Only 30 minutes away from the surfer’s paradise of Jeffrey’s Bay lies St. Francis Bay. Driving through this little village of thatched-roofs and white-washed houses, it’s easy to see that this enclave holds a lot of wealth. As with many places in South Africa, you won’t have to look too far either to view extreme poverty close by. One the drive to Port St. Francis, we passed little children playing outside their houses made from tin.
This was such a vast contrast to the luxury exuded once in the port. We stayed in a friend’s apartment and from the lounge we could see the yachts and expensive boats moored in the port. This was a place where many owners came to retire and enjoy their wealth or holiday occasionally. Fishing boats from the main harbor would leave early in the morning and return as the sun was setting. We sat out on the balcony, braaiing delicious meat and having drinks to keep us refreshed. Continued
Article by: The SA-Venues Team