Chas Everitt Coastal Property for Sale: Eastern Cape - St Francis Bay - Canals: This is a very large canal house for a large family. 6 Bedrooms, all en-suite. An ideal location to convert this home into a fabulous guest house. The lounge area has a built-in fireplace and is open plan to the dining area and kitchen. Patio doors opening onto a large tiled veranda to relax on and to enjoy the views of the Kromme River and mouth. These views are from most bedrooms which each have their own balcony. This is a great investment and includes all furniture. Outside laundry, single garage and carport. The picturesque holiday hamlet of St Francis Bay lies snuggled amongst the cover laden dunes lining the stunning Bay of St Francis. The Kromme River, traversable for 10 km, twists and winds its tranquil way down to an outstanding marina where the gracious white walled thatched homes are reflected in the quiet water of the canals. A marvelous white, lightly sloping beach provides safe bathing as well as some of the finest rock and surf angling on the Eastern Cape Coast at the bay. It is world famous for its waves and is frequented by surfers from all over the world. St Francis Bay, a quaint village situated only 100 kms from Port Elizabeth and at the gateway to the Garden Route, is a very sought after area for homes and vacant land. The Chas Everitt International Property Group, recognized property specialists, are able to assist with all your investment enquiries. Ideal for holiday get-aways or long earned retirement needs, St Francis Bay is well known for its gracious white walled thatch homes set along quiet, winding canals in the magnificent Marina. The area lies nestled amongst green clad sand dunes, nature reserves, a beautiful shoreline and the Kromme River which is navigable for 10 kms. Inland lie private game reserves, and the Baviaanskloof Wilderness area. Nearby Oyster Bay has long stretches of sandy beach and unspoilt nature. Cape St Francis is popular for its surfing at Seal Point and boasts a historic lighthouse built in 1878. With a temperate climate of warm summers and mild winters, all can be assured of holiday sporting activities; an 18-hole golf course, a new links golf course development, bowling greens, tennis & squash courts, Bruce's waves for surfing, a small boat harbour and walking trails along a rocky coastline. The village shopping centre, restaurants and B&Bs cater for visitor needs. Fishing and boating trips can be arranged at Port St Francis. Thuyspunt is a rocky stretch of coast approximately 12 km WNW of Cape St Francis, west of Thysbaai beach and SE of Oyster Bay (Oesterbaai), a small coastal village, and Humansdorp, an administrative and industrial town servicing the Kouga region and rich farming area. Thuyspunt (Thyspunt) has become a significant area in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa as it has been identified by the South African electricity company, Eskom, as the site for a future nuclear reactor. The Nuclear Power Station will, without doubt, substantially boost the economic growth of the surrounding areas. Other nearby villages and towns set to benefit are: St Francis Bay a coastal village, situated about 18kms SSW of Humansdorp, has a unique canal system, building style and access to the Kromme River. It has attracted both national and international investors for years. Luxurious holiday and permanent homes are testament to its popularity. Vacant land and up-market apartments at Port St Francis are also appealing options Golfers come from far and wide to play on the local St Francis Bay Golf Course and the challenging St Francis Links where homeowners experience exclusivity, security and clubhouse facilities. A variety of other sporting facilities are available in the Village. Notable for surfers, it is the home of the famous Bruce's Beauties. Cape St Francis, a five-minute drive away with its historical lighthouse built in 1878, has a magnificent beach and residential properties are also popular for holidaymakers and permanent homes. Nature trails crisscross the area giving much pleasure to those who love the indigenous fynbos and rocky coastline. Jeffrey's Bay, another coastal town, is famous for the Billabong Surfing Competition and enthusiastic champions and locals turn up regularly to experience the super tubes for which the area is known. Modern shopping malls service the area and there is a demand for townhouse developments.