The Sands @ St Francis offers five spacious en-suite bedrooms, all with uninterrupted views of the majestic Indian Ocean and the endless stretches of pristine coastline.

The Octagon Restaurant

The glass-fronted Octagon Restaurant has a thatched roof, central fireplace and surrounding timber deck and provides a breathtaking 270 degree panoramic view of the bay. Octagon serves breakfast, light lunches and a la carte dinners.

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Guest Reviews

  • The Sands - best place to stay!

    What a beautiful place we have stayed on our family holiday! We received a warm friendly welcome even with welcoming drinks! the rooms were beautiful and the view was awesome! We came from Baviaanskloof and our vehicles were all full of dust and mud. The Sands gardener washed our vehicles which were inlcuded in our price! Whow that was a first for us! I really would recommend The Sands... Read this review


    Bloemfontein, South Africa

  • Wow, exceptional place to stay

    What a fantastic place to stay. Beautiful rooms with direct sea/beach acces and phenomenal views. Most friendly staff and great service. Breakfast as well as dinner are of exceptions quality. The dining room has spectacular views. Private parking is available.Nice hikes can be made just by leaving the garden. Top place


    Haarlem, The Netherlands

  • The Sands Hotel

    Everything was perfect ! The staff are so friendly and so professional. They made everything so perfect for my partner and myself. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone. The food is phenomenal and the view is absolutely stunning. Everything is organized so well and it was just such a lovely experience.


    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

  • 5* everything, all the way!!

    Despite travelling a lot I have never actually written a review on here but my stay at the Sands has left me compelled to do so. Our room was one of the best / most characteristic I have stayed in with a lovely jacuzzi bath and and outdoor jacuzzi also overlooking the bay. Panoramic views of the beautiful ocean with their floor to ceiling windows was a wonder to... Read this review

    sarah d

    Crowborough, United Kingdom

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