From golf to paddling, there is fun to be had by all

THERE is something for everyone in St Francis Bay and its surrounding areas. Whether you are more the outdoorsy type or prefer relaxing alongside a loved one, you will find something right up your alley. Prices vary from mid to off season.

Windsurfing:Lessons are available to anyone age eight and up. Because of the strong winds in St Francis, it is the perfect spot to learn the up-and-coming sport. Lessons start in the river and later move into the sea. Contact: Arno Seyfert on 082-502-8887.

Fishing:St Francis offers deep sea to rock and surf fishing, as well as light tackle river fishing and fly fishing. Charters are available from most companies. Contact Chris Hattingh on 083-310-8120 or Tim Christy on 082-569-3750.

Paddling:A group of enthusiastic paddlers get together once a week to paddle between 3km and 10km. Contact Craig Nel on

Horse riding: The Homestead Equestrian Estate, situated about 6km outside St Francis, offers lessons in dressage, show jumping and outrides. Contact Tracey Kennedy on 084-506-1560.

Whale watching:Enjoy whale, dolphin, otters, seals, and penguin watching from your balcony. From May to September you can catch the Humpback and Southern Right whales. The best part is it is free.

Golf:The St Francis Bay Golf Course is a wonderful way to relax. The par 71 course includes five par 3s.

Eating out: There are a variety of eateries and pubs to suit every palate. From the very popular The Big Time Taverna, situated close to the canals, which offers a variety of Greek cuisine, to seafood favourite Chokka Block, and the very fancy Five Elements Restaurant.

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