Port St Francis

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Port St Francis
34°11.030'S, 024°51.150'E Chart icon.png
lat=-34.183833 | lon=24.8525 | zoom=14 | y

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SAN (S.A.Navy)
SC 9
2095 - Cape St. Blaize to Port St. Jophn's
2081 - Cape St. Francis to East London
2084 - Mossel bay to Cape St. Francis


Give local weather conditions or refer to another page (a region or island group) that covers these conditions.

Sources for Weather forecasts:


See South Africa.


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  • Island2Island2/wiki/Island2 Island icon – island |Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |Needs data icon – needs data |


  • SA Maritime Net: The South African Maritime Net operates 7 days a week, and provides weather reports from around the coast, and maintains contact with boats off the coast of South Africa and up into the Mozambique channel. There are two regular scheduled times as follows:
    • 06:30 UTC: Starts on 14316 kHz for 5-10 minutes, and then moves to 7,120 kHz.
    • 11:30 UTC: Starts on 14316 kHz for approx. 30 mins and then moves down to 7,120 kHz.

Also see World Cruiser's Nets


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The latest navigational warnings for the SA coast


There are moorings within the small harbour.

Arrange with the Port St Francis Harbour Master for a mooring allocation. Prior reservation is urged as there is limited mooring space.

'Harbour Master: Tel: +27 (42) 294 0191; Mobile: +27 (82) 657 0855; VHF channel 16

Yacht Clubs and Marinas

Port St Francis Ski-Boat & Yacht Club has showers and a restaurant

XX@XXX; Tel: +27 (42) 294 1763


Anchoring is possible in the Bay.


Water ?
Electricity ?
Toilets In the Yacht Club
Showers In the Yacht Club
Laundry ?
Garbage ?
Fuel ?
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Repairs ?
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?


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Eating out

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Sea rescue and emergencies

The National Sea Rescue Institute is on standby 24/24 and can be contacted for emergencies or other information required, such as piloting a vessel into the harbour.

NSRI St Francis Bay (Station 21)
VHF: Channel 16
Emergency Numbers:
+27 (0)82 990 5969
+27 (0)42 294 0131
+27 (0)82 911 (Vodacom Emergency Centre)
Office Telephone Number: +27 (0)42 294 0131
Statcom: Bob Meikle
URL: National Sea Rescue Institute and more info at About NSRI St Francis Bay
GPS: 34°11'3.93"S 24°51'8.12"E



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Places to Visit

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See South Africa.


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