cycads on Sea earlier this month mainly thanks to the friendly hosts, Gerhard & Miemie. The Cycads is ideally located overlooking the sandy East Cape beaches of St Francis Bay. All units have direct access which makes it easy to come and go. Breakfasts are excellant and Gerhard proves detailed directions of...

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Banchory, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2012

We really enjoyed our 2 nights at Cycads, Gerhard and Miemie were so friendly and helpful. We had a lovely room with a view of the sea. The breakfasts were beautifully presented and delicious in the sweet breakfast room. We went to Cape St Francis which was lovely and A restaurant which Gerhard recommended had a lovely meal overlooking the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
When intrepid Portuguese explorer Manual de Perestrelo weighed anchor in this beautiful sheltered bay in 1575, he named it "Bahia de Soa Francisca" after the Monastery of St Francisca, in his hometown of Santareme, hence the name St Francis Bay. Today you will find a tranquil "Village" with an abundance of thatch-roof homes, on the sea, with a lot to offer. Rest, peace, Golf (4 courses within a 60km radius including the well-known "Links" course), walk ways, sea and canal boat trips, superb fishing, super restaurants as well as the Port St Francis harbour. For those who enjoy surfing: "Bruce's Beauties" is world renowned and within easy walking distance from Cycads. During the December holiday season tandem sky-diving is also offered. All amenities are close by. So, come and Feel the Breeze!! ... more   less 

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Address: 17 Lovemore Crescent, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Saint Francis Bay
Number of rooms: 7
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“All rooms have good views. Lovely Honeymoon Suite !”
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“For those who are interested, there is a golf course close by, as well as world class surfing.”
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“Upstairs room at the front of the property, or even the ground level room at the front. From these rooms you have the best views.”
  • View of the sea
  • Bathroom ensuite of room 8
 of 5 bubbles T9436MQchristineh, 18 Jul 2015 | Read review
“If you are travelling as couple, i would recommend the room upstairs. The view is amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles vanessaw89, 21 Jan 2015 | Read review
“if you enjoy the sea, beaches & surfing, then this is for you. Overlooks Bruce's Beauties & Huletts. 5min walk to Bruce's!”
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