Hospitality is the gift of welcome, of caring for one another and caring for strangers. It is an open door, an open hand and an open heart.

A warm welcome awaits you at Cottage on the Hill. Your hosts Rob and Anne Eaglesham and their daughter Lara will ensure you receive personal attention and excellent service at all times.

Cottage on the Hill is situated on the ridge and has a magnificent view of the bay, mountains and village. It is within a few minutes walking distance to the main swimming beach and all amenities.

The Guest House is situated on 2000sq meters and consists of the Main House with The Bay Breakfast Room. The Guinea-fowl Cottage is a separate unit in front, about 30 meters from the Francolin and Mongoose Suites.

The 2 Executive Suites and Cottage are situated in an indigenous garden. Bird life is prolific and guests can enjoy the peaceful natural surroundings as they laze at the swimming pool or relax on their private decks. Guests may be lucky enough to hear the Eagle Owls that perch on the thatch roof late at night.

The Francolin Suite is the upper unit and the Mongoose Suite is below. Both have private entrance and the spacious Mongoose Suite has a secluded garden area with natural fynbos surrounding it and a little bench to enjoy the abundant bird life that visit the garden.

Each unit is individually designed and decorated and equipped for self catering. All our units have ceiling fans and heaters, secure parking is provided on the property and the units are serviced daily.

The Francolin Suite

An unforgettable experience for those on honeymoon. King size bed, Victorian bath with sea views, lounge. Private Suntanning deck. Enjoy sundowners and 300 degree views from your private deck. The Francolin suite at Cottage on the Hill is the pinnacle of Luxury in St Francis Bay for those seeking a honeymoon to remember.

Airconditioning unit /DSTV/ double hand basins in en suite bathroom.

The Mongoose Suite

Perfect for self-catering. This stylish and spacious, open plan luxury suite ( 75sq meters) has a lounge with a 40 inch HD flat screen T.V with DSTV channels and a fully equipped kitchen that opens out onto an enclosed barbeque patio.

King-size bed or 2 single beds, en suite indoor/outdoor shower with outdoor Victorian bath in enclosed African style boma - for a unique experience!

An extra single bed can be arranged to accommodate a 3rd person in the lounge area at an additional cost.

Coffee machine and selection of teas (complimentary) and a full honesty bar is available.

The Guineafowl Cottage

The ever popular cottage is a gem, the perfect place to stay on your holiday to St Francis bay.

Relax and read a book or enjoy a braai in the enclosed Guineafowl Cottage Boma. Fully equipped kitchenette for your comfort and opens on to private courtyard with patio furniture.

The unit has 2 bathrooms - upstairs main en suite with bath, toilet and wash hand basin. A shower in the downstairs area with additional toilet and wash hand basin/ The unit has a Queen-size bed or a single bed in the downstairs area / DSTV in the lounge / A weber barbeque in the Cottage garden.

The Owl House

This newly opened unit is situated in the Guest Lodge. It has a private entrance and is self contained leading out onto a patio with an indigenous front garden with little rockery. A nearby deck with recliners to relax and enjoy the view.The Owl House has free internet and wi-fi connection at all times so is ideal for the busy traveller. The bedroom has a double bed, T.V with adjacent bathroom, shower, hand basin and toilet and an additional toilet with wash hand basin. Tea and coffee making facilities and a small bar fridge in the adjacent lounge.This little unit is perfect for a very enjoyable stay at Cottage on the Hill.

Guests can enjoy some excellent walks from the guest house. An information brochure is available in all the rooms listing the walks and activities to enjoy in St Francis.

We invite you to experience a holiday with us that you will never forget in the most beautiful and picturesque village in the Eastern Cape.

Enjoy South African hospitality at it's BEST!

Guest Conveniences

  • A Continental breakfast is served daily. There is also an option to self cater.
  • A full laundry service is available at extra cost.
  • A mini library is situated in the main Guest House with a good selection of books.
  • Wi-fi and internet access in the office of the Guest House.
  • Full body massage can be arranged in the comfort of your suite.
  • Sundowners can be enjoyed in the "Yellow-wood Pub" with amazing views of the Bay.
  • All units have an honesty bar, complimentary tea selection and coffee filter machine.


Bush Beach Experiences:
Let us book an African Safari for you at one of our top 5 game reserves in the malaria-free Eastern Cape. We have experienced first hand some of the best game lodges in the area and would be happy to arrange your "Bush Experience" in conjunction with your booking at Cottage on the Hill.

All the Safari Lodges are within an easy drive of approximately 2 hours from St Francis Bay. Your professional ranger will guide you on game drives and bush walks and you will be fascinated by the abundant wild-life that you will encounter on your Safari.

During your stay at Cottage on the Hill, we can arrange:

  • Ocean cruises
  • Dolphin and whale watching safari's
  • Big game fishing
  • Canal cruises, canoeing and Kromme river boat trips
  • Golf at the exclusive Jack Nicklaus St Francis Links golf course, and the village golf course
  • Day Trip to Cape St Francis and tour of lighthouse


Whale watching: May to October
Beaches: Main Beach in St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis
Water sports: Scuba diving, Jet Skiing, wind surfing, surfing, fishing, yachting, boating and kite surfing
Sport and recreation: Squash, gym, tennis, golf, hiking, cycling, horse-riding
Shopping: The Village shopping centre, the quaint Port St Francis and Fountains Mall in Jeffrey's Bay
Restaurants: Seafood, Italian, Greek, Steakhouse, Portuguese, Pub and Grub.
Port St Francis: Calamari Fishing Harbour and Harbour Resort Village.

  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • Tourism Grading - 5 Stars
  • air conditioner (some units)