Brisan on the Canals
St Francis Bay is the unexplored jewel of the Garden Route and is situated
only 100 kms from Port Elizabeth en route to Cape Town. St Francis Bay can also
be a wonderful stop over for guests going on to Addo Elephant Park or the
perfect overnight prior to flying out of Port Elizabeth on your final leg of
your journey around South Africa.
Nestled on the incredible and unique tidal St Francis Bay canal system, Brisan B&B on the Canals is the ideal accommodation venue to experience the wonders of the beautiful village of St Francis Bay, with its white walls and black thatch roofing. While the uniformity of the style in St Francis Bay lends itself to the graciousness of the area, every house is individual and commands attention.
Brisan B&B on the Canals offers guests superb accommodation to suit everyone. All our beds are extra length and of top quality to ensure a peaceful nights rest. Only 100% cotton percale linen is used and all rooms have a tea/coffee tray, dressing table, hairdryer, guest amenities and television.
Our luxury room upstairs is ideal for those who enjoy accommodation with extra space, or for families, as it is a large room with a king/twin bed, lounge area with fold out double sleeper couch, luxury en-suite bathroom with bath and separate shower. This room leads onto a huge balcony with built in barbecue facility, patio furniture and sun loungers, overlooking the St Francis Bay canals and Kouga mountains. In this accommodation you can enjoy the privacy and tranquillity of the area while relaxing on the deck with a long, cold drink, cup of tea or coffee, or your own 'braai'. The spiral staircase from the balcony gives direct access to our gardens and private beach on the St Francis Bay canals. The tidal canals ensure 100% fresh seawater daily.
The other superb accommodation consists of three canal facing rooms, each with its own entrance, patio furniture and Weber barbecue. These rooms offer guests very comfortable accommodation with king/twin beds, luxury en-suite bathroom with bath and separate shower. Two of the rooms are adjacent to each other and create the ideal accommodation for those travelling together or for families with 2 or 3 children.
The remaining accommodation is upstairs. A large, sunny room with a small private balcony overlooking the side gardens. This room has king/twin bed, bath and separate shower , this accommodation is also suitable for a family as there is space for a stretcher or airbed mattress.
The adjacent room upstairs has a queen bed en-suite bathroom with a shower over the bath. This room looks over the field towards the village of St Francis Bay. Brisan Bed & Breakfast was recently extended to include an enclosed patio with roll down see-through awnings and stainless steel built in barbecue. This is where guests can enjoy their gourmet breakfasts in all weathers while basking in the beauty and tranquillity of the surroundings overlooking the St Francis Bay canals.
Brisan on the Canals is the perfect B&B for guests to experience St Francis Bay. Hosts, Brian and Sandy, are well acquainted with the area and can advise visitors regarding sights, activities and restaurants available in and around St Francis Bay. St Francis Bay Village offers excellent cuisine including fresh fish, local calamari, superb steaks, Greek food, curries and fine dining. The choices are excellent.
St Francis Bay Canal and Kromme River Cruises are the highlight of most visitors to St Francis Bay and can be booked through Brisan B&B on the Canals. Both Brian and Sandy have 'Skippers Tickets' and have been cruising the St Francis Bay canals and Kromme river for many years. Our pontoon boat, The Swan of Brisan, is equipped with a gas griller and full gas stove in order to prepare delicious meals or light refreshments while cruising the St Francis Bay Canals. As one American journalist wrote and said "Your B&B is lovely, and the experience of having breakfast out on the water in the morning was definitely a highlight of our trip." The sights and sounds which abound will prove to be just that.
Our second pontoon boat has a roof plus awnings which can be closed in order to cruise in all weathers. Whether you take a shorter canal cruise or one encompassing the canals and the Kromme River, it will be an unforgettable experience. This boat is available for hire providing a valid Skipper's Licence is produced.
For golf enthusiasts, St Francis Bay is fortunate to be able to offer visitors the choice of two golf courses in the top 100 in South Africa. The St Francis Links is a Jack Nicklaus signature course opened in 2006 by the Maestro himself. It is a course of extraordinary beauty and a true links challenge. The St Francis Bay Golf course is a very well manicured parkland/links course and a real test of golf in wonderful surroundings. Brian and Sandy are keen golfers and as members of the Links are able to negotiate preferential rates for guests at both courses.
For water sport enthusiasts, St Francis Bay has much to offer - for the surfers, Bruce's Beauties (the perfect wave), kite-surfing for the energetic, wave boarding, waterskiing, swimming and walking on our safe and pristine beaches, and much more.
We also have our own special Whale Watching venues in St Francis Bay and they are special as these enormous mammals come close in to shore. Cruises can be taken from our delightful harbour, Port St Francis. Here one can view the excitement of our local fishing boats as they load up to go to sea or unload their catch of the day.
Whatever is of interest to you, our guests, we at Brisan B&B on the Canals will ensure that your stay with us will be an unforgettable experience while visiting our unique Village, St Francis Bay, in the Eastern Cape.
St Francis Bay is the Alpha and Omega of the Garden Route.
- Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
- Tourism Grading - 4 Stars
- airport transfers
- babysitting service
- beach (less than 500m)
- boat / marine slipway (within 5km)
- boat trips (less than 5km)
- bowls (less than 5km)
- braai / barbecue - onsite
- canoeing (less than 5km)
- car hire (less than 20km)
- DSTV in communal area
- DSTV in room
- exercise facilities (less than 5km)
- fishing (less than 3km)
- golf (less than 5km)
- internet facilities
- laundry facilities (less than 2km)
- laundry facilities onsite
- lock-up safe
- medical facilities (less than 5km)
- parking all onsite
- private airfield (less than 15km)
- private entrance
- restaurant (less than 5km)
- squash court (less than 5km)
- tea / coffee making facilities
- tennis court (less than 5km)
- tumble dryer onsite
- washing machine onsite
- water skiing (less than 10km)
- whale watching (less than 10km)
- wi-fi / hotspot