Just an hour west of Gqebertha on the gorgeous sunshine coast, St Francis Bay is a picturesque holiday village known for its amazing surfing opportunities and pristine white-sand beach. An extensive network of human-made canals built between black and white houses allows for sunset picnic cruises straight from your doorstep. Visitors can enjoy a variety of water activities along the canals and in the ocean such as swimming, waterskiing, tubing, boating, and fishing. Take a day trip to the nearby village of Cape St Francis to see the photogenic Seal Point Lighthouse and visit the wonderful penguin rehabilitation facility. Nature lovers can explore trails at Boskloof Nature Reserve, known for its prolific birdlife; Irma Booysen Nature Reserve, filled with endemic fynbos species; and Romazini Valley, home to Cape Clawless Otter and Spotted Eagle Owl.