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Waking to the sound of waves crashing on the beach below; enjoying the view of the surfers making the most of the waves while you sip on a steaming cup of freshly brewed coffee on your private deck; and then slipping into the adjacent rim flow pool for a refreshing pre-breakfast swim. This is the kind of idyllic beach life that awaits visitors to The Sands @ St Francis.

Set in the exclusive enclave of St Francis Bay, the luxury getaway of choice for many of South Africa’s who’s who, as well as a favourite playground for sun and sea seeking holidaymakers. The Sands @ St Francis is just minutes from the village’s centre, which makes it an ideal setting.

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